A few final spots remain on an all female trek of the breathtakingly beautiful Annapurna mountain range to Annapurna Base Camp [ABC] in November this year. It’s not quite as ‘easy as ABC’ though, in fact trekking to over 4,000 metres above sea level will provide a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience for those up to the task.
The trip will also include the opportunity to visit remote Nepalese villages and experience the International Nepal Fellowship’s work first hand among some of the most marginalised communities in the country.
As part of the journey you’ll raise much needed funds for INF’s Green Pastures Hospital [GPH] in Pokhara with support from INF Australia’s team. GPH specialises in caring for patients with leprosy and spinal cord injuries. Nepal has the fourth highest rate of leprosy in the world. For every 1,000 people within its borders, there are eight who live with leprosy.
“We are so privileged to live in Australia. We can drink water from the tap, access good healthcare and schools, we are free to worship God with no threat of violence or arrest, and when natural disasters strike, there are well-resourced and equipped teams to deal with it,” says Elle Morris, Trek leader.
“We and future generations shouldn’t take this for granted and we have a lot to learn the people of Nepal. It’s also important that we don’t cling on to our resources purely for our own benefit. I so admire the work of INF and raising support through this Annapurna challenge will mean that INF can continue to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged people they serve. I hope our time in Nepal will broaden our thinking and our hearts, that we will gain an appreciation of what we have and how best to use it for God’s glory.”
The group hopes to raise $10,000 for GPH’s work and to date includes beginner through to experienced trekkers. The trek begins on 27 October this year and the INF Australia team will provide a suggested training schedule to those interested in going.
So, how can you make a difference and get involved?
For more information about the trek contact the INF Australia office: [email protected]
To help raise funds in partnership with those already signed up to go click here: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/easy-as-abc-trek-2017