Trip Details

As part of this unique Nepalese experience, you will be exploring the different regions and cultures and see the changing and amazing Nepalese landscape. You will visit really interesting places, such as the Boudhanath and Lumbini Buddhist temples and not to mention your visit to the Royal Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a rafting adventure down the Trisuli River, a village hike in rural Kathmandu, a rewarding five day trek up Poon Hill from which you will see some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world. You will have body and mind sessions with Yoga and Meditation. And to complete your journey of four weeks to explore the nature as well as the culture and lifestyle of Nepal, you will also visit the local markets and attend some great cultural introduction sessions.

What is included in the program

  • Airport transfers as per the policy – Airport Pickup in Kathmandu – Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Presence of a dedicated program coordinator throughout your travel, at the projects and facilities- Logistical management support in case of emergencies
  • Authentic Nepalese and European meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the duration of the entire program as per the meal plan
  • Accommodation at hotels, tea houses, and at our accommodation facility – shared accommodation
  • Local transportation to all venues
  • Entry fees to all places
  • Extensive pre-departure information
  • Overland local public transportation

What is excluded in the program

  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, room service items, laundry, telephone calls, tips,  bottles of water during your road travel etc.
  • Our program does not cover any liability and does not insure participants. Participants must have appropriate insurance before joining the program.
  • Any camera fee where applicable.
  • Any service not specified above.

A few things to consider when you are with us!

  • Returning to the accommodation after your personal trips before 22.00 everyday
  • You will not be allowed to hire any vehicle on your own
  • Consumption of alcohol inside the accommodation is strictly prohibited
    Respect and adhere to our code of conduct
  • Our staff is there to support you, guide you and make your trip memorable. We kindly request you to follow their instructions at all times

Aims & Objectives
The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic Nepal. Through different projects and activities, you will get to truly immerse yourself in the culture, customs and lifestyle.

Trip Itinerary

Week 1
Day 1: Sunday

  • Arrival
  • Transfer to our centre
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 2: Monday

  • Welcome ceremony
  • Introduction to the program
  • Rituals and lesson on do’s and don’ts in Nepal
  • Cross cultural session
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 3: Tuesday

  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Lesson on Nepalese language
  • Orientation tour to Bouddhanath Temple
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 4: Wednesday

  • Drive to Pharping
  • Enjoy the ride along the amazing Nepalese landscape
  • Arrive at the monastery
  • Overnight stay in the monastery

Day 5: Thursday

  • Pilgrimage tour in Pharping
  • Explore Buddhist monasteries and sites in Pharping
  • Overnight stay in a monastery

Day 6: Friday

  • Hiking
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 7: Saturday

  • Free day to explore or relax
  • Day of leisure in Kathmandu
  • Time to explore the busiest city in Nepal
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Week 2
Day 8: Sunday

  • Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 9: Monday

  • Bus ride to Trishuli river
  • Water rafting in Trishuli river
  • Overnight camping in Fishling

Day 10: Tuesday

  • More adventure rafting today
  • Drive to Chitwan
  • Witness a Nepalese cultural dance
  • Overnight stay in a resort in Chitwan

Day 11: Wednesday

  • Jungle activities- safari and Jungle walk
  • Visit to the elephant breeding centre
  • Overnight stay in a resort in Chitwan

Day 12: Thursday

  • Jungle activities in the morning- bird watching
  • Drive to Lumbini – birth place of Lord Buddha
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lumbini

Day 13: Friday

  • Lumbini Tour
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lumbini

Day 14: Saturday

  • Drive to Pokhara
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara

Week 3

Day 15: Sunday

  • Day of leisure in Pokhara (Fee Time)
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara

Day 16: Monday

  • Drive to Nayapul
  • Trek to Ulleri
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ulleri

Day 17: Tuesday

  • Trek to Ghodepani (steps uphill)
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ghodepani

Day 18: Wednesday

  • Get up early in the morning to see the sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Trek to Ghandruk
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ghandruk

Day 19: Thursday

  • Trek to Pothana
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Pothana

Day 20: Friday

  • Trek to Phedi
  • Drive to Pokhara
  • Enjoy the massage
  • Overnight stay at a Guest House in Pokhara

Day 21: Saturday

  • Drive Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus for 8 hours
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Week 4
Day 22: Sunday

Free time in kathmandu

Day 23: Monday

  • Drive to Nagarkot
  • Overnight stay at a Guesthouse in Nagarkot

Day 24: Tuesday

  • Hike to Dhulikhel via Nala
  • Overnight stay at a Guesthouse in Dhulikhel

Day 25: Wednesday

  • Hike to Namobuddha
  • Overnight stay at a Monastery in Namobuddha

Day 26: Thursday

  • Day of leisure in Monastery
  • Overnight stay at a Monastery in Namobuddha

Day 27: Friday

  • Hike to Panauti
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 28: Saturday

  • Say goodbye to the local team
  • Departure

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

A route that takes you from Kathmandu to Chitwan and then into beautiful Pokhara and then further to Poon Hill and back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Accommodation 

There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Rooms are shared on a single gender basis 4-6 people a room, there are also private rooms available, this is subject to availability. There is a curfew of 22.30 at the house,to ensure the safety of yourself and others.No alcohol can be brought into the houses.

Food Arrangements
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once a week. You can also choose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.There is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Facilities
Our house is located five kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation.

Sights & Surroundings
Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience in itself. Thamel, Kathmandu tourist hotspot, is where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artifacts, wood carvings, handicraft and an assortments of unique clothing and apparel. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. There are numerous dining options available throughout the city, including Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese in addition to a variety of local cuisine.

Other Accommodation on route

During your Road Trip route you will also have overnight stays in hotels/guest houses. The accommodation is basic 2-6 people a room on a single gender basis. You may also opt for a private room,subject to availability.

 

Trip Country Info

Nepal

Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Book your volunteer travel  holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure.  It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China.  As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal.  The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us.   We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.

Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs.  The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa