The lucrative annual trek to harvest a caterpillar fungus nicknamed “Himalayan Viagra” that can fetch three times the price of gold in China will be banned amid Nepal’s coronavirus lockdown, officials said Thursday.
A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 106 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.
The world’s shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said.
Hundreds cheered as the three beauty contest finalists strolled out into the middle of the grounds and raised their painted trunks to the judges – symbols of all that is admired and denounced at Nepal’s annual elephant festival.
They train with swords and fighting fans after their prayers and morning chants. Meet the Himalayan kung fu nuns using their martial arts skills to challenge stereotypes about women’s roles in the region’s patriarchal societies.
A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks, racing up all “8000ers” in just six months and six days, organisers said.
A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, aware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest — left by climbers eager to make their ascent.
Nepal rolled out the red carpet on Saturday for China’s President Xi Jinping but rounded up Tibetans to prevent protests during the first state visit by a Chinese leader in 23 years.
How is Nepal, the Forbidden Kingdom adapting to modern life?