Welcome to our site! We’re are so excited that you found us. Who are we? Well, two guys who many years ago went on a long field trip to the “local level” in Nepal and just fell in love with it. We were initiated to the local level in a village in Kavre district. Later on, our travels took us to Chitwan, and soon one trip led to another. Today, we have been fortunate enough to explore large parts of the country. Have we covered all of it? No, and we’re grateful for that, too. Every visit to a new district is like a new adventure, and it’s always exciting to have new discoveries lying ahead.
We wish to share our passion for the local level and help spreading information about it. Local Nepal is really huge – rich in culture, sites and people. Follow a foot trail and you never know where you’ll end up! Where else can you run into a long forgotten tribe of bird hunters, or witness hundreds of shamans dancing under a full moon! On the one hand, Nepal has been called a “small Himalayan country”, and it is relatively small when you look at the map. But even out mountains and hill slopes and the real-size area is quickly revealed. It’s a vast territory indeed! Many local stories therefore never reach the news.
But on this site, we help local issues make the headlines! Do you live Kathmandu or out in the districts? Either way, do let us know what you have seen or experienced at the local level, as well as your views on local issues. On this site anybody can shape the content. If you write in Nepali, we’ll translate and post that too! Or give us news-tips if you want us to go local and investigate a story. In short, we aim to cover current local issues as best as we can – and to follow national events with a local perspective. If you would like to share something on Local Nepal Today, click here!
Hope to see you often. Namaste and thanks for visiting our site!
Hans Andersen, writing from Copenhagen
Arun Chalise, living in Kathmandu as photographer and documentary-maker.