Officials in Nepal worry too many solo adventurists from around the world are disappearing or ending up dead trekking its tallest peaks.
Some experts say they’re “always expecting a tragedy in Nepal,” as the latest crash calls attention to alleged safety gaps in its airline industry.
Charles Sobhraj gained notoriety for murdering a string of Western backpackers on the hippie trail in India and Thailand in the 1970s.
Photographer Frédéric Lecloux met with Nepalese men working in Qatar - and their families back home.
“Things have gone out of control,” said one chamomile farmer.
"It’s an extreme form of violence of menstrual exile, which has physical emotional and psychological consequences. The women are seen as untouchable."
Harshvardhan Joshi just got back from the deadliest adventure of his life. He describes it here in detail.
It takes 14 hours to bring COVID-19 supplies from the closest hospital to this remote location in Nepal.
Despite a rule that stipulates all objects carried by climbers to Everest must be brought back, cylinders are sometimes left buried under snow.
The ministry has also cancelled their summit certificates after finding out their pictures at the peak were Photoshopped.
The top three officials advocating for this policy are all men. Of course.