Life in Nepal
You’re likely visiting Nepal to see the mighty Himalaya, but you’ll find there’s way more to this incredible country. Life in Nepal is unique and magical. Experience the initial assault on your senses as you journey from the airport to your hotel in Thamel. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world and some scenes will shock you – the river flowing with rubbish and people living in extremely poor conditions.
Yet you’ll see many things that will instantly warm your heart. A young girl washing her long hair under a tap at the side of the road. Children playing in the street with a coke bottle top tied to a piece of string. An old woman sitting on a rock plucking a chicken. With less distractions and people living in the moment, this world is mesmerising and refreshing. If you’re looking for some perspective in your life, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
Nepali people are brave and resilient. Many have faced very challenging circumstances during their lives. Including the massive earthquake in April 2015 that killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed many more homes. You can read about our Langtang trek three years after the earthquake.
When our Founder, Krishna was born at home, his Mother didn’t even have food to eat. She was starving when she gave birth to him. Thankfully, times have changed and Krishna’s family is now self-sufficient, with plenty of food to go around. You can read about Krishna’s home life in our blog about village life in Nepal. Sadly, many are still less fortunate. Yet you’ll see more warm smiles in Nepal than most other countries. You’ll likely want to help where you can and you’ll certainly feel grateful for all that you have.
In these blogs, find out more about our team and life in Nepal!