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Videos, slideshows and pictures (updated 21/09/2018)
This is the Nepal Research video collection, which was originally distributed on various websites.
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Repair of cistern and construction of road to Hewa
(April-July 2018, revised). The cistern, constructed with support of the French
organisation Népal et Vous, supplies water to the villages of Hewa and
Siteling. The feeder road from Taksindu and Chhulemu has arrived at the
edge of Hewa.
Losar ceremony at Hewa Centre with people giving donations for further improvement of the building (27/02/2018)
Sherpa prayers at Kapan, near Bauddha (January 2018)
Trek from Taksindu (3000 m) up to the holy
lake of Dudh Kund
(about 4500 m) in December 2017. Klaus Bender was accompanied by
Sherpas from Hewa. The slideshow starts at Taksindu. On the way
Kund, we see some views back to Hewa and Taksindu as well as
pictures of the mountains of Pharak and Khumbu; alternative slideshow, video.
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)
Ceremony on Changchup Chuldim's death anniversary at Taksindu monastery (September 2017)
election campaign in Nunthala and neighbouring villages
Preliminary inauguration of the village centre building and celebration of Losar in Hewa (March 2017)
Religious activities at Hewa (March 2017)
Kutu Ma Kutu, film hit of autumn 2017, and the version by Lhakpa and Kusang Sherpa (November 2017)
Celebrating Tinji Festival in Upper Mustang (May 2017)
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.
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.
Death ceremonies for
(Nuru), former head lama of Taksindu monstery, who died on 5
2016. The ceremonies have taken place at Taksindu monastery. [See additional video]
Death ceremony at Taksindu monastery, late 2016
Monk disciples during ceremony at Taksindu monastery
Along Sun Koshi towards Solukhumbu in
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)/media/kh/data-usb/Documents/webs/nepalresearch/images
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)
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.
Visit to Solukhumbu by Uwe Hens, treasurer
Association (DNG) in September 2015.
has run a project in Hewa (Taksindu VDC,
Solukhumbu, Nepal) for construction of a village centre. The project
had been supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation
local partner organisation is Shree Hewa Socio-cultural Community
(HSCC). This project has been completed in 2017.
Uwe Hens visited the Sherpa village in September 2015 to observe the
progress of the project. Other videos by Uwe Hens: Dance
at Hewa school, Hewa and
surrounding landscape from Chhulemo, Phaplu
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]
Hewa panoramic view, July 2015
Hewa cracks after earthquake, July 2015
Taksindu Sherpa Losar at Bauddha, 23 March 2015
2014Ceremony at Taksindu monastery, December 2014
Hewa Lapso Puja 2013 (626.9 MB, 18:15 m)
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.
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.
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
Losar Guthuk Sanjh - 2139,
by Himalayan Sherpa Culture Center, Bauddha: part
1, part 2, part 3
to Hewa in March 2011 (slideshow, 974.6 MB, 22:52 m).
In March 2011, Lhakpa and Tsak together with other family members
friends went to Hewa for the celebration of their niece Chhiki
final marriage ceremony. This collection of pictures shows the way
Hewa and views from the village and neighbouring Siteling four years
ahead of the heavy earthquakes that gravely damaged these two
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
Phaplu International Airport, March 2011 [see now new metalled runway at Phaplu (YouTube)
from Bauddha, Kapan and Kathmandu:
Scenes from Taksindu Sherpa Losar celebration at Bauddha, March 2011
The Sherpas in Kapan, as well, know how to dance, February 2011
Phruwa and Pemba Sherpa preparing Momos, Kathmandu, March 2011
Scenes from the marriage of Tenzin and Chhiri Tendi Sherpa, Kapan, February 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, December 2006
Opening ceremony of newly
extended Takshindu monastery with donation of Tenjur books, May 16,
2003 : part 1, part 2
Lucky Sherpa - Nepali Ambassador to Australia Reveals her Childhood to Political Life (YouTube 08/07/2017)
Solukhumbu Taksindu villages after the Nepal
earthquakes 2015, by TARA Foundation USA (YouTube
Himali News TV Show: Program about Solukhumbu after earthquake, by Lhakpa Sherpa (YouTube 13/06/2015)
Quake Relief HDF Rebuild - Chhulemo, by Himalayan Development Foundation (YouTube 07/09/2015)
Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction - Rebuild Chhulemo, by Don Moore, Himalayan Development Foundation (YouTube 31/08/2015)
Help the remote villages of Solu-Khumbu, Nepal, by Maggie Miller (YouTube 05/05/2015)
in Chhulemo, by Don Moore, Himalayan Development Foundation
Himalayan Development Foundation - Our Roots, by Don Moore (YouTube 31/08/2015)
Taksindu Electrial Pole Grounding Project 2014, by TARA Foundation USA (YouTube 02/03/2015)
Taibuk Village Clean Drinking Water Project 2014, by TARA Foundation USA (YouTube 02/03/2015)
Nepal Suspention Bridge Project completed March 2014, by Tara Foundation USA (YouTube 11/08/2014)
Solukhumbu Trail 2012 (jiri - taksindu) 1,
slideshow (YouTube 04/12:2012)
Solukhumbu Trail 2012 (jiri - taksindu) 2, slideshow (YouTube 04/12/2012)