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guided treks in Nepal

Posted Feb 01 2011 12:00am

Richard Tulloch spoke to the advantages of guided trekking in Nepal:

It’s pretty simple really. Lots of places have great hiking, but Nepal has the greatest treks of them all. I was privileged to be invited on this trip, and ‘voluntourism’ was an excellent way to start. I can’t gush about this enough!

… in 2006 the Kushudebu Medical Centre opened, with Ang Tshering as its president, and support from organisations including Australian schools, travel company World Expeditions and many individuals. It now treats over 10,000 patients a year, and pays for the medical training of young Nepalis who will be its future staff. …

Ten Australians and three Britons have come to Nepal to work on Ang Tshering’s next initiative, building incinerators to dispose of the garbage polluting land and waterways. Then he’s taking us on a nine-day trek. …

This site is mainly geared for independent hikers. But we love guided treks, as well.

They are much more social. And having local guides makes your adventure a much richer experience.

World Expeditions runs guided treks combined with community development projects in Nepal. Cost of $2790 includes 18 days accommodation (a mix of tents, lodges and hotels), all meals while on the trek, local flights and transfers, guiding and equipment. – Everest Base Camp

First published – Sun-Herald, Sydney

Read the very entertaining trip report on Richard’s blog -
TREKKING NEPAL – simply the best .

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