Water Project in Bupsa 2016

Water Project in Bupsa 2016

Bupsa is a village in the region called Solo Khumbu, in the Himalayan Mountains. The village has around 120 houses and one of the major problems is the water supply. The inhabitants are forced to walk for hours since they do not have access to clean water.

This is what Adventure Alternative (Nepal) in cooperation with Moving Mountains wants to change.

A group of seven students of the Leeds University in the UK has started the project in March/April. The students have raised money over the last couple of month and have then been helping in Bupsa to install a water system. The project was a great success. They managed to get clean tap water to 12 houses!


The Chairman of Moving Mountains Trust Nepal, Ang Chhongpa Sherpa, sees the end of the project in 2019. One house is provided with water in a half day, with the help of three people working hard on it.

Nevertheless, the project is not completed yet, there are still 108 houses without access to safe drinking water. It is a long term project to bring clean water to all the 120 houses in the village and the Leeds RAG team have made a fantastic start.

To be able to continue this great project, we need all the help we can get! You get the opportunity to see the beautiful nature of Nepal and the surrounding mountains, but also the life and the kindness of the Sherpa family in the Himalayan villages.

To successfully complete the water project, tanks and pipe liness from the tanks to the houses still need to be installed. All of this, the workers and the material, cost a lot of money. If you do not have the time to help directly on site, a donation would already help a lot to continue the project!





Having access to clean drinking water is essential for a good health and not even a question for us, it is just always there, running of a tap. Let us make a change and give the villages the life standard we can enjoy.

Why should you go on an adventure holiday?

The feeling of fresh air pumping through your lungs, the adrenalin kick you get when you are looking down from the highest peaks to the rest of the world; let’s have a look at why an adventure holiday is a must for every free spirit.

When we are talking about an adventure travel we do not mean to travel in a remote destination and staying there in a five star hotel, we do not mean drinking tap water in Kathmandu or trying to cross the road, even if it is quite adventurous. When we are talking about an adventure, we mean stepping out of your comfort zone and giving yourself to the nature and the unknown.

We ae giving you some good reasons why to choose an adventure holiday for your next trip!



You don’t know if you are ready for adventure? If you don’t try, you will never know. Don’t settle for the same old same old – there is too much out there to experience! Step out of your comfort zone, go out there and push yourself. Nothing is comparable to the feeling you get when you conquered a challenge you thought you would never manage, like climbing Yala or Island peak.



You might have heard of the world getting smaller and smaller. Very few places on this earth have not been discovered yet, and formerly unique destinations become more and more popular. Be more than a tourist and take your way off the beaten track, discover the unexplored beauty of the Himalaya and the surroundings before it becomes a mass tourist area.



On an adventure holiday, you will experience things not every tourist will experience. Getting to know the culture of the Nepali people in the remote areas, getting to see the beauty of the Himalaya and the surrounding mountains, this is a once in a lifetime experience you will not forget – it has the power to create lasting and vivid memories.

Same as electives and volunteering – you will get a unique experience to become part of the local culture, if it is in Kathmandu itself or one of the towns in the mountains like Bupsa. Working with local projects, you will be immersed in the community. You will see things a normal traveller will never see, and taste the delicious homemade food like Dal Baht.




Travelling is not about impressing people, it is about getting to know the world, getting to know yourself!