A year after the Nepal earthquake: a Sherpa's view

Tourists are returning to this magnificent Himalayan nation, but more are needed to support its economy. One of its native Sherpas recalls the moment disaster struck and how the recovery has taken shape

Return to Nepal

Tourists have been slow to return after the natural disaster that devastated much of this Himalayan nation – but their presence is needed now more than ever

Inexperienced climbers to be banned from climbing Mount Everest

  • Officials want to stop disabled, elderly and very young climbers attempting to scale Everest
  • Safety was brought into sharp focus last April when an avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides
  • Tourism minister wants to implement new rules before spring, the mountain's busiest period

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