Those who clung to the valley have to wait for aid to be flown in. It's a miserable existence waiting out the winter and for supplies to arrive.
Until 1980 the Shin people were totally isolated from the outside world. Their culture is still very distinct. They eke out a subsistence living, relying on the natural resources of the valley, cultivating land where they can find it.
The earthquake took lives. It destroyed their infrastructure: their roads and water channels. Massive boulders rained down and devastated the landscape.