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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … Continue reading

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Tourism in Nepal

Tourism is Nepal’s top foreign-exchange earner, and many see it as the country’s most promising economic engine. But while the industry creates tens of thousands of much-needed jobs, plus indirect employment in related industries, this work tend to be menial … Continue reading

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Nepal : the mystery of the yeti is still alive

The yeti  (“man of the rocky places”) has been a staple of Sherpa and Tibetan folklore for centuries, but stories of hairy, ape-like creatures roaming the Himalayan snowy mountains first came to the attention of the outside world during the … Continue reading

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Nepal : local communities are fighting against the climate warming

Decades of deforestation had decimated arable lands, reduced water tables and threatened the survival of communities totally depending on agriculture. 30 years ago in Nepal, nobody bothered about the forests. People used to cut trees to heat themselves and cook. … Continue reading

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