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Earthbound Expeditions Nepal - Social Work in nepal

Why travel with Earthbound Expeditions ?:
Take an adventure holiday to Nepal Himalaya and beyound with one of the leading trekking companies, that is responsible , committed to environmental and social sustainability and make a diffrence.. !!

Beside travel and trekking business we also believe in our responsibility towards our society and good Karma (deeds). We have been part of various social activities & philanthropic events. Please take the time to read what makes us different than most tour and trek operators in Nepal. Making a difference through tourism. Being responsible to maintain or improve the environment and culture. Helping Orphan children and the needy in Nepal. We, Earthbound Expeditions, have been helping many helpless people over the past few years. We have supported the Buddhist Child Home ( BCH) in Boudhanath, building schools in remote regions. We have involved in many social work like tree plantations, health camps, children sponsors, social awarness, building hospitals etc. We are proud sponsor of the Nepal trek of overland-underwater.com, a charity drive from UK to NZ for CARE international in 2006.
 Hollywood Film actor and Philanthropist Alex Kruz was touring in Nepal with Earthbound Expeditions and doing some social  work to help Blind centre and orphans 

You may be interested to learn that we just finished building school (4 rooms) in the remote village of Darkha, Dhading north of Kathmandu for 82 poor students; it was great experience to be there with villagers. The organization that contributed the fund is called www.handsinnepal.org and Earthbound Expeditions (me) coordinate whole program and put some about USD 460 as donation, plus me and my staff volunteered in many ways.

The whole project cost was about USD 8,000. You can read the whole beautiful story at http://www.handsinnepal.blogspot.com/. If you or some of your friends want to help such kind of charity that will be always welcome, we have been approached by other villagers to build the school which we will start in Dec - Jan this year.
We have started to built another 3 room school and library in upper Darkha village with Help of Mr.Chris Gibbs from USA.  He did 3 treks with us in Nepal and decided to help Nepali  people and Children. Thanks to him and his friends, familied and supporter when he was doing the fund raising.

We have decided to give 3 % of our total profit to the social organizations. We trust giving to a worthy cause like this with good heart and pure motivation generates vast amounts of Positive potential and that makes the diffirence. We have been helping many volunteers for the placements in schools, care house, health project etc.

As an adventure travel leader specialising in tailor made journeys to south asia Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India, Sri-lanka and Vietnam,  Earthbound Expeditions support to care house, building school and libraries, help to an orphange is an expression of our commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism and support for the communities we operate tour in.

Since 2004, through donations from our clients, friends, families, and communties we were able to give over $6,000 to BCH - Buddhist Child HOme ( an Orphanage) and other community based projects. (see below our works). Photos to Follow.

Please click on thumbnail to enlarge photos of our school building project in remote regions of Dhading

Recently the Nov –Dec issue of Singapore base silk air in-flight magazine SilkWinds covered an article about Earthbound Expeditions' charity trek in Ganesh Himal region where we work together with HANDS in Nepal to built schools in remote regions of Nepal for poor students.  So our responsible way of travel and good deeds are recognized.

Silkwinds

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Responsible Travel News

Scholarship and Supplies Distribution for Students of Shree Gyan Jyoti Higher Secondary School.

Student after receiving Scholarship Ceritificate 

An appreciation letter from Buddhist Bal Griha BCH -( an Orphange that have over 52 helpless kids) for our support

The innocient child at BCH waiting for your support

A Happy poor Mom : She received donation of Rs. 20,000 from a British couple ( Ramanik & Kamala Patel) with inatiation of Mr. Rajan to buy a cow for her newly found child ( She found a child in a field). Newspaper cutting of Kantipur, Nepal's National daily newspaper December 2006 - that covered the Article .

 Hollywood Film actor and Philanthropist  Alex Kruz was touring in Nepal with Earthbound Expeditions and doing some social  work to help Blind centre and orphans: 

 

Kathmandu Dec 1st, 2013 : 
World renown film actor is in Nepal now doing Nepal tour and trek  through a reputed trekking agency Earthbound Expeditions and also helping the local organisations, blind centre and orphanage, so this work is his social Philanthropic work. 
Kruz who is Nepal for 10 days doing some volunteering and touring around Kathmandu, Nagarot, Pokhara , Chitwan and some short trek Has worked as a donor, volunteer, and liaison for several charities which treat children with life threatening diseases. Most recently associated and endorsed by the Somaly Mam Foundation which rescues children and woman from sexual slavery around the world.
We are very happy to show Alex the celebrity our wonderful country and it is great that he is helping our people said Rajan Simkhada a well known tourism  Entrepreneur, social Leader and Philanthropist, who is also a little celebrity here in Nepal. 
So far Alex have provided help to a Blind centre run By NIBDA (The Nepal Integrated Blind Development Association) and also a child home near Boudha called Buddhist Child home.



