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Nepaltreff 2013

posted Mar 10, 2013, 3:28 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Mar 10, 2013, 3:37 AM ]

Velkommen til Nepaltreff 2013

Hei, alle sammen, og takk for sist til dere som var på hyggelig treff i Ulsteinvik i fjor sommer! 

I år møtes vi i Asker, på Holmen Fjordhotell, helgen 5.-7. juli.  Der har vi fått reservert rom og det andre vi trenger.

Her kommer viktig informasjon om priser, mat, booking osv.

Overnatting
Kr 970.- pr dobbeltrom inkl. frokost (kr. 485,- pr person)
Kr 200.- for ekstra seng.
Enkeltrom kr 690.-.

Hotellet har 6 store rom med god plass til 2 ekstrasenger. De andre rommene har grei plass til 1 ekstraseng, i nødsfall 2.

De 6 store rommene forbeholdes familier på 4 personer og det er første mann til mølla som gjelder for samtlige rom. Vi ønsker at booking går direkte til hotellet. Se under for mer info. 

Meny fredag 5. juli:
Gryte, ris, salat og brød, kr. 185,- for voksne, halv pris for barn. 

Meny lørdag 6. juli
Grillbuffet med dessert og kaffe

Barn: 2-5 år kr. 70,-. Barn: 6-12 år kr. 185,-. Voksne: kr 465,-

Lunsj ordner hver enkelt selv på hotellet eller andre steder.

I tillegg koster det ca. kr 200,- pr familie for leie av møterom og utstyr.

Booking
Booking kan gjøres direkte til vår kontakt på hotellet: Lisbeth Sandvold, Selskapsbooking.

Telefon: 66 77 27 16. 
Mail: lisbeth.sandvold@holmenfjordhotell.no
http://www.holmenfjordhotell.no/


Påmelding snarest, og senest 1. mai 2013
Send i tillegg info til Cathrine og Gjermund om hvor mange dere blir.

Gleder oss til å se dere i Asker!

Vennlig hilsen

Mikael, Sunniva, Gita, Grete, Tor Erik, Cathrine og Gjermund.


Har du spørsmål; kontakt Cathrine eller Gjermund.
Cathrine 958 15 021, cathb@frisurf.no
Gjermund 908 44 791, gjermund.bjordal@online.no
Topptur i tåka
Topptur i tåka 2012 



Holmen Fjordhotell

Hotellet ligger kun 18 km fra Oslo, og er omgitt av friarealer, badestrender og den vakre vestfjorden. Den vakre beliggenheten gir mange muligheter for opplevelser og rekreasjon. SPA-avdeling med flott badeanlegg tilbyr velværeopplevelser, trening og servering. De har stor gratis gjesteparkering, og god bussforbindelse med stoppested rett ved hotellet Grønlia (Asker).





Nepaltreff 2012

posted Nov 18, 2011, 4:21 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen

I perioden 6 - 8. juli er det planlagt Nepaltreff i Ullsteinvik på Sunnøre


Ute i havgapet i Møre og Romsdal ligger Ulsteinvik. Ulsteinvik er regionsenteret for et område som har 5 621 innbyggere. Her finns de fleste tilbud innen handel, service og fritid. I tillegg er tettstedet kjent for store skipsverft og annen mekanisk industri. Ta deg en tur på sjøen, nyt kveldsola med utsikt til Runde eller gå en fjelltur i fantasiske omgivelser.


Ulsteinvik Vandrerhjem er et flott vandrerhjem med 50 senger fordelt på 1 til 4 sengsrom. Vandrerhjemmet er også sertifisert som et Miljøfyrtårn. Dette innebærer at vandrerhjemmets miljøstandard og rutiner er i takt med strenge krav innen arbeidsmiljø, innskjøp, energi, transport, avfall, utslipp og estetikk innen alle bransjer generelt og hotellbransjen.

Ulsteinvik Vandrerhjem ligger bare en liten svipptur fra de storslåtte Sunnmørsalpene, midt mellom Runde og Ålesund, og egner seg perfekt som stoppested på vestlandsturen. Runde er kjent for fuglefjellet som har det mest artsrike sjøfugl-stedet i landet.



AnnaPurna Base camp Trekking ABC with Balmandir Children

posted Nov 10, 2011, 10:20 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 11:43 AM ]

Aannapurna circuit is regarded one of the most magnificent trekking route in Nepal and ABc is the one which most tourist visits every seasons. 

