Khunde Village in Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4, Solukhumbu District

Khunde Chorten Restoration

Starting 11 Jul 2020 - Closing 17 Apr 2020

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.

The total proposed estimated budget was 80,000 for the whole project i.e., conservation and restoration of Khunde Chorten, the project from different source had raised approximately 65,000 USD including 11,000 USD from American Himalayan Foundation payment received by KCC from AHF, 15,000 USD from The Partners Nepal during the first phase of Chorten restoration and additional 10,000 USD during second phase widening the trail with total of 25,000 USD from The Partners Nepal’s contribution to this Khunde Chorten Rebuild project including  local and international community supporters and local labor contribution. 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.