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Maya Guest House, Follow-up workshop and Farewell

Since several group members had flights home a couple of days later, I invited them to join me at Maya Guest House near Boudanath in Katmandu. This was my third year staying there and feels like home. Hans and Ingrid … Continue reading

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Extension for volunteering (videos and photos after text)

After a ten hour bus ride back to Kathmandu and another night at KMG, we said good-bye to Roddy, Michele, Sandra and Karin. The rest of us were driven to go to Shiva Puri Heights Cottages and were warmly welcomed. … Continue reading

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The Trek-We had perfect weather!

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    In good spirits, we left early the next day to begin an eight hour bus trip to Syabru Besi where we spent our first night in a lodge. After breakfast we started our climb to Langtang at 12,400 … Continue reading

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Story of New Hope

by New Hope Ministries Napal All names have been changed for for the protection of those involved. New Hope Ministries was founded by a Christian couple in 2007 by Paul and Ruth. This Ministry has two components: a hospice (New Hope Hospice), where … Continue reading

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The Trek of Your Life*

*with gratitude to Sydney Frymire for use of TTOYL as my title for this post! Guest post by: Susie Sutherland I returned two weeks ago from my month long trip to Nepal. The experience – deep and wide – has … Continue reading

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The Trek

Guest post by: Susie Sutherland   “A trek, by its very nature, is an arduous journey.” –Sydney Frymire, The Trek of Your Life We left Kathmandu by mini-bus on Wednesday, October 5, picked up our Nepali trekking crew and swapped … Continue reading

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Headed to the Himalaya

Guest post: Susie Sutherland A quick post this evening. I spent the day on a plane from San Francisco to D.C., and tomorrow my mother, Carol, and I will fly from DC via Dubai to Kathmandu, Nepal. We are going … Continue reading

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Update from the Trek: Doha, Qatar

As always, I’m excited to be returning to Nepal. This year there are two groups trekking with me  and 10% of the trips’ costs will be donated to charities in Nepal. This flipagram my daughter made for me from our trip last … Continue reading

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Trekking in Nepal after the Earthquake

(see photos below) Frankly, it felt too risky to take another group to Nepal in 2015. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit on April 25, 2015, and its continuing aftershocks over many months meant traveling there would be riskier than … Continue reading

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