Mrs Anjana and her team organize the trip under Rolando’s Minnefond , a charity organization. Madam Ingvield is the chairperson of this organization and every year children from BalMandir, an orphanage, use to trek with late Rolando and his mountain love. Last year Madam & her friend Silje joined the team. This year altogether 09 children participated on this trip from 12 Oct to 21 Oct. Mrs Ingvield is the one to whom children owe who make it possible



Following are the member of the team:
  1. Anjan Gautam- Team Leader 
  2. Sabitri Pathak. 
  3. Sabitri Thapa. 
  4. Nimu Sherpa. 
  5. Kamala Nepali. 
  6. Aswimi Siwakuoti. 
  7. Sarika Bohara. 
  8. Danphu Bohara. 
  9. Sita karki. 
  10. Devaki Chetri. 
  11. Bhim Magar- Trekking guide 
Out of this following three children are ex child of Balmandir.
  1. Danphu Bohara.
  2. Devaki Chhetri. 
  3. Sita Karki. 
In fact the trekking activities become so popular among orphans, everyone eagerly awaited to join. These three girls are in Jayanti Foundation’s support scheme- Computer innovation project. 


  1. Kathmandu to Pokhara by road. 
  2. Pokhara to Ghandruk 1900mt. – Day two. 
  3. Ghandruk to Chhomrong 2340mt. - Day three. 
  4. Chhomrong to Dovan.2540mt. - Day Four 
  5. Dovan to MBC 3700 mt. ( Machh puchre Base camp) - Day Five. 
  6. MBC hike to ABC 4130 ( Annapurna Base Camp ) for sunrise and trek down to Dovan 2540mt.. – Day Six
  7. Dovanto Jhino 1710mt. – Day Seven. 
  8. Jhino to Dhampus. - Day Eight.. 
  9. Dhampus. to Pothana - Day Nine. 
  10. Pokhara to Kathmandu - Day Ten 
Out of all these, three children got sick on the way to Himalaya from Dovan on fifth day. It was satrted with Nimu Sherpa by mountain sickness and later on expanded to other two girls- sabitri Thapa and sabitri pathak.. They were back to Dovan on fifth day. Stayed till the team back from ABC.

Children enjoyed the trip even though they have problem with health fitness.

The entire tour gave them idea about the Hiogh Mountain, people and the hardness of life.





One fantastic Team Leader: Anjan Gautam

AnnaPurna Base camp Trekking










Mud Day 2011

posted Aug 28, 2011, 5:05 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Aug 28, 2011, 5:16 AM ]

Moods of Mud
Mud has always been a part and parcel of farmers’ life in Nepal, as they always say, that in monsoon if you sow a palm that will reap sacks in winter.

Since the beginning of Mud Day in 2009 with the abandoned children in Panchkhal, it has not just been a joyous but also an educational ride. These children had fun splashing and throwing mud at each other but moreover learnt a lot about Mother Nature.

This year’s Mud Day was inspiring for many, including me. While playing in the mud with my friend Diwas, an 8 year old boy, who has been raised at the Home, I found myself a little wiser.

When I asked, “Why do you like Mud so much?” he put a handful of mud on my face and said “it doesn’t bounce back.”

“What do you mean bounce back?” I asked again. He explained very innocently that mud is smooth and it dilutes with you in a very soft way.

Mud is like a child, it never hurts you directly. It is a child's best friend. It doesn’t discriminate. It is soft and can be molded into anything they won’t. It blends with you, at any moment, in good and bad times. If you can create your life like my friend Diwas said, it could be a wonderful experience to life.

Experiencing all the wisdom, I have created a theme with the help of my photographer friend Prashit- Moods of mud.



Please download attachment below.

Jan Ove turning 49

posted Mar 24, 2011, 1:08 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 1:27 AM ]

49

49 are the most challenging number, a person can live it. He or she thinks at the age of 49 more can be done in life and more expansion is possible. So Jan Ove did it.

He will be 50 next year and he shares his agony, aging vibrations and lovely thoughts on life to his friends in Norway and abroad. The wilderness, wise full and width of life. In this regard sharad, happens to be friend in Nepal, suggested and make all the ideas a - punch with abandoned children. Can any birthday be celebrated with the destitute children of Nepal? Orphanage Children have been raised in most part of developing world a- CHICKEN FARM’ homes? Food shelter and few things to play.

