Many people have asked us about how we came to sponsor Resmi. Since we know we’ll be asked again and again as more wonderful people support “Jackets for Jasper”, here is a little more about how -in trying to make our own dream come true – we ended up helping a family with their dreams, too.
“Yak Mail” is the transport of goods from Anywhere to Nepal via travellers generously offering to carry extra luggage. Because the postal system in Nepal is so unreliable and because it is so expensive to “ship” goods to a land-locked country, the “yak mail” system is informally used by people supporting families in Nepal at […]
In Nepal, the underemployment and unemployment rate is over 50% and each year over 2 million of the country’s 19 million men leave the country to work as labourers in the Middle East. Kamal, Jasper’s father, had already spent 5 years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE when we met him. As you can imagine […]
The higher we trekked, the more expensive local chicken became. Thus, the transition began to Kamal searching out local buffalo. Our first buffalo was dried and then cooked into a curry. Very good. The second one was fresh buffalo. Good but not as good and quite (too!) chewy, and after that well, bring on the […]
Note: if you are vegetarian or have never been in a butcher shop, it would be best to turn your head now… So our guide, Kamal, was constantly worried that he might lose height and weight while trekking with us. (Kamal at 6 ft 3, is the tallest Nepali we have ever seen). His diet […]
When travelling into the Everest region, most people either go directly to Everest base camp. The other option, which is less frequented is to travel one valley over to go to a region called Gokyo. You then climb a peak of 5300 (17,700 feet) metres and have a stunning view of Everest which is one valley […]
…with puffing people and great views. The peaks bring great views but oh! so damn hard. Walking up a hill, mountain, slight incline etc. at higher altitudes is just plain hard. And we weren’t even at the height of most peaks that people climb, which also seem to be in the freezing cold and for […]
After almost 36 days of trekking ( two treks separated by three days) we are ready to go home and eat. To get back to Kathmandu we fly out from Lukla, Nepal. Lukla is known as the most extreme airport in the world. The runway has a gradient of 12% and is only 460 metres […]