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For more information contact: Lyn Mettler
September 2, 2015
AdventureWomen Supports Nepal Tourism Post Earthquake with Plans for Low-Altitude Trek For Women in 2016
BOZEMAN, MONTANA — Devastating earthquakes around the world create not only an immediate humanitarian crisis, but often a longtime impact on tourism. To assist the country of Nepal with reconstruction after April’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake, AdventureWomen is offering women’s trekking trips to help support the Nepalese people and sustain tourism income there.
AdventureWomen, which specializes in group adventures for women older than 30 traveling solo, has lead trips to Nepal, that feature hiking, rafting and safaris, more than 30 times since 1995. There are two remaining adventure travel trips to Nepal in 2015. The October 22, 2015 Nepal trekking trip has limited space while the November 12 trip is sold out. The 2016 Nepal women’s trekking trip departing Oct. 20 has plenty of availability.
“In Nepal, they really need people to keep coming to help support the rebuilding of the country,” says Susan Eckert, founder and owner of AdventureWomen, who’s traveled to Nepal numerous times. “October and November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time of year to visit Nepal. The weather is balmy, the air is clean, visibility is perfect, and the country is lush following the monsoon.”
The 14-day Nepal Trekking in the Himalayas is a low altitude, lodge-based trek, which is less physically challenging than many hiking trips through the Himalayas. It allows women to travel at an easier pace of 5-7 miles per day while also producing less impact on trails from porters and pack animals. The trip also includes rafting on the Seti River and a stop in Kathmandu, visiting temples and monasteries.
AdventureWomen trips often highlight the natural side of a region with the Nepal trip no exception. The group will also visit Nepal’s oldest National Park and enjoy a safari by elephant back into the world’s best habitat for viewing the Bengal tiger. Overnights are spent in traditional lodges with private rooms and two nights in safari-style tents on the Seti River.
The 2015 trips are $4895 per person, while the 2016 trip is $4995 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot on the Nepal trip for women, please visit www.AdventureWomen.com.
AdventureWomen, founded in 1982 by Susan L. Eckert, is dedicated to creating safe and comfortable group travel for women desiring adventure. A pioneer in women’s vacations and adventure travel, the company promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages women traveling solo or with companions to challenge themselves. A member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, AdventureWomen offers tours to destinations around the globe. In 2013, National Geographic Traveler designated AdventureWomen’s Iceland Horseback Riding Tour a “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” For more information, visit www.adventurewomen.com or call 800-804-8686.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos and itineraries available upon request.