MANASLU BOTTLE HOUSE

Manaslu Bottle house is a children home located in Thumi VDC, Swaragaun,Gorkha, Kathmandu. It takes 4-5 hours to reach centre on foot from Aarkhet, Gorkha which is a starting point of famous Manaslu trekking. Swaragaun has about 100 Magar families who are economically and educationally back because of geographical location and underprivileged ethnicity group. The major objective of establishing a bottle house in such a remote area is to nurture the children of that community to make them able to serve their own community for better lives of people. Around 30,000 bottles were collected from Aarkhet and brought to Thumi by mules. The use of waste bottle which were thrown in river earlier is a eco-friendly task. The land in Gorkha is sponsored by German donors who come once in a year to visit. German students also come to Manaslu children home for volunteering. German students volunteered for the construction of the  bottle house after an earthquake of April 2015.

Manaslu bottle house has 14 children staying currently which actually has capacity of 30 children. Children are supported for all the expenses like food, school fee, dresses and other expenses. They study in government school nearby where a centre also has appointed a teacher to help children. Children in Gorkha are from various districts like Dhading, Nuwakot and Gorkha. The children from Gorkha are brought to Kathmandu in vacation to provide broad educational opportunities.