Anzacs, quake victims remembered in Nepal

(Australian Embassy in Nepal / Facebook)
(Australian Embassy in Nepal / Facebook)

Fallen Anzac soldiers and the thousands killed in last year's magnitude 7.8 earthquake have been remembered in an emotional service in Nepal.

Trans-Tasman expats gathered at the Australian embassy in Kathmandu yesterday to mark both milestones.

Among them was Himalayan Trust New Zealand general manager, Prue Smith.

"The embassy grounds in fact became a place of refuge this time last year and there was several moments of silence to commemorate the more than 8000 people who died," she says.

The trust -- which was founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1960 -- has raised more than a million dollars to help Nepal rebuild.