SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL
SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL

Lunchboxes – A Solution to a Problem

We may not have the fondest memories of our school lunches when we were children.  I suspect, however, that they were more important to the rhythm of our day than we remember.  When a group of Trustees travelled to the Taplejung District of Nepal in 2018, a number of the schools we visited asked if...
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Casting for Sherpa, Tibetan or Himalayan men for Tenzing Norgay feature film

Des Hamilton is currently casting for a major feature film for Netflix about the “Life of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay”. They are looking for SHERPA, TIBETAN or HIMALAYAN MEN, 25-40 yrs old Applicants should have an athletic build and NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY To apply please email office@deshamilton.com ASAP with your name, age, a...
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Learning how to manage risks with our President Sir Chris Bonington

Interesting interview with our President Sir Chris Bonington, one of the world’s best known mountaineers. He started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951 and is still climbing today at the age of 80! He is the author of 20 books and continuous to attract audiences in lectures and presentations to people and businesses...
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Facilitating girls’ attendance at schools

Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to a hut or shed when they have their periods, is common in Nepal, particularly in the remote areas. In some parts of Nepal people believe they will be punished by God if women enter the home during menstruation. Although chhaupadi was banned by the Supreme Court in...
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Thanking Mary Lowe for 30 years of service to the Trust

Mary Lowe officially stood down as our Honourable Secretary last year and Rebecca Stephens sits down with her to talk about the early days at the Trust, how our work has involved since then and her most treasured memories of working with the mountain people in Nepal  …. Mary, you are one of the ‘founding...
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Looking for a Fundraising Trustee

The Himalayan Trust UK has been working since 1989 to help the mountain people of Nepal. We strive to improve the health and education in the mountainous regions of Northeastern Nepal, particularly in the Taplejung region. We still hold to the guiding principles laid down by Sir Edmund Hillary when he founded the first Himalayan...
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Ben Fogle to speak at next Hillary Memorial Lecture

“To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” Ben Fogle If this quote intrigues you, then join us at the 11th Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture on Thursday 9 May at the Royal Geographic Society. We will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the...
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Further progress with the Yamphudin Health Post Project

Our health programme aims to transform community health in the Taplejung region, a remote and very poor part of North East Nepal. There has been significant maternal mortality over the years in the region, due partly to the lack of a birthing centre with a trained midwife and the village’s remoteness from the hospital in...
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Volunteering News

David Wilson is going to Nepal in early November to spend a month working in HTUK supported schools. He is a primary teacher from Manchester, so well used to teaching across the curriculum, and has an interest in cricket. Our Education Programme Team has created an interesting schedule for him. David will start his volunteering...
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What makes Rani School in Taplejung District so successful?

Whichever way you approach Rani School you have to climb steeply for 1000m to reach it. The school is built on a couple of terraces high above the Timor River. It is so high and so steep that if you kicked your ball over the boundary hedge and fencing, it would take you a long...
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Health scholarships for female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin

Two married Female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin village have been sponsored for training, one as an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and the other as a Community Medical Assistant. They are bonded to return to the Yamphudin Health Post and Birthing Centre for three years. They finish their training this month, although the results will take...
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UK retired teachers visiting schools in Nepal

During April three trustees, John Walton, Tim Keyes and Kate Keohane, along with seven retired teachers and health professionals, travelled to Nepal to spend three weeks trekking around the Taplejung region, visiting schools and clinics along the way. Their aim was to assess the work being done to provide quality education and health. In addition,...
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Disaster struck in Nepal on 25 April 2015 …three years on

With your help we were able to start the “Build Back Better” Campaign shortly after the earthquake. Three years on we are extremely proud to be able to say that 166 classrooms have been rebuilt in 47 schools and around 7,500 students are enjoying being able to go back to school in much safer, earthquake...
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Yamphudin Health Post with a Birthing Centre

There has been major progress on this. The new Health Post and Birthing Centre is now built beyond window sill level and the roof structure is being prepared. We started work on developing a health programme in Taplejung about 5 years ago in 2013, led by two very experienced Trustees with medical backgrounds, Dr Debbie Bartley...
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Pilot Uterine Prolapse health camp in Yamphudin

During our baseline assessment Female Community Health Volunteers and the District Medical Officer both highlighted genital prolapse as an issue and asked us to help. Uterine Prolapse can be extremely debilitating socially and medically for village women. It remains a largely hidden problem although it affects all age groups, from young women to old. We organised...
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UK health professionals and teachers visiting schools and clinics in Nepal

A group of retired teachers and health professionals have travelled out to Nepal together with some of our Trustees in April 2018 to visit the schools and clinics we help support. Their findings and feedback will be used to further plan our strategies The group has taken collection of a Midwifery Aid Box that our Health...
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Susan Band Tribute

It is with sadness that we are sharing this news with you. Our Honorary 1953 Patron, former Trustee and good friend, Susan Band, passed away on 20 April 2018 after a period of ill health. Susan and her late husband, George Band, a former chairman of the HTUK, worked for many years to support our...
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First aid training courses for teachers in five different villages

The HTUK committed to this worthwhile project even before our wider health strategy was put into place. Our first-aid course aimed at improving teachers’ ability to administer first-aid to those in their care ran alongside our needs assessment and implementation programmes as a key priority in the region. During 2015 to 2017, we successfully ran...
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Community health awareness project in Yamphudin

We have completed the basic planning and budget for a community health awareness project in Yamphudin later this year. One main focus will be maternal and neonatal health. Our baseline Household Survey on villagers’ health knowledge and practices will inform the work. Tika and Mina, the newly trained Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and Community Medical Assistant...
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Fund for maternity emergencies and referrals in Yamphudin

This innovative project is now underway in partnership with Samriddha Pahad (SP), Nepal. SP has set up some remote banking cooperatives in Taplejung, training and involving local villagers. Our project is being developed and managed by a team of Yamphudin villagers initially supported by SP, and the Chair is a Female Community Health Volunteer. The...
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ANM training for school leavers from Taplethok

We have promised to help the Taplethok Health Post Management Team appoint and retain midwives. Local children have recently sat their School Leaving Certificate exams. Girls with high marks may apply for two HTUK scholarships to train as Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and they will be bonded to return to their own villages for three years.
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Fundraising with a difference!

