Dhan Bahadur Gole
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Nepal porter carried cars for 45km before highways

Dhan Bahadur Gole, 92, is one of the last known surviving car porters of Nepal.

He was one of a team of porters carrying cars when the landlocked mountainous nation was cut off from the rest of the world.

Filming by Mahesh Acharya.

Footage of a car being carried in Nepal in 1948 courtesy of S. Dillon Ripley Papers, Yale University Library

  • 24 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia