10 Feb Garma Hall Project – Build and Trek
February 10, 2019 - February 22, 2019
The Garma Project Trek is an amazing opportunity to explore the Everest region of Nepal, while also doing hands on work to help build a community hall. Experience incredible views of the Himalaya, both from ground and air as you fly into Lukla and trek on foot through to Phaplu.
On arrival in Nepal, explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu. See famous sites such as Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. After a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will be lead by porters on a 5 day trek through charming villages to Phaplu. Enroute you will visit the Thubten Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist centres in the Solukhumbu region.
Once in Phaplu, we begin work on the community hall. Since the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, AHF has been rebuilding schools in the remote Lower Solukhumbu. Garma School has been completed, and now we are building a community hall onsite. This will allow for students, teachers and members of the community to gather for events, or in case of disaster.
Based in relatively basic accommodation in Phaplu, we will travel each day by jeep to the site. There you will have the opportunity to work in cooperation with the locals to aid in the construction of the Garma School Hall. Over the course of 4 days you may be painting walls or planting trees. Whatever the work, it all helps create a safe, comfortable space for the Garma community!
After you have completed your work we say goodbye to Garma! Take in the aerial views of the Everest region one last time as you fly out of Phaplu to Kathmandu and home.