Phongmoche Buddhist School Incinerator Project

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Imagine yourself walking through one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Now imagine yourself working for hand in with the Sherpa building an incinerator in Phongmoche Buddhist School to help manage the rubbish. The school has been completely destroyed by the earthquake and build in a new location. There is no proper place to burn the waste and School management committee is demanding for installing incinerator. if we install incinerators, we will be able to save the landfill sites and local water resources from being polluted. This community incinerator installation program provides us with an opportunity to trek, explore and give back to the mountain environment we have all grown so fond of.

Ang Tshering and Keep Walking Nepal are now inviting volunteers to help construct their community Incinerator project in Phongmoche Buddhist School. After completing the three-day project Ang Tshering and keep walking Nepal is going to organize a friendly social trek for the participants. This trekking tour will employ graduates from the Junbesi High School to provide trekking experience for the local youth of the village area and so that they may generate income to support their continued education. On a personal note, you as a volunteer will gain first-hand knowledge in the unique natural systems and cultural practices of the area you visit, be able to explore remarkable mountain views not normally experienced by other tourist groups and walk through remote and rarely visited high mountain villages and isolated monasteries while on the trek.

Keep Walking Nepal cordially invites you to join us on this community Incinerator project which combines a 3- day Incinerator project work Along with trekking in the Lower Everest region of Nepal. On this trek and during the incinerator construction program all accommodation and food are provided. During your stay in Phongmoche Buddhist School and along the trek you will be accommodated in tents and supporting staff.

For more information on this community incinerator program please contact Ang Tshering Sherpa on Keep Walking Nepal keepwalkingnepal@gmail.com.

Why community incinerator  program at Phongmoche Buddhist School?

Keep Walking Nepal adheres to the philosophy of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to support and raise awareness in the Phongmoche School community, can make significant fill sites. To destroy potential pathogens and toxic organic contaminants, to make the environment odor free and to preserve the local environment .sustainable contributions to handle wastes, to reduce land. This program will help to promote effective conservation of the natural environment in and around Phongmoche School and Monastery which is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa community. The villagers will be trained in how to build and manage an incinerator.

Sherpa People

The best known and admired of all of Nepal’s ethnic groups, the Sherpa migrated to the high valleys south of Mt Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. Their Tibetan origins are reflected in their language, customs and religion. Our staff and crew will all be local Sherpa people from Solukhumbu, the valley adjacent to the Everest region. The walk is in their ’back yard’, so the many questions about the land and its people can be answered promptly and accurately. The Sherpa people were originally employed by the first mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest. It is from the courage and strength of these local people that the name ‘Sherpa’ has been collectively adopted and used to describe a climbing guide working across Nepal.

Trip Highlights
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu to Phaplu and Kathmandu.
  • Walk through beautiful rhododendron & pine forest observing rare wild animals & birds,
  • Explore Sherpa villages, Monasteries & lush valleys with the spectacular view of the Himalayas.
  • Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku.
  • 3 days community project with local's.
  • Experience highland Sherpa people’s lifestyle and their unique cultural hospitality.
Fixed Departures
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2 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019 $2200 USD CONFIRMED Book Now
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Trip Summary
  • Day 1 :Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2 :Fly to Phaplu and trek to the Sherpa village Junbesi
  • Day 3-5 :Trek to Phnomoche Buddhist School 1 hour and Community project
  • Day 6 :Side trek around Phongmoche
  • Day 7 :Trek to Taksindu (2785) (approx. 6-7 hours walk)
  • Day 8 :Trek to Ratnage Danda (hill) 2800m wal approx. 6-7 hours walk
  • Day 9 :Walk to Phaplu (3-4 jours -2400m)
  • Day 10 :Flight to kathmandu
  • Day 11 :Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 12 :Trip concludes
Daily Movements
    Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel

    Your group leader will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel where there will be a short arrival briefing and then trek briefing at 5 pm at this time your group leader will distribute sleeping bag, down jacket and kit bag. Evening meal with the keep walking family

