Transportation in Nepal


There are many forms of transportation in Nepal. The transportation people here use changes depending on  where they are going and what they are doing, like bringing supplies to a village or crossing rivers -or both. Some people use rivers like a highway with their boats while others rely upon their pack-mules to bring supplies up the steep sides of the mountains.

How do people get around?:

In the cities and places with paved roads, most people use motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. In Kathmandu, you can see entire families packed onto one motorcycle! There are more and more cars every year too. In villages where roads don't go, people walk everywhere and use mules and other pack-animals to haul things.

Elephants are used for transportation too. The female elephants are often used for tourist rides and male elephants are used to transport goods, move around big trees and other heavy things.

How did I feel when I tried this way of getting around?:

While in Nepal, I really wanted to meet an elephant and have the chance to ride one. Then I learned about how elephants are treated, not just in Nepal but in many places where elephants are used to attract tourists, and I became less keen to fulfil my ambition(even though I really wanted to ride an elephant!).