Read more…Government has announced a plan to built a 100 km. paved road from Jiri to Lukla. Tour organisers have been longing for such a road for many years. Reason? Bad weather often disrupts flights to Lukla, making trips to Everest chaotic and more expensive. Indeed, some trekkers might also like the new road for allowing them to skip the four days walk up to Lukla. But what about the loss of quiet mountain ambience? Well, nothing mentioned about that. It’s all about getting tourists to Everest and making money on it. All understandable of course. Work is set to commence now!
Only 12 percent of Nepalis, including those living in urban areas, consider the roads where they live “good”. IRIN Asia