Voluntour NEPAL

“BETTER ENVIRONMENT – BETTER TOMORROW”
NEPAL, 07-18 OCTOBER 2017

There’s much more in Nepal than trekking. Apply to join this VolunTour and you will experience an amazing, unforgettable, stunning trip that few others have ever lived. Discover the ancient streets and temples of Kathmandu, enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalaya and volunteer with VIN Organisation and the local community.

The VolunTour in Nepal mixes culture, tourism and volunteering experiences. Days are packed with a very deep social programme, but also with enough time to meet Nepali friendly people and to hike on the wild hills.

Over 12 days you will explore the Kathmandu valley, interact with local people and actively support the project “Better Environment – Better Tomorrow” by taking part in educational and hands-on activities of clean up campaigns and waste management.

In this blog you can find many news about the topic of the project, and for get even more information you can join the related Facebook group.

OVERVIEW

Location: Kathmandu and Kathmandu Valley
Period: 07-18 October 2017
Meeting point: Kathmandu (Tribhuvan) International Airport (KTM)
Group size: up to 6 people
Minimum requirements: aged 18+, interested in the VolunTour’s programme, motivated, flexible, able to speak and understand English.
Accommodation: comfortable hostel/budget hotels and host families in twin rooms
Food: 3 meals per day with traditional Nepali food + bottled water
Transport: private minivan/jeep and local buses

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kathmandu – Explore the Nepali capital, with its gilded Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas and embrace a colourful and beautiful culture
  • Tarekeshwor – interact and volunteer with Kavresthali community and local stakeholders
  • Kathmandu Valley – Step back in time in the medieval city of Bhaktapur and take time to visit Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Nagarkot – Walk to the top stop for enjoying Himalayan views and beautiful landscapes.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival, welcoming, check into the hostel, dinner and rest
Day 2: Orientation: info about the organization, the activities and VolunTour cultural and healthy tips (learning about Nepal)
Day 3: Local community visit, meeting with EVS volunteers and preparation for volunteering activities
Day 4: Volunteering: educational activities related to environmental conservation,
Day 5: Volunteering: clean up campaigns with local people
Day 6: Volunteering: kitchen garden with local women groups
Day 7: Hiking in the hills in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 8: Meeting with the main stakeholders and interaction with them
Day 9: Guided sightseeing tour in heritage sites in Kathmandu
Day 10: Visit to Bhaktapur Durbar square and Nagarkot
Day 11: Free time and shopping in the morning, Evaluation and feedback in the afternoon, intercultural dinner in the evening
Day 12: Departure

The itinerary and schedule might differ according to the weather conditions and local needs and social context.

COST

VolunTour Nepal (12 days): 480 € per person

Please note that your international flights are not included in the above price, and nor are your travel insurance and visa for Nepal.

Fill out this form if you would like to partecipate in this Voluntour.