Min Bahadur RaiGeneral Member
MIN BAHADUR RAI, a native of Phuleli of Takshindu VDC-9 of Dudhkunda Municipality of Solukhumbu. Min Bahadur served as a teacher at Pangboche Primary School, built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1963, where he taught Nepali and math for 4.5 years. He had to leave his job as a teacher due to political pressure. He opened a small teashop in Pangboche to cater to the porters and guides, and because of his hard-working nature, he became a successful tourism entrepreneur, not only catering to food and lodging but also supplies.
While running the tea shop, Min Bahadur Rai kept supplies to sell to trekkers and become successful entrepreneurs. He learned to make the back boiler as an alternative to heating the water without using much firewood and also helped design a house appropriate for the mountain regions. He has expertise in constructing mountain huts and knows the idea. Min Bahadur Rai is also keen on conservation work and has demonstrated his forest nursery and later became the TPN-launched One Day One Tree project in March 2016. He has demonstrated well in managing the highest nursery in Pangboche, 3900m, and he has much experience growing seeds in nursery and nursery beds.