Trek Nepal - Cultural Immersion and Photography
Those who know me know that I love to travel and immerse myself in different cultures. Immersing oneself in another culture can be life changing. Until now I have only shared these experiences through my photos. I have used my photography to help people see our surroundings, both locally and abroad.
I am going back to Nepal. I had such a positive experience hiking to the Base of Everest spring of 2016 - from the openness and the gentle nature of the people I met to the magnificence of the Himalayas - that I want to go back and share my experiences with others!
I am leading Treks to the Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and the Mustang Region. Malla Treks (www.mallatreknepal.com) will be our outfitter and Tshering Tendi Sherpa will be our guide. The treks include historically rich city tours of the capital city, Kathmandu, and Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal. Once on the circuit we will have the opportunity to explore the Hindu and Buddhist cultures, eat foods from local farms, and enjoy the Nepalese culture first hand.
The treks will be a spectacular journey on foot, all the while staying in the best Tea Houses. The treks will expose you to mountain ranges that are magnificent, colossal and snow-capped against the most brilliant blue sky. We will hike through ethnically diverse villages along with forests with different flora and fauna.
Our hope is that each member of our group will have the opportunity to engage with the local villages and communities; learn how they live, laugh and see life. Through genuine interactions we will create an opportunity to tell a story through a lens different than our own. No matter what camera you own - even if it’s just an iPhone - we will help you tell a story that you can share. Our camera is not only a tool, but a way to use our hearts to connect and capture an amazing culture.
If you have an open mind, a sense of adventure and are willing to step outside your comfort zone, then this is the trip for you! We will immerse you in a culture that is warm and very welcoming. There will be opportunities to work on landscape and portrait photography, as well as some videography. This is a personalized trip for the travel adventurer, as well as for those who love exploring new cultures. It is not a trip for those faint at heart. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
Please contact us if you would like to join us!
Briana Gallo : firstname.lastname@example.org