Edmund Hillary in Bung
Bung-1, Solukhumbu

Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Center in Bung

Starting 15 Apr 2021 - Closing 12 Dec 2020

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 was limited. 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.

The 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 Municipality-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, came from Sir Edmund Hillary Stiftung Deutschland, Germany. NepalHilfe-Tirol (Austria) was able to establish the Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elderly Care Home in Bung village. This project aimed to restore the clinic built-in 1989 by Sir Edmund Hillary to provide health service to the people of Bung, Gudel, Cheskam, Pawai, and Sotang village. Later this building was collapsed due to the 2015 earthquake that destroyed the original building built by Sir Edmund Hillary. 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 the Elderly Care Center Management Committee with funding supports comes from The Partners Nepal.