visuals | 9 December 2012

In and Out of Walung: A Himalayan village that continues to create wealth

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This is Walung, a village in the upper Tamor Valley in the Kanchenjunga area of Eastern Nepal. I visited Walung at the end of November for my research on Neighbouring China and the revival of old trade routes across the Himalayas. Walung is situated on the most direct route between Shigatse in Tibet and Kolkata in India, just a day’s walk from the Tibetan border. There are no fields in Walung, yet the village was known as a place of considerable wealth thanks to its strategic location on this lucrative trade route: (…)