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The Nepal Adventure

EBGC Young people with children from Nepal reading together

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 site 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. 

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

“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!” 

Nepal Earthquake 2015

On Saturday 25th April 2015, Nepal was hit with a powerful Earthquake. 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.

Picture of the view coming out of Kathmandu in Nepal

Due to Covid-19 we have not run this programme since 2019. However plans are in place for us to return to Nepal in 2023