We have two sessions scheduled in partnership with REI. Both Mar 16 & 19 sessions are FREE. but be sure to sign up at REI. Space is limited.
This speaker session which will take place in the community rooms at both REI's flagship store in SoHo/NYC (3/16 and at REI in East Hanover (3/19). Hear Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life talk about the trips she organizes to Nepal for both the adventure and good works. This the FreeWalkers' third year partnering with TOYL to provide a unique hiking experience you will not find anywhere else.
Imagine walking in the extreme foothills in Nepal along native village paths, with breathtaking views of the tallest mountains in the world, and the opportunity to experience an exotic culture, and meet native villagers and monks. Our presenter will discuss what the country, culture, and people are like in this unique area, and share what these adventure volunteerism tours include: professional guides, accommodations, food, and knowledgeable staff.
It's not a climbing expedition; it's a moderate "trekking" adventure across some of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the world. Rated as a moderate trek for people in good shape. The tour leader has been taking small volunteer groups to Nepal since 2011 and is involved in several humanitarian projects there, some of which you may experience during the tour.
Two tours are scheduled for 2018. The Langtang Trek, October 24-November 10, takes place near the Tibet border in a spectacularly beautiful area visited by few tourists. The second trip, the Arts & Social Justice Tour from November 1-10 are for those who don't want to hike. Join Tara Linhardt, the founder of the Mountain Music Project to experience the arts, yoga, music, meditation and philosophies embedded in the ancient Kathmandu Valley culture. There is even an option to extend your stay to do volunteer work with the Voluntourism Extension, Nov. 11-15.