In 1994 the Gyalpo (King) of Upper Mustang asked us for help. He, and the people of the ancient Kingdom of Lo needed its heart, soul and strength revitalized so that their culture could be brought back from the edge of extinction.
For my family, this year marks the 67th anniversary of my father Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Chomolungma (Everest) on May 29th, 1953. The occasion this year is bittersweet.
Today we want to give a shout-out to hardworking moms all over the world. So, to all the mothers (and grandmothers, aunties, and big sisters stepping up) raising the next generation: Happy Mother's Day! We are grateful for you today and always.
"I was very lucky to have photographed this image of the Potala Palace, bathed in glowing morning light, back in 1986, when Lhasa still seemed like a small town. Barely a decade later, I returned to my earlier vantage..."
As Nepal entered lockdown, it was snowing in Samdo village, at 12,700’. Supplies are already running short and “We are trying to keep the children in home as much as possible, although they want to play in the snow."
In addition to not reopening schools, closing villages to visitors, and preparing the health clinics, the people have decorated the entrance gate to Lo Manthang with sacred Buddhist texts to ward off the Coronavirus.
Ten minutes from the bus depot is a target-rich environment for slavers – a slum alongside a busy, dusty highway. We crossed fetid open drains on sheets of plywood (there are no paths) to meet two of the SGT girls living there.