With request from Phortse Thakri Gompa Management Committee, The Partners Nepal was able to replicate the successful One Day One Tree project established in Pangboche to Phortse village to protect the fragile alpine ecosystems surrounding the Thakri Monastery in Phortse.
Phortse village at 4000m is located in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4 of Khumjung of Solukhumbu district. Phortse is a tiny Sherpa village situated in the lap of Tauche peak above Phortse village. This project was made possible with financial support from Hauser Exkusionen & Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, Germany and NepalHilfe Tirol Austria, Aero Telegraph, The Partners Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park, Buffer Zone Users Committee and individual friends of conservation interests.
On 27th July 2018, The Partners Nepal, with the close cooperation of local people from Phortse village, had planted approximately 600 seedlings of four different species: Juniper, fir, rhododendron and birch species all native to the area. The plantation site has recommended by the Phortse Thakri Gompa Management Committee, where the area has denuded due to overgrazing and deforestation. Much progress made as far as the success in survival rate.
The local people were very cooperative and helpful during the plantations, but they generously purchased the seedlings for planting in their areas. Min Bahadur Rai, the nursery in-charge at Pangboche, was involved from the very beginning and had instructed and trained the local people in planting seedlings.
Donors for the project
Sir Edmund Hillary Stiftung Deutschland
The Partners Nepal
the individuals of conservation interest