SCIF Nepal – A small orphanage in Kathmandu in needs of donation to survive the covid-19 pandemic.
Since 24 March 2020, Nepal is under covid-19 pandemic lockdown. SCIF Nepal – a small orphanage in Kathmandu is not allowing any volunteers / visitors to visit them to avoid covid-19 on the children.
Their main donors Serlyn Lee, Kathmandu Garden House, Eyes on Nepal and Nice Tour Bali are facing financial stress to support the orphanage since March 2020. They wont be able to afford the SCIF house expenses until their travel businesses back to normal.
SCIF Nepal monthly expenses is from 150000 NPR to 250000 NPR (USD 1255 to USD 1680).
Their main expenses is on the house rent which is at 60000 NPR (USD 505) and Food Expenses 80000 NPR (USD 670). Other expenses such as water bill, internet bill, electricity bill, school & stationery fees, medical fees etc, will add on to another 20 000 NPR(USD 165) to 50 0000 NPR (USD 413) per month.
Please visit thier website for donation link in PayPal or you can contact +9779861304486 to donate any amount to thier Esewa (ID =9861304486) or bank account locally.
I don’t have enough time thus I did the Mardi Himal Trek in shortest time frame.
I am the tour planner for Eyes on Nepal Tours & Treks, and for me – November is the busiest period of the year and yet I choose this time to come for this trek.
Why Mardi Himal Trek 4 days in November?
Because the period I am picking is the best time for this trek. (Date: 16 – 19 November)
NOTE: All pictures taken were by my Hua Wei Mate 10, non-edited. Not even adjusting the contrast or light, only put up the water mark of the company logo and resize it so that this page can load faster.
Day 1: Pokhara – Kande – Australian Camp – Pothana – Pitam Deurali – Forest Camp
From Pokhara, we drive to Mardi Himal Trek starting point Kande. From Kande, we trekked to Australian Camp then to Pothana.
NOTE: Australian Camp Trek 1 day is the easiest 1 Day Hike from Pokhara. Many tourist will do this trek from Pokhara as it only take a few hours and the view are so rewarding.
Eyes on Nepal Instagram has some nice pictures of Australian Camp. See below:
Please note at Pothana, you will meet the ACAP Check Post & Information Centre Pokhara, and you need to register your ACA Entry Permit here.
Your Mardi Himal Permit will be registered by your tour guide. If you did not apply the permit, you need to return to Pokhara from Pothana. This is the furthest you can trek to without the ACAP permit(Annapurna Conservation and Project).
NOTE: There is no restaurant, lodge, or rest point from Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp, thus, you need to fill your stomach full as this will be a 4 hours trek non stop in the pine forest. Please bring along enough water or snacks.
Day 2: Forest Camp – Rest Camp – Low Camp – Badal Danda – High Camp
Day 3: High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) – Upper View Point – High Camp – Low Camp
Today, my friends went to the Mardi Himal Base Camp then to Upper View Point at 4am. They returned to our hotel at High Camp exactly at 1pm for lunch.
When they were back, I just woke up from a good night sleep. It was a good day to remember as I was so happy at high camp on my own and enjoy the view at high camp almost all alone. It was so beutiful and I have no will to trek further up for better view(which they told me but I don’t want to risk 8 hours for similar views as what I was getting in my bed and hotel at High Camp).
At 3pm, we packed and checked out and descent down to low camp which took us 2 hours to do it.
We checked in hotel at Low Camp at 6pm. Rest down.
I am not tired at all as today I did only 2 hours downhill trek.