Our Projects

DINING AND KITCHEN HALL RECONSTRUCTION

THAME COMMUNITY DINING AND KITCHEN HALL

After the devastating earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, Thame village located in Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Solukhumbu, Nepal was badly affected with many homes being destroyed and damaged. The community hall which used to provide a common shelter for the community during festivals, group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes was badly damaged. With the kind support of Dr. Stephan Goetz, Dolfgang Pohl and SherpaNepalhilfe from Germany, the dining hall was rebuilt and successfully inaugurated in November 2016.

ROCK AND ICE FESTIVAL

TENZING NORGAY SHERPA AND ANG RITA SHERPA MEMORIAL ROCK AND ICE FESTIVAL

(In Loving Memory of Legendary Mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Ang Rita Sherpa.)
The memorial rock and ice festival was held for the very first time in Thame valley. During the festival various rock and ice climbing training was provided to the local and visiting participants in the Hungo ice wall located in Thame. After the successful completion of the festival the ice wall was named “ Tenzing Norgay ice climbing wall “ Similarly, the various rock climbing routes were named after legendary Sherpa climbers such as Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Ang Rita Sherpa, Apa Sherpa, Lhakpa Rita Sherpa and Kami Rita Sherpa. This project would not have been possible without the valuable support of all the locals, donors and well wishers.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE RINPOCHE

EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR THE RINPOCHE OF THAME DECHEN CHOKHOKLING GUMBA

The Thame Monastery, one of Nepal's oldest, is located in Thame village, a small Sherpa village development committee of the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The monastery is currently led by Rinpoche Nawang Thile Palpar, a 7-year-old from Jorsale village, Chaurikharka, Solukhumbu, Nepal. The Rinpoche was believed to have been reincarnated and recognized by the Tengboche Rinpoche in 2014, following a series of religious selection processes.Rinpoche, after receiving recognition, must undergo a long education course in Buddhism. He currently studies at Thame monastery under Indian tutor supervision until he reaches 10. The monastery plans to send him to Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun, India, where great Tibetan Buddhist masters and Nyingma lineage teachers consider it an inspiring example of Vajrayana Buddhism. Rinpoche must study there until he is 23 years old. The Thame Monastery has established a welfare fund for its monks, but it lacks a separate education fund for the Rinpoche, including the cost of studying at Mindrolling Monastery in India. The monastery is exploring the possibility of initiating a special fund.

KITCHEN-DINING RECONSTRUCTION

RE-CONSTRUCTION OF KITCHEN-DINNING OF THAME MONASTERY

Dechen Choekholing Thame Monatery is about 350 years old. It not only has historical importance but also plays a vital role in preserving and practicing the teachings of Buddha. After a devastating earthquake hit the valley in 2015, the monastery as well as its surrounding buildings were damaged and at higher risk in terms of the vulnerability and hazards created by the earthquake. This project can be seen as a crucial and worthwhile project to provide earthquake-resistant kitchen-dining buildings to the monastery and community of Khumbu Valley. For the construction of the kitchen-dining building at Thame Monastery, a construction committee was formed under Yambu Thamichho Kydug. Yambu Thamichho Kydug is responsible for the construction of the kitchen-dining building.

EDUCATION FUND SUPPORT

HIMALAYAN EDUCATION FUND

On April 18, 2014, an avalanche struck 16 high-altitude climbers, the sole breadwinners of their respective families, while carrying loads above base camp near the icefall section of Mount Everest. Through the Himalayan Education Fund, the bereaved families were able to send their kids to school with support from Sherpa Nepalhilfe and the Everest Sherpa Foundation, said Ang Pasi Sherpa. Her son, Urgen Tshering, is one of the many families that is getting financial support from ESF. Besides, the foundation also offers support to needy families in the Khumbu region by running different health camps and rebuilding campaigns.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

TENZING NORGAY SHERPA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We are very proud to be working with the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation, which provides scholarship funds for underprivileged, financially unstable two high school students in the science and management fields and two undergraduate students in the business and nursing fields. Presently, there are four deserving students who are benefiting from this scholarship project.

TREKKING TRAIL CLEANING CAMPAIGN

THAME VALLEY TREKKING TRAIL CLEANING PROGRAM 2021

The Thame Valley Trekking Trail Cleaning Program is a cleaning campaign program intended to collect the unmanaged garbage from the three major trekking and peak climbing routes inside Thame Valley of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-5, Solukhumbu, Nepal, deploying the local youths. The major objective of the campaign was to collect trash from Thame Valley's major tourist destinations, maintain clean mountain environment, and employ unemployed tourism workers seeking financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outcomes of the campaign:

The Thame Valley trekking trail cleaning program has had the following direct and indirect benefits for the community:

1. 1500 kilos of unorganized garbage in the tourist destinations of the Thame Valley area were collected to protect the mountain environment, mainly from Kyajo Ri Peak (6,186 m), the route between Mende and Kyajo Ri high camp, Tashilapcha Pass (5755 m) from Thengbo, and the garbage from Lungden to Renjola (5360m) was collected, brought to Namche, and handed over to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) for proper disposal.
2. Through this program, 30 unemployed tourism workers were provided short-term employment and some financial relief during this difficult time.
3. This program raised public awareness about waste management and environmental protection among the locals, youths, tea shop owners, trekking guides, and concerned bodies.
4. This program gave a better insight into unorganized garbage along the trail and will help concerned bodies manage waste in the future.
5. It helped promote tourism directly or indirectly.
6. This program, under the leadership and initiative of local organizations, was exemplary work in Nepal.
7. It spreads the message that the locals have a big role to play in making the tourist destinations clean and environment-friendly.

RELIEF PROJECT

Covid relief project

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RELIEF PROJECT

Earrthquake relief

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