And these are the result of all Jan ove and shards’ work on his 49 birthday:

Nepal’s children organization runs a home in Kathmandu named Balmandir with more than 200 children age with first day to the teens. Most of the children have been abandoned with thousands reasons in the street and also left in the homes. The children have a very little opportunity to have fun and happiness.

On feb 07 2011 sharad along with his team manage following programmes on the occasions.

Plant 49 trees:

Children of 4 to 14 years participated in the programme on holiday Saturday on 5th and planted the fruit trees as of their choice. Guava, peach and peers are the common but mango and other plants also been there. 


Children- connect with nature

posted Dec 29, 2010, 6:33 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Dec 29, 2010, 6:39 AM ]

Namaste!
we have celebarated Sabina birth day in a village school by planting 13 trees in a way to connect sabina to Nepal . This idea was of Eva( the mother) of Sabina to connect their children with Nepal and try to do small help to poor childen of the village.
Sincerely yours,
Sharad


Anjana & Sharad has created a small programme in the mountain to help the children,"Children- connect with nature". This is selected to make an occasion to celebrate Sabina’s birthday, a girl born in Nepal and adopted in Norway. This way we connect the child to Nepal also.

We planted 13 hybrid trees of pears in a school compound.  The children planted it in the name of Sabina. And they will take care the tree around the year. For that we help them in different way.The place is 14 km away from Dhulikhel.

Deatal:
Name of the school: Janjagriti Primary school Phoolbari-8 Patle gaun  Kavre palanchok
Class : 12&3
No of students: 93 Most of the children are from schedule cast and Tamang ethnicity.
Three teachers. One paid by Govt and other two are from the community by selling trees of their local community forest. All the three teachers are girls.

Challenges:
Three congested rooms built temporarily with tin sheet.
No toilet, no water.

Today’s Event
There were only 39 children were there today rest has gone to do labor working in earthen break chimneys. Most children use to go with the parent to nearby town Bhaktapur for child labor. We divided 13 groups and each group has three children for the plantation. This was the idea that the group owns the tree and they will get the benefit of that tree. Sharad will monitor and evaluate throughout the year.


Children- connect with nature


 

Group A               1.Sugam Dahal

                                2 Swastika pariyar.

3. Manish Bhujl.

Group B.              1. Sujan Tamang.

2. Anjali dhal.

3. Babita Katuwal.

Group C               1. Sushmita Dhungana.

                                2. Pramila Purkoti.

                                3. Samir dahal.

Group D .             1. Nabuna Bhujel.

                                2. Laxmi Purkoti.

                                3. raju ray.

Group E.              1. Pushpa Dahal.

                                2. sanskriti Dhakal.

                                3. Dinesh Purkoti.

Group F.              1. Pratima Purkoti.

                                2. Kabita Purkoti.

                                3. Priya jan Dhaka.

Group G.             1. Sushma Pariyar.

                                2. Ujwal Dhakal.

                                3. rabina Purkoti.

Group H.              1. Milan Lama.

                                2.Kumari Mijar.

                                3. Anush Dhungana.

Group I.               1. Anjana  Dahal.

                                2.Suresh Bhujel.

                                3.Sujina Lama.

Group J.               1. Anita pariyar.

                                2.Navina Pyakuryal.

                                3. Dipa Bhujel.

Group K .             1. Anusha hungana.

                                2. Rupesh Pyakurel.

                                3. Kumar Bhujel.

Group L.               1.Rabina lama.

2. Manisha Bhujel.

3. Nirajan lama.

Group M.            1. Nishan katuwal.

2. Sujan pariyar.

3.Sabina Lama.

At the end we distribute sweets telling them that today’s is the birthday of Sabina who lives in white city Thrumso. They didn’t understand but when we will make visits and tell them about the city thy might figure out.

This is the small intervention to the area so we can develop some of the small programs to help children. So , she will have proud to say Connect Nepal.

 

Sharad on river walk with children

posted Dec 27, 2010, 6:03 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Dec 27, 2010, 6:08 AM ]

Rivers have always been great provider to human being. It is said the more it gives, the more it purifies it self: the more it distributes its sweetened more. More it runs its rhythm is fine tuned at a greater level. It might be so because it’s part and parcel of human life. It always gives and never takes back.

When he started working on connection between children and nature, he was amused that river could be the first lesson for the children to connect with nature.

 On 25th December, children all over the world received gifts from Santa Claus. And this year he had special plans for 20 abandoned children from BalMandir. On a fine chilly winter morning, he spoke to these children about river, its’ speed, banks, the giving character and how it is a big part of nature.

