The tourism industry has been affected substantially by the surge of second wave of COVID-19. The Himalayan region of Nepal mostly relies on the tourists traveling from around the world seeking adventure in the Himalayas.

Solukhumbu district has been a gateway to the range of mountains over 8000m, but due to the global pandemic, everything has come to a halt since quite a while. The people who were into the tourism business have had to suffer a lot economically in the recent time which resulted into people undergoing difficult times to arrange food and essential supplies to the family.

Yambhu Thamicho Kiduk chair initiates COVID relief in Khumbu.
Yambhu Thamicho Kiduk chair initiates COVID relief in Khumbu.

Considering the difficult situation, Chairman of Yambhu Thamicho Kiduk, Mingma Sherpa, took the initiative to identify the tourism dependent people who have been severely impacted by the global pandemic.

Likewise, in assistance from Norbu Tenzing and family, the affected people from Phortse, Thame, and Pangbuche village were provided with food and essential supplies required for six months.

The Yambhu Thamicho Kiduk expressed sincere thanks to Lhakpa Rita Sherpa for assisting in all the collaboration and providing guidance because of which the affected people now have access to food and necessary items.