There are more than 20.000 tibetan refugees in Nepal. The true number remains unknown, but for sure they are lots more, they had to exile to Nepal, India and other countries because of China´s Government persecution.
When in Nepal we had the chance to visit a Tibetan Refugee Camp in Pokhara, the Tashi Palkhiel Camp. We got there when trying to get to the river, but this was much more interesting. We entered to a big place where they sell carpets, beautiful carpets by the way. We were alone for only one minute, then a couple of women came in, they offered us to take a sit with them, so we did, and we chat for about hafl an hour. When they found out that we are from Argentina, of course they talked about the World Cup (as it was that time of history) one of them remember about Shakira and stared dancing like her, the rest of the girls told her that Shakira is Colombian, so she said: you´re right! and kept dancing.
They explained to us that their income comes from the carpets they sell, but never pushed us to buy (that you for that!). Then invited us to take the tour around the factory. These are the pics: