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Nepal: The Perfect Place to Fly Like a Bird

Nepal is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and breath taking scenery, being home to the largest mountain range on the planet – the Himalayas. Many take to the mountains for climbing expeditions, experiencing the rugged and treacherous high altitude conditions first-hand. Many just like to take in the pure marvel of the world’s largest rock formation by viewing them from the cities below.

However, one way to truly experience the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains is by air. The Nepalese region of Pokhara has an amazing secret; it is home to some of the world’s best paragliding schools and hosts what can arguably be considered as the most desirable paragliding location imaginable.

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Woman Trekking Guide Leads The Way in Nepal

Started Ten Years Ago

A decade ago in when Saraswati Biswakarma first began plying her trade as a trekking guide she was met with some considerable resistance from her male counterparts. They would quite often remind her that she was taking a job which was considered male only territory. The 28-year-old guide explains, ”’You’ve snatched our job’, they would shout when I walked up the mountains with over 10kg on my back.”

One of the few Females to Climb Annapurna IV

In a profession which has always been the domain of Nepalese men, Biswakarma is one of the first females to undertake this kind of work – and she remains one of the few women in Nepal who have been able to take up work as a trekking guide. As part of this process she has had to face some very stern physical tests and to date she is one of just a handful of women to have climbed Annapurna IV. This ascent is considered by most to be one of the hardest challenges in Nepal.

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