    Day 2: Fly to Phaplu and trek to the Sherpa village Junbesi

    A social trek to Junbesi village begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu followed by a couple of hours walk down to Junbesi, a beautiful Sherpa village which lies on the original trekking route to Mount Everest.The 1st part of the route that the 1953 expedition team including Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay took on the way to their epic climb atop Everest for the first time.
    The trek to Junbesi passes you through a few small villages. You will be completely mesmerized by the colorful houses and the views across the valley. Along the trail, you will observe the villagers going about their daily chores – manual
    tasks that Australia has mostly outsourced/automated that you just don’t see done here. People washing clothes by hand and hanging them out to dry in the sun, gathering/prepping crops from the garden, the Sherpa’s slowly make their way uphill in bamboo baskets carrying supplies on their backs. Local villagers are engaged grazing livestock in pastures and their shrill piping whistles break the silence. We stop at a Sherpa village of Beni for lunch and continue to walk through pine forests and beautiful Sherpa villages with arrival at Junbesi in the afternoon. Stay overnight in tents.

    Day 3-5: Trek to Phnomoche Buddhist School 1 hour and Community project

    In 3 days you will be supported by local carpenters to construct incinerator. On the first day, you will be cordially welcomed by the local Sherpa community garlanding by the scarf and entertained by a cultural program.
    In these 3 days, you will be working with our local carpenter incinerator construction .on the last day of the program after dinner, there will be an opportunity to experience dancing with local residents and taste the local beverages

    Day 6: Side trek around Phongmoche

    Today you will be walking up to Thuptengcholing monastery a larger number of Tibetan settlement and visit the medical center. Overnight at camp.

    Day 7: Trek to Taksindu (2785) (approx. 6-7 hours walk)

    After breakfast, we make our way through vibrant rhododendrons, whispering pines and ancient bamboo forests laden with waterfalls and streams. We will take a lunch break at the halfway point and follow the wide trail ascending east through juniper woods past some rectangular Mani walls to Taksindu village where we stay overnight at a lodge run by a local Sherpa family. During the trek, you will find villagers of the entire area are welcoming and friendly.

    Day 8: Trek to Ratnage Danda (hill) 2800m wal approx. 6-7 hours walk

    Gradually up till you get to Takshindu ridge and after that trails goes along the ridge though the forest of pine and rhododendron with views of mountains. Today we had a packed lunch as there is no water available so that make sure you have enough water for the day. Overnight at camp.

    Day 9: Walk to Phaplu (3-4 jours -2400m)

    Wake up early morning and walk to the viewpoint which is 10 to 15 minutes before breakfast after breakfast we will be walking all the way down to Phaplu. This is the last night with the full crew of porters and Sherpa guides, cook and kitchens and a time to celebrate with a meal together and distribute the tipping for them.

    Day 10: Flight to kathmandu

    Return flight to Kathmandu, and rest of the day at leisure before joining again for an evening meal.

    Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu

    In Kathmandu free leisure day

    Day 12: Trip concludes

    Journey formally concludes after breakfast with transportation to the airport, unless other arrangements have been made.

Cost - US $ 2200 (joining Kathmandu)

(Single Supplement: additional US $ )
Cost Includes:
  • Airport picks up and drops offs by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  •  Accommodation in the hotel at Kathmandu, including breakfast on twin sharing
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Patale Flyback Phaplu to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in tents during the trek on twin sharing basis in camping.
  • All Meals (i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner while trekking when not in Kathmandu)
  • Dinner day 1 and day 10 included in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced local trek leader and Sherpa porters.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees.
  • Sagarmatha (i.e. Mt Everest) National Park entrance permit and fees
  • Use of and access to a First Aid medical kit by trained and certified staff (if you require first aid assistance)
  • All trek camping and kitchen equipment, including
  • Duffle Bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
Cost Excludes:
  • Other meals are other than what has been described above.
  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Rescue & travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, the phone call, and the internet.
  •  Tips (average daily rate is USD 8 to 9 per person per day)

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