Project Nepal

A Series of Adjustments

Spontaneity tends to lead to either something incredibly good, or shockingly bad. The idea to work for All Hands Volunteers falls firmly in the former. Having very little idea of what to expect, I flew from Cochin to Delhi and on to Kathmandu and spent a couple of days exploring the capital before finding my way through a maze of streets to the base of All Hands.

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Kathmandu needs tourists again. The number of tourists in Nepal should be lower now anyway, due to it being off season, but not this much. It seems that what they need is a resurgent influx of tourists. Tourists bring in money to pay taxi drivers and shopkeepers, buy food and beds in restaurants and hotels and almost more importantly, to bring normality back to this sturdy set of people. The trekking season will begin again soon, and if you were in any doubt…

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