NEPAL


Nepal is truly one of the most amazing places on earth – and it is the people that make it great. The local families in our host villages are eager to connect with you, and invite you to share in their Buddhist or Hindu traditions, eat dahl bhat, sip yak butter tea, dance with them, and listen to their songs. Whether trekking through, or staying in the village to volunteer, the Nepali people will make a permanent place in your heart.

Nepal Gallery

My recent Crooked Trails journey to Nepal was the perfect mix of cultural immersion, social justice and personal exploration. 
Amy F.

Engaging with the Fight Against Human Trafficking


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PRICE

$2,275 per person, $250 sgl supp

DURATION

7D / 6N

DATES

October 27 – November 2, 2019

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Bhairawa – Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Founder-led

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Overview

Join Executive Director Chris Mackay on a transformational journey to Nepal to bear witness to the fight against child sexual slavery. Participants will meet with the staff of Maiti Nepal and go behind the scenes to understand what it takes to fight this heinous crime.

Highlights
  • Visit the Maiti Nepal rehabilitation center, visit a transit center and a prevention home
  • See survivors’ interception work at the border
  • Stay on for an optional community trek to Pikey Peak
  • Soak in the culture and history of Kathmandu
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Pikey Peak Trek


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PRICE

$2,295 based on dbl occupancy

DURATION

14D / 13N

DATES

April 13 – 26, 2019 and as a special women’s group trek Oct 31 – November 13, 2019

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Challenging

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Jiri – Yolung – Deurali – Bhandar – Goli – Pikey – Junbesi – Phaplu – Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Village experience, trekking

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Overview

On this challenging trek, travelers are able to experience the rich Sherpa culture that most trekkers miss out on with immersive homestay opportunities, all while enjoying the stunning landscape of the lower Everest region.

Highlights
  • Experience Sherpa culture by joining Sherpa families in their daily chores
  • Lunch with nuns and monks at the Thuktencholing Monastery
  • Enjoy a 180-degree view of the mountains including Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu from Pikey Peak
  • Soak in the culture and history of Kathmandu
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Village Homestay and the Kathmandu Valley


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PRICE

From $1,185

DURATION

7D / 6N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Chandani – Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience, volunteering

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Overview

The most rewarding experience a person can have when visiting Nepal is to stay with a Nepalese family and simply live with them, eat with them and work side by side with them. We offer this amazing opportunity combined with two days enjoying the Kathmandu area.

Highlights
  • Experience true cultural immersion in a village homestay
  • Connect with the Nepali people by working side-by-side and sharing their lives
  • Explore the bustling city of Kathmandu & its outlying heritage sites
  • Expand this trip with options to add on trekking or a safari
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Sherpa Homestay Trek


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PRICE

From $2,975

DURATION

14D / 13N

DEPARTURES

Custom departures available in Spring and Fall

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate – Challenging

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Phaplu – Ringmu – Nunthala – Kharikola – Sibuje – Pangome – Poyan – Lukla – Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Village experience, volunteering

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Overview

Experience a spectacular trek through the Himalayas to Sibuje, where you will have the special opportunity to connect on a meaningful level and learn about a beautiful culture. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a service project bringing electricity to the community.

Highlights
  • Supported trek with a local Sherpa guide and spectacular Himalayan views
  • Unique experience to live and connect with warm, hospitable people
  • Opportunity to support community projects that are being partially funded by community-based tourism
  • Kathmandu sightseeing including Boudanath, Bhaktapur, and Durbar Square
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Everest Base Camp Trek


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PRICE

From $3,365 based on 2 people

DURATION

19D / 18N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round (inquire about recommended seasons)

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Challenging

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Dughla – Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Kalapathur – Lobuche – Tengboche – Khumjung – Monjo – Lukla – Kathmandu

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Overview

Venture into the high Himalayas on a trekking adventure of stunning beauty. Pass through Namche Bazaar and Tengboche monastery on this famous route to Everest Base Camp. Stunning views, engagement with locals, and a rewarding physical challenge make this an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Highlights
  • Trek through Sherpa villages including the famous Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, Nepal’s highest monastery
  • Opportunity to summit Kalapathar for outstanding views of Everest
  • Visit the most important UNESCO World heritage sites and Buddhist and Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Full support from top notch guides and porters
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Solo Khumbu Trek


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PRICE

From $2,975 based on 2 people

DURATION

10D / 9N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round (inquire about recommended seasons)

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate-Challenging

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche – Tengboche – Khumjung – Monjo – Lukla – Kathmandu

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Overview

This gorgeous trek brings you up the highest monastery in Nepal, Tengoboche. On the way up you will have spectacular views of many Himalayan giants, including: Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lotse. A great option for those who don’t have enough time to go all the way to Everest Base Camp.

Highlights
  • Trek through Sherpa villages including the famous Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, Nepal’s highest monastery
  • Spectacular views of Himalayan peaks, including Everest
  • Visit UNESCO World heritage sites and Buddhist and Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Full support from top notch guides and porters
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Chitwan National Park and Pokhara


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PRICE

From $1,045

DURATION

5D / 4N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park – Pokhara – Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable

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Overview

Search for rhino, tigers and other animals on a nature-lover’s safari near the southern border. Then explore beautiful Pokhara, ringed by Himalayan peaks, where adventure awaits. A great add-on to a homestay or trekking program in Nepal.

Highlights
  • Guided safari in a famous wildlife area
  • Search for rhinos, bird watching, canoe the river looking for alligators and track leopards and tigers
  • Shop for unique handicrafts or just soak up incredible Himalayan views in Pokhara
  • Take part in optional activities such as paragliding, biking and canoeing
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WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

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    Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

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    Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

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    Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

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    Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

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    Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

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    Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

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    Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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