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NEPAL

ABOUT COUNTRY

NEPAL

A trekker’s paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan vistas, golden temples, charming villages and exotic wildlife to offer one of the world's greatest travel destinations. With its ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop, landlocked Nepal was closed to the outside world until the 1950s. Flanked by China and India, it is home to eight of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest  towering above populated valleys and forested plains. Somewhere in the Kapilavastu district, there is a place called Lumbini; birthplace to Siddhartha Gautama, more widely known as Buddha. And legend has it that the Yeti (Abominable Snowman) lives deep in the mountains. Nepal is an inspiring destination that fuses natural beauty, spirituality and adventure.

Over the last 12 years, we have developed extensive travel programs that educate and empower students. Nepal faces many challenges as a country, including ongoing restoration after a devastating earthquake in April 2015 killed thousands of people, flattened villages and reduced numerous heritage sites to ruin. Community service is a core focus of our operations and our students support education projects, drinking water projects, charities, earthquake relief rebuilding, aged care facilities, environmental conservation projects, and NGOs that fight human trafficking. Programs range in length from 5-30 days and typically combine service projects with adventure activities such as trekking in Himalayas, white water rafting, ziplining, camping, bungee jumping, paragliding and visits to cultural and historic sites of Kathmandu.

Our local team has a wealth of experience managing student travel programs across Nepal, achieving consistently high net promoter scores for our clients. 
 

COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Build

new infrastructure for schools and homes that were affected by the 2-15 earthquake, working  alongside community members.

Meet

with NGOs, community leaders, teachers, doctors and entrepreneurs to gain deeper understandings of Nepal and its people

Raft

on the white water rivers of Nepal, which is paradise for the river rafting guides throughout the world.

Travel

through the hustle and bustle of cities to the majestic views of snow capped Himalayas from jungles of Chitwan to the birth place of Buddha.

Learn

about the Hindu, Buddhist and mountain cultures of Nepal local staff.

Explore

the home of eight highest Himalayan peaks of the world, Himalayas, rivers, villages, communities and UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal.

Connect

with local people (Nepal is home for more than 1300 ethnic groups!) through service projects and cross-cultural immersion in remote Nepali villages.

Support

ongoing community service projects that educate students while making positive contributions to local communities.

 

ITINERARIES

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ITINERARY 01 - Yeti Explorers!

10 DAYS

  • Learn about Nepal

  • Enjoy White water Rafting

  • Learn about Pokharan Culture

  • Hike through Forests

  • Trek to Poon hill.

  • Explore Kathmandu

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ITINERARY 02 - Nepal Village Life

10 Days

  • Learn about Nepal

  • Enjoy White water Rafting

  • Experience a homestay at the Village home

  • Service village with Locals

  • Trek to Namobuddha

  • Explore Kathmandu