Nepal 17 June: Lukla - Khumjung

Visiting schools in the Everest Region(June 10-15)

Gautami on top of Khumjung Village

World's highest Mountains and Himalayas surrounds Namche and Sherpa villages in Khunde region

High above Khumjung Village..

This is the way to Hillary School..

Let's Go!!

Welcome to the Khumjung School also named as Hillary School..

Statue of Sir Edmund Hillary inside the school premise.
The plaque below the Statue reads: Sir Edmund Hillary "Founder and Patron of Khumjung School"

Students looking at the Peace Run brochure

The school assembly begins with the National anthem, morning prayers and physical Excersices.

Gautami joining along..

The students enthusiastically joined us in Peace Excersice.

Teachers holding the Peace Torch

Passing the Peace Torch..

Sher Kumar, Art Teacher in Khumjung School showed us beautiful paintings and drawings by his students

Sketch of Sir Edmund Hillary by the Art Teacher

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.

Statue in the Khumjung Monastery

Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial at 4000m high above the village

Memorial of Hillary, his wife and daughter.

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..

Mules crossing the bridge..

We are at Namche..

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.

Bishwo and Sangbo, two good friends studies together in the same school in Namche..

Children going to school early morning

Shree Himalaya Primary School in Namche

We are the oneness and fulness of tomorrow's Sun..

Running is always joy for the children and here we run with the Peace Torch..

Principal Mr. BKKumar B.K holding the Torch

We are very grateful to all the teachers of Shree Himalaya P S for their enthusiastic participation.

It was amazing to see these children going to the school this road everyday with such ease..

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.

Joseph and Blanka from Czech Republic shared the Peace Run Torch.

Cameron from Ohio, USA with his Sherpa friend from Kharikhola

We stayed at her nice solukhumbu lodge in Kharikhola.

Pasang from Khunde Village holds the Peace Torch.

Sophie and Sofia from Sweden are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek..

Local children in Lukla..

Selfie in front of the Pema chholing Primary School Hostel

Making a wish for Peace..

PEACE..SHANTI..
Pema Chholing Primary School kids

Namche village in the lap of hills and mountains

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.

Gautami on the Edge..

Sherpa Hat suits her..

We stayed at Namaste Lodge in Namche.
Palden Sherpa of Namaste Lodge in his traditional Sherpa attire bade us farewell.

Mine is a God-Dream
That embodies only
The mountain-silence-peace.
-Sri Chinmoy