Travel for Change

Join us in Nepal to travel to our project sites, help with a current initiative on the ground, and take part in a classic Himalayan trek with local staff from The Small World Nepal. A trip to Nepal with us helps us to collectively create positive change in the lives of the communities, girls and students we work with, and such a trip is sure to change you, too! Travel with us and experience transformation for yourself and others.

Fall 2020 Volunteer Project Trip and Himalayan Trek

October/November 2020 

In 2020 we are offering an incredible trip through the Solukhumbu Everest Region of Nepal to experience local cultures, foods, and ways of life, see world-class mountain scenery and visit one of our priority project sites in person. We will be focusing our volunteer work at the new Phuleli Community Health Center in a beautiful, remote village.* (*Project location may be subject to change depending on project status at the time of the trip.) The trip is limited to 20 people. Reserve your spot today!

Two trip options are available. Both share the same itinerary for trip days 1-8. After that the trips diverge for two different trek offerings.

SHORT trip itinerary: (15 days)

Oct 26: arrive Kathmandu (KAT)

Oct 27: KAT cultural tour

Oct 28: Fly to Phaplu and Trek to Taksindu at lodge

Oct 29: Trek to Phuleli, project site and home stay

Oct 30, 31 and Nov 1, 2: at project site/homestay in village

Nov 3: Trek to Taksindu

Nov 4: Trek to Junbeshi
Nov 5: Trek to Pikey base came
Nov 6: Hike to Peak peak and trek Junbeshi

Nov 7: Trek to Phaplu
Nov 8: Fly to Kathmandu overnight in hotel
Nov 9: transfer to Airport – fly back to USA

SHORT trip cost per person: USD $1,950.00

 

LONG trip itinerary: (24 days)

Oct 26: arrive Kathmandu (KAT)

Oct 27: KAT cultural tour

Oct 28: Fly to Phaplu and Trek to Taksindu at lodge

Oct 29: Trek to Phuleli, project site and home stay

Oct 30, 31 and Nov 1, 2: at project site/homestay in village

Nov 3: Trek from Phuleli to Surkhet over night tea house
Nov 4: Trek to Monjo overnight lodge

Nov 5: Trek to Namche overnight in lodge
Nov 6: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6    hours

Nov 7: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10km, 4-5 hours
Nov 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours
Nov 9: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357     m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 – 4 hours
Nov 10: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4km, 4 – 5 hours
Nov 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 – 8 hours
Nov 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 2 – 3 hours
Nov 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Nov 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Nov 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Nov 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Nov 17: Fly to Kathmandu overnight in hotel
Nov 18: transfer to Airport – fly back to USA

LONG trip cost per person: USD $3,100.00

 

Cost includes:

  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • Guided Cultural Tours at the start of the program (day 2)
  • Full board accommodation while outside of Kathmandu
  • In-country travel via plane from Kathmandu to Phaplu and return flight to Kathmandu from Phaplu or Lukla
  • Guides, meals, tea house trek and porters for your baggage

Cost does not include:

  • flight to and from your home to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for your stay in Nepal (purchased in-person upon landing at KAT airport. $30 for 15-day trip, $50 for 24-day trip. Must have USD in cash.)
  • lunch and dinner meals in Kathmandu
  • gift purchases
  • any cold drinks (such as juice or Coke) or alcoholic beverages for the duration of the trip
  • other personal expenditures in-country
  • guide and porter tips

JOIN US!

To reserve your spot, please make a trip deposit no later than June 1, 2020 by sending a $300.00 check to us at:

The Small World USA, 2600 S County Road 5 E, Monte Vista, CO 81144

*Please also specify if you are doing the short or long trip and be sure to include your contact information including email address, phone number and physical mailing address.

The trip is limited to 20 people. Reserve your spot today!

We will require the trip cost balance to be paid in full by September 26, 2020. Cancellations made prior to September 26, 2020 will receive a refund of the $300 deposit. Cancellations made prior to October 10, 2020 will be refunded 50% of the trip cost. Cancellations made after October 10, 2020 will receive no refunds.

GUIDES

Karma Sherpa

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Sonam Sherpa

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Sally Wier

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See other members of the team that may be joining us this fall.

For questions or to discuss details, please contact us.

Namaste!