It may come as no surprise that the devastating earthquakes in the country earlier this year meant major setbacks occurred for many local communities. 

For people who believe the true meaning of Christmas is helping others a great  opportunity to join a 16-days ‘Re-Build Nepal’ Christmas Project: Kshamawati School & Annapurna Trek for Families is available departing on 21st December.  Families can join this project (please note: children aged 8 upwards only) which combines a series of wonderfully worthwhile community projects with trekking trips.

Participants will spend time with the Suspa Kshamawati community, in the Dolakha district of north eastern Nepal, for the first 5 days.  It is good to know that specific skills are not needed and that all materials and equipment will be provided on the project site.

It is estimated that roughly 78% of the population in the region are illiterate.   The Kshamawati School has enrolled a total of 470 students, ranging from infants to year  12. The hostel that World Expeditions is helping build will encourage students to live at the school during weekdays enabling them to keep up regular attendance. 

Apart from involvement in re-building the school there will be an exciting 4-days trek into the Annapurna foothills for families.  The experience will provide fantastic photography opportunities passing through Hindu villages, picturesque oak and rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, providing magnificent views of the Annapurna Range. 

‘Re-Build Nepal’ Christmas Project: Kshamawati School & Annapurna Trek for Families runs from 21st December 2015 to 5th January 2016.   The trip includes a 5-days community project and a 4-days trek beginning in Kathmandu.

The cost starts from £1,190 per person and excludes international flights. 

It is worth noting that World Expeditions ran its first trekking holiday 40 years ago in 1975 and is therefore highly experienced in providing trips of a life-time to customers. 

If you would like to find out more please telephone 0800 0744 135.