The 2015 Nepalese Earthquake Destroys Langtang Valley

The 7.8 earthquake on 4.25.15 devastated large parts of Nepal, although most westerners only saw footage of the resulting avalanche hitting a Mt. Everest base camp. About 100 miles west of Everest, however, the combination of the earthquake and avalanches caused epic destruction in a glacial valley between 20,000-foot peaks known as Langtang Valley. One village was wiped off the map. This is the story of those chaotic moments in the valley and the ensuing frustration regarding the lack of help from the overwhelmed Nepalese authorities.

An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake, 9.28.15