Join my upcoming Fundraising trek to the Sherpa Villages of the Khumbu. January 2020.

For trek details-

Fundraising for the Australian Himalayan Foundation, supporting the remote villages of Waku and Chheskam, in the Himalayas.

Delivering lifesaving health care to mothers, babies and children through the Nurses for Nepal program.

First time trekkers to Nepal are welcome. You will need a moderate level of fitness and a spirit of adventure.

Experienced Sherpa guide and trek leader at no cost to trekkers when you join this trek.

Your costs will include international travel, accomodation of your choice,permits,insurances, meals and tips.

If you have an interest in visiting the amazing Himalayas and an interest in helping to make a difference to the lives of people in these remote communities – join this trek. Your contribution will help to improve mother and infant mortality, which is tragically and unacceptably high.

Your gift is tax deductible in Australia.

If you are unable to join the trek, you can make a gift via this site- Whatever you can afford ($5 -upwards) will be warmly welcomed and will go directly to improving and saving the lives of mothers and babies, who currently have no access to safe birthing care.

Please share this page and assist fundraising. Thank you.

Nile region, Tsum Valley. Nepal.

Situated high in the Himalayas and towards the end of the Tsum Valley trek, near the border with Tibet, this is a remote and beautiful part of Nepal. Home to yaks, native deer, Himalayan bears, snow leopard and rumoured to be occupied by the mythological yeti. In January this year when I was there, the temperatures dropped well below zero C. On a few nights it was minus 15. Winter is dry and cold but great for trekking as it rarely rains or snows. A sleeping bag with at least minus 20C is recommended.

Close to the Tibet border, this region is populated by Buddhist villagers who are mostly self sufficient. Staple crops are barley, maize, rice, potato, garlic.

Flying into Kathmandu is usually a slow process. Prepare yourself for lots of aerial sightseeing in circles…

The approach to Kathmandu airport. Often delayed before you land…holding patterns are the norm. It is a busy airport, has intrinsic safety issues such as fog/smog, tarmac quality and at times some unusual take off and landing tactics by pilots.
A hub of activity at the airport
Prayer flags throughout the city-especially the Thamel. A great precinct to buy those trekking items you need.
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