Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Many of our customers say they are looking for somewhere new and exciting to take a tour, and Nepal is just the place for this.
After the devastating earthquakes during 2015, the Nepalese have stressed the importance of tourism returning to the country for their recovery. To help with this effort, we have teamed up with the British Embassy in Kathmandu and The Gurkha Welfare Trust to provide our clients with important information regarding safety, as well as access to opportunities to help the local communities rebuild their lives.
The Foreign Office has declared Nepal safe for travel again, and we have also personally inspected the areas our tours will visit. We have the full and ongoing support of the Nepalese Embassy in the UK, the Nepal Cricket Board, MCC and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, and we are confident that it is an appropriate, safe and rewarding destination to tour. If you’d like to discuss this topic in more detail, please do get in touch as we are more than happy to do so. Please also find a link here to a letter from the UK Commonwealth and Foreign Office that advises a client of ours that the region is safe for travel.
As part of our tours, players can get involved in charitable initiatives. The first group to do this was an MCC team, who coached young players during their Nepal with us during November 2015. The temperature at this time of year was 20 to 22 degrees centigrade during the day, and around 13 at night. You can read their tour diary entries here. Visit our feature on The Gurkha Welfare Trust below to find out how you could help.
The benefits of travelling to Nepal for your tour include…
- More than just a sports tour. Actively get involved in rebuilding the nation after the recent earthquakes
- High quality hotels and airlines
- Competitive and passionate opposition
- Unrivalled range of non-sport, downtime activities
- Breathtaking scenery and treks
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
At the moment we are offering cricket tours to Nepal, but we will be expanding into Football and other sports soon. Please get in contact if this would be of interest to you.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Gurkha Welfare Trust (Charity No. 1103669) provides financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans,
their families and communities in Nepal.
Established in 1969, its focus is providing welfare support to elderly Gurkha veterans and their widows who are dependent on the Trust for a secure old age. For those who are unable to live independently, it offers residential care.
The Trust also delivers community aid to rural villages, installing clean water and sanitation systems, running mobile medical camps and building and refurbishing schools.
The Nepal Earthquakes
The series of earthquakes that began in April this year devastated the Gurkha homeland. Over 30,000 people were killed or injured and millions lost their homes.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust responded immediately to provide medical aid and distribute emergency supplies in isolated rural areas. It also provided victims with temporary shelter from the monsoon rains.
In the longer term, the Trust needs your help to:
- Rebuild the homes of Gurkha veterans and their families
- Repair damaged school and water projects
- Support communities in devastated Himalayan villages
- Provide enhanced medical aid in remote areas
The Trust would be delighted to work with any group on fundraising initiatives. Please let us know if you are interested in helping as part of your tour plan. Alternatively, to support their earthquake response today, please visit gwt.org.uk/donate/earthquake.