My granddaughter was in Nepal last year, teaching English in a Buddhist Monastery. She says that the cultural impact of the loss of the temples etc. will have almost as big an impact as the 'quake itself. It is such a big part of their lives. They do not seem to have a national grid for power so, much of the country will also be without electricity for quite some time as it will be diverted to where it is needed most. Fresh water is also a problem at the best of times. It is hard for us to imagine what their lives are like.