This year, for the first time ever, we will be offering two different trekking trips: One to the Annapurna region of Nepal, and the other around the Gati area of Nepal. Details and full itineraries for both treks can be found below, so make sure you read this page thoroughly to decide which one would be the best for you!

To see what we have achieved in the previous years of our sponsored 'Rebuild & Trek' programme you can read our informative blogs here and here.

If you would like more information or to sign up for to one of our unique adventures in 2018, please email james@nerfinternational.org. Be quick - there is limited space and places will fill up fast!


"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 the severe humanitarian crisis in the country continues. This is the reason we 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 the families and communities most in need in these areas. 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 £500 of sponsorship money before November 2018. We have made this as easy as possible by setting up a dedicated JustGiving page for NERF and also enabling Facebook Fundraiser tools. This means that trekkers can choose whether to use JustGiving or Facebook for their fundraising (or both!). Our personal preference would be the Facebook option as we aren't charged any fees through that medium (JustGiving fees are quite steep!). 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 Bhanjyang 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. 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: Saturday 3 November 2018
Tour end date: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Work annual leave required: 7 days
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,
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 (approx £400 return from London),
Travel insurance,
Hiking gear/clothing,
Personal expenses,
Tips (budget approx $100)

 

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 £100 deposit before the end of March 2018 in order to secure your place, and then you can cover the remaining £899 in as many or a few instalments as you like as long as we have received the full amount by the end of September 2018. Here is our suggested payment plan:

By end March 2018 - £100
April - August 2018 - 5 monthly instalments of £160
By end September 2018 - Final remaining payment of £99

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 2018.
 

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 17 November 2018
Tour end date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Work annual leave required: 7 days
Minimum numbers required: 8 trekkers***
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation:
Hotel - 3 nights,
Tea house - 4 nights
Tent - 3 nights.
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trek difficulty: Moderate. Maximum 5 hours per day.
 

Total tour price: £1350**

 

Price Includes:
All transfers and transport,
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 (approx £400 return from London),
Travel insurance,
Hiking gear/clothing,
Personal expenses,
Tips (budget approx $100)

 

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 2018 in order to secure your place, and then you can cover the remaining £1150 in as many or a few instalments as you like as long as we have received the full amount by the end of September 2018. Here is our suggested payment plan:

By end March 2018 - £200
April - August 2018 - 5 monthly instalments of £170
By end September 2018 - 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 2018.
 

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 $US 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 - 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 this November if we get a minimum of 8 trekkers signed up. We will provide regular updates on the number of people registered)