Late. Mr. Wongchhu Sherpa remains a deeply respected figure in the Solukhumbu region and throughout Nepal. The volleyball tournament is a great way to bring the community together and celebrate the life of a man who gave so much to his people while advancing the nation as a whole through his work in the tourism industry, specifically in trekking and climbing. The tournament, held in Khamding Village, was a great success. Many speakers came out to pay tribute to Wongchhu and his legacy.
The unifying theme from the speakers—which included Health Minister Mr. Gagan Thapa, parliamentarians Mr. Balbahdur K.C., Mr. Yoggya Raj Sunuwar, Chief District Officer Mr. Umesh Pande, local leader Mr. Krishna Prasad Sapkota and many other distinguished politicians, local leaders and members of the press—was the building of the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital..