Nepal Trek – April 28, 2016
The ASF and Thule team are now in Namche Bazaar the main trading village of the Khumbu region. To get from Phakding to Namche they had to cross over many suspended bridges including the one they they were on when the first earthquake struck Nepal in 2015. It was a part of the trip that some members met with apprehension. To walk the bridge, visit the tea house where they spent the long night of aftershocks post earthquake was a surreal event.
As quoted by Valerie: “walking the bridge for me was an emotional event. Since the earthquake last year I have held a much anxiety within me. With every step through this part of the trek, I felt much of that anxiety melt away. With every hug from a dear friend I haven’t seen in a year, gives me refueling, and a reminder of just how much I love this country and culture and why I am here and dedicated to giving these children more choices in life through education. I believe it is through education that this beautiful culture can thrive. This trek has turned out to be one of the most healing journeys I have ever been on”.
The team has one more stop in Khumjung before they make their way to Apa’s home in Thame.