The trek was to be a 10-day trek through remote mountain villages to Annapurna Base Camp (elevation 13,550 ft). We would also visit some of the project sites that TRIFC supports and do a little cultural sightseeing as well. It was months of planning, organizing, fundraising and getting our group physically and mentally ready for the challenging 10 days on the trail.
All the hard work paid off though and I’m happy to declare TRIFC’s first fundraising trek to be a smashing success! We had fewer people that we were originally anticipated, but our small but mighty trekking group made up for that with our enthusiasm and large hearts! Together we raised over $15,000 for TRIFC and we all successfully completed the trek with no major illnesses or injuries! Yay!!
It was quite an incredible experience, both the trek and spending time with these amazing children living with disabilities. I think we all learned a lot about ourselves and each returned home a slightly changed person.
These kids continue to show me and remind me just how incredible the human spirit can be if given the opportunity to thrive. I’m so happy we were able to make a small difference in their lives and hopefully in other children’s lives as well as the programs are able to expand and provide more support.
I will be continuing my involvement with TRIFC and the fundraising trek program so if anyone is interested in a physically, mentally & spiritually challenging travel experience in Nepal that will forever change you, just let me know! I can’t recommend it enough! 🙂