We are now officially cooperating with Acacia, a developmental donation organization from Switzerland. All money donated to this organization for our foundation and other international projects is tax exempt. For further information you can visit their webpage at http://www.acacia-verein.ch/ Thank you for visiting us and your inspiration keeps us going.
Leela’s Eco Café is up and running now for over a month and we are getting great reviews. We are constantly updating and improving the quality of our service, food, drinks and overall atmosphere for the enjoyment and comfort of our customers. Our most recent success was completing new restrooms with toilets and a washroom for the convenience of our clientele. Our latest event was hosting a lunch for the Community Hike to Champadevi Mountain. Within this event we served around 50 happy international customers who enjoyed authentic and delicious Nepali cuisine before their KRMEF sponsored hike. We look forward to hosting more community activities for locals and tourists alike in the near future.
Our foundation is located at the base of the Champadevi Mountain, a holy site for Hindus and a popular route for trekkers. Our volunteers have been hard at work installing trail markers, trash bins, and painted signs giving information about the local birds, butterflies, plant life, mountain history, and a map of the trail route. The trail goes through a local mountain village, passes a Hindu temple, and from there continues to the main mountain peak which stands at 2,350 meters (7,710 feet) above sea level. This peak offers a scenic and serene view of the Himalaya mountain range, the Kathmandu Valley and on very clear days, even India. The total trail from top to bottom takes approximately three hours. Another option is available at the main junction, found halfway up the mountain trail. From this point, trekkers can visit Pharping, a little village surrounded by Buddhist monasteries, providing a rich Nepali cultural experience. Do not forget to stop by KRMEF’s newly opened Leela’s Eco-Cafe to have a taste of delicious, authentic, and affordable Nepali Cuisine before or after your trek.