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In Kathmandu, I got lost but found the ‘Karachi’ I wanted

On a summer evening in 2016, Sana Nasir, a UAE-born Karachiite, found herself frantically seek a way out of the alleys in Patan in southern Kathmandu. Her cell phone battery was completely drained, and no one knew where she was. “I was completely blinded,” says Nasir, who had come to Kathmandu to take part in […]

Maya Sherpa: Story of the first Nepali woman to scale Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Baruntse, Khan Tengri

When Maya Sherpa was a little girl in a village in the hilly district of Okhaldhunga, she often saw her father and uncles guide foreigners on treks. When the men returned, they would bring new clothes and delicacies for their families. Maya had heard of villagers who had forged lasting friendships with trekkers. There were […]