Nepal Expedition update: arrived safely in Kathmandu

November 19, 2009 at 12:27 am 1 comment

Right now it is five o’clock in the morning in Kathmandu. In about an hour, our group of about fifteen is going to load into a bus and make the all-day drive on a rough road to Turlong, in Nepal’s central Lumjung District.

View of Everest and the High Himalayas on approach to Kathmandu

After a long series of flights (including a 14 hr leg from Chicago to Delhi), we arrived at Kathmandu yesterday mid-day and were met first by spectacularly clear vistas of the Himalayas and Mount Everest, followed by the welcoming arms of the local Choice-Trivani team when we hit the ground. Sachico Goto, a Trivani Intl distributor from Utah, also met us at the hotel and will be joining us on the expedition. (We’ll make sure to get her experience posted when we get back in contact).

After the typical wild drive through the city to our hotel, we did a little last-minute shopping and planning with the group and had a big pizza dinner with Bishnu and his team last night.

Kathmandu streets are narrow and action-packed.

Our journey today will take us into Turlong, where we will stay tonight with the villagers. Each of us have carried in our luggage various supplies (books, medical equipment, computer equipment, crayons etc.) that we will be sharing with the villagers. Tomorrow we will help work on the construction of a school. Over the next few days, we will hike up to Parunakot where we will be working on projects associated with the new Health Clinic under construction there. We’re also expecting a lot of celebrating and dancing with the local villagers.

For the next week we will be out of communication with the rest of the world, but we promise to send photos and stories of our adventures as soon as we can.

Until then, Namaste!

Chris Peterson

Chris Johnson (Choice Program Director) and expeditioner Connie Roller hangin' on tight.


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  • 1. Elisa  |  November 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Exciting! My friend donated some of her children’s books that they had outgrown to the Trivani Foundation’s book drive. I know her kids are excited about sharing something of theirs with other children so far away.

    I’m so glad to see so many updates. This is really the way to see Trivani in action!


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