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Following are a number of videos and slideshows that show either the area of Hewa or cultural events that have taken place at Hewa and neighbouring villages in recent years.


Trek from Taksindu (3000 m) up to the holy lake of Dudh Kund (about 4500 m) in December 2017. KLaus Bender was accompanied by 4 Sherpas from Hewa. The slideshow starts at Taksindu. On the way to Dudh Kund, we see some views back to Hewa and Taksindu as well as wonderful pictures of the mountains of Pharak and Khumbu.

Official inauguration of village community centre building, November 2017 (pictures and videos by Takuya Akahori, Chhiri Tendi Sherpa, Lhakpa Doma Sherpa and K.-H. Krämer:
Inauguration event (video), Pictures from inauguration event (slideshow, including numerous pictures of children sponsored thorugh Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal), Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3 (alternative version), Dance by single girl, Shebru dance

Along Sun Koshi towards Solukhumbu (06/11/2017)

CPN-UML local election campaign in Nunthala and neighbouring villages (12/06/2017)

Preliminary inauguration of the village centre building and celebration of Losar in Hewa (March 2017)
Religious activities at Hewa (March 2017)

Death ceremonies for Changchup Chuldim (Nuru), former head lama of Taksindu monstery, who died on 5 October 2016. The ceremonies have taken place at Taksindu monastery.

Death ceremony at Taksindu monastery, late 2016

Along Sun Koshi towards Solukhumbu in November 2016

Visit to Hewa in September 2016 (slideshow, 18:20 m)
Klaus and Lukas Bender visited Hewa in September 2016. They came to see the just concluded construction of the village centre that had been built with support from
the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and the German-Nepal Friendship Association.
Besides, they inspected the progress of reconstruction of houses in the village that had been destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquakes of spring 2015 and they took part in the cornerstone ceremony for a kindergarten that is going to be built in 2017. Both these projects are run by the German organisation Nepal-Inzlingen supported by Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal and sponsored by the Fürsorge- und Bildungsstiftung, Germany.

Pharak and Khumbu 2016 (slideshow, 22:26 m)
From Hewa, Klaus and Lukas Bender together with Chitra Subba and Lhakpa Sherpa walked through Pharak to Khumbu. The pictures are taken from their trek between Kharikhola and Everest Base Camp in late September 2016.

Monk disciples during ceremony at Taksindu monastery

Work on the Yawa village centre project (April-July 2016), Construction work (28/02/2016), Construction work (16/06/2016)
High above Taksindu (01/05/2016)
On the road between Kathmandu and Solu (April 2016)
Flight by helicopter from Yawa to Phaplu (March 2016)
Taksindu (February 2016)
Cornerstone celebration for new village centre building at Hewa; part 2, part 3, part 4 (22/02/2016)
Losar dance at Yawa (21/02/2016), Losar dance at Yawa, part 2 (21/02/2016)

Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Hewa, 3 December 2015)
Visit to Hewa in December 2015: Panoramic view from Hewa; Searching the place for a pond in Dawa's fields

Medical Health Camp organised by the American organisation Hike for Help in Hewa in December 2015: A collection of pictures taken by Chhiri Tendi Sherpa, Lhakpa Doma Sherpa and K.-H. Krämer. See also short report on this camp by Hike for Help. The organisation is planning to construct a health post in Hewa soon. We express our cordial thanks to Hike for Help for everything the organisation has already done for our village. See also video by Hike for Help with interviews.

Uwe Hens, treasurer of DNG, visits Hewa (September 2015) [slideshow, 13:48 m]
The German-Nepal Friendship Association (DNG) is running a project in Hewa (Taksindu VDC, Solukhumbu, Nepal) for construction of a village centre. The project is supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ). The local partner organisation is Shree Hewa Socio-cultural Community (HSCC). This project is planned to be completed in March or April 2016. Uwe Hens visited the Sherpa village in September 2015 to observe the progress of the project.
Other videos: Dance at Hewa school, Hewa and surrounding landscape from Chhulemo, Phaplu airport

Chhiri Tendi Sherpa and friends distributing relief in Hewa (July 2015) [slideshow, 8:43 m]
Chhiri and his friends distributed money to village people affected by the big earthquakes of spring 2015. The money had predominantly been donated by people from Germany and some other countries. The German campaign had been supported by Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal, Koblenz, and the German Nepal Friendship Association, Cologne.

Leading members of HSCC inspect the Village Centre project in Hewa (July 2015) [slideshow, 4:56 m], Relief distribution in Hewa, July 2015, Hewa panoramic view, July 2015, Hewa cracks after earthquake, July 2015

Taksindu Sherpa Losar at Bauddha, 23 March 2015

Hewa Lapso Puja 2013


Visit to Hewa in November 2012 (slideshow, 539.5 MB, 11:03 m)
Christa (chairperson of Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal) and Bernd Otto together with Chhiri Tendi Sherpa visited Hewa in November 2012. On this occasion, they initiated a program of sponsorship for village children who are studying at the Hewa primary school.

Visit to Dudhkund, Solukhumbu (slideshow, 541.8 MB, 12:53 m)
In November 2012, Gyalzen Sherpa led a small group of tourists to Dudhkund, a glacial lake at mount Numbur in the northern part of Solu. The area is used by the Sherpas as grazing pasture for Yaks in summer. It also is a place of pilgrimage for both Buddhist and Hindus.

Népal et vous inaugurating bridge between Nunthala and Hewa (slideshows)
In March 2012, Kusang Sherpa and friends led members of the French organisation Népal et Vous to Nunthala and Hewa where they inaugurated a new bridge between Nunthala and Hewa. Népal et Vous is a leading donor organisation of the area, supporting resp. constructing schools, hospitals and bridges in Chhanga, Yapil, Nunthala, Hewa, Chhulemo, Ringmo and Phaplu. On this occasion, they also visited the primary school of Hewa and the secondary school of Nunthala:
Way to Nunthala, Inauguration of bridge between Nunthala and Hewa, Visit of Hewa school, Visit of Nunthala secondary school, Way back via Taksindu


Visit to Hewa in March 2011 (slideshow, 974.6 MB, 22:52 m). In March 2011, Lhakpa and Tsak together with other family members and friends went to Hewa for the celebration of their niece Chhiki Sherpa's final marriage ceremony. This collection of pictures shows the way to Hewa and views from the village and neighbouring Siteling four years ahead of the heavy earthquakes that gravely damaged these two villages in April and May 2015.
Welcome at Shiteling: Panoramic view, March 2011, Dancing after arrival, Siteling, March 2011, Sherpa dance presentations on the eve of the marriage of Chhiki Sherpa, Siteling, March 2011, Dances on 2nd day of Chhiki's marriage, Siteling, March 2011, Working in the kitchen, Shiteling, March 2011, Yawa Khola valley, viewed from the place of the future cultural centre, March 2011, Yawa and the hills behind: The panoramic view starts from the classroom building of Yawa school, Panoramic view of Yawa sub-metropolitan city (nowadays Hewa) taken from the site of the future cultural centre during Losar, March 2011, Losar celebration at Yawa, March 2011

Scenes from Losar celebration at Yawa, February 2010


Visit to Solukhumbu (slideshow, 296.6 MB, 15:23 m)

Together with members of the French organisation Lorraine-Népal and its German sister organisation Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal, Tendi visited the projects of these organisations in Solu (schools on Salabesi, Tumbuk, Charghare and Phera) in November 2011. He later went on to Khumbu.

Nyingthik Tsaksum Wang, Taksindu, December 2006

Opening ceremony of newly extended Takshindu monastery with donation of Tenjur books, May 16, 2003 : part 1, part 2

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