Group of friends completes epic Nepal Trek for Sense International
29 November 2018
A group of friends have trekked to the world renowned Annapurna Base Camp raising over £400,000 for Sense International.
The group consisting of more than twenty friends from London, Australia, Canada and Singapore took part in the nine day trek which saw them trek from around 1,500 metres altitude to over 4,130 metres.
Sunil Shah who is a trustee for Sense International decided to organise this trek being an experienced trekker himself. Sunil said:
“We were all so excited to take on this challenge for Sense International. It was a lot more difficult than any of us originally imagined but we rose to the challenge and made it to Annapurna Base Camp.
The higher we got, the less oxygen there was and some in the team started to suffer from headaches and nausea making trekking even harder. On the last day, we started our ascent at 3am in order to reach Annapurna Base Camp just in time to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range. We finally reached our accommodation that evening at 6pm after having spent 16 hours in our hiking boots that day.
We feel so proud to have finished this challenge and to have raised in excess of £400,000 to help improve the lives of children with deafblindness.”
Head of Fundraising Sense International, Caroline Crowther, said:
“Sunil and the whole group taking part in the Nepal Trek are fantastic supporters of the charity and this is another example of their commitment to Sense International. We couldn’t be more grateful for all their fundraising efforts and we are so proud of them for completing this challenge.”
The Annapurna Base Camp is situated in Nepal and the trail incorporates diverse terrain, from terraced rice paddies, waterfalls, to hot springs.
If you'd like to get involved with Sense International visit https://www.senseinternational.org.uk/get-involved
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018