B's email said it all:
This does not look good...
Landslide in Nepal Kills at Least 8; Hundreds Are Missing
KATMANDU, Nepal — A major landslide early Saturday morning near Nepal’s border with China killed at least eight people and left hundreds missing, officials in Nepal said. It also washed out part of a crucial highway and blocked a river, leading to a dangerous buildup of water...
It barely made the news here, certainly no follow up, because what does a village matter when there are no westerners missing...
It seems selfish to think this could impact my holiday given families and a village have disappeared off the face of the earth. In a month or so I'll be cycling down the Araniko Highway, which connects Nepal with China, which was swept away.
World Expeditions/Adventure South have advised that they have plans to work around, or more accurately over, this obstacle and it will be awhile before we get there.
What it has prompted is some thought about how I might help. I haven't done this as a charity or fundraising venture but have thought something should come out of this. Hope to discover that along the way.