An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, killing over four thousand people and counting. It has injured and displaced an uncountable number at this early stage. The people affected have been sleeping on the streets in open areas and are running out of water, food and medical supplies. Electricity and communication networks are also down at this time.
Kathmandu has population density of only 97 square meters so you can imagine what it can be like there!
These people need serious help at this early stage….you can help if you like by donating to Unicef who are preparing cargo planes to airlift of 120 tonnes of much needed humanitarian supplies including food, medical supplies, tents and blankets.
You can donate here: http://www.unicef.org/
This shot was taken at an earlier stage of the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal. It just shows the magnitude of what lies ahead on this trek.
Some street shot taken in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2014.
Looking back at Manang, Nepal from 11,545 ft.
Many of the people that are based in Kathmandu have moved there from the mountains in search of better work.
It’s not very hard to notice the difference between traditional Nepali people from some of the more modern city dwellers.
Some people found that descending 5,200 ft from the Thorong La Pass to Muktinath was the most difficult.
This is the view from Thorong High camp at 15,748 feet which is 4800 metres. It is the final night stop before going over the Thorong La Pass which is at a height of 17,769 feet (5,416 metres).