The idea and it's history
This webpage for Ram is a gift for a really wonderful and informative time in the mountains of Nepal. We were a group of 4 Germans (you can see us on some pictures on the right side) who spent nearly 3 weeks with Ram and got to know him very well. With this webpage we hope to help Ram to disengage himself from agencies and hotels, which take an immense part of his money. This direct contact should not only help you to have a nice and reasonably priced trip but also help Ram. In the end it means fair trekking for both sides:
Benefits of a direct and fair contact
Why seek a fair contact?
The Nepalese mountain guides and porters have to make a tough job in the truest sense and still receive barely enough to feed their families. Very often it is not enough for rudimentary adequate footwear and one often sees Porter in flip-flops or even barefoot (with unimaginable weight on his back). Even just a small luxury is unthinkable with current wages. Thus, while Nepalese porters carry Coca-Cola, beer and other things up the mountain, they can not afford theses things for themselves (Ram is despite external supports by far no exception). Any reduction in wages is therefore correctly painful and as long as the situation does not improve significantly, you are the one who can ensure that the money ends up with those who actually do the insanely stressful and very time-consuming work.
Previous achievements and further assistance
So far, quite a few contacts were mediated and Ram has certainly gone significant steps towards independence. He could not yet break away from agencies completely. The competition in the market is just insanely large and on the internet there are many professional web presences, which make it generally difficult to stay afloat in the variety of offerings. The greatest support would of course be to book a trek. In addition, Ram could benefit from a higher level of awareness of this page. A wider dissemination through links or social media is therefore always welcome!