A socially conscious travel trip that will bring lasting change to your life!
Socially Conscious Travel is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry. More and more travelers are looking for a deeper travel experience and a way to give back to the countries they visit. See the sights, shop, dine and relax as you would on any trip and then spend a few hours devoted to a needed project or service. Those few hours are an opportunity to experience different cultures, religions and traditions while making a difference. Sometimes lasting friendships are formed. Through socially conscious travel you begin to understand the common threads connecting the human experience even when people are separated by borders and oceans. It is an experience you'll always remember.
In addition to the volunteer opportunities offered, 10% of the trip costs are donated to grassroots groups rescuing survivors of human trafficking. For the last several years, my colleagues and I have developed a training program for staff working for these groups.
The 9-day cultural tour
October 26 - 29, 2021
$1,985 based on Double Occupancy, $450 Single Supplement
This 9-day cultural tour offers the opportunity to see and understand the spiritual and cultural aspects of Nepal. In addition to sightseeing, optional meditation, or yoga classes and hiking, you will learn and even try out some of the arts, crafts, music, and philosophies in several villages.
OCT, 29 - Nov 13 2021
$2,755 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement (additional) $295.00)
Manaslu has a lot to offer to trekkers, from the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges and high altitude glacier lakes to rich biological and cultural diversity. Ecologically The Manaslu Conservation Project Area has a diverse range of habitats which boasts much rare flora and fauna such as Snow leopard, Lynx, Musk deer, Red fox, Jackal, Brown bear and their prey species such as Blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan serow, wooly hare and Himalayan marmot.
October 25 - 28, 2021
$670 Double Occupancy, $250 Single Supplement
Pick-up from Hotel Shangri-La after breakfast or airport and transported to Shiva Puri Guest House. https://shivapuricottage.com. In addition to a million dollar view of Kathmandu and warm hospitality, this is a welcome respite from the busy streets of Kathmandu, fun, and a great way to begin or end your stay in Nepal.
“... You were an incredible leader, reaching out to each and everyone one of us. I was amazed at how patient you were with all of our questions. Thank you for the personal encouragement you gave me as we trudged up and down those hills. I had a lovely time in Katmandu.”
— Hope Lockridge