Around 1998 I was travelling again in Nepal. An old friend of mine asked me to join him on a trip to the Langtang area.
My friend was almost 70 years old, so he needed a porter to carry part of his equipment.
We left Kathmandu hoping to find a local as porter-
The weather was good that day. We took the local bus up to Syabru Bensi. The local buses there are always overcrowded. I prefer driving on the roofs much more than squeezing in my long legs between the narrow seats inside. So I placed myself on the roof of the bus after leaving Kathmandu.
Soon I was chatting with my neighbour on the roof. His name was Tenjen and he was looking for a job…
During the following years we saw each other occasionally in the streets of Kathmandu. Tenjen told me that he takes care for some orphans.
I was always busy with my work as a tour-
In 2009 we met again in Kathmandu. I had one month off in Nepal between two travel-
In 2009 Tenjen and I then travelled again to the Rasuwa District.
We took a close look at the school and health situation in the remote villages. There is much to be improved.
The idea of “Himal Vision” was born.