Before going to Gumda, I never really did rugged traveling nor did I ever took any such project which challenged me in every way possible. I was a software developer in a reputed company back then and for years I sat comfortably in my chair coding and testing. But that year, I experienced what traveling was really about. This trip was one of my spontaneous decisions.
It was the first frost after the devastating earthquake and there were people living in cold and snow near the epicenter of the quake in Gorkha. Along with a volunteer group “Believers,” we decided to do a winter clothing drive that winter. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Early morning around 6:30, I embarked on this journey from Kathmandu. I have always loved taking photographs, especially the facial structure of different people when they face camera has always fascinated me. I was going to the remote places of Gorkha so I knew I would have the opportunity to capture lots of portraits.