Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

The Clymb Mounts Nepal Relief ‘Voluntourism’ Trek

May 7, 2015

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Kathmandu, Nepal –  May 7, 2015 – Help rebuild earthquake-stricken Nepal on this “voluntourism” adventure. 100% of proceeds go to a local NGO dedicated to rebuilding villages decimated by this tragic natural disaster. Plus, travelers will experience trekking in the spectacular Annapurna region of the Himalaya Mountains.

This 13 day itinerary featured on The Clymb for $1199 includes 4 days of rebuilding the hard hit Gorkha region and then 9 days bringing valuable tourism dollars to the region’s highlights like Poon Hill, Pokhara and Ghorepani.

The Clymb is exclusively promoting this tour that is operated by long term partner Ace the Himalaya. Ace has been working in these communities for years and the founder and many of the porters/guides are from the region.

As of now over 35 of Ace’s employees have completely lost their houses in the Earthquake – this trip is dedicated to rebuilding lives. 100% of proceeds go to a local NGO dedicated to rebuilding villages decimated by this tragic natural disaster.

Departures will start in late September, to avoid monsoon season, and to be sure the help travelers bring is genuinely useful.

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Insight Vacations Launches New Exotics Collection

December 29, 2013

Insight Vacations has just released its new Exotics Collection, featuring a range of premium escorted journeys, a majestic new destination, and a variety of authentic Signature Hotels, Dining and Experiences. For the first time, the brochure includes an augmented feature that enables you to enjoy India’s flavor using your smartphone to get a preliminary taste of what this incredible region has to offer.

The Exotics Collection offers luxury tours to India, Bhutan, Nepal, Greece, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.

“We are thrilled with the success of our India program since launching in 2012, and we are delighted we can continue to introduce new product to this extraordinary region,” says Marc Kazlauskas, President of Insight Vacations. “Each itinerary featured in the Exotics Collection has been chosen to showcase these culturally and historically rich destinations, and when combined with Insight’s Signature inclusions, we guarantee our guests a truly unforgettable experience.”

The Exotic Collection’s Signature Experiences include game safaris in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Bhutanese cooking classes, and a guided tour of Bhutan’s only commercial cheese factory. Guests stay at hand-selected Signature Hotels with highlights such as the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Bangalore’s opulent Leela Palace, and the Divani Caravel hotel in Athens. Guests enjoy delectable Signature Dining experiences at every magnificent turn, including a cooking demonstration with a renowned chef in Olympia and a highlight luncheon at India’s Laxmi Vilas Palace.

“When traveling to these wonderful countries with Insight, you can be assured that your safety, comfort and security are our absolute priority – our ground teams are the very best in the business,” says John Boulding, President and CEO of Insight Vacations. “They will take care of you every step of the way.”

Two new itineraries have been added in India, including a sojourn from Delhi to Udaipur on the Colors of Rajasthan and a venture through Mystical South India where guests visit some of India’s oldest temples from Kochi to Chennai. Bhutan – Dragon Kingdom highlights the newest destination to feature its own itinerary, due to the rising increase in Bhutan’s popularity. Additional new 2014 features include four-day stopovers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, extensive hotel upgrades, additional transfers and flight inclusions on some itineraries and extensive Wi-Fi availability on coaches and in hotels.

Insight Vacations is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit:

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