we had one little quake yesterday. Nothing major. Nepal needs its tourists so if you're thinking of visiting, nows the time. As someone who has travelled all of SE Asia, I have to say, there's something special about Nepal. Currently in Nagarkot and loving it. Apparently Poon Hill is fine for trekking, so is the road from Kathmandu there. What I would however recommend, is honing your bartering skills. Some massive over charging going on when you know local prices e.g. 20 rupees for a 20 minute micro(minibus) taxi ride, 900 for the same distance in a private taxi. My hotel tried to charge me $80 for a return trip to Nagarkot which is 1hour 20 minutes from Kathmandu. In Hanoi, I paid $35 for a return 3 hour trip (each way) to Ninh Binh through a 5 star resort. Big discrepancy. Hotels prices are totally reasonable, traveling fares seem outrageous! And why does a local beer cost so much?? Watch out for young boys telling you their mother died and they have to feed their little sister - but little sister only eats from the most expensive imported food shop that sells Evian water! i understand desperation but glad I've never had to fake my own mothers death in order to make people buy overpriced imported food. I think this shop needs to be names and shamed. In conclusion, there nothing to worry about other than to make sure you're charged a fair price., so come visit Nepal!