At this hour, the Chabad House in Katmandu, Nepal is trying to organize a rescue effort for the food. Rabbi Hezki Lifshitz has hired a private cargo helicopter, and several Israeli backpackers, to carry the goods from the India-Nepal border.
“We are speaking about a military operation in every sense,” said Lifshitz.
Lifshitz said the helicopter rental cost thousands of dollars, but stressed that preparations for the seder continue unabated.
Each year, Chabad sends a ship of kosher for Pesach food from Israel to India two months before Pesach. From India, the goods are loaded onto trucks and brought overland to Katmandu.