Himalayas in danger of becoming a giant rubbish dump
There's nothing like waking up to bright clear skies with spectacular views of the Lhotse and Amu Dablam ranges – and a rubbish dump. This heap of beer cans, mineral water bottles and other material was just a few minutes' walk outside the village of Tengboche.
It represents about a season's rubbish. The dump is not on the regular trekking trails which are, aside from the stray Fanta and instant noodle wrapper, admirably clean.