"The most exciting, inspiring and humbling adventure I have been on"

"This trip has gone straight to the top of my best travelling experiences"

"An incredible experience - it was my first time on a trekking trip and I loved every minute of it! Amazing people, beautiful places and great views. Highly recommended!"

"This trip is like no other: The opportunity to see the most glorious scenery in Nepal, guided by knowledgeable local people, and to give something back by way of project work with the local community"

Feedback from individuals on previous trips.

Rebuild and Trek!

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The 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 killed over 8800, injured more than 21,000, and destroyed the homes of 3.5 million people. Despite three years having passed since this disaster, rebuilding and recovery has been painfully slow and severe humanitarian crises continue to grip the country. This was the motivation for us to launch NERF as a charity in 2015 and the reason we continue to lead teams on sponsored treks through some of the regions worst hit by the earthquake. All the funds raised here will be used to help rebuild the villages and livelihoods of families in Nepal. We will be delivering reconstruction materials and other much-needed aid, as well as providing hands-on assistance in the rebuilding process. 100% of the funds raised through sponsorship will go directly to those in need in the villages surrounding the location of the trek*. Our dear friend, advisor and tour ­guide extraordinaire, Beebal Singh Limbu, is the architect of these fantastic opportunities to not only trek through some of Nepal's most awe­ inspiring scenery but to also play a very active and direct part in helping with the post­ earthquake rebuilding process. Please see further below for summaries of each trek and links to download the full trip itineraries.

Sponsorship*

All the intrepid individuals on this memorable journey will be asked to raise £750 of sponsorship money before November 2018. We have made this as easy as possible by enabling Facebook Fundraiser tools which means that trekkers can do their fundraising directly through Facebook. There are other options for fundraising (e.g. GoFundMe or JustGiving etc.) but our personal preference is Facebook because we receive the funds directly and very transparently and quickly. Just ask james@nerfinternational.org for further instructions when you are ready to set up your fundraising page.


GATI AREA TREK

SUMMARY

When compared to the Annapurna trip, this trek is in a quieter, more off-the-beaten track area of Nepal. There will be fewer tourists and more opportunities to interact with the local people. We will start and finish the adventure in Kathmandu, Nepal's lively and colourful capital city. From here, we'll head out to remote Bugam Village in the Sindhupalchowk district. The first couple of days in the village will be spent giving hands­ on reconstruction help to the villagers, before we embark on a four day trek through the astonishingly­ beautiful surrounding mountainsides, culminating in a breathtaking overnight stop at 3800m with spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan snowcapped mountaintops and the chance to spot the peak of Everest in the distance if we are lucky! The journey will end with an overnight stay at a relaxing riverside resort, before we return for a final night in Kathmandu and then head home!

GATI AREA TREK - Key information

Tour duration: 10 Nights/11 Days
Tour start date: Friday 19 April 2019
Tour end date: Monday 29 April 2019
Work annual leave required: Only 5 days! (thanks to UK Easter Holiday)
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel - 3 nights,
Tent - 7 nights.
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trek difficulty: Moderate. Maximum 5 hours per day.



Total tour price: £999**

 

Price Includes:
All transfers and transport in Nepal,
Accommodation,
Sleeping bag and tent for camping
Bed/Breakfast in Kathmandu,
All meals on the trek,
Guide, cooks, kitchen hand, porters,
Kathmandu sightseeing tour & entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
International flight (from £400 return from London),
Travel insurance,
Personal expenses,
Tips (budget approx £80)

 

GATI AREA TREK - payment plan**

We want to make this awesome experience as accessible as possible. Therefore, we encourage trekkers to take advantage of our payment plan in order to help spread the cost of the trip. We only ask for a £200 deposit before the end of December 2018 in order to secure your place, and then you can cover the remaining £799 in as many or a few instalments as you like as long as we have received the full amount by the end of March 2019. Here is our suggested payment plan:

By end December 2018 - £200
January & February 2019 - Two monthly instalments of £300
By end March 2019 - Final remaining payment of £199

Please note: This is just a suggested payment plan. You can pay the entire fee as a one-off, pay in two half instalments etc. As long as the full amount is cleared by end of March 2019.
 

GATI AREA TREK - DETAILED ITINERARY

You can download a detailed itinerary of the entire trip in PDF format by clicking here.

ANNAPURNA AREA TREK

SUMMARY

Compared to our trek in the Gati area, this expedition will be in a more touristic area of Nepal. This means we will be sharing the trails with more people, but there's a good reason: We'll be seeing some of Nepal's most famous and jaw-dropping sights along Annapurna's stunning mountain range! The trip will start and finish in Kathmandu, from where we'll take a short flight to Pokhara, Nepal's second biggest city, and then drive towards Baglung. This is where we will provide hands-on reconstruction help to the local villagers. We head back towards the Annapurna region to begin our five day trek. We will be treated to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Nepal, with epic towering snowy peaks and famous mountain ridges surrounding us from start to finish. The adventure will end with a final overland journey back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

ANNAPURNA AREA TREK - Key information

Tour duration: 10 Nights/11 Days
Tour start date: Saturday 16 November 2019
Tour end date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Work annual leave required: 7 days
Minimum numbers required: 8 trekkers***
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel - 3 nights,
Tent - 7 nights.
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trek difficulty: Moderate. Maximum 5 hours per day.
 

Total tour price: £1400**

 

Price Includes:
All transfers and transport in Nepal,
Accommodation,
Internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Sleeping bag and tent for camping
Bed/Breakfast in Kathmandu,
All meals on the trek,
Guide, cooks, kitchen hand, porters,
Kathmandu sightseeing tour & entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
International flight (from £400 return from London),
Travel insurance,
Personal expenses,
Tips (budget approx £80)

 

ANNAPURNA AREA TREK - payment plan**

We want to make this awesome experience as accessible as possible. Therefore, we encourage trekkers to take advantage of our payment plan in order to help spread the cost of the trip. We only ask for a £200 deposit before the end of March 2019 in order to secure your place, and then you can cover the remaining £1200 in as many or a few instalments as you like as long as we have received the full amount by the end of September 2019. Here is our suggested payment plan:

By end March 2019 - £200
April - August 2019 - 5 monthly instalments of £200
By end September 2019 - Final remaining payment of £200

Please note: This is just a suggested payment plan. You can pay the entire fee as a one-off, pay in two half instalments etc. As long as the full amount is cleared by end of September 2019.
 

ANNAPURNA AREA TREK - DETAILED ITINERARY

You can download a detailed itinerary of the entire trip in PDF format by clicking here.


If you have any questions at all about either of the trips, please contact james@nerfinternational.org.

(*If the total amount of sponsorship funds raised by trekkers exceed the required funds for projects NERF is currently working on in this region of Nepal, we reserve the right to use the funds for other projects we are working on in the country. All our projects are carried out in partnership with thoroughly-vetted local NGOs and all the work we do is in line with our overall mission and values).

(**Our tour provider quotes prices for this trip in Nepalese Rupees and we have to convert to £GBP to work out the price for our clients. Please be aware that market forces and currency volatility are beyond our control - especially with the current uncertainty around Brexit. There is a margin for some exchange rate fluctuations in the quoted tour price but any huge changes may result in a slight price increase or decrease).

(***The Annapurna trip will only go ahead if we get a minimum of 8 trekkers signed up. We will provide regular updates on the number of people registered).