and Nepal Maoists
and Trouble in The Himalayas
parts of the Himalayas are dangerous these.
Maoists and government police and troops have
been battling in Nepal the past few years. No
tourists or trekkers have been injured in this
bloody conflict, yet. And the Maoists have said
they want trekkers to come to Nepal. But in
this type of bloodshed, danger is there. Recent
reports indicate captured police have been stripped
and shot. Some have been beheaded. As the violence
in this part of the Himalayas escalates it makes
it more dangerous for everyone who is there.
As a visitor to the Himalayas you'll want to
check the situation carefully. Not only might
Nepal turn dangerous, but so can areas of Pakistan
where Americans and other Westerners might not
be welcome. In part of the India Himalayas,
fighting has been going on for years, and there
have been Westerners killed there.
Spots in the Himalayas
The Unknown Himalayas
the most part, the best and most interesting
parts of the Himalayas are the more remote areas
- the places where Himalayan culture is still
intact. Hunt for that. The violence and internal
strife are actually not the norm here. Most
is peaceful. And the people of the Himalayas
are some of the most compassionate anywhere.
It's here that you will find the best trekking
and the best cultural experiences. And it's
here you will find the best experiences in the
Sagamartha and Yeti
few people use Everest as an ego trip. But for
most people in the Himalayas, Everest is a sacred
place. It's where one acquires an outlook on
life that inspires growth and knowledge.
And in fact, much of the Himalayas are like
that. The mountains are so big as to make humans
insignificant. And that's the idea behind going
there, for many. As the snow capped peak rise
far away, one get a sense of just what a special
place the Himalayas are. Home of Yeti,
the abominable snowman, an amazing Himalayan
culture, and legend.
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the Beginning - Mountain Ranges