Nepal 2018

In October 2018 we will be returning to Nepal for our 3rd visit to the Nuwakot District. We have (4) CDWT Team Members and (4) Guest Travelers going on this trip. Our previous projects in Kabilash-2016 and Aapchour-2017 exceeded our expectations. The people of Kabilash have expanded the water system we helped put in place and it now services over 600 people. They constructed a 2nd water tank in the lower village and they built a new water tank at the school which was dedicated in memory of Barbara Brown when we arrive. The people of Aapchour, completed the original project, providing water to 1,000 people. They replaced the original submersible pump, donated by Franklin Electric, with a larger 1.5hp pump and then gifted the 3/4hp pump to the people of Dhokare Bari. After the Aapchour water systemwas completed the local government announced they will be installing a municipal water system for the village. When the system arrives, the village will donate the CDWT system to the neighboring village. If all goes as planned, the people of Parthok, a village about 1 hour from Kabilash, have started construction on a watersystem for 1,000 people and we will arrive in time to see the final completion. We have pledged funds to help cover the cost of their system. We will also distribute (30) water jugs with filters. Each (5) gallon jug, from ICON LIFESAVER, can filter 20,000 liters of water and will provide clean drinking water for a family of four for up to one year. We are also bringing (12) laptops to donate to the school in Kabilash where we will help the students setup a computer lab. The laptops were generously donated by CDWT supports. CDWT reconditioned the latops with Linux OS and a few new batteries and a few harddrives. We have (4) Guest Travelers coming along on this trip. They will see the impact of our projects first hand. They will also participate in the dedication ceremonies and they will have a wonderful journey as they experience the sites of Nepal. Read our blogs to follow our progress and learn more about our Nepal water projects.

PROJECT FUNDING and SUPPLY NEEDS

As we approach the departure date for our project we are trying to raise the final amount needed to fund our work. Team Members are paying for their own expenses. CDWT offers to pay for airfare for the project Team Member volunteers. We are in need of funding to cover the remaining $7,338 to pay for shipping the water filters, in country transportation, the newly added Parthok project, and repair for the Bloomsky weather station in stalled at the Kabilash school.
  • $4,944.84 (travel for 4 team members)
  • $1,500 (Dhokare Bari water system)
  • $1,700 Parthok water system
  • $4,050 for (30) LIFESAVER waterfilter jugs
  • $850 (Aapchour upper village water system)
  • $550 in-country transportation
  • $500 (travel visas, shipping, memorial plaque, educational materials)
  • $1,000 (water testing kits, GPS, misc. tools)
  • Network router, laptop donation for the school

Please consider donating to our project. 100% of your donation goes directly to the project costs.

INCREDIBLE HIMALAYAN TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

Join us on our next trip to Nepal, Oct 27 - Nov 12, 2018. We are inviting up to 14 people to travel with us to Nepal for an incredible 10 day guided tour. The group will travel with our team to Nepal, stay in the same hotel and spend one day visiting the project site in the Nuwakot District. We will inspect the work completed by the village, scope the next project and the group will participate in a dedication ceremony at the Kabilash school water tank in memory of Barbara Brown. The other days will be spent under the care of our trusted partners in Nepal who operate a tour company and transportation company. Travelers will experience Nepal, escorted by local guides, exploring 4th century Buddhist temples, Thamel market, and UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. There will be a 3 night stay in Pokhara to experience the Himalayas close up, a visit to a mountain top resort and a 2 night visit to Chitwan National Park. The all inclusive cost per travel, for reservations made prior to March 20, is: $3,900 (incl. round trip airfare from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM), travel visas, hotel, breakfast, ground transportation, daily excursions and fees), this also includes a $250 donation towards the Nepal water project. Reservations made after March 20 will be adjusted based on the cost of airfare.

OPTIONAL SIDE-TRIPS INCLUDE:
>> OPTION 1: mountain flight to view Everest and the Himalayan mountain range ($250).
>> OPTION 2: 2-night trip to lower Mustang Valley, 30 miles from the Tibetan border ($350).
>> OPTION 3: 5-night hike on the Everest trail from Lukla to Tengboche ($400).

ITINERARY & DETAILS (posted:2018-02-24)

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BROCHURE (1.5MB pdf)

12 Best Treks in Nepal

Nepal Chitwan National Park

Nepal Documentary (youtube)

The official tourism website for Nepal

Music Video at Kaze Darbar

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