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


 

 


The cause – 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 include schooling for year 11 and 12 students.  
Trek Nepal 2018 is raising funds to go towards the construction of a hostel allowing year 11 and 12 students to live on campus and attend the WYI school. Currently some students travel great distances every day to get to the school and find it difficult to get there when the weather is poor. 




Trek Nepal 2018 in numbers

35 employees
12days days
£140000 GBP fundraising target


The trek – Ghorepani Poon Hill​
WYI will put Computershare employees from the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Barcelona, Denmark, Frankfurt, Madrid, Munich, Rotterdam, Stockholm and South Africa through their paces on a Ghorepani Poon Hill trek from 20 November to 1 December 2018 in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

This 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.​

 

 

  • 20 November

    Location Arrive in Pokhara (direct from Kathmandu)
    Duration: 30 minute flight
    Height: 895m

  • 22 November

    Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul
    Trek to Tikhedhunga
    Duration: 1.5 hour drive, 3 hour trek
    Height: Nayapul 2070m, Tikhedhunga 1540m


  • 23 November

    Location: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
    Duration: 6 – 7 hours
    Height: 2840m

  • 24 November

    Location: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (highest point of trek)
    Poon Hill to Tadapani
    Duration: 5 – 6 hours
    Height: Poon Hill 3210m, Tadapani 2700m

  • 25 November

    Location: Tadapani to Jhinu Danda
    Duration: 4 - 5 hours
    Height: 1600m

  • 26 November

    Location: Jhinu Danda to Tolkha
    Duration: 4 - 5 hours
    Height: 1350m

  • 27 November

    Location: Tolkha to Australian Camp
    Duration: 3 - 4 hours
    Height: 1760m

  • 28 November

    Location: Drive from Australian Camp to Pokhara via Phedi
    Duration: 3 hour drive

  • 30 November

    Location: Early flight to Kathmandu. Visit to WYI school and the Sapana Dreaming children’s home
    Duration: 30 minute flight
    1 hour drive to WYI school
    Height: 1400m






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.

 

Currently, the adult literacy rate in Nepal stands at only 59.1% of people aged 15 years and over. Public expenditure on education is extremely low, at just 4.6% of Nepal's GDP.



 


Change A Life

 

Founded in 2005, Change A Life, Computershare's global community giving program, 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.

 

The money raised comes from company-matched employee donations but also from shareholder dividend donations, corporate contributions and fundraising programmes. To date, we've raised over 8 million Australian dollars.