Nepal Travel Guide

After centuries of seclusion it was the middle of the 20th century before the South Asian Kingdom of Nepal opened its borders to the outside world; by the 1970s and 1980s it had become popular with tourists seeking somewhere different. Since then the rather dubious benefits of modern Western life have been introduced to the inhabitants of the Nepalese valleys on the southern side of the Central Himalayas, leading to marked changes and increasing social problems. About a quarter of Nepal's export income is derived from tourism, with the emphasis on hill-walking, mountain tours and "white water" canoeing.


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