Nepal 17 June: Lukla - Khumjung
Visiting schools in the Everest Region(June 10-15)
Statue of Sir Edmund Hillary inside the school premise.
The plaque below the Statue reads: Sir Edmund Hillary "Founder and Patron of Khumjung School"
Sher Kumar, Art Teacher in Khumjung School showed us beautiful paintings and drawings by his students
A group photo with all the Teachers of Khumjung Hillary School.
This is the only big school in the whole region that runs classes from Kindergarten to High School. We met many students who come to this school all the way from Namche and even further down the Namche Village walking one hour and more up the stony pathways.
Nima Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa holding the Peace Torch. Nima runs a lodge in Khumjung and Pasang her brother works as a guide and cleaner in the Mount Everest.
This is 70 year old lady with her daughter behind, climbing all the way up the steep hill almost 3900m high searching for her lost Yak for 15 days..
Nipendre Pradhan is very happy to hold the Peace Torch. He lives in Namche and his daughter studies in Brihaspati School in Kathmandu where we had Peace Run Ceremony just a few days ago. His daughter had sent him the photos of the Ceremony. So he immediately recognised Peace Run Team and greeted us with a cheerful surprise.
We are very grateful to all the teachers of Shree Himalaya P S for their enthusiastic participation.
This was an adventure trek for the Peace Run Team.
walking our way back from Namche to Salleri in the Monsoon..
These porters carry 60 to 80 kgs of goods and supplies to their village and some we met were even 60 years old.
Gautami and sweta with Fish from Hongkong. We were together in the same flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is her first time seeing the Mountains and very excited about the EBC trek she is doing.
We stayed at Namaste Lodge in Namche.
Palden Sherpa of Namaste Lodge in his traditional Sherpa attire bade us farewell.