Nepal: a walk on the wild side
Take a 13-day backpack trip through areas of Nepal that were closed off to the outside world until the war with Maoist fighters ended in 2006. Watch out for locals openly toting firearms!
My favorite from the article:
Few tourists have ever come here. During the bitter conflict, walkers were routinely stopped at gunpoint and ordered to pay fees. Today’s Maoists in Thabang are almost frighteningly friendly, and quite likely to walk up to visitors and shake them vigorously by the hand as they declare their political allegiance.