From Kathmandu, the walk to Samagaun Village bordering Tibet takes 7 to 8 days. Around 1,100 people inhabit the village, where electricity is available for only two hours daily. Water has to be carried from the mountains and firewood is scarce. Children contribute to households by herding yaks. Around 3 to 4 children die before reaching the age of 5 due to relatively simple diseases and caused by lack of access to basic health care services.