FIRST WE WALK

Nepali Himalaya Expedition

Trek dates: November 15 - 27

Price: USD$1000

Trekking for Domestic Violence Awareness

FUNDRAISING

All trekkers on the First We Walk Nepali Himalaya Expedition are fundraising via Benojo.

Each trekker will have a unique fundraising page they are able to share far and wide in their networks to raise much needed funds to support Her Farm Nepal Women's Refuge.

Her Farm is located in rural Nepal and provides a safe place for women to live, farm and thrive. Residents, survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, can control their own destinies by controlling their own land. These women can and will feed their own families by working collectively to tend livestock and grow crops.

100% of public funds raised by First We Walk trekkers will be donated to Her Farm. Our donations will support:

  1. Greenhouse Project;

  2. Women’s micro-finance fund.

*All donations via BENOJO are 100% tax deductible (US donors). Her Farm Nepal is an initiative of US registered non-profit charity The Mountain Fund.


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The expedition

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Objectives

  • Raise funds to finance a new Greenhouse for Her Farm Nepal, and a women's micro-finance fund;
  • Host a 3-day 'thrive' retreat at Her Farm (limited spaces available) following the trek, to share skills and stories as a global community (yoga, meditation, Wim Hof Method introduction, agricultural farming, storytelling for film making, holistic therapy);
  • Raise global awareness for domestic and gender-based violence;
  • Inspire unity consciousness.

Who is this trek for?

  • Women survivors of domestic and gender-based violence;
  • Women AND men looking to challenge themselves out of their comfort zone and re-connect their essence through exposure in wild nature;
  • Women AND men with a holistic mindset looking to grow, connect and give back;
  • This trek is for anyone who a big, open heart!

The Trek

12-days from Kathmandu through the Gosainkunda region and return to Kathmandu.

The Gosainkunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu Mythology attributes Gosainkunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Parana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to the Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosainkunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janao Purnima festivals where thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the region. Gosainkunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his holy Trident into a mountain to extract water so he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison.

The main inhabitants of Gosainkunda region are Tamang and Sherpa (of Tibetan origin), whose religion, culture, language and dress are similar to the Tibetan people. Gosainkunda trekking offers an incredible opportunity to experience Nepal's unique combination of cultures, landscapes, stunning mountains and diverse wildlife and vegetation.

Trek difficulty

Moderate to hard. We will be staying in lodges along the trek route, thus you will not be required to bring or carry camping equipment.

Challenges

Peak climbs and cold immersion (for experienced Wim Hoffers) are optional. Angie is a practioner of the Wim Hof Method and aims to submerge in frozen lakes along the route. Any trekkers interested in learning more about the WHM can contact Angie directly. The method combines breath work, cold immersion and mind set training and is a highly effective tool for controlling the fight or flight response of the body, typical with abuse and trauma victims.


*Trek will begin Day 1 on November 16th. All trekkers must meet in Kathmandu by November 15th. Accommodation for this night will be arranged and included in your total trek cost. Flights are not included in trek package.


Nepal Expedition Team

Angie Davis (AU), team leader, co-coordinator.

Australian travel and wellness writer, film and virtual reality director and producer, and domestic violence survivor. Angie will be joined on the trek by her two sons aged 5yo and 7yo.

Angie lived with domestic violence for a decade, evacuated the Japanese Tohoku disaster in 2011, and watched a friend die at her feet in the sand following a brutal shark attack. Her journey through trauma healing has been accentuated by travel, freedom of movement, living simply and overcoming fears and limiting beliefs by being at the mercy of hard nature.

"To trek the Himalayas has been a life-long dream. To have the opportunity to share the adventure with my kids and a team of beautiful souls with me is an absolute gift. To be able to sync our journey with a cause so very close to my heart is an absolute blessing. The kids and I will be living with the women of Her Farm before and after the trek to really get to know the amazing residents and to share and learn together. Every dollar we raise for this trek will benefit the women, their children, and the greater community, giving back hope to the Himalayas." - Angie.

Personal challenge: Angie is currently training the 'Wim Hof Method' course and aims to enter the lakes at high altitude in winter in just bikinis. The #whm is a great tool for abuse and trauma survivors to control the body's fight or flight response, and Angie hopes to introduce the method to the women at Her Farm.

Nissan Gajurel (Nepal), Guide.

Celia Galpin (AU/NZ), team photographer.

Cade McConnell (AU), Certified Yoga Instructor (and Wim Hof Method practitioner), Her Farm workshop assistant co-coordinator;

Remy Richard (France), lifestyle enthusiast.

Public spaces are NOW open for the trek. Please CONTACT US to reserve your space.



Her Farm Women’s Refuge Experience

10 spaces are available for trekkers to join Angie at Her Farm following the trek, from November 27th to host a 3-day workshop with the women, sharing skills and stories. We will practice yoga, meditation, and breath work, hold a storytelling for filmmaking workshop, learn agricultural techniques from the women, and share stories and sacred space as a global community of women (and men!)

To attend the Her Farm Experience there will be an additional domestic jeep transfer (cost TBC) and daily accommodation and food expenses (USD$50 per person per day). How long you stay at Her Farm is totally up to you, there is plenty to do and we encourage you to come spend time with the women! Spaces are extremely limited so be sure to register today.


Public donations

100% of public funds raised by First We Walk trekkers will be donated to Her Farm. Our donations will support:

  1. Greenhouse Project;Women’s micro-finance fund.
  2. We will soon be launching our public donations platform.

Sponsors

The Tea Tribe

Tea Tribe likes to think of you and the earth, providing a cultural experience in every cup with organic, socially conscious and ethical loose leaf tea and tisanes, sourced from the rolling hills in Sri Lanka, misty mountains of Taiwan and transcending gardens in Kyoto Japan. Tea Tribe is 100% Australian owned, packaged using biodegradable and compostable bags printed with vegan ink.

$1 from all online sales at Tea Tribe will be donated to our Her Farm fundraising project.

https://www.teatribeculture.com.au

 


Corporate sponsorship opportunity

Opportunities are now open for:
    •    Donors and Sponsors for the Nepalese expedition to cover: travel expenses (flights, transfers, guide, equipment); documenting the journey;
    •    Fundraising partners;
    •    Media and PR sponsorship and support.


Media/PR/Sponsor inquiries: angie@theaniccaway.com

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