Support Ed Antoine, President of Digital Bridges 4 Nepal, and David Martin, a DB4N volunteer and Nepal-lover
as they attempt to collect additional funds for a project in remote areas of Nepal.
Their quest is to reach Gokyo Ri (5360m-17,585ft) through a 12 day trek into the Everest National Park.
You can encourage them through your donations.
Digital Bridges 4 Nepal's mission is to Strengthen Communities through Education, and we have already installed 4 Computer Learning Environment Centers in Nepal, with the ambition to install 100 of these in the next 8 years. This Fundraiser will help finance 2 projects in partnership with the Nepali communities installed in the USA. It is critical for us to demonstrate the impact our collaborative space (CLEC) has in remote areas, allowing the students and communities to be connected and learn through different gateways.
Our partnership with Kathmandu University is vital to demonstrate the impact the CLEC has, hence the necessity to quickly achieve 10 CLECs installed, hence our trip to allow us to accelerate with 2 new CLECs in the first quarter of 2023, and 3 to 4 more in 2023.
What is our Adventure going to look like? We would like you to understand where we go and the challenge it is for us.
Gokyo Lake is located in the Sagarmatha National Park, home to Mount Everest, and Gokyo Ri (5,360m) is at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp.
The Gokyo Lake trip follows the same route as the Dudh Kosi River and the Khumbu valley up until Namche Bazar, that used to be a commercial outpost on the road between Tibet and Nepal. The path splits just before Tengboche, ascending over the Monjola pass. The serene view comprises of four 8 Thousanders from Gokyo Ri: breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and other snow-capped peaks
Duration: 12 Days
Highest Elevation: Gokyo Ri – 5,360m
Walking hours: 4-9 hours per day
Maximum Altitude: 5,360m (17,585ft)
The trek itself is a challenging one and will test each of our capabilities.
- Nov 7 to the 14: we climb slowly, acclimatizing from Lukla Airport where we arrive to the Thanka Inn next to the beautiful Gokyo Lake.
- On November 15, we hope to be able to summit Gokyo Ri, testing our will and preparation!
- From Nov 16 to the 19th, we will start our way down to then fly back to Kathmandu on the 20th
As we are in extreme high altitudes, the trek can be stopped at any point, should one of us not acclimatize enough, or be simply exhausted after 6 to 9 Hours of trek per day.
Should you wish to participate to one of our next donors journey in the Spring of 2023, or Fall of 2023, contact us.
If you would raise $10,000, we will welcome you in Nepal and organize a complimentary trek of similar value ($3000) for you.
Please DONATE or even become a Fundraiser for this project
PLEASE CONTACT edan[email protected] for more details or with any questions