Sighs and apple pies in western Nepal’s Jomsom

I was hoping the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom would be a flight into a time warped zone. Instead, I found a place that seemingly took its cues for growth from Thamel, Kathmandu. But that was after I had gotten over the view from Jomsom’s airport. I don’t fly thousands of kilometers a year but […]

Nepal-Tibet border village sees fate tied with 1000-year-old monastery

Halji village, situated in north-western Nepal in Humla district, is the biggest in the Limi Valley. The river Limi cuts through the village situated at the edge of the valley, and it leaves a fertile basin for life to sustain. It is the tenacity of the villagers, however, that even in the remoteness of the valley […]