One of our top-rated suppliers, World Challenge South Africa, took Kearsney and Northwood on a trip to Nepal. Here’s what the trip consisted of.

In June a group of Kearsney and Northwood students left for their World Challenge trip to Nepal. We left for Pokhara on Saturday morning and enjoyed a white water rafter trip on the Trisuli River.

We left early Monday morning to Nyapur from where the hike started and completed the first part of the hike to Hile by about 4pm. The view from Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) takes in Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri.

The first few days the trail makes a steady climb between the small Sherpa villages. The second night was spent in Tadapani which offers great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare, which is also known as “Fish Tail.”

The last days’ climb was from Tadapani to Ghorepani from where the following morning you hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise on the Himalayas. We hiked for about 7 hours before we reached Landruk where we set up the tents and watched the World Cup Quarter Finals between France and Uruguay with the locals.

After the trek we went to help at a rural school, Nabim Secondary, where the boys dug trenches for a retainer wall, laid concrete slabs and painted some murals in a classroom. The trenches would be used to prevent the landslides that had been destroying the school land due to the heavy rain.

After that, we returned to Kathmandu where we did some more sight-seeing before we flew back and arrived in Durban the next day. It was an awesome experience and the boys benefited a lot from it.

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