Author Topic: Why does your trekking guide in Nepal put so much baking soda in your food?  (Read 108 times)

ergophobe

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To make you sick so they can bilk you out of money with an elaborate helicopter rescue scheme.

It's also why your travel/rescue insurance might not work in Nepal anymore

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/world/asia/nepal-everest-insurers-fraud.html

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Perhaps related

Didn't I read that the government was going to reduce the number of tourists allowed to climb annually?

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My family has been helping to support a school in Nepal for about ten years.  Outside of the tourist zone the country is so poor that it takes very little to make an impact with US dollars -- not that we've done enough to get them everything the need. 

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That is great LM
What they NEED is to learn English so they can become Sherpas.
My son and granddaughter spent two weeks teaching in a monistary school above 12,000 feet in Nepal and then went on to the EBC.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 09:09:36 PM by Mackin USA »
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rcjordan

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>didn't I read

China: No Permit, No Trip to Everest Base Camp
http://www.newser.com/story/271372/china-no-permit-no-trip-to-everest-base-camp.html


TL;DR: Nasty Hobbitses

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MM, your son looks a lot like you!

Everything I read lately is that China is cracking down all over the place and becoming increasingly unfriendly to tourists.