Trip Details

Perhaps the Himalayan mountains have always captured your imagination, or you’re curious about the Nepalese culture and lifestyle? Participating in the Village Trek will satisfy both these interests, exceeding your expectations in the beauty and wonders you will experience!

During a week of trekking, you will be taken through numerous villages allowing you to experience the culture and lifestyle of the locals. Keeping your adventure as true to real life as possible, you will venture through rice fields, stay with villagers at their own homes, try out some traditional cuisine, immerse yourself fully into their lives and hopefully pick up some useful words and phrases along the way!

Different from any other trek you will find, this is perfect for you if you really want to experience authentic Nepali culture and lifestyle. The routes followed to the villages are very rarely, if at all, visited by tourists to the area. All this while also experiencing the stunningly dramatic views of the Himalayas!

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Monday

Beginning with an hour drive to Sakhu, an old Newari settlement, you will have a chance to begin to take in some of the spectacular scenery of your new location. Having lunch in Sakhu, you will then begin your trek by walking for 3 hours to Kartike and onwards to Nagarkot. If you’re lucky and the skies are clear, you will witness outstanding views of the magnificent Himalayas! Nagarkot has the potential to offer unrestricted views of the mountain range, spanning from Annapurna in the West to the famous Mount Everest in the East.

Tuesday

Leaving Nagarkot, you will be trekking for roughly 5 hours to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel, like Sakhu, is an old Newali settlement but is also one of the most popular places to view the Himalayas. Standing on the edge of a ridge, as you pan across the scene in front of you the peaks of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Melungtse and Numbur rise magnificently from the East.

Wednesday

A 5 hour trek takes you through Namobuddha to Dapcha. As its name suggests, Namobuddha has a historical connection with Buddhism and is one of the most sacred sites in Nepal for Buddhist pilgrimages.

Thursday

Making your way to Mate on a 6 hour trek that takes you through Ambode, you’ll find the village of Mate to be everything you imagined of a Tamang Village. Not a lot is known about the history of the Tamang people but they are believed to be among the oldest settlers in the Himalayan region. You will have a chance to meet them and learn something about their culture and lifestyle during your stay.

Friday

Your trek will take you to Sipali where you will travel by bus through Banepa to Kathmandu. For the last time on your trip, make sure you take the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the awesome mountain scenery.

 

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

Trip Accommodation

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