Himalayan Trekking and Expedition Planning

   To arrange a trek, tour, or expedition in Nepal, Tibet or other areas in the Himalayan region, please contact me by e-mail at jrasley@juno.com. I work with my friend Niru Rai's Nepal-based company, Adventure GeoTreks Ltd.  AGT will custom design a trek for you or a group in any area within the Himalayan region.

  AGT’s Website is www.adventuregeotreks.com                                     

  I am not a guide.  I provide advice and information based upon my experiences of trekking and climbing in Nepal and the Himalayas since 1995. 

     Using AGT rather than a "Western" guiding company will generally save clients one-third to half the cost of a trek, tour, or expedition. Employing a Western guiding company adds significant cost in salary and transportation.  The Western guide usually expects the largest tip of the staff. Yet, Western companies use local outfitter companies to staff their Himalayan tours and treks. Western companies also expect a greater profit margin than Nepal-based companies.

     All of AGT's guides/sirdars speak English and the major European and Asian languages. AGT staffs its treks in the delightful customs established by British aristocrats with Sherpas in the early 20th Century. Clients can choose tent camping or teahouse/lodge accommodations. Glowing references will be provided and can be reviewed on AGT’s website.

     My books, India - Nepal Himalayas in the Moment (http://tinyurl.com/44fnavs), Light in the Mountains (http://tinyurl.com/87lvoeb), and Bringing Progress to Paradise  (www.redwheelweiser.com) describe trekking and mountaineering experiences with AGT.

     Expeditions to Nepal-Tibet Himalayas 2017:  
        
    I am advising trekking groups planning expeditions to Annapurna, Basa, Everest Base Camp Trail with climbing option on Island Peak, Langtang, Rowaling with a climbing option on Pachermo, and the Tamang Heritage Trail.  If you are interested in joining a group, please contact me.  If you would like to form your own group or develop your own trekking or mountaineering itinerary, and would like assistance, let me know.

    Sydney Frymire, Basa Foundation member, leads a "voluntourism" trip and "yoga trek" every October. A voluntourism trip includes a service component for the members along with in-depth cultural experiences.  Sidney's yoga treks include visits to ashrams, experiences of different yoga disciplines, and "easy" trekking. 

    The next trek I will personally lead is planned for Nov 2017.  We will trek to Basa village. Some members of the group will then trek to Phaplu to fly back to Katmandu. Others will follow the classic Everest Base Camp Trail to Mera Peak. Several members of the group will have a mountaineering adventure on Mera (21,000 ft.), while others will rest and enjoy the spectacular views from 16,000 feet. 

    Niru Rai, owner of AGT, develops specific itineraries and costs for the planned expeditions. We share that info with anyone who expresses an interest. After you know the details of the programs and cost, you can then decide if you would like to join a group.
    If you have a group of your own, or want to design your own expedition or tour using AGT staff, let me know and Niru and I will develop a plan with you.
     The cost will probably range from $600 to $2,200, depending on the duration of the trek or tour and total number of members.  Cost includes hotel and meals in Katmandu, but not airfare to/from Katmandu. Complete daily itineraries for different trekking or tour options describing what the guiding company provides and the cost for each option will be provided upon request.

     If you have any interest in traveling to Nepal, Tibet or other areas within the Himalayan region, please contact me by e-mail at  jrasley@juno.com.   

    The expedition company I work with in Nepal is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Adventure Geo Treks (P) Ltd
P.O. Box: 10358
Dhapasi (6), Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: 00977-1-4377290
Mobile: 9851088242

Fax: 00977-1-4377285
E-mail: niru@wlink.com.np
; info@adventuregeotreks.com
Website: www.adventuregeotreks.com; www.nepalgeotreks.com; www.tibetexpedition.com 
 
       
         Namaste,    jrasley@juno.com                                                                 

 
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