Nepal - How Can You Help

We are all by now aware of the disastrous earthquake events that struck the Himalaya on April 25, 2015. We are only just now starting to make contact with our friends and business associates in Nepal. While we grieve for the dead and the wounded there, and mourn the loss of priceless and timeless architecture, and worry for the safety and health of the survivors, we can’t help but ask ourselves, “how can we help?”

The message from our friends in Nepal is clear: “come to us. Come and experience our world-famous trekking, and in so doing, help us to recover our financial stability.” For some of us, that may turn out to be the best sort of financial aid we can offer.

Mazamas is currently offering a 19-day outing to the Annapurna Region of Nepal, scheduled for October 26, 2015 to November 13, 2015, during which we will visit the famed Annapurna Sanctuary, the very heart of that incredible massif, there staying at two climbing base camps each located at elevations of just under 14,000 ft., and touching at numerous Magar, Gurung and Tamang villages along the way. It will be a splendid way to experience for yourself the resilience of these cheerful, hardy mountain people, knowing that by your presence you are helping them in the most concrete of ways to recover from this disaster.

An informational meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Mazama Mountaineering Center If you are interested in visiting this region, now is as good a time as there ever has been to do so. Please join us on the 28th and see if this is a way you can help. RSVP on Facebook.