Trekking to Everest Base Camp June 18th 2009 "It's the Himalayas!"
Himalaya, Sanskrit for 'house of snow', where the Sherpa people live on the edge of the inhabitable along the 'Roof of the World'. Referred to as 'tigers of the snow', they are the unsung heroes behind every summit attempt of the world's tallest. After the climbing season, they return to their villages, families, farms, and herds. It wasn't unusual to discover, while talkin ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Boudhanath 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