Hundreds of climbers and guides were thrust into the deadliest disaster ever on the world’s highest mountain.
The martial arts-trained devotees in the 26-year-old cloister are a rarity in a male-dominated religious culture.
The quest to convert the world to vegan ways from the top of the world took Kuntal Joisher on a trying hunt for vegan-friendly mountain gear.
Many volunteers have yet to receive direction and information nearly five days after the deadly earthquake.
Whole settlements were destroyed by the earthquake, and the death toll has surpassed 5,000.
The death toll continued to climb as rescue teams expanded their search into Nepal’s remote villages.
Residents in Nepal’s capital faced food and water shortages and foul weather while rescuers battled to reach those still stranded by an earthquake that has claimed more than 3,600 lives.
The death toll is rising in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. The violent quake caused an avalanche at Mount Everest.
The farmer sought compensation for a wheat crop damaged by unseasonable rain.
Witnesses said the farmer — who had suffered some crop losses — climbed a tree and hanged himself.