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Hewa (Yawa)
Solududhkunda Municipality 1 (formerly Taksindu VDC 6),  Solukhumbu, Nepal

Development and history of a Sherpa village

by Nepal Research and Shree Hewa Socio-Cultural Community (HSCC) (Shree Hewa Samajik-Sanskritik Sanstha)

(updated 04/01/2021)

This website offers an introduction into the small village of Hewa, in Sherpa language Yawa, that was part of Taksindu VDC, Solukhumbu district in Eastern Nepal. As part of the local level restructuring in 2017, the village became part of Dudhkunda Municipality 1. The administrative centre of Taksindu is at Manidingma or Nunthala as it has been called by the Nepali administration.

The website tries to provide some understanding for this area as well as to explain the history and culture of its inhabitants, who are predominantly Sherpas. We want to show you the rapid development of the village in recent years but also the remaining problems with which Hewa is confronted as a consequence of this modernisation.

HSCC plays a leading role in this development process, though there are some other organisations and initiatives as well. Finally, we should not forget the great support that the village has got and is still getting from a number of friends and foreign NGOs.

Last, but not least, we must mention the friendly and self-sacrificing inhabitants of Hewa, without whose diligence and selfless commitment all projects in the village would not have been feasible.

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A kindergarten has been constructed with support of two German NGOs, Nepal Inzlingen and Theinland-Lorraine-Nepal
The inauguration ceremony took place on 24 November 2019 (Photo by Chhiri Tendi Sherpa)

The following trekking agencies are run by leading members of HSCC who invest a lot of time and money in the development of the village. Besides, they bring tourists and, thus, contribute to improve the income of the villagers and to sustain the projects:
Himalayan Paradise
Himalayan Paradise Trek & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
P.O. Box 23304, Kapan-8, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Phone: +977-1-4823172, 
Cell: +977-1-9841212248
Panorama Trekking
Panorama Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
P.O.Box: 25301, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Phone: +977-1-2297661, 
Cell: +977-1-9841426784
Website:, E-mail: ,
Annapurna Foothills Trek
Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
Boudha Naya Basti 4, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Phone: +977-1-6211187, 
Cell: +977-1-98411579429
Website:, E-mail:

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