If you have ever dreamed of visiting Nepal, then this is an adventure you won't want to miss. Off-the-Rails members of the tribe will be trekking Nepal in the Annapurna region, considered by many
to be the most beautiful trekking in the entire world.
"The Spring and Fall trekking seasons are the best times to visit the majestic mountains of Nepal—when the countryside is fresh, the temperatures mild, the air
clear, and the views breathtaking."
Nepal holds a special place in the heart of Off-the-Rails co-founder Dave Douglas. So he has put together a trek that makes a great introduction to the Himalayan experience visiting friends in various villages that encompass the culture and traditions of Nepal.
"I have no doubt that anyone joining in on this trip will come back with a new perspective on life...there's something inherently special about meeting the people of Nepal and re-discovering a way of life long forgotten as we visit the villages and terraced rice paddies dotted along the base of these amazing Himalayan giants."
We will do beautiful day walks working our way along rivers and ridges from one village or settlement to the next, staying and eating in Nepalese style bed & breakfast inns (no camping!). All you need is a light day pack for essentials throughout the day and we will have porters carry your other necessities during the trek.
"This style of trekking is a wonderful way to experience the Annapurna region. It provides complete flexibility and allows you the freedom to go at your own pace and enjoy the places and things you find most interesting."
- take an active role in helping local communities through Off-the-Rails' philanthropic projects;
- Experience legendary Katmandu
winding your way through the streets, alleyways and corridors that
make up the districts of Themal, Durbar Square, and the ancient city of Baktapur;
- stand in the shadow of Manchapuchare (the famous "Fish Tail" mountain),
the most sacred peak in all of Nepal;
- lose yourself in thought as you trek along original
trade routes that are still in use after hundreds of years;
- interact with locals in each village and become
immersed in their projects, culture and lifestyle;
- see the impressive 8,000m peaks of Nepal up
close and personal;
- capture amazing photographs along the trail, in the villages and at various UNESCO world heritage sites;
- relax at the end of trek in a luxurious room next to the serene lake of Phewa in Pokhara.
"This trip will be similar to our other Nepal treks, where we each have the opportunity to travel independently throughout the day, following a general route
making our way to specific locations at our own pace, and relaxing in the evening with everyone in a cozy Nepali lodge."
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Type: Open Signup
» Grade II/III - Active/Moderate
When: Spring (March/April) and Fall (October/November)
Length of Trip: 8 & 14 Days (two different trips)
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Group Size: We want to keep the groups small if at all possible - most trips have about 8 trekkers (not including guide & porters); if you have a group of 4 or more people contact us and we can arrange a private trip with the same itinerary or group you up with other people looking for trekking buddies!
What's Included: Everything. You don't need to plan or worry about anything that you don't want to. Lodging, most meals, transportation, visa, permits …we've taken care of it all so you don't have to. » Details
Status: Reservations Open (click here to reserve a spot)
Philanthropic Mission: We currently have on-going projects in multiple villages and communities in Nepal. This trip we plan to deliver aid to the village of Melanche and funding for a new roof for the local school.
Note - Because of the ever-changing status of the project and specific needs, we cannot say exactly what our role will be for any given trip during the trekking season.
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