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A short walk up the Panjshir

Remembering an eco-tourism project in Afghanistan, following the footsteps of Ahmad Shah Massoud Kids playing on rusted tanks abandoned by the retreating Russians, war debris comfortably incorporated into stone walls to contain sheep and goats, and flickering green flags of the martyrs’ graves, too many graves, under a cloudless sky.…

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The good doctor

Tribute to Nepal’s most celebrated Ayurvedic doctor Rishi Ram Koirala who died last week at age 63 I had an appointment with Rishi Ram Koirala the day before he suffered his fatal heart attack. Last week Nepal has lost one of its most celebrated ayurvedic practitioners, the founder and medical…

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Kathmandu’s other nightlife

The lockdown provides an opportunity to tick off nocturnal wildlife from the mammal list “Does it have a tail?” “I can’t see because it’s sitting on it.” “What about its eyes and coat?” “Bright and black eyes with spikey brown fur.” “Sounds like a greater bandicoot.” “Oh dear. Not again.”…

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How Thukten Phillip Sherpa got his name

The unusual story of the godson Prince Philip acquired during his first visit to Nepal in 1961 The Sherpa leader and guardian of the yeti scalp, Konjo Chumbi, and his young wife were hurrying down from Khumjung on the Sagarmatha trail for an audience with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip…

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Panoramic encyclopedia of the Himalaya

Himalaya a Human History is an exhaustive and sweeping account of the roof of the world Both a soaring celebration and a sacramental offering to the highest mountain range in the world, everything you ever wanted to know about the Himalaya is found between the covers of this magnificent, ambitious…

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