Nepal Impact Expedition

A perfect blend of Impact with Adventure in the Himalayas

today Dates : 05 Oct 2024 to 19 Oct 2024

access_time Duration : 15 Days

Grade : 3

? Grade 1 : Easy
Grade 2 : Moderate
Grade 3 : Challenging
Grade 4 : Hard

place Location : Dolpo, Nepal

Available Slots : 04/08

USD $3300

Brief :

Join the Nepal Impact Expedition 2024 and make a difference! We're bringing together diverse individuals from across the globe with a shared mission: to Solar Power this remote Monastery in Dolpo. Be part of this incredible journey as we trek through breathtaking landscapes and introduce solar energy to this sacred place of worship.  The historic Bon Monastery in Nepal's Dolpo Region relies on fossil fuels for lighting during prayers. As a place of worship for locals and an essential site in Buddhist history, this 500-year-old monastery deserves a sustainable solution.

Trip Highlights

  • Connect with a centuries old cultural heritage  
  • Multiple days of trekking in the Lower Dolpo region.
  • Conserve Old culture and Heritage
  • Power up an old Bon Monastery with Solar grids
  • Trek through the Upper Dolpo region of Nepal
  • Give back to the local communities and Create Impact

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Itinerary Details :

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and know your Fellow Participants
    Arrival in Kathmandu and know your Fellow Participants_Day 1

    You will fly into Nepal to the city of Kathmandu. You will be received at the airport by the GHE team leaders and welcomed with the traditional Nepali greetings. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be stationed for one day. The remainder of the arrival day is for you to relax and interact with the fellow participants. Towards the evening, we will have a story night session where we will hear from a few of the participants on their life journeys. 

  2. Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Cultural Immersion
    Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Cultural Immersion_Day 2

    Today, we fly to the western side of Nepal from Kathmandu. It is about a1 hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Situated along the Nepal-India border, Nepalgunj is culturally rich with a confluence of both Hindu and Muslim culture. We shall stay in hotels and continue with the story night sessions to hear from all the participants on their life journeys. There will be a gear check as well to ensure you are well equipped for the trek. 

  3. Day 3 Flight to Juphal and trek to Dunai (3 Hours of Trek)
    Flight to Juphal and trek to Dunai (3 Hours of Trek)_Day 3

    After breakfast, we will catch another flight to reach the small town of Juphal. It will take about 45 minutes to reach to Juphal with a scenic view of mountains. From Juphal, a short 2-3 hrs walk from the airstrip takes us to our first overnight camp at Dunai village. Our first day on the trail begins with an hour of downhill hiking through the village below the airstrip, then leading through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai. Here we have ample time for a leisure walk around the village. We shall be staying in camps for the night. 

  4. Day 4 Dunai to Tarakot (6-7 Hours of Trek)
    Dunai to Tarakot (6-7 Hours of Trek)_Day 4

    Today is the first long day of trek that leads through multiple glacial streams and then moves along a main river that runs through a maginificent gorge. The valley is lined with pine trees and we will be walking on an old trek path built above the river. After a long day of trekking , we come to Tarakot where colorful terraced fields greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people.  The village stands on a hillock to the south of a glacial river which at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Our overnight camp will be by the river on the edge of a grassy plateau with a trees scattered around. 

  5. Day 5 Tarakot to Laina Odar (5-6 Hours of Trek)
    Tarakot to Laina Odar (5-6 Hours of Trek)_Day 5

    From Tarakot, we continue to follow the main trail for an hour till and then do a quick climb to reach the top of the ridge line. Post the break, we shall continue along the valley with beautiful scenic views of the valley along the vegetation trail to Laina Odar. We will be having lunch at the village and then camp for the day after the long trek in the valley. 

  6. Day 6 Laina Odar to Nawarpani (5-6 Hours of Trek)
    Laina Odar to Nawarpani (5-6 Hours of Trek)_Day 6

    As we move forward, our route mostly follows the river, leading us up and down on uneven trails. The temperature will rise, and the trek will become tougher as we ascend . Along the way of our journey, we will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the breathtaking views of the river and waterfalls. Just after starting, we will hit a steep patch of dirt and uneven path following which the trek will become smoother.

  7. Day 7 Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (7 Hours of Trek)
    Nawarpani to Dho Tarap (7 Hours of Trek)_Day 7

    The trail today goes all the way uphill from Nawar Pani in a wide gorge alongside the Trape river. We will cross the river multiple times, and along the trail, we can encounter mules, horses, and yaks as they use as transportation. And we may have a chance to see some wildlife such as Musk deer and Himalayan Thar. After walking for several more hours, we reach the village of Dho Tarap which is surrounded by an irregular stone wall. In this valley both Bon Po and Chaiba religious sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by a few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations.

  8. Day 8 Rest Day at Dho Tarap
    Rest Day at Dho Tarap_Day 8

    Today is the rest day at Dho Tarap. We can spend the day visiting nearby monasteries. Dho Tarap is situated at 400 meters and during today’s short walks, we also get a chance to get acquainted with the local culture. The Dolpo people wear homespun clothing that is sometimes dyed a maroon color and they favor Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for footwear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber, and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon Po and Nyingmapa (Buddhist sects). 

  9. Day 9 Dho Tarap to Nwarpani
    Dho Tarap to Nwarpani_Day 9

    After a good relaxing day at Dho Tarap, it is time to pack our bags and begin our trek back into the valley and solar power the monastery. From the village, the trek goes down to the campsite used by the local herders. We will rest for a small time and take a last look at the magnificent mountain peaks before we walk along the glacial streams to reach the base location at Nawarpani. The Trek will be faster this time as we go downhill. It would take us roughly 5.5 - 6 hours to reach Nawarpani.

