A message from Professor Krupali Krusche:
Greetings from Nepal! Over the last one month I have been traveling a very tough and dangerous terrain to reach some of the highly isolated Himalayan Mountains. Here lie some of the oldest Tibetan monasteries with antic frescos and paintings. I was with a team of Tulku Rimpoche (similar to Bishop status in catholic tradition), American health workers and monks whom I trained to work on these restorations and am presently creating an Eco friendly plan to help the isolated local community that goes through a lot of hardship to survive. With no hospital facilities, no warm water, no electricity and sanitation issues, such a plan would be of tremendous help to them.
I've sent along an image of the physical hike to upper mustang and our work being done there!
Please visit the School of Architecture on Flickr for additional photos from Prof Krusche's work in the Himalayan Mountains.