You don’t always have to do long treks or physically challenging activities to raise money for us, you could just organise an evening of good music, food and fun! Recently Little Rumba played at the Boathouse, Upton-upon-Severn. They have an instantly recognisable house style, which owes debts to Eastern Europe and South America, as well...
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10th Sir Hillary Memorial Lecture

We’re very excited to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be the speaker at our tenth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 23 May at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Ranulph is an inspiring speaker who delivers engaging and thought-provoking speeches on all aspects of his many expeditions. He leaves his audience energised...
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Elizabeth Hawley – 9 Nov 1923-26 Jan 2018

On behalf of all at the Himalayan Trust UK we would like to express both our profound sadness at the death of Elizabeth as well as our deep admiration for the life that she led. All of us who came to know and respect this remarkable woman understand very clearly how she became a legend...
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I want to be a Teacher

“My name is Kamal Kumari Rai. I’m an obedient student hailing from an impoverished family residing in a rural area. Despite the successful completion of my SLC, from Janajagriti HS School, owing to the poor financial condition of my family, I faced problems in continuing my higher education. I applied for the Himalayan Trust scholarship....
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1953 Everest Connection

The Himalayan Trust is a direct legacy of the British 1953 Everest expedition that put Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Everest. Without the support of the Sherpas, Everest wouldn’t have been climbed, and Sir Ed wouldn’t have had half as much fun climbing in the Himalayas following Everest as...
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What I do with Scholarship Money

“I am Prakash Rai from Salleri. I passed SLC from Janajagri Higher Secondary School in Salleri. Studying in the 12th grade, coming from a financially weak family from a village. Because of my family’s financial situation, my parents were unable to afford the fees necessary for my higher education. Thankfully I was supported by the...
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From being struck by blindness to becoming a teacher

“Becoming blind left me shocked and saddened: felling similar to that of a fall from a height. I met many blind people after my own incident and made many great friends. Many of these friends were artists, teachers, government workers and students, despite their disability. – This was a great source of motivation and encouragement...
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The Water Project Trek 2017

The Water Project Trek 2017 team exceeded their target of raising £10K by a few thousand – amazing work, well done!!! Their trek saw them going to Kanchenjunga north and south base camps.  The money raised will mean that we can supply water to the last seven schools in our programme in the Taplejung region that didn’t have...
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On the couch with our Chairman, Graham Wrigley

Graham Wrigley met up with World Expeditions who kindly provide the ticketing website for our Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lectures to talk about the Lectures, charity work and how he met Sir Edmund. A real insight into the work of Himalayan Trust UK. You can read the full interview from the link below: http://blog.worldexpeditions.com/destinations/himalaya/nepal/himalayan-trust-edmund-hillary-memorial-lecture/
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Manaslu Circuit by Richard Everard

Richard Everard, 69 years old, did the Manaslu Circuit – some 118 miles from Arughat on the east of Mount Manaslu to Syange on the west, reaching a height of 5135 metres at Larkya La Pass. Richard has never trekked in Nepal before and decided to do this trek to be able to raise money to support our health...
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Ongoing support for the Sherpa orphans’ following 2014 avalanche

The awful avalanche on Mt Everest in April 2014 killed 16 Sherpa mountaineers leaving behind 31 children without fathers. Public support globally was amazing, and in our case, with the wonderfully generous support of our supporters, we could raise money to help in the ongoing financial assistance to ensure that those children who needed it...
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DONATIONS

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This can be done securely by clicking on the link below.

Donate to us through Just Giving

By Cheque:

Please make out to “Himalayan Trust UK”
and post together with your GiftAid Declaration to:

Kate Wolstenholme,
Hon. Treasurer,
62 Riversdale Road,
London N5 2JZ

If you are a UK taxpayer then by donating under the GiftAid scheme the Himalayan Trust UK will benefit further.

Download the GiftAid Declaration to enable us to claim an additional 25% of your donation free of charge.

Forms can be emailed to our Treasurer at treasurer@himalayantrust.co.uk

How Your Support Can Help

The communities of Taplejung will appreciate any support you feel able to give.

Please consider to set-up a regular payment scheme. Click the amounts below to find out how your donations make a difference.

£20 will support
£50 will support
£100 will support
£1,000+ will support
  • Warm blanket for mother and baby
  • Foot suction pump to clear babies’ breathing
  • 25 Reading books
  • Stationery for one child for a year
  • Stretcher
  • Nebuliser to help breathing
  • Classroom furniture set for 3
  • Week of teacher training
  • Emergency transport for 2 patients
  • An additional teacher for 2 weeks
  • Equipment for a birthing centre including delivery bed, post natal care bed and oxygen supply
  • 2 school laptops
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