So many of us wish we could help those who really need help. Now you can. You are invited.
Come with Maurine and Scot Proctor on a CHOICE Humanitarian expedition to Nepal, Nov. 4 – 12. This includes stops in Kathmandu, Kurintar, and Lamjung. The trip will be directly involved in the post-earthquake reconstruction in Lamjung, Nepal (7 hours from Kathmandu.)
Nestled between China and India in southern Asia, Nepal boasts the greatest altitude variation on earth. From sea-level lowlands to towering Himalayan peaks, this charming nation attracts world travelers with its majestic landscapes, vibrant traditions, and warm embraces from the natives.
But while the setting is unforgettable, what will stay with you forever is the memory that you helped significantly change someone’s life.
Here is the trip schedule:
Friday, Nov. 4th
Airport pick-up and transportation to Shambala Hotel will be provided for overnight accommodations.
Saturday, Nov. 5th
Official expedition activities begin with breakfast and the option to attend local LDS services or explore Kathmandu.
After lunch, group transportation will be provided from Kathmandu to Riverside Springs Resort (3-hour distance) for overnight accommodations (shared double rooms). Staff and expedition leaders will provide a group orientation in the evening to discuss trip details. Dinner will be provided.
Sunday, Nov. 6th
Breakfast served at hotel. Group transportation will then be provided to the developing region of Lamjung (6-hour distance). Lunch will be provided. Casual hike might be required before participants arrive to a gracious village to be greeted with a warm welcome celebration. Dinner will be served. Time available to unpack, rest, and interact with local residents. Overnight accommodations provided in the village.
Monday, Nov. 7th – Thursday Nov. 10th
Breakfast served in village. Construction projects and development initiatives will be scheduled throughout the week as part of the post-earthquake rebuilding efforts. Participants will be working hand-in hand with families on village-driven programs. Lunch will be served in the afternoons with a brief rest provided. Dinner will be served in the evenings. Village activities and in-depth discussions will be provided each night to promote powerful intercultural exchanges between participants and local residents. Overnight accommodations provided in the village.
Friday, Nov. 11th
Breakfast served in village. Ceremonious village farewell will be scheduled in the morning. Many tears will be shed as we depart—those who have been through this know what we are talking about. Group bus transportation will then be provided back to Kathmandu (6-hour distance.) Lunch will be provided. Arrive to Kathmandu in the late afternoon and check-in to Shambala Hotel for overnight accommodations. Group dinner will be scheduled in the evening to conclude the expedition and discuss overall impressions with fellow participants. Overnight at the hotel.
Saturday, Nov. 12th
Breakfast served at hotel. Possible time at leisure to explore Kathmandu. This bustling capital of Nepal, part of a regions UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to ancient times when first settled along the trade route to Tibet. The cosmopolitan culture of Kathmandu radiates a unique spirit of Hindu and Buddhism evident in surrounding temples and mountains. A rich history of wars and dynasties strengthens the mystical charm that allures travelers here. Transportation will be provided to Tribhuvan International Airport for flight departures.
The price of the trip is $2195 for adults, $1995 for students. These rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals and local transportation. A significant portion of each expedition fee is utilized for rural village development project costs, construction materials, leadership building and other elements leading to high-impact sustainable development.
Space will be limited on this trip to just 20 openings. Numerous people have already asked if we are going back to Nepal. This is that opportunity.
For those interested, there will be an additional option to extend the experience (highly recommended) to explore the sights of Kathmandu, take a flight to see Mt. Everest, and experience Nepal’s Chitwan National Reserve, which is home to tigers, elephants and over 400 sq miles of natural beauty. This extension will take place from November 12-16 2016. Price TBD.
Call Jordan Menzel at CHOICE Humanitarian for all details and to reserve your spot: 801.943.6106
To learn more about the situation and needs in Nepal, CLICK HERE.