In about 6 days, I leave on a trip to Nepal. Once again, I will be trekking with Trekking for Kids to improve the lives of children around the world. This is a special trip for several reasons, one of which is the devastation from the April 2015 earthquake calls for the world’s support for this developing nation. It has been long enough where our presence will not be a hindrance to the important efforts that happen immediately post-earthquake. Our aim is to fundraise the monies needed to re-build the school in the remote village of Kumari, pretty much destroyed during the earthquake and still not recovered. The school serves about 400 children and we got news this week that the building permit and plans were approved by the local authorities. If you would like to contribute, please visit my fundraising page and donate, nothing too small (or too big!). After we visit Kumari and spend a few days with the kids and doing some projects, we will depart to do a 5-day hike that, weather permitting, will allow me to see Mt. Everest in person. I will not be going to Everest Base Camp as it takes an extra week that I cannot afford with work but that’s OK. I will get to spend time with some folks I have trekked before and I am looking forward to that!
So the point of the post was to share with you how it looks to pack for this type of trek with multiple elements to it. This is my spare bedroom, all loaded with my stuff. Now, to figure out how to fit it in the orange bag on the left and the hiking backpack that will serve as my carry-on piece. Wish us luck!