Trekking in Nepal turns 50

It has indeed been a wonderful first 50 years for trekking in Nepal, but which way forward the country takes will determine its next 50. Robin Marston Fifty years ago in October 1965, three American women traveled in an old jeep over a rough dirt road to the eastern end of the Kathmandu Valley. Accompanied by a team of Sherpas, the trio then began a four-week walk-in to the foot of Mount Everest. Thus began commercial trekking in Nepal. Until 1950 Nepal was closed to foreigners. British climbers seeking access to Mt Everest turned…

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