Welcome: You will be picked up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu before being transferred to your accommodation. Now it’s time to make friends, try the local cuisine and explore the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Later on you will receive an orientation, giving you all the essential information, and a welcome meal.
Volunteering: For the next 5 days you will begin your volunteer placement. You will be helping in either an orphanage, at a teaching project or with physically disabled children. Your help in these projects will be invaluable and you will be truly making a difference to their lives. You will be teaching them basic conversational english and helping with other school subjects.You can even take them out on small trips and excusrions in the local area, to engage them in extra curricular activities.
Kathmandu City Tour: Today we will show you the highlights of Kathmandu, You will be guided around Buddhist and Hindu temples, pagodas, shrines, monasteries and many historic sites. This is a fascinating way to experience Nepal’s interesting culture.
Free day: There are lots of extra activities you can get involved with, or head to Thamel to barter in the local shops or try out a few pubs.
Volunteering: Continue with your volunteer placement for the next 5 days.
Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot: Today you will visit one of Nepal’s famous kingdoms, Bhaktapur. Here you can see some amazing pagodas, before heading to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located near Kathmandu and here you can get incredible views over the Himalayas. This is a sight not to be missed, which is why we stay to watch the sunset over the mountains.
Visit to Patan and Swayabhunath Temple: Patan is also a beautiful ancient kingdom, and is very different to Kathmandu. You will then visit the magnificent Swayabhunath Temple.
Tour of Chitwan: After arriving in Chitwan you can check into your accommodation and discuss jungle activities with the local staff. The day after you will be taken on a Safari in Chitwan National Park, home to elephants, Rhinos and Tigers! You will then join a nature walk and go bird watching.
Tour of Pokhara: The following day you will be taken to Pokhara. Once checked in you can enjoy some local food before partaking on an evening boat ride on Phewa Lake. In the morning you will visit the famous Sarangkot for sunrise, getting some incredible views of the Himalayas. You will then join a city tour visiting; Mahendra Cave, Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall, Peace Pagoda and Bindhyabasini Temple. If you want to you can add extra activities to your placement, like paragliding!
You will then travel back to Kathmandu, for last minute souvenir shopping, before being taken to the airport the following day for your return flight.