The hilltop village of Pharping in Nepal is famous for two things: the surrounding temples and the small weaving town of Kritipur. Located just about 30 minutes from the capital city of Kathmandu, Pharping is surrounded by several highly venerated Buddhist and Hindu temples that are often visited by faithful pilgrims. Devotees come from several parts in Nepal and the world. Majority of Nepal’s international tourists are Buddhists from Thailand and India on a religious pilgrimage. Although the purpose of such pilgrimages is heavenly and beyond this world, the devotees are still humans and are prone to leave behind pieces of trash.
But with hordes of pilgrims and tourists coming to this widely known village, the amount of garbage is piling up, which is a huge put [Read more…]