The red marker on the map pinpoints the epicenter of Saturdays 7.9 earthquake in Nepal, exactly where we ended our three week trek around Manaslu in Besisahar.
We have had some preliminary contact with our friends there, but not all, so far just Chandra has checked in.
Here are some images from 2012 that visually describe the walk between the two towns. We are keeping these people in our thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
The location is along the Bahundanda to Besisahar Road on the Marysgandi River, 70 Kms. northwest of Kathmandu.
|Epicenter on road from Bahundanda to Besisahar|
|Chandra and a friend in Chamje|
|Cutting rice, Bahundanda|
|District school near Bahundanda|
|The rice terraces below Bahundanda.|
|A bushel of rice|
|The stunningly beautiful valley of Bahundanda|
|He was 80 plus years old and still bringing 30 pounds of feed to his water buffalo.|
|Our "Super View" hotel, Besisahar.|
|Our super view, Besisahar.|
|Bread vendor, Besisahar|
|Some bricks, some rebar, some 8,000 meter mountains, Besisahar.|
|Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu|
|Pashupatinath, with some luck it is still standing, Kathmandu.|
|Ancient Crypts in Kathmandu|