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Frequently Asked Questions


1) Who we are?

The Nepal Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC022552) and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nepal dedicated to work together with communities of the Upper Karnali River Region of North West Nepal by responding to their needs for improved access to basic health, education, employment, food security & renewable energy resources. The Nepal Trust contributes to this by strengthening the ability of poor communities to help themselves to improve their livelihoods.

2) Where we work?

Our main work area is Humla district, which is one of Nepalís highest and the most inaccessible districts. Located in the far northwest it is arguably the most impoverished of Nepal's 75 districts. This culturally unique and fragile Himalayan environment lies 440km NW of Kathmandu. Bordering Tibet, it can only be accessed by foot or light aircraft. For this reason, the area is often referred to as the 'Hidden Himalayas'.

3) What we do?

The seven major practice areas of The Nepal Trust are:
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Renewable Energy
  • Education and Literacy
  • Culture and Heritage Preservation
  • Food Security & Agricultural Development
  • Tourism - Social Enterprise and Business Development
  • Water/ Sanitation/ Hygiene (WASH)

In addition the Nepal Trust sets up programs for volunteers to sustain projects on a cost effective basis & distribute specialized knowledge among its project areas.

4) How can you help?

We are only able to carry on our work through the generosity of individuals, institutions and people like you. Please take the time to make a donation. We value every gift we receive and ensure that your money goes straight to where it is needed most. Help us make a difference to the people of the 'Hidden Himalayas' by selecting one of the options on our donation page.