Earthquake in Sikkim

We’ve been in communication with the group leaders and all is well – in fact very little has registered that there was an earthquake in Sikkim, but since it could potentially affect the group’s volunteering there, it’s something we felt prudent to communicate to parents and vicarious travelers alike.

As many of you may have heard, there was an earthquake centered in Sikkim yesterday that measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and brought down a few buildings in the capital city of Gangtok.  While the group is nowhere near that part of the country, the Shanti group is scheduled to be there starting on October 15th.  And, though there’s an extremely slight chance that this may alter the group’s itinerary, the better likelihood is that it may alter the volunteer work the group does when they get there.  We’ll keep you updated via the blog for any significant changes, but in general, we’re confident the group’s overall itinerary won’t be greatly impacted.


Ethan Knight, Executive Director