​Support Computershare employees as they trek through the Himalayas to raise money for education in Nepal

 

     The aim

       22 Computersh​are employees from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong will trek through
       the Annapurna region of Nepal to raise funds for World Youth International and their school in
       Gokarna. Trek Nepal 2019 has the goal of raising AUD 143,000 which will go towards:

           >  completing the construction and fit-out of a student home on campus

           >  solar panels for the school

           >  new laptops and multimedia equipment for student use

           >  redevelopment of student play areas

           >  construction of a sealed road to lead into the school

 
                                                               The trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers panoramic views of the stunning Annapurna Himalayan range while passing through beautiful forests. At a maximum altitude of 3210m above sea level, it is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal.​​

Day 1: Arrive in Pokhara (30 minute flight)

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga (1.5h drive, 3h trek)

Day 3: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (6h trek)

Day 4: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (5 - 6h trek)

Day 5: Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (4 - 5h trek)

Day 6: Jhinu Danda to Tolkha (4 - 5h trek)

Day 7: Tolkha to Australian Camp (3 - 4h trek)

Days 8 & 9: Drive to Pokhara via Pedi, flight to Kathmandu and visit to WYI School. 


 

Trek Nepal 2019 in numbers

22 employees
12 days
143000 AUD fundraising target

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  • Change A Life
    Change A Life invests in projects which provide long-term solutions to the communities involved. We focus on change that provides an opportunity for people to build up their skills for a brighter and more sustainable future.

    Since it's launch in 2005, Change A Life has raised more than AUD $9.3 million for over 16 projects in 13 countries.
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  • World Youth International
    WYI has provided access to basic services such as healthcare and education for more than 40,000 people.

    Their school in Gokarna, Nepal, caters for students up to Year 10 and currently has over 500 students. With support from Computershare, the WYI school will be extended to provide classes for Year 11 and 12 students and complete a number of other projects at the school.
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  • Trek Nepal 2018
    33 Computershare staff from the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Ireland, South Africa and continental Europe came together for Trek Nepal in November 2018. They raised over AUD 300,000 towards the construction of a boarding home at the World Youth International School, to allow students from remote areas to access education.
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  • The Location - Nepal
    The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a small Himalayan nation of about 30 million people in an area of 147,181 square kilometres, located between India and China. The country has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, and is a favourite destination for hikers and trekkers.

    In spite of substantial external development assistance, Nepal remains one of the least developed countries in the world. High disease prevalence, low adult literacy rates, natural disasters, food security and availability problems, and high rates of child malnutrition are just a few of the challenges Nepali people face on a daily basis.
​Scroll through our 2018 Trekkers' reflections below