Free-of-cost eye camps at the three major areas of Lower Mustang were held for the week of 21st - 26th May 2013. The eye surgeons were from the United States and the Himalaya Eye Hospital, Pokhara. Ven Lama Tashi la and a dozen of our college students assisted the eye camps. In total, 700 patients' eyes were screened. Out of which the cataract surgery was done for 15 patients and the glasses and medicines were distributed for hundreds of patients. I am very proud to tell you that once again the eye camps concluded with a great success. It was the 3rd time Pema Ts'al successfully organized and publicized the eye camps. The 1st one was held at Pema Ts'al in 2010 and the 2nd in Upper Mustang in 2011. Dooley Foundation - Intermed International, New York was the sponsor on all three occasions. It was kindly supported by HEH, Pokhara and Mission Himalaya, Kathmandu on all three occasions as well.
Tashi Delek and Welcome to
Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute!
Pokhara, a beautiful valley, lies to the western side of Nepal and is 200km drive(7 hours) or 30 minutes fly from Kathmandu. It is the second largest city of Nepal with approximately 250,000 inhabitants. It is the second most populated city in Nepal and also serves as the headquarters of Kaski district, Gandaki zone and the Western Development Region. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu or Lamjung Himal are situated here. It gives you very scenic and panoramic views of the Himalayas.
The enormous range of Annapurna, the pyramid shaped Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and the boasting Dhaulagiri add more attraction to the valley. There are three lakes which are Fewa(the main lake) Begnas and Rupa, 60m deep gorges from where the milky white water flows, the ancient Mahendra Cave and the breath-taking water-fall which is known as Davidís Fall. They all help to decorate the valley.
Suggested Sight-Seeing Places 1. Sarangkot Hill(Pokhara view, sun rise) 2. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rara Lake 3. Davis Fall 4. Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Gupteshowr Cave 5. International Mountaineering Museum 6. Gurkha Memorial Museum 7. Tashi Palkhil Tibetan Refugee Settlement 8. Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Settlement 9. Paljorling Tibetan Refugee Settlement 10. Dampus Trek(2/3 days)