By: Stanley Mulvany
On 25 th April 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Over 9000 people were killed and 23,000 injured and hundreds of thousands made homeless. The epicentre was to the NW of Kathmandu. Last November/December Bryan Scott and Stanley Mulvany went to Nepal and carried out an earthquake survey in the Tamang and Langtang Valleys, then crossed the 5130m Ganja La Pass to Helambu.
We trekked down the Naya Kang Ridge to Tarkeghyang, then on to Yarsa, Okhreni and finally Nawalpur. This route was selected because it was remote, was severely impacted by the earthquake and lacked sufficient Government and NGO support.
We completed surveys on both sides of the Ganja La Pass at Kyanjin Gumba and Tarkeghyang. Both villages were devastated. The surveys completed in Kyanjin Gumba were generally from individuals. We also met with the Langtang Management and Reconstruction Committee in Kathmandu. In Tarkeghyang we interviewed the local school teacher/Principal and the local Lama who was a young, and recognized community leader who had assembled other community representatives with him.
We are now fundraising to support these isolated communities in a small way in their hour of need. We plan to help Kyanjin Gumba with reconstruction assistance and Tarkeghygang with support for their devastated school.
We have started a Givealittle website: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/langtangnepalearthquake
A detailed copy of our survey is on my website www.mulvanyadventures.blogspot.com under ‘Project Nepal’
We would be grateful for donations.
Posted By: Narina Sutherland