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Deadliest Roads Nepal The Way of the Wise

21 Jun 2022

Far from any tourist hubs; the inhabitants of the Gorkha region fight against the perils of monsoon season. Mountainous villages become isolated for many long months. Trucks and mule caravans strive tirelessly to provide for the stranded inhabitants. Meanwhile, between the villages of Gorkha and Arkhet, the few bus drivers fight for every extra kilometer they can get on the road. The monsoon forms mud ditches which trap vehicles and don’t release their prey without a fight. Monsoon season also falls during the rice harvest. A young truck driver, Maëlla, and her family work every day in the paddy fields just to survive. And the Shaman witch doctors are always on hand to chase away bad spirits and watch over the meager population of Nepal.

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