Why Nepal’s tourism industry needs more affordable hostels than expensive hotels

James Walker visits Nepal for a month every few years to take a break from his hectic life in the United States. He always prefers to stay in Thamel because it was where he first stayed back in the 80s. But two years ago, everything changed when he decided to walk to Swayambhu rather than […]

Journey to Everest: This is how supplies for climbers are transported to the base camp

Every year hundreds of people climb Mount Everest from Nepal in May. Apart from chartered helicopters, there are no means of transport up to the base camp, where trekkers start the gruelling climb up the highest mountain in the world. The nearest regular commercial flights land at Lukla in Solukhumbhu district of northeastern Nepal – […]