In April 2015 Nepal was hit by an enormous earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. The quake took over 8,000 lives and tens of thousands
of others were seriously injured. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes, avalanches were triggered and shops and businesses
decimated. A few weeks later, a major aftershock dealt another blow to the country killing and injuring hundreds more.
The Different Travel Company has been operating trips in Nepal for over 10 years and this enchanting country leaves a deep impression on all those who visit.
Following the great work of our November 2015 and November 2016 Rebuild Nepal team, who built three new homes between them, we are keen to continue to support the Nepalese people as help is still needed. You can learn more about our post-disaster recovery background here. We would like to invite you to help us help Nepal.
The village of Sersung is home to many porters and trek crew who have supported Different Travel treks and challenges over the years.
The village is situated 100km from Kathmandu in a remote part of the Rasuwa District and is a 2 hour walk (7km) from the nearest road.
The plan for this trip is to reconstruct the Gau Guar Health Clinic in Sersung village which was completely destroyed after the
earthquake. The clinic served more than 3200 people in the village but since the earthquake the clinic cannot operate fully because
of the lack of facilities in the temporary structure. This is making it difficult for the local community to access suitable medical
care. Your task will be to build a brand new, easily maintainable clinic with a toilet. This will make an enormous difference to the
lives of the people in the community.
The more people involved, the more impact we can have. Watch the 2015 Rebuild Nepal video here (opens in a new window)
What are we paying for?
The money you pay for the trip will cover the actual costs of your trip such as flights, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, building project materials, plus administration costs, and support both here in the UK and locally. A land-only (no flight) price is available on request and extensions to your stay may be possible.
Day 1-2 (Sat 18th - Sun 19th November 2017): London to Kathmandu
Depart for Kathmandu on an indirect overnight flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will transfer to the Kathmandu Guesthouse (or similar) for the night. Meals: None.
Day 3 (Mon 20th November): Kathmandu to Sersung village
Today we depart for the drive to Sersung in the Rasuwa district (approx. 100km). Upon arrival we set up camp, pay an introductory visit to the villagers, and receive a briefing on the days to come. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Days 4-10 (Tue 21st - Mon 27th November): Project
Spend the week in Sersung building a clinic for the community, with assistance from Dayula Sherpa, the local English-speaking project leader. Meals will be cooked by our own chef, and we camp each night near to the project site. If time permits there may be the opportunity to help with other tasks in the village, take visits nearby or enjoy a short trek offering great views of the surrounding mountains. Meals: BLD.
Day 11 (Tue 28th November): Sersung to Kathmandu
Today we bid farewell to the local villagers and leave our campsite to return to our hotel in Kathmandu. Meals: BL.
Day 12 (Wed 29th November): Kathmandu
Today is a free day for you to explore some of Kathmandu's many wonderful sights which have survived the earthquake. Much of the famous Durbar Square has now been repared so you can visit the re-opened sites, purchase souvenirs, and enjoy the atmosphere of this fascinating city. Meals: B.
Day 13-14 (Thu 30th November - Fri 1st December): Kathmandu to London
Today we transfer to the airport for the return flight to London (via middle East or Asian hub), arriving the following morning. Meals: B.
N.B. The day-to-day program is subject to weather, general conditions and the progress of the group. While we do not anticipate any changes to the itinerary, we cannot be held responsible for changes made due to unexpected circumstances. Ultimately the safety and health of the group takes priority in all circumstances.
What is included
- Return flights from the UK
- Local transfers and transport in Nepal
- 3 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu
- Tents during project
- Camp shower and toilets
- Expert English-speaking local guides
- Build support staff
- Project materials
- All meals as per itinerary
What is not included
- Any necessary vaccinations
- Drinks, laundry and personal expenses
- Spending money
- Transport to/from UK airports
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Nepal visa (currently $25 for British citizens)
- Carbon emission offsetting
18th - 30th November 2017
This trip is graded as Project trip
Photos by Dayula Sherpa, with thanks.