Vision Trips & Treks

Do you want to see INF’s incredible work firsthand, experience the beauty of Nepal, and be challenged & encouraged in faith, hope and love?

Join us on a two-week vision trip or fundraising trek for a life-changing experience.

Vision Trips

  • See how INF and other partner organisations work alongside poor and marginalised people and communities for a hopeful future
  • Grow in  faith as you visit vibrant Nepali churches and reflect on God’s heart for mission and justice
  • Meet INF Australia’s expatriate Workers, as they use their gifts & skills to serve in Nepal as an expression of their faith
  • Experience Nepali hospitality & culture and even learn a little bit of Nepali language

Treks

  • Push yourself to complete a challenging and rewarding trek such as the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, generally around 9 days
  • Raise vital funds for INF’s life-saving and life-transforming work
  • Visit some INF programs to see firsthand the kind of impact your fundraising makes
  • See the sights in Kathmandu and Pokhara

UPCOMING TRIPS*:

 

WALK FOR WOMEN – ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 2020

WHEN: 11 – 27 November 2020

WHO FOR: Open to all and particularly suited for post–HSC and university students. Older trekkers are most welcome, with options for trekking in two groups if there are a large number of participants. Oh, and men, you don’t have to be a woman to join the trek, you just have to want raise money to support INF’s work for women!

HOW MUCH: $2,200* + international flights
*estimated costs – full costs provided soon

SUMMARY:
Be inspired as you visit INF’s life-saving and transformative clinical and community work with the women in Nepal.

The female community health volunteers assisting mothers and babies in our Maternal Neonatal & Child Health program.

The community mobilisers working among marginalised groups in some of Nepal’s poorest communities.

The doctors and nurses at Green Pastures Hospital working to restore the health and dignity of vulnerable women.

You will meet the women making change for their families and communities and experience Nepal’s communities in a way that few tourists ever do.

Then, challenge yourself with nine days of trekking through the breathtakingly beautiful Annapurna mountain range to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) to raise funds [on top of trek costs] for INF’s work supporting women in Nepal.

[Plus: visits to some of Nepal’s many cultural and scenic attractions in Kathmandu and Pokhara.]

MORE DETAIL: Overview & Intinerary
APPLY TO JOIN THE TREK: Send an Application Form to ausoffice@au.inf.org

 

JOURNEY WITH JUMLA VISION TRIP APRIL–MAY 2020

WHEN: April / May 2020 [dates to be confirmed]

WHO FOR: Open to all and particularly suited for tertiary students, young adults and for family groups with children around ten years of age or older

HOW MUCH: $2,200 + international flights

SUMMARY:
Receive greater understanding, renew your mind and perspective & refresh your relationship with God and your global neighbours as you learn from Nepali Christians, INF’s passionate staff and volunteers, and the communities which grapple each day with poverty and injustice.

See INF’s transformational work with poor and disaster-affected communities, with mothers and children and with people with disabilities. Opportunities for optional village home stay with Nepalese families and half-day volunteering alongside former patients at Green Pastures Hospital farm.

Time to revel in the natural beauty and majesty of Nepal as well as the warmth and hospitality of Nepalese culture and visit significant historic sites in the Kathmandu Valley and around Nepal.

MORE DETAIL coming soon. Contact the INF office to register your interest [02] 9411 1195 or ausoffice@au.inf.org

ENQUIRE NOW about the above trips or to discuss a tailored trip contact: [02] 9411 1195 or ausoffice@au.inf.org
* All trips are subject to confirmation of the minimum number of participants (generally 6) by registration cut-off date

FAQs

How much does it cost?

Generally, trips cost around $1800-$2000, excluding international flights. This covers daily living expenses, internal transport and accommodation.

 

When do you normally run trips and who are they for?

We aim to run one Vision Trip each year in either January or October/November. The January trip is geared towards students, younger adults, and can include families with children over the age of 10. The October/November trip is open to all, including older participants.

We run our annual fundraising trek in October for anyone interested.

 

How fit do I need to be to go on a trek?

While you do need a level of fitness, you don’t need to be an athlete! INF will provide a suggested training program to help you increase your fitness.

 

How much money do I have to raise to go on the trek?

You don’t have to raise a certain amount to be able to participate. We will provide you with online and offline tools to inspire people to give generously, so that you can raise as much as you are able to for our life-changing work.

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