Adventure travel specialist World Expeditions is marking the two-year anniversary of the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal with the announcement of a Rebuild Nepal project.
Taking place in November, the project will assist with building three classrooms at the Shree Manjushree School in the Kashi Goan village, Gorkha region, which was at the epicentre of the earthquake. World Expeditions has already helped rebuild classrooms at three schools across Nepal through seven Rebuild Nepal projects. Having been operating in Nepal for more than 40 years, and with over 200 trekkers and staff in the region when the earthquake struck, the company provided opportunities for travellers to help in a meaningful way.
The new project, exclusive to World Expeditions, will see travellers working alongside locals to rebuild the badly damaged school that was established in 1962 and currently educates 365 students. Spanning 18 days, the trip will also include sightseeing in Kathmandu and a remote, off the beaten path trek from the Langtang region to the Manaslu Circuit.
Travellers will cross true wilderness giving them a chance to see red panda, musk deer, bears or even leopards, as they pass through untouched, traditional areas.
The worst natural disaster to strike the mountainous, landlocked country for more than 80 years, the 2015 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, displaced more than two million and destroyed roughly 35,000 classrooms. It also had a negative impact on tourism, the country’s largest source of foreign income.
An opportunity for a small group to leave behind something positive, Rebuild Nepal: Shree Manjushree Secondary School, Gorkha Region is guaranteed to depart on Nov. 25.