The earthquakes damaged 90% of the homes in the Tsum Valley. Fortunately only four people died because people were able to run from their homes to open spaces.
The Tsumbas have responded to the destruction to their communities by rebuilding and persisting in their traditional way of life.
The Tsum Valley is home to 3500 Tibetan Buddhists who have been living and farming in this ceiling of the world for centuries.
The Tsumbas, as they call themselves, are described by Westerners as gracious and grateful, a reflection of their Buddhist way of living.