Neighbours Shaun and Carol Halbert Visit Sankhuwasabha

It was an exciting 10-days for the people involved with the Sankhuwasabha tourism project when neighbours Shaun and Carol Halbert visited Nepal.

Tejanath reported that the group had recently organized a 10-day informal tea house trek for Shaun and his wife Carol Halbert who traveled to Nepal from England.
"The trek was arranged to take Mr. and Mrs Halbert to Tashi Gaun, one of the beautiful locations in Sankhuwasabha. This was a social trek based on the principles of eco-tourism offering the lowest price but also the maximum mutual benefit to all stakeholders involved.

The 10-day trekking experience included the following activities:

• For the trek, we provided a skillful and dedicated local guide as well as a local porter from the Arati Hotel Khandbari.

• The guide tried his best to satisfy the trekkers. He explained to them about the local places, people and their culture as well as occupations. He arranged for safe comfortable accommodations for them in the local hotels.

• A mobile phone was provided to the trekkers in order to facilitate the communication. This way, we could stay informed about all the activities of the day and in the evening so that we could solve any problems if necessary.

• The trekkers had an opportunity to trek in a friendly environment fully enjoying and observing the natural beauty, talking to the local people and testing the local food. They were welcomed by the local people in the every place they stayed.

• The trekkers enjoyed studying the local culture and traditions as well as visiting the local social organizations.

• They rescued a sick poor person by bringing them to Khandbari Hospital and arranging for his treatment.

• They visited three private boarding schools. They were able to meet and talk to the school teachers and the children. They also visited Khandbari Hospital and Aastha Hospital, a private hospital Khandbari.

• They visited Khandbari Orphanage (www.sankhuwasabah.blogspot.com) and distributed stationery and clothing to the 10 orphaned children who live there. They enjoyed eating Dal Bhat(Nepali food)- with the children. The children were very happy to receive them. Shaun and Carol were also able to visit the special school for the deaf in Mane Bhangyang. The children there welcomed them as well.

• They were invited to watch a football tournament in Manebhangyang.

• Shaun and Carol also arranged a magnificent picnic program for the children at the orphanage and the children at the special school for the deaf. It was very interesting.

• After the trek we had the opportunity to meet with Shaun and Carol and talk to them about the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats to our trekking program. They provided us with items we need to improve.

As a result of this experience, we have come to the conclusion that the trek was 100% successful from the point of view of eco–tourism."

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Dear Carolyn

Thanks for your comments.

We are very much grateful to you for you continuous suggestions in steps.Mr. Shaun has advised me to develop an complete package for the tourist who would like to visit sankhuwasabha. I alo hope our neighbors will help me to develop it.

Tejnath Pokharel

Khandbari

Sankhuwasabha

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Dear All neighbors

It is my pleasure to inform you that one of our neighbors Mr. Phillip from Australia visited Khandbarti from October 15 to 17.

•He stayed at my home as a sacred guest and enjoyed having Dal Bhat Nepali food and talking to my family.
•He visited Child Welfare Home Khandbari www.sankhuwasabah.blohspot.com and distributed nice sweaters for the 10 orphaned children and a cook mother. The children were very happy to wear the sweaters and the caps made of wool. He enjoyed playing with the children for the whole morning an also had some Dal Bhat Nepali food prepared by the cook mother with them. He also donated USD 300.00 for the Orphanage. Some of the key members of the committee were also present in the program.
•Next he visited a special school for the deaf children in Manebhangyang ,Sankhuwasabha and also enjoyed observing the different activities of the deaf. He played with them and also distributed some stationery to them. They were happy to receive fine copies and ball pens. The chairman of the school managing committee and the teachers were present occasion.
•He also attended at meeting with the District Tourism coordination committee (DTCC) Khandbarri Sankhuwasabha and shared his ideas and experience about the tourism with them
•He has also sponsored a poorest girl child to go school SESF. He has donated $100.00 to SESF www.makaluaruntreks.com for its administrative cost.
•He enjoyed observing the natural beauty around Khndbari.

Tejanath Pokhael

Khandbari

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Dear Tejanath, thank you so much for inviting Phillip into your family home and looking after him so well.I have spoken with him and he was most grateful that he was able to make the trip into Khandbari. He was very moved by all the children he met and the very difficult conditions that your community faces. The photo's are wonderful and the woollen sweaters and caps look great on the kids ( I will post that photo on Yoshinkhel as well so everyone there can see too)
Best wishes
Carolyn

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Dear Carolyn

Thank you very mcuh for your posting. we are looking for the photos of the yoshinkhel

Tejanath Pokharel

Khandbari
SankhuwAsabha

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Dear carolyn
I was excited to read an excellent offer of Ms. Jaqueline to provide computers to organizations.

I hope our organization SESF will also be selected in the list of the organization to receive a computer. I also hope some neighbors will also manage to distribute a digital camera to us in the future so that all the LRs like me will be free from of hiring a camera for taking photos.

Tejanath Pokharel

Khandbari

Sankhuwasabha

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Dear all neighbor

It is my pleasure to inform you that because of accurate information of Mt. Makalu area through www.makaluaruntreks.com the number of tourist visiting the district have been increased considerably this year.
We hope more and amore ideal tourists will come to visit Khandbari in the future.
Moe and people will have job in tourism. Poverty of the people will be reduced to some extinct.
Some more our children be benefited from them.

On behalf of SESF I would like to express my sincere thanks to all our neighbors for their valuable work for our community.

Tejanath Pokharel

Khandbari
Sankhuwasabha

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Tejanath- that's really great news. I love the photo too- looks like a lot of trekkers in Khandbari!
I think the website is definitely attracted new people to the area. I think there is still room to continue improving the website content.
Refining it, adding to it etc. More pictures would be great too. Happy to help where I can.
I hope the visitor numbers double by next year!!
Carolyn

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Dear Carolyn
Yes It is.

We will have do much in the website to make it a good source information for the visitors in the area.

Tejanath

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Dear neoghbours

It is my pleasure to inform you that on behalf of Sankhuwasabah District I together with other participant took part tourism fare of 2009 organismic by Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu. Please finds i have here with up loaded some photos of the fare.It was very interesting.

Tejanath pokharel

Now in Kathmandu

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Dear Neighbors

It is my pleasure to inform you all that Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Carol sponsored 20 jumpers for the deal children of the special Manebhangyang. We attributed the jumpers to them this week.

On behalf of SESF Khandbari as well from all the school family I would like to extend my sincere thanks to him.

I also hope he will always remember our organization our the children fondly in the future.

Sincerely

Tejanath Pokharel

Khandbari
Sankjhuwasabha

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