Rt Hon Helen Clark, Patron of the Himalayan Trust, is currently in the Khumbu region of Nepal to meet the locals and see first-hand the real and lasting impact of Sir Ed’s Himalayan Trust in this region.
Helen is visiting some of the recent work funded by New Zealanders, including earthquake-strengthened classrooms and the Musey water system, as well as enjoying the breath-taking scenery and a warm welcome from the people of Nepal!
Helen’s special trek is part of this year’s centenary celebrations – marking 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary.
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Helen’s updates from the trail
Extraordinary views of #MtEverest & #Lhotse today from #Pangboche. Deeply saddened by news of many tragedies on Everest & other 8000+ m peaks this spring season. RIP @Himalayan_Trust @lisachoegyal @NZinIndia @Himalayan_HTUK @JKempkersNZ #Nepal 🇳🇵 https://t.co/Tn0IJb3QuI pic.twitter.com/2DHblT9mXh— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) May 25, 2019
A warm welcome for @HelenClarkNZ in #Khumjung – the village where Sir Ed built the first school and hospital in the #Everest region in the 1960s bringing huge improvements in health of communities. #hillarycentenary #Nepal pic.twitter.com/nNbib0mznQ— Himalayan Trust (@Himalayan_Trust) May 22, 2019
In 1966 Sir Edmund Hillary established the 1st hospital 🏥 in Everest region of #Nepal🇳🇵in #Khunde. The hospital & its associated community health clinics in other villages supported by @Himalayan_Trust have contributed 2 a significant rise in the health status of the population. pic.twitter.com/rAVEnvYvZc— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) May 22, 2019
Magnificent trip today flying up to Sulu Khumbu area, & hiking 🥾 from Phakding to Monjo. Villages cling to sides of ravines; mule trains rush along; tea houses & lodging along way. Still signs of 2015 earthquake damage. Much forest clearance closer to capital. @Himalayan_Trust pic.twitter.com/SfI8SjeSVZ— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) May 17, 2019
Helen Clark, Patron of the Himalayan Trust
As Patron, I am delighted that the Himalayan Trust has played a crucial role in the development of the Everest region. Since Sir Edmund Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust in the 1960, it has touched so many lives and given choices and options to many remote mountain communities in their changing world. “