Photo story: Draining Nepal’s dangerous glacier lake

The Nepal government announced it had finished draining the Imja glacier lake in Everest region on November 23. Imja lake was in danger of flooding villages, bridges and trekking trails downstream. Imja lake is one of the six highly dangerous glacial lakes in Nepal. It took more than six months for about 150 people including […]

Lost in Phulchowki: Night out on a rock

As my friends and I stepped from the trail onto a graveled road, a pair of kalij pheasants fluttered away into the forest. We were taking the trails instead of the circuitous dirt road that wound down from the Phulchowki peak to the Godavari village. Of course, it hadn’t occurred to us then that we […]