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Adventure Nepal: Trekking, Thamel, and the New Tourism

Mark Liechty

in Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

By the late 1970s “adventure tourism” had become Nepal’s main “brand,” as it remains to this day. The rise of trekking as a tourism industry paralleled the emergence of Thamel, a completely new ... More


Nepal’s Discovery of Tourism and the End of the Hippie Era

Mark Liechty

in Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

As the Cold War era wound down, Nepal lost its geopolitical location as a “front line,” anti-communist state—along with the huge amounts of politically motivated “aid” money that had come with that ... More


Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Mark Liechty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Far Out examines how generations of counterculturally inclined Westerners have imagined Nepal as a land untainted by modernity and its capital, Kathmandu, a veritable synonym of Oriental Mystique. ... More


Jung Bahadur Coapsingha: John Coapman, Hunting, and the Origins of Adventure Tourism in Nepal

Mark Liechty

in Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Today Nepal’s Chitwan National Park jungles are known for some of the world’s last remaining populations of tigers and Asian rhinos. A century ago these same jungles were even more famous though as ... More


Mountains, Monsters, and Monks: Nepal in the 1950s Western Popular Imagination

Mark Liechty

in Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the 1950s Western media coverage of Nepal reached unprecedented levels. With Nepal a Cold War “front line” state, Western news media published surprisingly extensive coverage of Nepali politics. ... More


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