This past November, members of the Wilderness Medical Society, led by Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Luanne Freer, trekked to the site of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, which will be built in Khamding, Solu Khumbu, Nepal.

The group was guided by Ang Phula Sherpa, managing director of Peak Promotion—a trekking, climbing and filming company in Nepal—and the project director for the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Foundation. The assistant guides were (Super) Phula Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Ngwang Phuri Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa, Pinasha Mingmar Sherpa, Sherpa Ang Furi, Mingmar Sherpa  and an amazing cook staff and porter group.

Nepal hospital
WMS group assembling with Musa Masala flags on the summit of Pikey Peak, with Mount Everest in the background


This was the first look at the actual grounds where the hospital will be built. Check out this video of Dr’s Johnson and Freer sharing their reactions to visiting and camping on the hospital site!

To see daily dispatches from the trek, click here.



We plan to share many more stories on the hospital project and the rebuilding of the Chyangba School which had been destroyed in the earthquake of 2015 in the coming months.

Keep coming back for more updates on the hospital and our forthcoming book, The Adventures of Musa Masala, Climbing Girl of the Himalayas, all proceeds of which will benefit the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital. Namaste!