With request come from Phortse Thakri Gompa Management Committee to TPN to consider replicating the already established “ONE DAY ONE TREE” reforestation project in Pangboche village into Phortse village with goal to protect the fragile alpine ecosytems surrounding the monastery.
Phortse village situated at 4000m is located in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4 of Khumjung of Solukhumbu district. Phortse is a tiny Sherpa village situated on the lap of Tauche peak above Phortse village. This project was made possible with financial support from Hauser Exkursionen & Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, Germany and NepalHilfe Tirol Austria, Aerotelegraph, The Partners Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park, Buffer Zone Users Committee and individual friends of conservation interests.
On 27th July 2018, The Partners Nepal with close coperation 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 been recommended or suggested by the Phortse Thakri Gompa Management Committee where the area has been denuded due to overgrazing and deforestation. Much progress had been made as far as the successful in survival rate. The local people were very cooperative and helpful in this regards. Min Bahadur Rai the nursery in-charge at Pangboche was involved from very beginning and had instructed and trained the local people in planting seedlings.