Mr. Wigg and Miss Sydenham left Kuwait with 12 students from Years 7 and 8, to travel to the roof of the world, Nepal. On our arrival in Kathmandu, the capital, we were greeted by cows wandering across busy roads, and cars and motorbikes darting here there and everywhere. We left Kathmandu the next day and travelled to the Last Resort, only 10km from the Tibetan area of China.
At the Last Resort the children took part in fantastic challenges: A 5 hour day hike which brought us to the summit of one of the smaller peaks in the Himalayas; white water rafting down the Bhote Kosi River, a high ropes course about 20m off the ground; abseiling off a bridge that was 160m above a raging river, and rock climbing. The group also visited a school and donated school supplies and clothing to the children in the local village. TES children also taught a variety of different lessons to the children in the local village. These included, English, Music, Volleyball, and a few fun games.
On our return to Kathmandu we visited the Ancient Royal City of Bhaktapur. We arrived back in Kathmandu and some of us were up very early to take the mountain flight to see Everest. What an awesome view we had of the highest mountain in the world. Later that day we visited the Monkey temple, the largest stupa in Kathmandu.
As you can see from the photos we had an amazing time. We all agreed that we would recommend Nepal as an adventure holiday destination.