Building a funding stream using trekking  for charity in Nepal 

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My plan is to raise enough funding through trekking and other activities in Nepal to fund my work.

By ehnepal-volunteers, Sep 26 2019 04:52PM

I am looking for people who love the open spaces of the mountains, trekking & seeing new places for the first time. As well as having a socially responsible interest in putting something back in to the community that you travel through. People who want to know a little more about the country that you visit & not just the artificial tourist side which so many experience. In fact the sort of people who want to see the real life of the country, the struggle on a daily basis for normal people to survive.

So if you are that sort of person, love trekking, the mountains & planning to come to Nepal in the next couple of years to hike in the amazing Himalayas then why not get in touch to start plan a trip of a lifetime. One that will start as a normal trekking experience (if you can call trekking in the Himalayas normal) with professional guides escorting you along the trails so you can reach which ever goal you have set whether it’s just a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains or the base camp itself.

And then on your return to Kathmandu spending a few hours meeting the members of our organisation who work for the NGO where you can gain an understanding of where your funds are spent. Though if you have more time spare then why not spend a few weeks volunteering at one of the projects & gain an even better understanding of rural Nepal & our work there.

So if you are a trekker interested in seeing the mighty Himalayas and would like to come in the next few months then why not get in touch with me & start your journey into Nepal. Because once you have walked in these majestic mountains it will change your life for ever.

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By ehnepal-volunteers, Sep 23 2019 03:40PM

The Mt.Everest region has gained its popularity for trekking, peak climbing and expedition and has become a major destination for thousands of trekkers each year. And this has been helped by the building of the airport at Lukla because before then it took at least a week to walk from Jiri just to enter the national park. Add the fact that Mount Everest became worldwide news when it was conquered by Sir Edmund Hilary & Sherpa Tenzing has only added to the increasing numbers who wish to hike in these mountains. It’s located in the northeast of Nepal a 10-day walk through the middle hills of Solu to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people.

The primary goal of trekking in Everest region is stopping at least the Everest Base Camp (5360m.) but try to hike to the Kalapathar (5545m) as well as it offers amazing and stunning views of hundreds of mountains as well as glacier in 360 deg angle. Mountain peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablem, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Mt.Kantega, Kwangde and others can be seen. The region itself offers varieties of trekking trails and some of them are given below as given sample trek packages. Along the trail, the travellers would experience the typical Sherpa culture in the alpine settlements such as Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khhumjung, Thame, Tyangboche, etc.

And there are a number of variations of trekking routes ranging from 10 days basic trekking to touch the Himalayas right up to month long treks covering amazing amounts of distance across this stunning mountain range.

But Note hiking at this high altitude has a high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if due emphasis is not given for acclimatization. If symptoms like headache, loss appetite and vomiting are seen you should immediately inform to the guide so that he would facilitate to take first aid treatment or take you to the nearby health post. However, if the situation is critical or serious case he will coordinate with the office for the rescue arrangements.

By ehnepal-volunteers, Sep 21 2019 03:49PM

The Annapurna circuit is known as one of the most beautiful trekking routes in the world and it’s no wonder because of its natural beauty, the closeness to the customs & traditions of the local people & the amazing views of the snow-capped mountains as you meander your way up the trail towards them. Starting just an hour’s drive away from the tourist town of Pokhara it has to be one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Best time is always Sept-Nov & March- April.

As every trek in the Annapurna you start in the beautiful city of Pokhara next to the lakes (ideal for preparing for the trek & relaxing for a few days afterwards) before moving up in the low hills around the city to begin your trek upwards. Following a trail that encompasses several traditional villages inhabited by many ethnic Nepali tribes including Gurung, Magar, and Thakali where a warm welcome will await you even on the cold days that occur in these mountains. The walk becomes even more fascinating once you arrive at Ghorepani, the place more known for its breath-taking vista of the early morning sunrise. And finally you reach your goal of the Annapurna base camp before starting back down the trail to Pokhara for a well-earned rest. The scenery which you are bound to see during the part of this trek will long embed in your memories, making this trip to Annapurna almost unforgettable throughout your life.

It’s an 11 day trip ideally from arriving in Kathmandu to the travel back there for the basic Annapurna base camp but you can extend the trip by hiking variations of the circuit to suit your time available. You will spend a couple of days on arrival in Kathmandu getting acclimatized & sightseeing before heading to Pokhara to begin your trek to spend 6 days trekking up to the Annapurna base camp & back before driving back to Kathmandu afterwards.

One tip is to extend your trip by a couple of days to your trip and spend a couple of days in the city of Pokhara for a bit of R&R before coming back to Kathmandu.

By ehnepal-volunteers, Sep 14 2019 05:36PM

The Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu valley and makes it perfect for travellers with a limited time in Nepal because not everyone can spare the few weeks needed in order to really experience the Himalayas. Because between five to ten days, one can arrive in Nepal & visit Langtang area for trekking to experience the Himalayan region even though they are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Everest areas, but they remain unforgettably beautiful.

And because of this you will find the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly. The area itself was first established as national park for Himalayan wildlife & because of this is criss-crossed with hiking and trekking paths and mountaineering trails allowing visitor’s unparalleled accessibility. From trails like these you often see musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan black beer (selenarctos thibetanus), snow leopard (panthera uncia), wild god (cuon alpinus), ghoral (Nemorhedus goral) serow (capricornis sumantrenis) and more than 250 species of birds. But the park is also renowned for its population of red panda (Ailurus fulgens).

A little further up the valley is Kyanjin Gompa, where you can stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. And then farther up the trail you will pass through Nubamatang which is nestled in a hidden valley on the way up to view the glacier which is the gateway into Tibet. Before finally backtracking to travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosaikunda is located. Crossing the Lauribna Pass (4610m) to continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind as you travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang. From here it's just a few days trek back to Kathmandu.

This is an ideal trekking route if you only have a few days to spare or you are looking for a taster of trekking in the Himalayas. But I will guarantee that when you have completed a Langtang trek when your leaving you will be planning your next trip deeper into these amazing mountains.

So if you’re looking to trek in Nepal in Nepal in Langtang please use the link and we will contact over 40 registered TAN trekking companies in Nepal.

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