In this photograph taken on April 24, 2018, an unidentified injured person is carried by others at the Everest Base Camp near Namche Bazar. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Flights of fancy: how Nepal’s trekking industry is cashing in with the Himalayan helicopter ‘rescue racket’

Trekkers with minor ailments are pressured into costly helicopter evacuations, as guides, brokers, flight firms and hospitals all profit at the expense of insurers

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In this photograph taken on April 24, 2018, an unidentified injured person is carried by others at the Everest Base Camp near Namche Bazar. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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