  10. Day 10 Nawarpani to BaijiBara
    Nawarpani to BaijiBara_Day 10

    Today will be a long day of trekking and we shall take a route along the river streams, with patches where the trek goes up and down. It will be a long trek back from Nawarpani to BaijiBara and we will reach by late afternoon after 7-8 hours of trek. This village houses the monastery that will be electrified by our expedition team. The Monastery also known as Yungdrung Shugtsal Bon Gonpa has been recently renovated. It is a very popular monastery among the villagers sof Dolpo region. As stated in Buddhist mythology, a group of Tibetan monks migrated to Baijibara of Upper Dolpo in the 12th century. Shortly after arriving there, those monks started mediation and were enlightened with mystical power. Since then, followers of the Bon religion assemble in Baijibara every year on the occasion of Bhadau Purnima (Full Moon). The monastery doesn't have adequate lighting and as there is always a need for Monks to pray in the monastery even in the winters, a solar powered electricity with adequate lighting would really help. 

  11. Day 11 Solar Electrification of Monastery
    Solar Electrification of Monastery_Day 11

    Today is going to be a very special day. Our team will bring light to this centuries old remotest monastery, ending eons of darkness that it was immersed in for ages. After breakfast, the Team shall get started to set up the solar panels and do the final touches. The Monastery would be solar powered today with the help of GHE engineers and Expedition members. The installed grid will then be inaugurated by the villagers or the monks  in the evening during which we shall have a celebratory dinner with the villagers. 

  12. Day 12 Baijabara to Palcha
    Baijabara to Palcha_Day 12

    After having solar powered the centuries old monastery and having celebrated with the villagers, its time to head back. The trek meanders through mountains that rise higher and steeper with the ridges intersecting each other. Most of the route sticks along the glacial river streams and the journey will be fun with stories of the impact created in the Monastery.

  13. Day 13 Dharapani to Dunai (3-4 Hours Trek) and drive to Juphal
    Dharapani to Dunai (3-4 Hours Trek) and drive to Juphal_Day 13

    Today will be a slowly paced day with the team moving from Dharapani to Dunai where the trekking ends finally. At Dunai, we will transfer to vehicles and head for an hour to reach the small village town of Juphal. 

  14. Day 14 Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathandu
    Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathandu_Day 14

    Today will be a long day, but will involve flying instead of trekking. We shall take the first flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and then take the connecting flight to Kathmandu. We plan to reach Kathmandu by the late afternoon and will check-in to the hotels. Given the hectic schedule, it will be rest day with no activities planned for the evening. 

  15. Day 15 Departures
    Departures_Day 15

    "The mighty mountains beckoned and we answered the call“
    It’s time to say our farewell all around and make our way back to the airport with the GHE Team Leaders who will assure your safe departure! 

Inclusions :

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  • All Airport Transfers in Nepal
  • Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Dolpo-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner all days
  • All accommodations including hotels, homestays and camping on shared basis
  • All local transportation including coaches and taxis
  • Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks
  • Boiled clean drinking water in Village 
  • Trekking permits and National Park fee
  • Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules during the trek
  • Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)

Exclusions :

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude for staffs
  • Donation and local entrance fee

Carbon Offset :

The expedition to electrify the monstery will offset 36 Tons of Carbon over the next 10 years from the environment through setup of 3 Solar microgrids. 
Our estimates suggest that the entire 16 days expedition Carbon footprint, including carbon generated during camping, hotel stay and through the participants return flight tickets, will be around 23 Tons. Overall Your trip to the Himalayas will be Carbon Negative!


Hear from our Alumni

Paulina - Chile "Coming from South America, I was able to relate to the remoteness of the communities and the challenges faced by them. This was the most beautiful and satisfying experiences for me as a Traveler. Never could I have imagined that I would be able to bring light to someone while taking part on an adventure trek."
Staffan - Sweden "This expedition has been one of the most positive influential experience of my life. Being out there in the remoteness and interacting with the locals gave me a sense of purpose. I was deeply moved on the issue of energy access for remote communities and hope to apply my learnings in this direction. "
Mark Appiah
Mark Appiah - Ghana "I come from Ghana in Africa and I have seen the problems faced by the local communities. The expedition exceeded all my expectations. I have never been so happy when I saw the Happy faces of the villagers seeing light for the first time. I am thankful to GHE for such a professionally conducted expedition. "
Jose Carlos
Jose Carlos - Peru "The expedition with GHE was one of the most life changing experiences I have had so far. I am motivated now to also start a similar initiative in my country."
Ashley - USA "Joining hands in an unknown land to bring electricity to the beautiful people of a remote village was an extraordinary experience; one which not only cultivated strong friendships but also showcased the power of the human spirit when we come together to achieve greater good."
Archi - India "The journey you undertake with GHE, is a journey unlike any other. As you are thrown against the bare and stark backdrop of the Himalayas, you learn to overcome your fears, challenge your limits and appreciate the beauty around you, as you unite with those who were once strangers, to bring ‘light’ to a shared dream"
Rolf - Denmark "GHE was for me an opportunity to bring back focus, dedication and a broader perspective to my life – it was extremely enriching and inspirational to see, live and change the lives of the people in the village. I can urge anyone who feels they want to do more with their life, to take the leap and join the cause of “Impact Tourism"
Ute Marke - Germany "Very seldom are we given the opportunity to make a measurable impact in the world. To be part of a team that helped to set up solar grids in the village and seeing the pure joy on the villagers' faces when we turned on the lights for the first time, is something I will never forget."

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