Jiri is a long way from Kathmandu. We rode for 7 hours and spent the night at Charikot (awful hotel), then the next day wound around the mountains for another 2 hours. It was a beautiful valley. The Switzerland of Nepal. Actually some swiss people wanted to make it into a Swiss resort and cheese factory, but it didn't work like they anticipated. They do have a helicopter pad where things are flown to base camp for Everest. It was a fun adventure and always humbling to see the people who come from long distances and hard circumstances to receive wheelchairs. There was a girl there who did not receive a wheelchair, but had no use of her hands and demonstrated how she could write her name with her toes. People are amazing, what they can do with so little.
Harvesting the wheat
Bundling the wheat
Drying the wheat
Plowing the fields
Oxen waiting to work
Flour Mill. It uses the stream for power
Stone mill to grind flour. Inside the building above.
Cherikot, town we stayed the night at. Betty A., Mike and Chris Valentine.
Chris V. and Betty signing in at check station. Have to show passport and tell where you are going.
Hospital in Jiri where we held the wheelchair distribution