Embracing the Funk May 26th 2006 There is no warm-up when you leave Dughla. The very first part of the trek is a bastard of a climb. As we were leaving, we saw some Korean climbers coming down. Most of them had huge beards and were so badly sunburned, their faces looked like bacon. I guess they’d been up there for awhile.
Unlike other areas at lower altitude, there are very few small villages and teahouses between the large ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Gorak Shep In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more