Khunde Manilhang
Khunde and Khumjung village in Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4, Solukhumbu District

Restoration of Khunde Manilhang (Communal Building)

Starting 22 Nov 2019 - Closing 01 Jan 2020

The Partners Nepal had helped to raise funds for conservation and restoration of Khunde Manilhang (Communal building) that was severely destroyed during the massive earthquake 7.8 magnitudes in April and May 2015 hit Nepal and the Everest region of Solukhumbu 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 cultural monuments. The impacts from the earthquake were immense especially where approximately 90% of the Chorten (monuments) and monasteries that is important cultural heritage for the Sherpas of this region has been destroyed or damaged as a result of the 2015 earthquake. The monasteries and the stupas known as Chorten by local are important cultural heritage for the Sherpas of this tiny village. For the Sherpas of this village, their natural and cultural heritage is an important component of their identity.

With financial support from NepalHilfe Tirol (Austria), The Partners Nepal is able to build the community projects such as Kitchen and Toilet attached to the main communal building. By building these kitchen and toilet, the Khunde residents will have greater access to use the communal building engaging them with both social and cultural programs and activities such as teaching (dharma) and Sherpa dance trainings for the youth). Once the community project is completed then the  communal hall will be equipped with small Sherpa artifacts, natural and cultural history displays and audio visual sets as well as completion of toilets and well hygienically considered kitchen.