My Friend Aakash

My Friend Aakash

I met Aakash Pant at the Himalayan Outdoor Festival at a village called Kakani, a couple of hours drive from Kathmandu. That was my introduction to Nepal — a weekend of jogging, climbing, mountain biking and camping. It was...
Tibet and Nepal

Tibet and Nepal

I want to describe my last visit to Nepal, a fascinating little Himalayan country. Thirty years have passed since I was last in Kathmandu. My presence there was both dramatic — I had been kicked out of Tibet — but …