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  Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet: Service Trek led by Everest summiter Dan Mazur: More Pictures and reports


thanks for letting us tell the story of our service trek through Nepal on behalf of the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development of Nepal and Tibet. Here is a photo showing Nirinjan Rai, Elselien Te Hennepe, and John Vavruska looking at a photo of a Lami Danda village family John took 20 years before. Niranjan spent the morning hours trying to locate this family. However, it seems they had all left, seeking better opportunities elsewhere. In fact, John said the village was much quieter with far fewer people than when he lived in the area 20 years ago. Even though it seems like a very green and agriculturally productive area where a hard-working family can grow to crops a year, plenty to sustain itself. Why is that? Hmmmm.
Here is a photo showing a health post sign board in a village four days walk below Patale. Its a simple cartoon-like information board, encouraging people to take care of their sick children and if their kids don't get better quickly, to consult a health clinic. We hope that we will be able to post such informational sign boards around Patale village health clinic in the near future.
Here is a photo showing the mighty Dudh Khosi River. The same river flows past Mount Everest. Here we are seeing the river from the foothills below Patale, and at this low altitude (about 350 meters above sea level) the river is enormous, about 200 meters wide. "Dudh" means milk, and "Khosi" means river. The "milk river" gets its name from the glacial silt which fills the river up in its higher reaches, while down here, the river is a beautiful aquamrine blue, surrounded by tiny villages, rice paddy terraces, banana, pipal, banyan and pine trees.

 

Thanks for listening and for your support, from Daniel Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com

 

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