My name is Gaurav, I am 29 years old from Nepal.

This is me…

I spend my time between my family home in Kathmandu and my family home in Ghandruk, a small village in the Annapurna National Park. I have owned and managed Famous Nepal Treks for 6 years as well as being an active trekking guide and after the devastating earthquake in Nepal this year I joined Rise for Nepal, a local NGO, and am now a Project Supervisor.

Rise for Nepal travels to the areas that were hit the hardest in the earthquake and help build schools for the children as well as running creative workshops to support the children through the healing process.

What makes you happy?

Travelling makes me happy because travelling gives you a chance to meet different people and see different places.

Travelling means you are never going to meet the same people.

It means you are never going to be the same person.

It means you have to learn new things and respect and adjust to different societies.

What makes you sad?

When I am travelling and see people who are in need and there is nothing I can do for them.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with a low education rate. After the earthquake this year I was able to travel to most of the worse effected areas and the situations I experienced were dreadful.

Some people did not know what a school was.

Some people had never seen a vehicle.

These people have everything they need as a human, love, kindness, compassion but their living conditions and situations are so poor and this they can’t change.

What people need is love and help born from love.

What makes you proud?

Helping others.

Helping the people who are in need.

Then I feel like I did something great for our country.

What makes you wonder?

When people smile.

Why are they smiling?

Even in desperate times, why are they smiling?

If I can, I want to make everyone in the world smile.

What does it mean to be human?

Humans are the most extraordinary beings on Earth.

I am lucky that I got a chance to be human.

Where was the most challenging place you travelled to?

What or who made you smile today?

How would you answer if you were asked?

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read This is me

Have a fantastic day.

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