Local partners

Our local partners in Manang and Kathmandu are the mainstay of our association's activities.  
 They liaise with the local population, organize the association's projects and identify new projects that require our support. As they originally come from Manang and some of them still live there, they know the needs of the local population best and know in which projects the donations should be invested most sensibly.


Khenpo Chokey Gyaltsen


Like Lama Sönam, Khenpo Chokey (pictured here on the right next to Mingyur Rinpoche) studied at the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in Rumtek/Sikkim, India, and lives in Pullahari Monastery in Kathmandu. He is a trusted, long-standing partner of Himalaya Karuna e.V. and regularly visits the ongoing projects on site in Manang. He is largely responsible for the planning and construction of the Butshok Gompa.
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Tshering Ongma Gurung Ghale


Like Khenpo Chokey, Ongma Gurung is a long-standing partner and confidant of Himalaya Karuna e.V. and is tirelessly committed to the association's social projects. She lives in Manang and is co-owner of the 'Mountain Lake' hotel, where she organizes lunch for the elderly at the associated restaurant. She is furthermore committed to the women and children in Manang and takes care of the association's school projects.  

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Karma Wangyal Gurung


Karma Wangyal (pictured here on the left next to Khenpo Chokey) is a nephew of Lama Sönam and distributes the donations to several monks on behalf of Himalaya Karuna e.V. every year.