$2,495 Expedition Cost

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Kathmandu, Nepal November 14th- 20th, 2018

Fight Human Trafficking in Nepal with Tristen and Indy

Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to Kathmandu filled with adventure and learning about the organizations fighting human trafficking at a grassroots level. All participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from Effect.org leadership, local NGO's, and local stakeholders in order to better understand what goes into fighting human trafficking and what more needs to be done.

Questions? Email us expeditions@effect.org


"I'm looking forward to my third expedition with Effect.org. Nothing beats travel while making a positive impact."

Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to Kathmandu, Nepal for an incredible opportunity to understand and fight human trafficking.

Effect.org operates schools in India which saw decreasing numbers in girls’ attendance. Upon learning they were being lost to the trafficking trade, Effect.org founder, Casey began to create a documentary exposing India’s trafficking underworld. While filming, Effect.org made valuable partnerships with nonprofits fighting trafficking throughout India and Nepal.

Expedition Details
Together Tristen, Indy, and Effect.org, you’ll meet with survivors and nonprofits focused on anti-trafficking efforts as you understand the factors behind this issue.



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7 Days



Application Cost


Passport & Visa


In-Country Food & Transportation



Travel through Kathmandu valley visiting nonprofit leaders and inspirational survivors of human trafficking. Learn about trafficking prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.

Impact Workshop

Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you’ll present ideas, create solutions and develop ideas during an impact workshop.

Make a difference

You’ll have the chance to learn at a grassroots level how human trafficking affects Nepal. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change lives.

Lifelong Friends

Join like-minded individuals who want to make a difference, love travel, and will follow you back on Instagram.

What's Included

  • All meals & drinks (non alcoholic)
  • All in country travel
  • Accommodation
  • A webinar on ‘How to Fundraise Successfully’ for the expedition

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations


Make sure you are in Kathmandu, Nepal by Tuesday. Its the first day for check in, get some rest because its going to be a long week!
-Program Induction -Meet with Non Profit Professionals -Explore Thamel, city center -Explore Durbar Square
Travel to rural villages to interact with locals.
Spend the day alongside nonprofits who care for local prostitutes in Kathmandu. Sunset at Swayambhunath, also known as 'Monkey Temple'.
Visit some NGO's, keep your energy high since we will be at a shelter with some of the most adorable kids.
Spend the morning at Nagrokot taking in Himalayan views. Bhaktapur Tour. Workshop with Tristen + Indy
Impact workshop all day!
Impact workshop all morning followed by final presentations. Team Dinner!
Its not good bye forever, right? See you soon new friends!

Meet Your Expedition Leaders

Sandy Singh

Program Director

Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy administered and created programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!

Aashima Khosla

Deputy Grant Manager

Aashima's passion for social development pushed her to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She started her career in the field of Development Sector Consulting where she worked with several Indian government bodies and ministries to undertake extensive research and strategy to improve stakeholder engagement and last mile delivery of government programs. She loves working with children and now aims to use her skill set to add value to their lives. She is an avid reader, does not go anywhere without her Kindle, and loves Zumba and power yoga.

Tristen Ikaika


Tristen is a Travel Photographer with two successful businesses. In addition to his travel photography, Tristen sells rings which he makes by collecting spoons/forks on his travels before transforming them into jewelry. He also hosts workshops with bestie, Indy. This will be Tristen's third expedition.

Indy Blue


As a successful videographer, Indy covers weddings, corporate and commercial events. She has a blog and a Youtube channel where she regularly shares videos about travels. She also co-hosts workshop with Tristen where they teach basics of videography and how to turn it into a lucrative career.


13 Expedition reviews
Seth Williams

I had an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations. It was truly a life-changing week and will never see the world in the same way. Thanks to the team for putting together an impressive schedule of events, pulling together a great group of volunteers and helping each of us really delve into the experience. I learned a lot, experienced a lot and most importantly was moved to action through the encounters I had during the week. I would highly recommend this opportunity to anyone who is ready for a life-altering experience.

Laura Guzmán Linares

I loved it. It exceeded my expectations by far. Everything was perfectly organized and I could feel every single day I stayed there that our help can be useful for the NGOs in Nepal and for the girls.

Ally Warson

The expedition was one of growth in perspective and empathy for a cause that most Americans are blind too. The expedition was beautifully organized by Effect and the NGOs were taught me more then I could have ever imagined. I felt like I was gone for 3 months not a week! The travel is tough and switching out of your routine into a developing country is no easy feat. However, every small challenge that pushes you out of your comfort zone helps you grow more as an individual and our group did grow collectively! Being able to improve the operational success of these NGOs was a huge success during the hackathon. You realize that there are so many small wins and the gratitude from both sides is heart warming. Thank you for changing my life!


Non-profit Effect.org has been running schools in India since 2010 and noticed a decline in the number of girls attending. Casey Allred, the founder of Effect.org was shocked to learn that many girls were being trafficked into the sex trade. He was personally disturbed by the growing epidemic and wanted the world to know the truth, teaming up with a director to create Stolen Innocence, a trafficking documentary.
Human trafficking is growing rapidly as the second largest criminal activity in the world, with at least 300,000 girls trafficked in Asia alone. Although many people are unaware that trafficking exists, this expedition is the perfect opportunity to learn about the issue and apply your skills to create change!
The team members will learn the scope of the human trafficking problem through interactive involvement with nonprofits, locals and survivors. You will get to observe the socio economic factors that contribute to the issue and how traffickers use this opportunity to seize vulnerable women and children. You will get to visit rescue and shelter homes along with border points run by the non-profits to see how processes work. Lastly, you will get to meet non-profits and survivors, and hear inspiring stories.
We will be staying at a comfortable, family run hotel in Kathmandu.
The team of volunteers will be accompanied by Program Director at Effect.org, Sandy Singh. We will also have Tristen and Indy with us for the entirety of the expedition.
The total cost of the trip is $2,495
  • You’ll need to pay a $20.00 application fee
  • You are responsible for your own flights. Round trip tickets cost anywhere from $1,000 - $1,500.
  • $500 of the total amount due will be charged within a week of applying, thats how you know you're in!
  • $1000 due on September 30, 2018
  • Remaining amount due on October 14, 2018.
  • An in-country program manager with extensive expedition experience to deliver the expedition in the field with the group.
  • In country transport, vehicle, food, drinks (non-alcoholic) and equipment.
  • A workshop led by Tristen and Indy.
  • You’ll need to complete a detailed (confidential) medical form
  • You’ll need to have appropriate vaccinations (*we’ll give further guidance on what to have and where to go, but you’ll need to cover the cost).
  • You’ll need to send us the info page of your passport to show you have one and that you are at least 18 years old!
  • You’ll need to get a visa when you arrive in country
We choose applicants based on their passion and skill set and of course, first come-first serve! You will receive an email informing you of your acceptance and your credit card will subsequently be charged with $500 within a week of applying. That's how you know you are in! We will then send you a Welcome Packet and info on a fundraising workshop.
Spaces are limited so apply as soon as possible.
This expedition is a unique and powerful way for the brightest and most engaged volunteers to experience Nepal. You will understand first-hand how human trafficking affects the country, and how applying your everyday skills can combat this tragedy. We understand how important it is to disconnect from your daily routine, and we believe this will be a great opportunity for many of you to see the world and to make a real difference using your unique background of experience and skills. Join us in Nepal to make an impact, create real solutions, and confront human trafficking head on! Let’s change the world together!

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