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Trekking4Nepal to organise trip to Nepal with Reach for Nepal Foundation

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James Tatham, Canberra

Next April marks two years since my maiden trip to Nepal and I’m going back! Yes, that’s right I’m going back. I’ve been longing for a trip back ever since the earthquakes caused the widespread devastation.

This time rather than the Annapurna Region, I’m heading to the Solu Khumbu Region to conquer Everest Base Camp (5,380m), Island Peak (6,189m) plus and a community rebuild project in Pokhara to support Reach for Nepal Foudation.

What’s better… this trip is open to Trekking4Nepal supporters. I want you to come! So many people tell me they wish they could go to Nepal. Here is your chance.

himalayan peaks

So here are the rough details at this early stage –

What: 16 days trekking Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, plus 3 days community rebuild project, plus two days leisure with The Buddha Odyssey
When: April/May 2016.
How Many: 6 person minimum.
How much: Approx $2700 USD pp includes the 16 days trekking Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, sherpas, equipment, food and the trekking permit. Plus approx $360-$400 for flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. Plus international flights ($1200ish). Total price = $4,300 USD
Bonus: There is opportunity for the fee waived for 7th participant. So the more the merrier which will lower costs for everyone else.

I think we could do a fundraiser for this event to subsidise some of the costs too.

If you are interested, put your details in this google form

Nepal’s tourism industry on the rebound

Colorful wooden boats on Fewa Tal at Himalaya mountains background in Pokhara Nepal

Colorful wooden boats on Fewa Tal at Himalaya mountains background in Pokhara Nepal

Tourism is the lifeblood of Nepal’s economy, but the industry has suffered from low visitor numbers since the 2015 earthquakes.

After almost 18 months, things are finally looking up for local tourism operators. Nepal’s Department of Immigration reports that visitor numbers are up 13 percent compared to last year. It also expects a significant rise in the number of tourists for the peak autumn season (September to November).

There’s no better time to support Nepal’s tourism industry and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Want to know more? Check out some of The Buddha Odyssey’s tour options and book your trip today.

Are you ready to help us rebuild Nepal? Volunteers wanted

Rebuilding efforts at a Nepal village following the April 2015 earthquake.

We founded the Reach for Nepal Foundation last year to improve the lives of those devastated by the April 2015 Nepal earthquakes. 

The 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks killed over 8000 people, flattened villages and left thousands injured. Experts say rebuilding will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. As one of the world’s poorest countries, Nepal can’t rebuild alone.

The Reach for Nepal Foundation is doing what it can, but it’s only as strong as its volunteers.

That’s why we need your help. We’re looking for volunteers from all walks of life who can offer their time and expertise so that the Reach for Nepal Foundation can realise its mission.

We’re looking for volunteers in areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Event management
  • Fundraising
  • Legal representation
  • Training local teachers in Nepal – qualified Australian teachers only
  • Volunteer management

If you’re ready to help shape what the Reach for Nepal Foundation looks like, we’d love to hear from you. Email info@reachfornepal.org and let us know how you’d like to help.

Lachhu Thapa
The Hungry Buddha and Reach for Nepal Foundation