An update from our Nepal trekkers – Part One
14 Nov 2017 | Blog | Supporter action | Nepal
Our Trekking in Solidarity participants arrived in Nepal over the weekend and have begun their epic trek across the Annapurna circuit.
The trekkers wasted no time immersing themselves in the local culture. During the first few days, the team took part in a the multi-faith experience, beginning with a Catholic Mass and proceeding to visit Buddhist stupas, witness a Hindu cremation ceremony and visits to a number of palaces and temples.
This day of sightseeing and cultural exploration also gave the team time to reflect on the devastating effects of the 2015 earthquake. They got to witness a lot of the work done through the recovery effort, which Caritas Australia was part of.
The group also spent some time with Caritas Australia’s local partners in Nepal in the first few days of the trip, including a visit to the office of Caritas Nepal. The group were also welcomed by one of the Caritas Australia supported programs assisting local farmers in the city of Pokhara. The trekkers were presented with garlands of marigolds and khadis (scarves) to wear during the ceremony.
Now the team is in Ulleri, where they just completed one of the toughest parts of the trek.
"The steps just go on forever! But we did it! We’re at Ulleri celebrating our huge achievement," said trekker and Caritas Diocesan Director, Kerry Stone. "Of course, there are five more days to go but today was meant to be the toughest."
Well done to the trekkers so far and stay tuned for more updates on how the remaining days of their trip pan out.
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