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River guides representing Nepal in World Championships
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Nepal, May 11 -- Three years ago Padam Bahadur Gurung was rafting at the Minamikoma-gun river of Japan. All his family in Fisling, Chitwan, accumulated was what Gurung earned in seven months as a rafting guide in Japan.
Gurung, who earned close to Rs 200,000 in Japan, has now taken a break from that lucrative job to represent Nepal in the World Rafting Championships scheduled for May 13-20 in Queensland. "Its tough to look after the family when you earn a good amount and completely stop earning. But playing a global event representing your country has a different feeling. So I am taking a two-month break," said Gurung. From April to October every year, Gurung works as rafting guide in Japanese rivers. He has been in the profession for th...
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