rani nazim wrote -
My friend Kim and I in a moment of madness decided that we are going to trek to base camp Mount Everest in Nepal this coming July. In midst of planning our trip, we thought it would be nice do more than just visit the area, particularly in light of the recent avalanche tragedy. While there are many worthwhile charities, we believe Nepal Orphans Home is a particularily worthy cause. The oragnization, based in Katmandu, runs five santuaries that provide housing, health care, and education to impoverished Nepalese children. Nepal Orphans Home aims to instill in these children the skills they need to build a brighter future.
Our trek will include a 14 day trek to the base camp of Mount Everest which lies at an altitude of 17,000 feet. For those of you know who Kim and me, you know this will be quite the challenge!