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Trek back in time ‘to the real Nepal’

Trek back in time ‘to the real Nepal’ There’s little authentic trekking left on the famous Himalayan trails. But on a hike to a hidden glacier, our writer mucks in with the Sherpas and meets only villagers He ate all the rice. He threw rocks at the monkeys. He lied about the toilets and proved pathologically incapable of walking down a trail without veering off on some wild adventure. He sank the raft and brazenly encouraged hard drinking and ribaldry, especially among the old village ladies. Yes, Maila Gurung was undoubtedly one of the finest travel companions I have ever had the privilege to accompany. Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Kevin Rushby Tweet

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake The famous Himalayan road from Lhasa to Kathmandu, partly destroyed by the earthquake, is back on the travel wishlist as the Kerung-Rasuwa border crossing reopens to international visitors The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of the world’s most breathtaking. Now, two years after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing close to 9,000 people and leaving countless homeless, foreign visitors will once again be able to cross the border by land, as road repairs continue. Continue reading… The famous Himalayan road from Lhasa to Kathmandu, partly destroyed by the earthquake, is back on the travel wishlist as the…

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