Khunde Chorten after 2015 earthquake damaged
Khunde Village in Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4, Solukhumbu District


Starting 28 Feb 2020 - Closing 01 Sep 2019

The Partners Nepal had helped raise funds to rebuilt and restore the Khunde Chorten that was severely damaged by the massive earthquake 7.8 magnitudes in April and May 2015 hit Nepal and the Everest region of Solukhumbu. The earthquakes and aftershocks from time to time over two months shook Nepal caused considerable damage to the many parts of Nepal including the Khumbu, home of the 4000 native Sherpas. The whole Khumbu region suffered terrible damage to its monastery and the cultural monuments including the Khunde Chorten.

The Partners Nepal and the Khunde Community were quite successful in raising funds from local and international communities including the individual donors at their capacity. As a result, the Khunde Chorten was completed in December 2017.  However, the raised funds had invested in rebuild of the Chorten as primary objective along with improvement of better setting in- terms of landscape surrounding the Chorten and also reallocation of Kani from the existing site to suitable location. The community felt that the surrounding the Chorten area needs to be strengthen and improve for better settings in-terms of landscape.

With this funding made possible from NepalHilfe Tirol, Austria and Soarway Foundation, The Partners Nepal was able to improve the walkways surrounding the Chorten to make an easy access to the elderly people during their kora visits especially in the auspicious days; completion of the Kani the gateway, clean the surrounding mani walls properly and lay-down with sequence by consultation of senior monks of the region. The Partners Nepal with ground partners i.e., Khunde Community Club has been working closely in this second phase of Khunde Chorten Restoration.