Health, education and culture are integral parts of Sherpa people’s livelihood. Therefore, helping to conserve the important cultural heritage is equally necessary for the quality of life in the region. Himalayan Trust Nepal has supported to rebuild dozens of important Buddhist monasteries, chortens, prayer wheels and monuments. These cultural sites are not only important assets for spiritual purpose but they also are equally important tourist-attraction sites for the economic development of the community and the country. Apart from physical infrastructure preservation support, HTN has been helping local schools and monasteries to teach Sherpa cultural education. For this purpose, HTN has been supporting the salaries of Sherpa cultural teachers.
- To help preserve Sherpa cultural heritage
- To introduce Sherpa language education in local public schools and monasteries
- To help maintain the monastic institutions
- To rebuild earthquake-damaged old monuments