The Trust built two hospitals and several village health clinics under its health service programme which provides prompt and quality treatment free to all Nepalese and with nominal charge to foreigners. It aims to carry on an effective health promotion programme especially to the poor and underpriviledged people of the area.
The first education project began with the building of the first school in Khumjung village in 1960. Since then, more than 27 schools have been built and supported. Today, there are total 63 schools in the same area where the 27 Himalayan Trust schools are located. Education projects.
Helping to conserve the cultural heritage is necessary for the quality of life in the region. The Trust has supported the rebuild of dozens of Buddhist monasteries, Chortens and prayerwheels. These cultural sites are important assets for spiritual faith and also as sites for tourism for economic development of the community and the country. Culture projects.
With the growth of tourism and interest in mountaineering activities in the Mount Everest region from the early 1970s, great pressure was put on the local forest as it was the only source of firewood for local people as well as foreigners. As a consequence, local forest rapidly began to disappear. Reforestation projects.
The Trust also supports emergency needs of the local people. When bridges and foot trails are washed away by monsoon floods and landslides, the Trust joins hands with the local community for the restoration and repairing of such bridges and trails. The government of Nepal declared to name the trail beyond Lukla to Everest Base Camp as the “Tenzing-Hillary” route to honour them.