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Kathmandu Goes Green

Trekking in Nepal - Kathmandu Goes GreenPerhaps following the lead of the cycle loving King of Bhutan, who has created a traffic free day once a month in Thimpu; we now hear that in Kathmandu, the Chief of Army Staff has declared that the army will use 'greener' modes of transport every Friday, and he himself, with his bodyguards, cycles to work every Friday. Quite an impressive step from a man of such a high position and we also hear that he is getting support from many locals who propose to commute with him on the 3rd Friday of this month.

We asked our ground contact if this is the start of Kathmandu going green and he replied, "With up to 18 hours powercuts per day... we must be the 'greenest' city in the planet, we just do not need ENERGY! We might also be the most 'romantic' - considering the amount of candles we use."

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