Arising at 5:00 this morning our team traveled to the monastery to join the monks during their morning prayers. Afterward we met with the Headmaster, Ven. Lama Rigzen, to initiate plans for a monk-led humanitarian aid expedition to very remote and inaccessible villages in the Dhading district, to the East of Gorkha. The monks have remarkable access and local knowledge, so are able to go places and do things others cannot. Dooley Intermed looks forward to providing support for their expedition.
In the meantime Kathmandu, our destination today, reports a series of aftershocks. The road from Pokhara to Kathmandu easily qualifies as one of the world's deadliest highways. Fingers crossed for today's journey. We will update when we reach Kathmandu.
Monks praying for earthquake survivors