In the remote mountains there are many unreached people groups. Millions are untouched by the transforming impact of the gospel, simply because no one has taken it there, yet! Time spent on trek will help you see, and be a part of, what God is doing to expand His Kingdom to the least reached peoples of the Himalayas.

When you join Summit for five or nine months, a significant part of your time is spent in the mountains. Treks are varying in length from one to three weeks. While travelling in pairs through the villages, you will hand out books, share the gospel and sleep at local homes. You can pray for people and encourage and support our local workers too.

Summit extreme - a significant part of your time is spent in the Himalayan plateaus, at high altitudes and in restricted areas. While travelling in small groups through the villages we will build relationships, share the gospel, sleep at local homes and pray for people who have never had a chance to hear about God’s love.

 

Dates

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Cost (excluding flights, insurance & any necessary vaccinations)
Option 1 Summit extreme - Reaching the Himalayan Plateaus (5 months) Sunday, 31 January - Tuesday, 29 June 2021 31 November 2020 £4,160
Option 2 Summit - Hiking the Himalayan trails (5 months) Sunday, 31 January - Tuesday, 29 June 2021 31 November 2020 £3,415
Option 3 Summit - Hiking the Himalayan trails (5 months) Sunday, 29 August 2021 - Tuesday, 25 January 2022 31 June 2021 £3,415
Option 4 Summit extreme - Reaching the Himalayan Plateaus (5 months) Sunday, 29 August 2021 - Tuesday, 25 January 2022 25 June 2021 £4,165
Option 5 Summit - Hiking the Himalayan trails (9 months) Sunday, 29 August 2021 - Monday, 30 May 2022 31 June 2021 £6,105
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups Sorry, the extreme option is only suitable for individuals

Ministry Details

Your first month will have a set schedule with practical teachings, language study, Summit outreaches, team activities, and a short trek. This will prepare you for trekking. We have weekly Bible studies and on most weekends we attend a local church. Five month members will be sent on trek four times.

Participant Profile

You are ready and most welcome to join when you: have a basic understanding of English language; will be flexible with any changes or circumstances and are passionate about sharing His truth with others.

Accommodation:

Your new home will be in the nation’s capital. Together with other international team members you share a flat and live close to where the rest of the team lives. You will be responsible for practical things like shopping, cooking and cleaning. On trek, you will stay at local homes or churches. Be prepared to sleep on whatever you bring or whatever is provided for you. 

Food:

Local Asian food will be served, especially during trekking (lots of rice!). Be ready to enjoy the food served for the team. Please advise of dietary restrictions.

Travel:

You are responsible to arrange and pay your own flight. We will pick you up at the airport. All other travel within the country will be taken care of. Unfortunately it's not possible to stay longer, as your visa will expire. Please do not book any flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.

Health:

Participants will need to be in good health both physically and emotionally. Be prepared for bumpy bus rides, long hikes in mountainous areas and interaction with local people. Please inform us if you have any health issues.

Visa:

Please check with your local OM office or the nearest embassy for visa requirements. Majority of nationalities can get visa upon arrival.

Notes: 

Price excludes flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate and will be finalised 2 months before you go. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which will cost an additional £20 if needed through OM.

The price includes OMUK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire, which you can attend either in April, June or October as long as it is before your placement. This is a weekend of training and orientation. Please enquire for specific dates and details.

Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-45.   

There is an information packet available after accepting your application. This will contain all the necessary details about what to bring and not to bring.

To apply, please use the button below to request an application form and note which option you would prefer. We will then send you the relevant application form.

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