Thankfully all our clients that were dotted around the country at the time are now safe having been evacuated from the country. The messages of concern regarding our guides, porters and drivers goes to show how impactful our friends and colleagues have been on our clients during their trips and we’re so relieved to be able to let you all know they are okay.
However, the earthquake that measured 7.8 on the richter scale is not the end of the situation in Nepal. There have been tremors since that have reached over 6 on the scale. The death count is rising all the time as more remote villages in the country eventually get rescue teams to them. With the severity of the earthquake, the situation is far from over, much of the population will already or very soon be without clean water, food, power or somewhere warm and dry to sleep.
It is our belief that specialist aid charities already on the ground will be the most effective way to help the communities in Nepal. We are hoping to organise a fundraising event very soon but they also need cash right now. We know and love the country and its people hope that those that can afford it, will donate. We recommend the following appeals:
Lost Earth Adventures will be donating all of the funds presently in our charity the Share The Load Foundation, to the above appeals.
If you are concerned about or have not heard from a friend or family member who is in Nepal please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office for more information and contact details.