SkychasersVillage Relief Trek to Rebuild Nepali Region
Aug 31, 2015 04:44PM
Skychasers—a local Lancaster adventure and travel company that carries out insider tours to Nepal and the Himalayan regions—is offering an adventure that combines rebuilding with trekking on a not-for-profit trip from October 11 through 25. Skychasers is committed to helping Nepal rebuild its mountain villages and infrastructure, and the adventure will be heavily discounted to get as many people to Nepal as possible. No previous construction experience necessary.
Itinerary includes a couple of days in the living museum of Kathmandu, followed by a journey to the village work site. Five or six days will be spent helping with rebuilding efforts before ascending higher into the Himalaya for another week of trekking the loftiest mountains in the world.
Jerry Lapp, owner of Skychasers, lived in Nepal for five years with his wife Mary Ellen. He speaks Nepali, has a deep understanding of the various cultures in Nepal and is committed to helping rebuild the country that has given him so much. Monsoon hits mountain villages hard during the summer months, so rebuilding will not begin in earnest until the skies clear in October. Lapp shares, “One of the most organic and sustainable ways for us to lend a hand is to continue to travel to Nepal so that families who rely on the trekking industry for their livelihood will continue to be self-reliant.”