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Binaya Rana Apr 29, 2015 at 05:38 AM

To see what has happened to our beloved heritage sites


Binaya Rana Apr 29, 2015 at 05:35 AM

Hello to all our past and future travellers on behalf of all Nepalese tour leaders. Thanks to all of you who've shown concern for Nepal and the tour leaders from Nepal. All Road Scholar tour leaders are accounted for and are safe and sound, none have lost their homes and family members.

It is true as some of you have said that RoadScholar needs to do something to support Nepal. US$1=Rs.100. In this hour of need, even that amount will go a long way. 10 simple toothbrushes or 5 bottles of mineral water or 10 pieces of sanitary napkins can be bought for that amount. Please help Nepal.
- Binaya Rana (RoadScholar Tour Leader)

Karin Baker Apr 28, 2015 at 08:08 AM

hoping that Biyana our tourguide and family are well, including his father at the monestary. What arrangements have been made by roadscholar for assisting these wownderful people. Please let us know.
Binaya Rana Apr 28, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Dear Karin, thank you for the concern. I and my family are safe and sound.

Edward Bernstein Apr 27, 2015 at 03:44 PM

How can we help Nepal and our guide Sanjay Nepal on our trip Oct 2014. Road Scholar create a fund and a way of getting to those in need

Cory Coons Apr 26, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Road Scholar: Please let us know if our September '14 tour guide, Sanjay Nepal and his family are alright. Our group also spent time with James Gambiano, the Mishra family and stayed at the Dhulikhel Mountain Resort. Please share any information.

Kathy Osmond Apr 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM

ROAD SCHOLAR: Please let us know if our guides (mine was Binaya Rana) are okay. My heart is aching for the beautiful country of Nepal and the wonderful people who live there.
Karen Lewis Apr 26, 2015 at 11:02 PM

I too would like to know about Binaya. Please let us know when you know something.
Christine Place Apr 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Dear Everyone,
Christine Place Apr 27, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Dear Everyone, I have had an email from Binaya on Saturday. He and his wife are fine. He did not say much else which is understandable given the chaos.
Kathy Osmond Apr 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM

That's such a relief! Thank you for posting, and please let him know that he and his wife are in our thoughts.
Linda D Apr 27, 2015 at 01:38 PM

I assume RS will post what they know as soon as information is available. Many trips will have to be altered or cancelled due to the devastation.
Binaya Rana Apr 28, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Dear All, thank you so much for all your concern. Me and my family are alright, including our home. That is not the case though for tens of thousands of my fellow countrymen and women. Me and my wife are helping a few families in a village called Bungamati close to where we live. It has been devastated by the earthquake.

Nickie Apr 25, 2015 at 02:51 PM

Wondering if the Mountain Kingdom trip is doable now with so much earthquake destruction. We're scheduled for the Oct 11th trip.
Kayo Wicks Apr 25, 2015 at 06:23 PM

I'm supposed to go on May 31st. I can't imagine it will happen, but...
Nickie Apr 26, 2015 at 04:08 PM

Me, neither!
Karen Lewis Apr 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Road Scholar may adjust your schedule. Bhutan and Tibet are so worth seeing.

Kayo Wicks Mar 27, 2015 at 09:09 AM

I'm going on the May 31st trip. Anyone else?
Linda D May 02, 2015 at 01:41 PM

What have you heard from RS about changes to itinerary for the May trip?
Kayo Wicks May 02, 2015 at 02:10 PM

Linda, They have changed the itinerary online. Looks pretty good. I have decided to not go because I can't see myself staying in a fancy hotel in Kathmanduhaving gourmet meals and drinking bottled water while people are jut outside the door without food, water or a roof over their head. I am sending part of my refund to help them instead. I think I will change my trip to Madagascar. Kay-o
Kayo Wicks May 02, 2015 at 02:12 PM

Linda, I have also looked at U.S. Travel advisories for the area. They recommend that we don't travel to Nepal intil August 1st.
Kayo Wicks May 02, 2015 at 02:30 PM

Finally, I really worry about taxing resources that are already spread so thin for the people who really need them.

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48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
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