|After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 we starting running the Goli village support trek. People from around the World have reached out to us and want to help the local people. Now you can. Most of our local Sherpa staff come from the village of Goli, which is located 109km/68mi east of Kathmandu. The village of Goli has 456 homes spread across spectacular valleys, and many of the homes are badly damaged or have completely collapsed. We are working to help rebuild this beautiful village that is the home to so many of our co-workers and friends, and now you can join us to visit the village and experience the hospitality this amazing village offers. Goli village sits below Pikey peak, at 4,065m/ 13,335ft, and has some of the World’s best mountain views, which are not to be missed. You can see Kanchenjunga in eastern Nepal right across to Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and all the way to the Annapurna range west of Kathmandu. Join us hiking to the summit of Pikey Peak as well as help the local people rebuild their beautiful village. We will donate 20% of the cost of the trip directly to the village, and we encourage each client to raise a minimum of $1,000 to bring with them to Kathmandu in support of the village. OUR FIRST SCHOOL PROJECT IS COMPLETE!|
A little bit more about this Goli village support trek
The Goli village support trek begins in Kathmandu and slowly ventures into this less trodden area of Nepal, the lower Solu Khumbu region. You will be able to see a Sherpa community away from the main trekking routes and therefore much less traveled and Westernized. It is a beautiful area, with stunning views, rural life, clean air and a peaceful atmosphere. This is a unique opportunity to help a village very few people would ever go to and support them in their journey to recovery after the earthquake. Contact us and find out about this unique opportunity to help in a remote part of Nepal. They need you and your financial support.
Goli village support trek
We follow the road east and make the two day hike up to the village, where you will have your own personal kit along with equipment and supplies for the village. There will be a range of ways to help in the village, and bringing the money you have raised with you directly to Nepal will ensure 100% of those funds will be used in the village. We want to make sure funds raised are used effective and wisely in support of the people. The cost of the trek is $2,300.
Goli village support trek
Our approach to Nepal has to be one of sustained and sustainable development. The village of Goli is so remote and quite challenging to get materials too. So we have to take a long term approach to slowly helping them over time. We also need to help them in a way they want. We have unique and direct access to the village. Our head Sherpa, Dawa Chirri Sherpa is an elder from the village, and will work closely with the village on what they need which is a key link between us and real change on the ground in Nepal.
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Arrive in Kathmandu international airport. We will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel, the tourist district of Kathmandu. You will meet our team on the ground and meet the rest of the team preparing to help the village of Goli. There will be an evening briefing and possible team dinner.
Today will be spent getting all materials organized. All money will need to be gathered and a plan in place for gathering all equipment, materials and support items for the village of Goli. You can also pick up some last minute items in Kathmandu for the trek up to the village.
Drive to Shivalaya, at 1770m/ 5,807 ft. This is an 8 to 9 hour journey. This small village sits in a beautiful valley, with riverside walks and boasts a small market.
Today we will start trekking. We have a short but steep climb out of the village. We then walk above the valley on the way to Deurali 2710m/ 8,891ft where we stop for lunch the view of the river and the terraced fields are beautiful. After lunch we walk for about an hour downhill to Bhandar 2190m/ 7,185ft where we stay overnight, in this busy Sherpa village. This is a 6 / 7 hour hike. Many buildings including the Stupa and Monastery have been affected by the recent earthquake).
Today we leave Bhandar and walk down to the Likhu Khola. This is a beautiful, cool walk through the shade of the forest, passing small tea houses and farming communities. We stop for lunch at the riverside, before a fairly steep climb up to our campsite where we stay overnight at Goli Kapte, this can often be quite a fun walk passing through villages and meeting school children walking to and from school or watching the local farmers at work. The view across the valley is of small villages, forest and terraced farming.
Today will start the work in Goli. With so much work needed you will focus on the key projects highlighted by the local villagers.
The goal each day in Goli will be to try and understand the needs of the local people and get involved in a range of projects and help where your skill set will be needed most.
Get back to work in the village and move forward on the previous days efforts and start to see some change in the village.
Working in the village of Goli again we will continue to work in the village, hopefully starting to see some real change from the work you are doing.
We will continue to work on the village projects and goals set out by them. We want to make sure all work is done based off what the local villagers need and want.
Today will be our last day in the village, we will try and finish off the projects we are working on, say goodbye to all the local people we have shared the last 6 days with and hopefully see your money put into action.
Today we continue to walk up hill through small communities. The views once again are beautiful. We walk through forest, passed mani walls, some of which are carved in to the rock face on the way to Ngarr 3445m/ 11,303ft. It may be possible to visit the cheese factory here. We will camp overnight.
This morning we have an early rise to walk up to Pikey Peak. Initially we walk through forest, until it opens up and we then continue upward. Once we arrive at the prayer flags that mark the top of the hill, the view is spectacular. On a clear day we will have mountain views of Kanchenjunga, Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Khumbu Kharna, Ama Dablam, Bharuntse, Mera Peak, Kangteka, Tamserku, Tauche Peak, Dudh Khunda, Numbur Himal, Gaurishankar, Langtang range, Gosaikund, Ganesh Himal and last but not least the Annapurna range to name but a few. There are more than 100 peaks that can be seen from this view point at 4065m/ 13,336ft. We then walk back downhill to Jasabhanjang, our lunch stop, before we continue to walk down through alpine and rhododendron forest to Pikey Khop.
Pikey Khop to Phaplu. We walk through the valley, passing through small hamlets. We will stop at the riverside near Lhoding for lunch before continuing on to Paphlu. The mountain views here include Numbur Himal and Dudh Khunda.
We can either have a day to explore around Paphlu and Saleri or drive back to Kathmandu.
Free day to explore Kathmandu or transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Ready to go?
If the news of earthquake in Nepal struck a cord with you and you want to help, here is your chance. You can join in this spectacular trek to Goli Village and on to Pikey Peak, while helping raising the much needed funds for the people of this small, remote village. This is the opportunity for you to help the village of Goli recover and make a real difference on the ground in Nepal.