Rebuild Nepal Community Project: In Photos

Lura Village in Solukhumbu, Nepal
Lura Village in Solukhumbu, Nepal

Located in the Solukhumbu region of eastern Nepal is a quaint village that's set against a backdrop of rolling alpine meadows and chains of Himalayan peaks. Here you'll find small subsistence farmers, a lively community of villagers that always seem to have a welcoming smile and young children gleefully playing in the local Manju Shree Primary School.

From a distance it's hard to tell that in 2015 Lura was hit with a devastating earthquake, but as you enter the rural village, speak with locals and visit the classrooms, you will soon see that its damages still echo four years on - but they are recovering.

It's been a slow process for this remote community to get back on their feet and recently, nine World Expedition trekkers set off in February 2019 to work alongside the community to help rebuild the primary school, where a total of 61 students attend from grade one to five, in the Solukhumbu Everest region.

See the volunteers in action:

Trekkers helping to build the foundations for new classrooms in Lura village

Trekkers collectively helping to build the foundations for new classrooms in Lura village  Building the foundations for new classrooms in Lura village

Trekkers collectively helping to build the foundations for new classrooms in Lura village

Locals welcoming the help of volunteers to build new classrooms

Travellers interacting with locals in Lura

Trained by local members and trades people, the group worked tirelessly over the course of 10 days to assist the development of new, earthquake tolerant classrooms for these students and each person walked away feeling that they helped in a real and meaningful way. These travellers helped build the foundation of two classrooms, many of whom were return volunteers from 2015 and 2016. To date, the World Expeditions Foundation and World Expeditions travellers helped build four classrooms at Manju Shree.

Bidding farewell to their newfound friends, these travellers then made their way to lower Solukhumbu staying in Alpine Meadow Camp and trekking to Thupten Choling monastery
before welcoming a glorious sunrise through the farmlands of Phaplu village. Trekking through this part of the Everest region few have travelled to, it was definitely a rewarding way to finish their time in Nepal with behind the scenes insights into the life and culture of this remote part of the world.

Feeling inspired?

Join our latest 'Rebuild Nepal' community project to help complete the block of two classrooms in Lura, which encompasses a beautiful trek in Solukhumbu away from well-trodden tourist trails.

We've added extra departure dates to our 'Rebuild Nepal' project for those physically contribute to the rebuilding effort and support local Nepali who earn their living from tourism. Find out more >

Thoughtful Travel, Community Projects, Rebuild Nepal, volunteering

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