Feeling adventurous? Got some time in January when the weather in Kathmandu features highs in the 70’s and not a cloud in the sky? Then consider meeting TheoEco in Kathmandu on our New Year Trek in support of Nepal Project 2020!
Beginning January 14, 2020 TheoEco’s Steve and Bobbie Richards are heading back for the five-year anniversary of the 2015 mega-quakes. Trek with us to Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, the Himalayas, and more.
We will be working closely with the Christians in Nepal and the National Theological College and can provide opportunities for volunteers to offer their much-needed skills and experience. To see some of those we will meet and work with while there see our 4 minute condensed version of The Flourishing Kathmandu Church at: https://vimeo.com/299315179.
TheoEco’s Steve Richards and daughter Bobbie went to Kathmandu in the fall of 2015 to assist with the earthquake relief efforts and document/video those efforts. We are going back on January 14, 2020 (5th expedition) to revisit the places and people we met in 2015 and see how things are developing with the earthquake recovery - five years later.
Homes, monuments, temples and the like are still being rebuilt by homeowners and independent organizations like the Kathmandu Preservation Trust out of New York City. Our director Amit Nepali’s family rebuilt a temporary version of their home with no insurance and virtually no government assistance. Not sure the building code is exactly up to spec but when you have 12 family members close to living in the streets during monsoons, you obviously get moving. This is the story we hear everywhere – people doing for themselves as we illustrate in our films: Piles of Bricks, The Flourishing Kathmandu Church, and our Nepal mini-docs.
For more see the VILLAGES mini-doc from our first visit in 2015 for a firsthand look at the conditions in the villages of Gorkha, Lele and others.
Do they have broadband and/or cell phones in Nepal?
There is broadband and cell phone coverage throughout the country.
We will be in Kathmandu anytime from May 15, 2019 to June 30, 2019. Add two days of travel before and after for a total trip day count. Flight arrangements are on each individual, though we can help and potentially arrange travel partners. Longer and shorter stays can be arranged as well. We would advise traveler against staying longer than June as it is monsoon season. Expect some rain as we move through our trek.
The trek costs $995 per week and includes:
This is our fourth expedition since we started working in Nepal.
The primary purpose of our trek is to make progress on our documentaries of Nepal Project 2019, work with our friends, and further the institutional relationships we have built.
The documentaries include:
During the trek you’ll meet many of the people and see many of the places featured in TheoEco’s documentaries. To see all the Nepal mini-docs go to TheoEco’s Nepal Mini-Docs page.