 

 

Earthbound Expeditions have been practicing Responsible tourism creating more job for the locals, building schools, library, helping the blind centre and orphans. Mr. Rajan claimed that  if we can offer this kind of Holiday and social work type of tourism product to the world it will help to promote Nepal's tourism in new dimensions. 
His hope is that after Alex back to home he will bring positive message about Nepal and it's people, culture and nature and that will defiantly help to promote Nepal in the world market. 
You can read more and see photos and info. about Alex  from this link http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4330314/ and can also get more info. about Earthbound Expeditions at www.enepaltrekking.com

Hollywood Film actor and Philanthropist  Alex Kruz with Blind Children at orphange where NIBDA is taking care of these Childrens.
On December 8th, 2013 Alex Kruz was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador on behalf of NIBDA (The Nepal Integrated Blind Development Association) for the Americas.

We are also helping to built a hospital in Remote region of Nepal at Dhanding distric which is north of Kathmandu.
Namaste, Welcome To Mamata Hospital Project

Our vision is to bring healthcare to the people of Dhading by building a world class hospital and teaching facility by 2018.  Our group includes local Nepali people from Dhading and Kathmandu and like-minded individuals from around the world, many of whom visit Nepal regularly. The people of Nepal are warm, friendly and show such hospitality that is rarely found anywhere else in the world.
For more details please visit http://mamata-hospital-project.org
 

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BCH chairperson Durga received donation of Rs. 1,12,651 from a American couple
( Joanna & John ) with inatiation of Mr Rajan to support child of BCH - that was covered by Nepal's national daily Rajdhani - Durga and Rajan's photo

Rajan donating money to BCH

Poor two girls "Binita" and "Dipa" rescued from their mountain home and now studying in Kathmandu in a Boarding School by the kind help from Mr. Michael Germain and Elizibeth of USA with help of Mr. Rajan simkhada.

Rajan taking part in tree plantation and social awarness activities on world environment day - We have whole world to explore and one Earth to save!!

Social Work

Shoes for SherpasShoes for Sherpas Project:
Don't let a "good sole" go to waste!  Give it to good Soul..

We are currently collecting shoes and boots, we have so far collected 800 pairs.
Anne and Larry distributed them in the Everest region in October 2012. Now Anne is back again to give over 562 pairs of shoe to Upper Darkha and Upper Gormu village of Dhanding Distric.
Please donate hiking boots, cross trainers, or running shoes that still have some life left in them. Don't let a "good sole" go to waste!  Give it to good Soul...
Thank you for Helping, to know more about this project please visit http://shoesforsherpas.org/ . Earthbound Expeditions is happy to be the local partner to send these shoes to the one who is in need of them and we have been helping last 2 years. 
Bringing shoe through Nepal's custom is getting hard, it will be great if you or your friends are going to Kathmandu, Nepal, you can drope your shoe in Our Earthbound Expeditions' office and we can collect from there as well.
Or you can leave your used shoe after the trekking which you probably don't want to bring back home. at Thamel Eco Resort or at Thamel Momo Hut or Pokhara Eco Resort and tell them that this shoe are for Shoe for Sherpas project. We will collect it from there.

This is what people wrote about us regaidng our work for the sustainable tourism and social change ...

 

Hello, 
The Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal was an amazing and deeply moving experience. A few days earlier flying in to Kathmandu, my first glimpse of snow capped peaks, terraced hillsides, and wildly plunging valley walls, stirred some ancient memory of 'home'. The astonishing landscapes, adventurous people I met on the way and the consistently gentle consideration of the trek team - Naryan, Hari, Guadji and guide Namaraj only confirmed this sense of a world without spiritual borders. 
Always helpful, Rajan Simkhada - Earthbound president is based in Kathmandu, while international representative Tarek Lughold answered emails and provided requested information promptly. I can highly recommend Earthbound for their excellent service and long term industry expertise. Many of the staff including Rajan volunteer their time to social work. It is gratifying to know that Earthbound are an eco conscious, socially active company supporting remote area projects, such as the building of a small school recently at Darkha. At the end of my stay in Nepal I didn't want to leave. I can't wait to go back.
Rajan, it is important to me that the your organisation is involved in socially conscious projects..., KEEP IT UP. 
Kind regards,
Jàguar from Australia, did Nepal trek in Nov 2013 with Earthbound Expeditions.