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Reports from Basa Village trek pre and post trek

For those of you who are interested, the following is an update Joel sent about projects in Basa Village: • A new WEBSITE is up and we can now take online donations! www.bvfusa.org. Check it out! Please note that I … Continue reading

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Our first night together in Kathmandu, 2017

IMG_2576 Langtang in Nepal was the destination in 2017 for the tenth TOYL trek. No wonder this remote destination was #42 on The New York Times list of 53 places to go in 2017! The 12 adventerous hikers jumped into … 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 Begins

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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Brick making machine for rebuilding in Nepal

One of the options we’ve discussed is the import of a manual brick making machine (s) that would be invaluable to Dadagaun (and indeed other villagers) so that they can recycle the original mud bricks that they have in their … Continue reading

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