We are endlessly inspired by Nepal, the home country of our founder. Rich in cultural and religious heritage, arts and architecture and unending snow-capped mountaintops, it would take more than a lifetime to unearth the secrets of this small yet...
In the days before my flight to Kathmandu, I didn’t know what to think or how to feel. I was a mixture of excitement and a little bit of “oh boy what did I get myself into.” My biggest fear was being overwhelmed by loneliness, having that ache for human friendship that so often haunts us. After all, I was launching myself into an isolated community in the mountains to teach where I couldn’t even communicate the native language. I was bound to feel a little out-of-place.
Each day in Kirtipur, Nepal, a small village in the shadow of the Himalayas, teams of skilled women gather to handcraft and assemble our one-of-a-kind Kirtipur Sweaters. Hand-woven on a loom and taking multiple days to create, each piece is a true labor of love.
On April 25, 2015, a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal — followed weeks later by a 7.3-magnitude aftershock — killing almost 9,000 people, injuring 22,000, and damaging or destroying nearly 800,000 homes.
At Sherpa Adventure Gear we are happy to provide Trek to Teach volunteers with apparel and gear for their travels, knowing that access to education can change the world, and are excited to share one of their recent volunteer’s experiences with you.