By Plan International’s community fundraising officer, and champion trekker, Christina Taylor
Earlier this year, a group of women and men signed up trek the Annapurna Range in Nepal and fundraise to support girls’ rights. On October 23, they made good on their pledge and I accompanied the Trek for Girls group as they travelled and trekked Nepal.
Throughout our stay in Nepal we were treated to incredible kindness and hospitality, delicious food (Dal Baht power!) and great music (‘You are a monkey and I am a donkey, Resham fiririiii’).
While trekking the Annapurna Circuit the views of dramatic white-capped peaks were awe-inspiring. After completing the trek, we visited two community projects supported by Plan International and spent time meeting with students and community members.
The Trek for Girls group raised an outstanding $90,000 which will be directly support girls to realise their rights, and to assist with the Plan-supported earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal.
For anyone thinking about an adventure abroad, don’t think twice – get going! Here are some photos from the trip to get you inspired.