Dr. Jeff Salz is leading an invitation only 12 people trek to Himachal's Great Himalayan National Park in beautiful Kullu valley in Sept.,2006. Here is more from him website, if you want to join in:
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You are personally invited for a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity! Join me on an 'Invitation Only' Trek.
Be a 'Special Guest' in the Great Himalayan National Park.
Help preserve the Earth's wildest mountain ecosystem and support Himalayan villagers.
I gave up guiding in the Himalayas ten years ago, but when the people of Kullu asked me to help them by bringing some friends over next year.... these people, these mountains.were simply too beautiful for me to say no. By participating in this expedition you will be supporting the efforts of the locals to sustain both the pristine national park and their way of life. And in doing so, create a model for cultural and wilderness preservation in Third World countries world wide.
Read on ...
No commercial trekking company offers trips to this region ... and you cannot go on your own.
What: A unique 'benefit trek' organized at the invitation of local villagers and the Director of the Great Himalayan National Park.
Where: The least-visited, most unspoiled mountain wilderness in the western Himalayas ... arguably the world!
Who: 12 people like you - like-minded 'adventurers' supported by a team of experienced guides, cooks and porters.
When: Early September 2006, right after monsoon when the meadows are most vibrant with grass and flowers. The entire trip will be 2 weeks from start to finish (you may want to extend this time frame to experience either the Tibetan plateau and monasteries or the Taj Majal).
Why: A chance to climb, photograph, paint, write or just explore, while supporting local villagers. You will take a pilgrimage trek up the holy Tirthan River, sacred to the locals, to our high base camp in alpine meadows (13,500'). You will experience Blue sheep and purple flowers (the sheep aren't really 'blue' but that is their name) - crystalline rivers and snowy summits.
How much? A very reasonable $2,500 - All Inclusive!!
INCLUDED: 5 star hotel in New Delhi ... flights and ground transportation within India ... all meals, guides, porters, equipment, etc.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare from North America, personal expenses and tips.
***Non-stop air travel Chicago-New Delhi now available on American Airlines!
What do YOU need to do? Just click here and tell me that you are interested - space is extremely limited so you'll want to connect with me asap.
Adventure On! Jeff
Named by Jeff Aug 20/05