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6 Ways Trekking Nepal Will Change You

6 Ways Trekking Nepal Will Change You

Above Namche Bazaar Everest Region

Above Namche Bazaar Everest Region

Nepal is an unforgettable country, rich in many things including the world’s highest mountains, fertile valleys, peaceful villages and a gentle culture. It’s a place that changes you – capturing your heart, leaving you with lasting memories. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise Nepal’s official tourism slogan is ‘once is not enough’. Here are six reasons that prove Nepal leaves a lasting impression on those who visit.

Photography: Richard I'Anson 

Photography: Richard I'Anson 

1.    You’ll meet some of the world’s friendliest people

Welcoming, warm-hearted and kind, the Nepalese are some of the most resilient and friendly people you’ll meet. They are eager to share the beauty of their country with foreigners, welcoming over half a million travellers each year with open arms. You’ll often be greeted by ‘namaste’ accompanied by a short bow with palms press together. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul of another and there is no better way to sum up the spirit of Nepal.

2.     You’ll be blown away by breathtaking views

Nepal is a feast for the eyes. From your first flight over the mountains, to each day of trekking – you’ll constantly be in awe of the incredible landscapes in Nepal. Picture the play of light on the towering mountains, prayer flags strung across windswept passes, and remote villages perched amid some of the most striking landscapes on earth. These breathtaking views will stay etched in your mind for years to come.

3.     You’ll reconnect to what’s important   

Trekking in Nepal is a great opportunity to disconnect and take a break from everyday life. It will give you the chance to reflect and consider your goals and dreams. Getting out of your daily routine and venturing into the unknown will make you feel alive, enhance your creativity and fuel motivation. You’ll come back with a sense of clarity and a new lease on life!

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4.     You’ll make friends for life

There is something about an adventure that brings people together in a way that forges life-long friendships. Laughter, stories and challenges unite people in a way like no other. Sharing trials and triumphs gives you something to bond over. They create special memories and an understanding of each other that would usually take many months to build. The friends you make on the trails of Nepal are often friends for years to come.

5.     You’ll help rebuild Nepal

Tourism is the country’s single largest industry and now, more than ever, the people of Nepal need something back from us. After catastrophic earthquakes in April 2015, Nepal is slowly rebuilding its crumbled homes, schools and landmarks. You can impact Nepal’s recovery by simply visiting the country. Trekking through Nepal has a flow on effect throughout the country, providing income to the likes of porters in small villages, taxi drivers in Kathmandu and café owners in Jomsom.

6.     You’ll transform the lives of others

On the Nepal Everest Views Trek with The Kids’ Cancer Project in November 2017, you will not only transform your life, but the lives of others by raising much needed funds towards childhood cancer research. You’ll also help restore the Bhadra Ghale School in Kathmandu. The primary school was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and is in desperate need of new plaster for their classroom.

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This 15-day fully supported trek runs in partnership with Huma Charity Challenge will take you to some of the most breathtaking views of Mount Everest and introduce you to the villages and culture of the Sherpa people. It is the ideal trek for those, who are looking for a life-changing adventure and would also like to make a difference.

This trek in Nepal will expand your mind, enrich your life and widen your horizons!

Trip Highlights

  •  Experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest from Thyangboche
  •  Help restore Bhadra Ghale School in Kathmandu
  • Raise vital funds for childhood cancer research
  • Experience the friendly Sherpa culture
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche Monastery - the spiritual heart of the Khumbu region
  • Fully supported camping trek – three hearty meals per day
  • Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla return
IMAGE CREDIT : Philip Bolam - Namche Bazaar

IMAGE CREDIT : Philip Bolam - Namche Bazaar

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