I have Just arrived home after three weeks working out in Nepal on a school expedition.

We had a very exciting trip with many different elements. We did a fair amount of comunity project work whilst we were out there. This  meant we were welcomed into some very remote comunities, some of which had had little to know comunication with western culture. This was a real eye opener for many of our children on the trip as they were are all used to many western luxuries and lifestyles.

We spent a week trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas. Many of the girls in the group were doing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award and I was assessing them for this. We trekked between well know trekking destinations like Goropani and Gandruk. On one early morning we climbed Poon Hill to get amazing views of the 8000 m peaks.

On the trip we also visited the Chitwan national park for an elephant safari and spent sometime in chaotic Kathmandu.

The only down side to this amazing trip was the lack of rock climbing. I did not climb anything except a few trees for 22 days! Gulp ( that’s got to be some kind of record for me!)