The common form of home cooking in Nepal is the use of an open fire lit on the floor of the kitchen. Typically, there is very little ventilation or light inside the homes. Smoke inhalation is a major cause of lung disease in Nepal.  Timber for cooking is very scarce.  Most families in rural communities live a subsistence lifestyle and are among the poorest in the world.  Our objective is to introduce to a small isolated rural village, low-emission stoves that are fuel efficient.  We will do this on a not-for-profit basis, with project participants contributing to the cost of purchase and shipping of stoves.  Participants will be paired with families and after trekking to the village, will meet our porters who have carried in the stoves and spend time with the families, helping them to use their new stove.  There is plenty of time in the program to enjoy local culture, explore the Ruby Valley, Kathmandu and surrounds. 


  • The project is 15 days in total
  • 1 day flight via Singapore to Kathmandu
  • 1 day preparation in Kathmandu and a look around Thamel
  • 1 day drive as far as the road will take us toward the Ruby Valley
  • 3 ½ day walk into Chalish
  • 2 Days in Chalish looking at the village , visiting the hot springs and working with the people and the new stoves
  • 1 ½ day walk out to road-head
  • 1 ½ day drive back to Kathmandu
  • 1 ½ day looking at sights around Kathmandu
  • 2 days return flight via Singapore to Melbourne


DATES:15 days, December 6 – 20, 2019
COSTS: $3850* including flights, $2850* organise your own flights
INCLUDED: Stoves to be donated, transport of stoves to village, all accommodation, transfers, meals while trekking, breakfasts and last night dinner in Kathmandu, travel insurance and visa, trekking permit, entries to sites around Kathmandu, trekking guide and porter (one per two trekkers), tips.
NOT INCLUD ED: Lunches and dinners while in Kathmandu, passport and vaccinations


  • Information session Saturday May 11th, 4.00pm – 5.30pm at Wombat Corner Camp,

  • 2 Lakeview Court, Emerald.

  • Contact us, or to register your interest:

  • info@hallsoutdoored.com.au.

  • Ph (03) 59681739

*Based on 15 participants


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