Trek in the Himalayas and make a difference to the lives of young refugees. Departing from the UK on 30 October 2014 for 12 days
In a major fundraising initiative for 2014, we are offering supporters the chance to trek in the Himalayan region of Nepal and visit one of our projects working with Tibetan refugee children. It’s a great chance to experience some of the world’s most beautiful scenery while raising funds to support our life-changing work.
The trek, run by Oyster Trekking, will introduce you to Nepal’s culture, as well as its landscape. You will enjoy a couple of nights in Kathmandu, before heading off to the Annapurna mountain range for 7 days of walking. The route includes visits to remote mountain villages where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for centuries. On two occasions you will stay as a house guest with a local family, receiving a warm welcome and traditional home-cooked food.
This is a local initiative and a great example of responsible tourism at its best. The trek will end with a stay at Pokhara, where you will visit Art Refuge UK’s new project site and see the charity’s work in action. You will then head back to Kathmandu, where the Hindu Tihar festival will be in full swing and the streets will be alive with music, colour and celebrations.
The trek reaches altitudes of 2100m and is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit with some experience of walking. You will be in good hands. Oyster has been offering Nepal treks for over 10 years and uses expert local guides and porters, with the added back up of their excellent local representative in Kathmandu.
The cost of this 12 day trip is £2,685 per person. This includes:
• All accommodation
• 7 day Himalaya trek with guide and porters
• 4 nights in Kathmandu, including guided tours of the main sights
• 2 nights in Pokhara with a trip to Art Refuge UK’s project site in Jampaling
• And importantly - a donation of at least £1,385 to Art Refuge UK!*
*Donation per person based on 10 participants
To secure your place, Oyster Worldwide will require a registration fee of £300 and then you will have until August to fundraise for the rest.