Gokyo: Paradise Lost?
The effects of climate change and the increasing pressure of human action on natural spaces was the topic of a remarkable article in the Nepali times about Gokyo village and the lakes in the Solokhumbu district. The author, Ang Rita Sherpa, is a Gokyo native and chairman of Partners Nepal, a local nonprofit that helps Himalayan communities keep or restore their nature and culture. In the piece, Ang Rita reflects on how much his childhood playground has changed because of tourism. Gokyo is one of the most popular spots for trekkers in the Everest region, thanks to its spectacular views of nearby Cholatse, Thamserku, Kangtega and the sheer South Face of Cho Oyu. Like a river of ice, the Ngozunpa Glacier — at 36km, the longest in Nepal — flows just above the village. One level below the lateral moraine,... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web