doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Nepal Expedition

March 27 - April 4, 2020


About Nepal

Nestled between China and India in southern Asia, Nepal boasts the greatest altitude variation on earth. From sea-level lowlands to towering Himalayan peaks, this charming nation attracts world travelers with its majestic landscapes, vibrant traditions, and warm embraces of spirited Nepalese natives.


> Agenda


> Project & Community Details

Community: Balithum, Lamjung

Population: About 3,000 (600 households spread out)

This community comprises of people from various ethnic and Dalit communities living harmoniously together. In the five years we have worked with them, we found them to be a very cooperative and hardworking community.

Project Description:

We will be starting a new school building, including cleaning up the construction site and digging the foundation of the building.


> Expedition Leaders


Rye Waterfall 

Email Address: [email protected] 
Phone Number: (435) 757-1182
Instagram handle:  @desertswell
Country Experience: Mexico, Nepal, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Belize, Canada, Western Europe, Thailand
Number of CHOICE trips led: 10.  Mexico, Guatemala 2, Nepal 5, Ecuador 2
Languages Spoken – Spanish

Rye was first acquainted with Choice Humanitarian in 2006 while in Nepal.  Here he was first introduced to many of the core principles of what makes Choice so effective both on paper and in the field.  Rye did studies at Utah State University, completing a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Biology as well as minoring in Spanish. Rye is a sucker for hard work and travel.  He and his wife have made it a point to travel as much as, and whenever, possible. It is impossible to put a value on the lessons learned through this and the people befriended along the way.  He is an avid outdoor geek who enjoys type 2 fun on occasion.



> Flight Requirements

Expedition Only

ARRIVAL: *Saturday, March 27* Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu before 11pm (if possible, reserve personal travel for after the expedition)

DEPARTURE: *Saturday, April 4* Transportation will be provided to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) for flight departures. 

Be sure to check/purchase international flights as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that all travelers arrive on the designated expedition start date and reserve personal travel for after scheduled activities. If you do arrive before the start of the expedition or stay later, please let us know where you will be staying or if you would like us to help in booking hotels.

CHOICE partners with CV Travel, a Humanitarian Travel subsidiary of Christopherson Business Travel. They have helped thousands of humanitarian travelers across the globe. For those looking to travel with fellow participants on pre-approved itineraries, please contact our trusted travel agent for this trip, or book your own ticket on one of the attached itinerary suggestions. CV Travel also provides affordable and comprehensive travel insurance as well as special humanitarian rates and provisions, such as extra baggage, etc…

Blair Greene
[email protected]m

> Trip Resources


> Next Steps

  • Complete and submit your application for all participants. (ASAP)
  • Upload a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy as soon as this is booked.
  • Secure Travel/Evacuation Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the Expedition Manual.
  • Attend trip orientation! This is usually held 6 - 8 weeks before the start of the expedition. Details to follow.


All materials are due February 27, 2020 at the latest. All materials should be uploaded through application website or sent to [email protected].

For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expeditions Program Specialist, Emily Wright (207) 432-8442. 

About Nepal

Learn all about our work and history in Nepal HERE.

Meet Nepal Staff

Read this Expedition Journal from a past trip to Nepal to see how other families, friends, and co-workers navigated the experience together!

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