Home to many of the world’s highest peaks, Nepal also contains 2.27 per cent of the world’s freshwater. Over 500 million people in South Asia depend on the meltwater produced by its many glaciers and abundant snow and rainfall. But the temperature in this mountainous land-locked country is rising way above world averages, imperiling rural communities with catastrophic flashfloods and avalanches.​


​Shepherds of Naar

Life is changing for the people of Nar Phu Valley, in the shadow of the Annapurna massif. Their yaks must be herded higher and higher every summer, making the journey more perilous every year. Only a few hearty shepherds conti​nue to practice a profession with thousands of years of history. Follow the annual transmigration of their vast herds of yaks to experience dramatic climate change first hand. ​

Film by Asmita Shrish. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Climbing temperatures on top of the world

Nepal's Sherpas, who have manned hundreds of expeditions to Mt. Everest, are witnessing an unprecedented rise in temperatures, making a dangerous job even riskier. ​The Everest base camp is often flooded by meltwater and crossing the Khumbu icefall is getting even more hazardous. ​