And then continue on foot to 6 other villages to conduct damage assessments with the local "mayors". Just as in 2010, we'll hold village meetings to make sure everyone knows the extend of the damage, discusses what services the government will provide and decide what they want to do before winter sets in in terms of rehabilitation.
I was very lucky to have a friend - and an employee of the Canadian High Commission - go with me to one of our Sham villages on Sunday. She got to see first hand the damage to crops from the rains there. And she got to see the resilience of the people as I translated Ama Yangchen's jokes to her.
"Sure all the peas are lost - but we still have the barley," she said.
We'll keep you posted.