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Porters hopeful autumn trekking season will bring some financial relief

As the country is slated to allow foreign trekkers into the country from October 17, porters are hoping that the move will bring much-needed jobs—and money.Porters hopeful autumn trekking season will bring some financial relief
The main reason the pandemic has pushed porters on the margins of poverty is because they simply aren’t paid enough. Much of their income is spent in daily expenses on the trail itself, leaving them little to save, say porters.  Shutterstock
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Tsering Ngodup Lama
Published at : October 7, 2020
Updated at : October 7, 2020 08:28
Kathmandu

Tsering Ngodup Lama

Tsering Ngodup Lama is a food and travel reporter at The Kathmandu Post, focusing on food security, labour, migration, tourism and travel. Before joining the Post, he was deputy editor at M&S VMAG, and a reporter for The Himalayan Times.


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