On a trekking trip to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal in October of 2019, we had an incredible experience with our guide Arjun & our porters, Gorkana, Akash and Ram, some of the most beautiful human beings we have ever met. They kept us safe, took care of us, laughed with us, danced with us, cried with us and became like family by the end of our 14 day journey. After the trek, we shared meals with them and their families, and we got to find out a lot about their lives.
Wages for a porter or guide average $50- $100 per month and many work without any kind of insurance. That’s why we were inspired to launch the YAK & YETI fund for our boys and their future.
Before we left Nepal, we kitted them with new trekking gear including climbing boots, pants, warm jackets and gloves.
Our next goal is to pay for their Education, which will help them get a good job so they can help their families. Akash and Ram wish to attend the University of Kathmandu and study for a BA in accounting, and Arjun would like to study for his Master’s degree. Gorkana has three young children so we want to help them attend primary school.
The guys touched our lives and gave us life lessons in Humility, Gratitude, and Kindness. We are forever grateful for their help in achieving our dream, so we simply want to see them achieve theirs.
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