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The Nepal Adventure

Since 1979 we have been taking groups of young people to the remote mountain village of Barpak in Nepal. The young people spend 8 days hiking to the village which sits 6,200 ft above sea level. Once arrived they spend their time living and working with the local community. Over the years our groups’ fundraising and volunteering efforts have supported the village to develop.

On Saturday 25th April 2015 a powerful earthquake hit Nepal. Thousands died, and thousands more were injured and made homeless. Those young people who had been on our trips will know Durbar Square in Kathmandu, a world heritage site, which was reduced to rubble.

The epicentre of the earthquake was just 5 miles from Barpak. 90% of the village was destroyed and many were dead. The football pitch that we had helped to build was used to set up temporary shelters for families and as a landing site for aid helicopters.

The people of Nepal have welcomed and inspired our young people throughout the years, so we set up a campaign to support them. 

 EBGC Young people with children from Nepal reading together Picture of the view coming out of Kathmandu in Nepal

 

 

 

 

Rough Itinerary of the trip

Day 1 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 2 – 3 Arrive, explore Kathmandu and expedition preparation
Day 4 – 10 Trek to Barpak
Day 10 – 13 Spend time in Barpak with the local community
Day 13- 14 Trek down from Barpak to the river
Day 14-16 White Water Raft down the River Trisuli
Day 16-18 Spend the last couple of days in Kathmandu
Day 19 Travel and arrive home

“Most amazing experience ever, if you are offered the opportunity, don’t turn it down”

“I had an unbelievable time and, even now, am still in awe of all the things we did and saw! It’s been great coming home and looking through all the photos with my family and sharing our stories and jokes with them and I’m really grateful for being able to have had this experience. I’ve also decided that, without a shadow of a doubt, I will definitely return to Nepal some time in the future!” 

Have a look at this video that was filmed and edited by one of the 2017 Nepal Adventurers!


Young People in Barpak with local children   EBGC Young people holding donations to give to the Barpak Mothers group.

 

 

 


If you want to be involved in a Nepal Trip or want to know more information, please contact Rebecca or Jay on rebeccas@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org or jays@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org