Richard Everard, 69 years old, did the Manaslu Circuit – some 118 miles from Arughat on the east of Mount Manaslu to Syange on the west, reaching a height of 5135 metres at Larkya La Pass. Richard has never trekked in Nepal before and decided to do this trek to be able to raise money to support our health and education work in the Taplejung and Khumbu districts of Nepal.
He has never considered trying to raise money on any of his previous long walks mainly because he didn’t think it right if he was walking for his own pleasure. Trekking in Nepal felt different though, not only because unlike long distance walks in the Alps and Pyrenees where one is walking in France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain etc. who aren’t exactly poor, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Richard raised a staggering £2,000 with his Manaslu Circuit trek and continues to raise money via his self-published book about his trek. He is donating all profits to the Trust, so if you are thinking of doing the Manaslu Circuit you may want to order his book. It contains some useful information!
To order a copy, please go to http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8005361-manaslu-circuit-nepal-march-april-2017?ebook=629291