SIR EDMUND HILLARY built the clinic in Bung in 1989 as requested by the local people known as the late Uttar Kubir. The clinic was built in this remote village of Bung to provide health services to those needy families where the health service were limited at that time. It was Sir Ed’s attachment to this village ever since he walked through this village after the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 British Everest Expedition. Consequently, Sir Edmund Hillary and the member of Himalayan Trust Nepal built the Bung clinic in 1989.
Bung is one of the remote regions of Solukhumbu located at the southeast of Solukhumbu at the altitude ranging from 1200-2400 m. is located in Mahakulung Rural Municaplity-1, Bung, Solukhumbu district in the Sagarmatha Zone of northeastern Nepal. The population of Bung is widely scattered with approximately 4500 people living in 900 households spread in 1-9 wards.
The Partners Nepal with initial funding support come from Sir Edmund Hillary Stiftung Deutschland Germany and NepalHilfe-Tirol (Austria) was able to establish the Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Home in Bung village. The purpose of this project was to restore the clinic built in 1989 by Sir Edmund Hillary with view to provide health service to the people of Bung, Gudel, Cheskam, Pawai and Sotang village. Later this building was collapsed due to 2015 earthquake that destroyed the original building built by Sir Edmund Hillary. In order to manage and sustain this project, Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Center Management Committee was established in 2017.
Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Center was jointly inaugurated by Prof. Wolfgang Nairz the chairman of NepalHilfe-Tirol and Mr. Sagar Kirant the mayor of Mahakulung Rural Municipality-1, Bung of Solukhumbu on 16th October 2017. This project is now managing by Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Center Management Committee with funding supports come from The Partners Nepal.