Community healing, stationery delivery and Absolute Gurkha’s first school building project

Absolute Gurkha

As with any of our trips it was an early start, so at 5:00am I leapt out of bed and gathered what I thought was required for a long day out to the remote village of Lakuri Danda, Dolakha.  Chargers and batteries, extra clothing, dried buffalo meat and a bag of mixed nuts were packed into my multi-layered bag.  I picked up my Jack Wolfskin waterproof coat, paused for a second and then tossed it back on the chair, wrongly considering it as a superfluous item for this trip.

As always with Nepal, our 6am departure time was slightly delayed, so I sat and chatted to Ashik’s mum about the events of 25th April and how the family coped with being terrorized by both earthquakes.  It sounded incredibly frightening, Ashik’s mother being on the top floor of Yeti Guest House and having to leap under a table as the room…

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