A Trekker from Iran

A Trekker from Iran

I was planning to write an article about a trekker and ended up doing one about Samira from Shiraz, Iran. I didn’t deliberately choose someone from the least represented nation on the Annapurna trekking circuit, but she was the person …
The Road to Mustang

The Road to Mustang

Thursday, Kathmandu My friend Aakash phones and asks “what are you doing this weekend?” I tell him I’m planning to get a bus towards the Langtang area, just north of Kathmandu, and go trekking. “We’re going to Tatopani,” he says....
The Interpreter

The Interpreter

I’m in a big room at the plush Himalaya Hotel in Kathmandu. A book about Nepal’s earthquake is being launched, I’m surrounded by well dressed people and I feel out of place. At the back of the room is a...