Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has become a truly global issue. In this social distance and quarantined period being at home not only will we get an adequate time to spend with our family but also a perfect time to indulge ourselves in activities where we feel like we have ‘utilized’ our time productively.
Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would have been on trekking different off the beaten trails of Nepal, guiding trekkers.
“I wish that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon. And then I will guide avid travelers from all over the world to fascinating destinations of Nepal.” Galden Sherpa
I am Galden Sherpa working as a trekking and expedition guide for Nepal Sanctuary Treks since 2017, guiding people on treks at different regions of Nepal. I have never looked back and entirely devoted my life to the trekking field for 10 years.
However, since the global COVID-19 outbreak, the tourism industry came to a halt. Many in these sectors have had to seek ways to support themselves.
Although the recent global pandemic has impacted us temporarily unemployment, I have invested my time during lockdown productively. From the time when the nationwide lockdown announced, I returned to my hometown Sankhuwasabha situated in the high and mid-mountainous belt of Koshi zone in Eastern Nepal.
I have started working in my own fields weeding, cultivating crops, and harvesting potatoes to keep myself engaged.
Besides, I am taking care of my aged parents and involved in various daily activities like making bubble yogurt, looking after the cattle, collecting fodder, and so on.
Indeed, the simplicity of rural life, engaging in productive activities, and being around my loved ones is what makes me happy every day.
I hope the tourism business will bloom again and soon there is sunshine in the world!