. Aged 5 to 11 years, fit and few mild disabled, were amazed and excited about the whole walk. In the north east part of Kathmandu valley, there is a holy river named Shali Nadi where Hindu devotees gather to worship Lord Shiva. It is believed that if you wish for good health or good family or good husband, and bathe there one’s wish will be granted.

But his  mission was to connect the children with nature and make them learn all about the surrounding environment: different kinds of animals, stones, plants found there.

The children were enquisitive to  the walk. They were desperately looking for unique stones and had many queries about the river. They also understood about the importance of keeping these resources clean.

While coming back, one grown up child  heard saying, “We should have these rivers in the city, not in the village”


Sharad taking care


ABC Trek

posted Nov 24, 2010, 12:08 PM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Nov 24, 2010, 12:22 PM ]


Mrs. Anjana and her 10 teen’s girls from Balmandir completed her ABC treck on 22.11.2010 
along with two Norwegian trekkers MS Ingviled & Silje.

The trip has been supported and organized under Rolando’s Minnefond. The chair person of the minnefond Mrs Ingvield was with the team.

It was originally 11 day’s trip but they have shortened for one day. This was the route and its description:

  1. Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Minibus – stay in Pokhara – Day One
  2. Pokhara to Ghandruk 1900mt. – Day two.
  3. Ghandruk to Chhomrong 2340mt. - Day three.
  4. Chhomrong to Dovan.2505mt. - Day Four
  5. Dovan to MBC 3700 mt. ( Machh puchre Base camp) - Day Five.
  6. MBC hike to ABC 4130 ( Annapurna Base Camp ) for sunrise and trek down to Himalaya 2920mt. – Day Six
  7. Himalay to Jhino 1710mt. – Day Seven. 
  8. Jhino to Pothana 1900mt. - Day Eight..
  9. Pothana to Pokhara - Day Nine.
  10. Pokhara to Kathmandu - Day Ten.
Learning:
Very facilitated trek for children.5 star trek
Children were very much in high mood.
One child got sick but they manage to travel.


Anjanas ABC Trek



HELAMBU TREK

posted Nov 13, 2010, 7:33 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Nov 13, 2010, 7:45 AM ]

Helmut treks cover the diver’s range of brilliants green valleys. Helmbu lies to the north of Kathmandu. The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Helambu provides instants Himalayan treks for those who have limited time. This trek is an easy and enjoyable treks conducted at the average height of 3500m.

This trek has been designed right after the Dashain Holiday on 23 oct to 28 oct. so children can enjoy the trip and since this was the best season of the year also. As usual Mrs. Anjana gautam coordinates and leads the 6 young girls team along with local guide and porters.

Regars Sharad


Name of trekkers
Kamala Nepal
Sarita Gurung
Sabitri Thapa
Jamuna KC
Kamala Ale Magar
Krishna Ale Magar

  • Day 1. 1 hours drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. 5 to 6hours steep walk from Sundarijal to Chisapani. From Chisapani you can see the whole Himalayan range of  Langtang , Manasulu and Everest.
  • Day 2 . Chisapani to Gulvanjang. Stay over night here.
  • Day 3.  Gulvanjyang to Mangin Ghoth(3200m).
  • Day 4.  Mangin Ghoth to Melamchi Ghyang.
  • Day 5.  Melamchi Ghyang to Timbu village.
  • Day 6. Timbu village to Kathmandu by bus.

Learnings:

  1. There were no many shops on the trail and children got hungry and walk. They found it difficult but learned to walk in the mountain terrain with very less food. Always carry some food on your bag pack.
  2. Sarita got sick from the second day but continue the whole trip. Learned there are so many children when got sick in the mountain they have to travel long to get small and insignificant medicine. They learned also to work on team to carry sick friends
  3. Weather was very pleasant and so many tourist on the route. The learned season, route and the place.

Helmabu Trek


Dashain 2010

posted Oct 23, 2010, 1:09 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Oct 23, 2010, 2:10 AM ]

Dashain regarded as a main festival of Nepal It is some thing like Christmas in west. All the schools and public offices use to close for a week. People use to travel to their parental home to get Tika ( Red mark on forehead). The children who does not have home they stay at orphanage. For this reason After school programme celebrate dashain with BalMandir children with variety of games and play. After school program is being run with the help of Norwegian family. It was a great fun to children.

Sharad


Please press any picture to see all.

Dashain 2010 at Balmandir




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