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


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Dr. Levin, Ms. Elselien, and Ms. Kandu, standing next to a Mani Wall, and the 7000 meter peaks of Numbur and Kwangde in the background. The picture was taken this beautiful sunny morning on the trail above Bitay Kharkha. We still haven't seen any other tourists yet, but saw some scary Soldiers and police last night. We are waiting for our first interaction with the Maoists and will send a fuller dispatch this evening. Thanks again for all of your fantastic help and kindness in helping these very poor people of Nepal. Yours Sincerely, from Daniel Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com

 

Hello EverestNews.com, and thanks for providing this opportunity to tell about some of the poor and environmentally threatened regions on the wrong side of Mount Everest. A group of us are just leaving Kathmandu today, heading for a remote sherpa village, in the far highlands of Nepal. It is in the foothills of the Himalaya, near to Mount Everest, and known as the Solu Khumbu. Because it is not on any popular tourist route, the area has never developed, and is basically the same as it was 100 years ago. During other visits here, we have never seen any other tourists in this region and the local people live very simple lives, with little chance to go to school, and no health care. There are no roads, and the environment there is incredibly beautiful, however, very fragile. We are about to embark on a service trek to this region, and we are under the auspices of the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet. Two years ago, a man and woman were chosen from this region and trained to become health care workers. Two months ago, they carried backpacks filled with medicine to a tiny village known as Patale, where 4000 people live with no access to medical care or any health clinic. It is a three day walk from the nearest road. Now, our task is to trek out to Patale to find out how the health care workers are faring and how we can help. We are also carrying medicines to resupply the workers. We are headed into a Maoist-controlled region where there are no tourists and there is no government, so things might get interesting. During our trek, we hope to inventory the needs of the local families, in terms of health care, education, and also asses the environmental conditions in regards to clean water, sanitation, and the overall condition of the environment, which includes many forests, jungles, grasslands, and river habitats.

 

The members include:

 

Dr. Lee Levin

Dr. Daniel Mazur

Mr. Niranjan Rai

Mr. Raj Kumar Rai

Mr. Gyaluk Sherpa

Mr. Gyelzen Sherpa

Mr. Jangbu Sherpa

Ms. Kandu Sherpa

Mr. Lakpa Kongle Sherpa

Mr. Mingma Sherpa

Ms. Puty Sherpa

Mr. Sapte Sherpa

Mr. Shera Sherpa

Mr. Sonam Sherpa

Ms. Elselien te Hennepe

Dr. John Vavruska

 

Please follow our trek as we spend next 14 days trekking and exploring this very remote and poor region near to Mount Everest. Thank you very much, from Daniel Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com

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