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Human feces on Mount Everest a major problem: Nepal official

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak. Ang Tshering told reporters Tuesday that the more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest's s... Read more

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Tracking Tigers in Nepal

GETTING ON THE BACK of an elephant from a rickety wooden platform is never an easy endeavor, but trying to do it with a thick cast protecting a broken foot is a major undertaking. And as I climb the ladder to the platform, my cumbersome boot hitting each step, I suddenly think it could also be a major mistake. I've been on elephants in India, Sr... Read more

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Nepal Promises Safer Climbing After Avalanche Disasters

Nepal's government promised Monday to improve safety conditions for local guides and international visitors on a popular Everest route in the wake of two disasters last year that saw dozens killed by avalanches. The improvements were announced in time for the upcoming climbing season, which begins in March. "We are working on plans to improve t... Read more

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Nepal army officer goes on trial for torture in London

(Reuters) - A Nepali army colonel went on trial at London's Old Bailey on Tuesday on charges of torture during a 10-year civil war, in a case the government of the Himalayan state has sought in vain to keep out of the courts. Kumar Lama is charged by British prosecutors with inflicting "severe pain or suffering" on Nepali citizens Janak Bahadur Ra... Read more

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