Nepal announces cuts to Sherpa safety to attract more tourists

Nepal announces cuts to Sherpa safety to attract more tourists

Tourism in Nepal has been hit hard by the earthquakes and border blockade, and tourist numbers have declined significantly. Against this backdrop, Nepal’s government continues to make announcements which damage its reputation as a tourist destination.

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Is the Manaslu Circuit the new Annapurna Circuit?

Is the Manaslu Circuit the new Annapurna Circuit?

For a long time the Annapurna Circuit was one of the world’s classic treks, high up on the must-do list of many a seasoned traveller. And with good reason, too: circling one of Nepal’s most beautiful mountain ranges over a

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5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

I explained in an earlier post how the government of Bhutan charges a minimum USD $200 per person per day fee to all tourists irrespective of what they do, a fee that’s set to increase to $250 next year. I

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Is the Annapurna Circuit still a Must-See?

Is the Annapurna Circuit still a Must-See?

With the spring trekking season in Nepal nearly upon us, and record numbers of visitors expected in the country for the second successive season, some people are beginning to question the impact of tourist numbers on this small developing Himalayan

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