“Ke Garne” – What to do?

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder Chris is in Nepal to meet with partner NGOs and villages in preparation for our Nepal Rebuilding travel programs. Read the previous posts to learn more about her trip. July 24, 2015 It’s one thing to look at pictures of a place destroyed by…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Cleansed by the Monsoon Rains in Pokhara

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder Chris is in Nepal to meet with partner NGOs and villages in preparation for our Nepal Rebuilding travel programs. Read the previous posts to learn more about her trip. July 16, 2015 We came to Pokhara, a quick 35 minute flight from Kathmandu, for…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Kathmandu: Meeting with Anuradha Koirala at Maiti Nepal & Karma Sherpa from Sibuje

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder Chris is in Nepal to meet with partner NGOs and villages in preparation for our Nepal Rebuilding travel programs. Read the previous posts to learn more about her trip. July 14, 2015 Today we had a meeting scheduled with Anuradha Koirala, the tireless CNN…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Monday, July 20th, 2015

Kathmandu: Getting Down to Work During the ‘Non-soon’

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder Chris is in Nepal to meet with partner NGOs and villages in preparation for our Nepal Rebuilding travel programs. Read the previous posts to learn more about her trip. July 13, 2015 We arrived in Kathmandu late at night to a quiet airport. The…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The Journey to Kathmandu – A Surreal Layover in Dubai

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder Chris is on her way to Nepal to meet with partner NGOs and villages in preparation for our Nepal Rebuilding travel programs. Read her introductory post to this series about her trip here. July 13, 2015 Wheels up out of Seattle and I have…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Last minute preparations before heading out into the field in Nepal

By Chris Mackay, Executive Director for Crooked Trails The number of times I have gotten ready to head to Nepal is more than I can count on toes and fingers. It’s the usual line up of prep work: shots, misc. drugs for everything from cholera to skin infections and severe…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Friday, July 10th, 2015

Thinking about Nepal for the Long Haul

By Christine Mackay, Executive Director for Crooked Trails  It’s been over a month since the quake. The intense fervor I felt overwhelmed by in the initial weeks has been replaced with a determination to help for the long run. I read recently that with disasters, there is the immediate relief…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Monday, June 8th, 2015

Volunteers Needed! Travel to Nepal and Help Rebuild

Crooked Trails travelers change the world. Not only by what they offer in-country through their service and donations, but by opening themselves to a connection which fosters deep understanding and commitment. When the Nepal earthquake occurred, the people who contacted us first were those who had been to Nepal and…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Friday, June 5th, 2015

Forever Changed by Nepal ~ One Traveler’s Story

By Tanner Colton & Kolena Allen, Crooked Trails volunteer & traveler It was like waking from reality to find yourself in a dream. The first light of day is yet to be born and a peaceful silence hangs over the land. I roll out of my sleeping bag and sneak…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Monday, May 18th, 2015