Nepal Volunteer Adventure

Volunteering Solutions has been operating a Volunteer Adventure Program from the last few years. A favorite destination for the schoolie groups, teenagers, medics and families, an exotic drip trip to Nepal is about to begin!

 

  • Itinerary for the Nepal Summer Program

    Itinerary for the Nepal Summer Program

    Day 1 (Sat): Arrival in Kathmandu

    Participants will be picked up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to their accommodation. They can take some rest on the day of arrival. They can also venture out to the nearby local area and get familiar with it.

    (Meals – Dinner – Subject to arrival time)

    Day 2 (Sunday) – Orientation

    Today the coordinators will be discussing about the program itinerary for the days to come and give participants the essential information. (Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    Day 3 (Mon) to Day 7 (Fri) – Volunteering in Kathmandu

    Volunteer work begins. During this time the participants will be working in either Orphanage, Teaching Project or with mentally – physically disabled children. Participants can render invaluable help by doing volunteer work at an orphanage in Nepal by giving them love and affection, teaching them basic conversational English, helping them in their school subjects, guiding them about personal hygiene and sanitation, taking them out on small excursions and engaging them in extra – curricular activities. It would be an unforgettable and soul enriching experience for the participants which may compel them to return.

    (Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from Monday to Thursday and Breakfast/Dinner on Friday)

    Day 8 (Sat) – Kathmandu City Tour

    Today we will take the participants for City tour of Kathmandu. They will find many Buddhist and Hindu temples and many historic and heritage sites in the city. They can also see beautiful pagodas, shrines and monasteries. In this tour, we will cover Durbar Square, Temple of Kumari (Living Goddess) and Pashupatinath Temple.

    (Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)

    Day 9 (Sun) – Free Day in Kathmandu

    This day is free for leisure activities or optional tours or go for shopping. The participants can visit other places of tourist interest or visit Thamel area for spending good time in a pub or restaurant and for shopping.

    (Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)

     

    Day 10 (Mon) to Day 14 (Fri) – Volunteer work in Kathmandu

    Participants will continue volunteering work and gain rich experience out of it.

    (Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from Monday to Thursday and Breakfast/Dinner on Friday)



    Day 15 (Sat) – Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot

    At around 10 am, we will take the participants to Bhaktapur, one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal. In Bhaktapur, they can see amazing pagodas and other monuments. After sightseeing in Bhaktapur, participants can have lunch at a local restaurant (at own cost). Later we will proceed to Nagarkot which is located near Kathmandu from where one can get amazing views of the Himalayas. Enjoy the sunset and then return to Kathmandu. 
    (Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)

     


    Day 16 (Sun) – Visit to Patan and Swayabhunath Temple
    After breakfast, we will take the participants for a tour of Patan and Swayabhunath Temple. Patan is one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal. As they reach Patan, they would be taken aback by the contrast to Kathmandu. See beautiful temples and palaces in Patan. After lunch in Patan in a local restaurant (at own cost), we will proceed to Swayabhunath Temple. Later we will take the participants back to their accommodation. 
    (Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)


    Day 17 (Mon) – Refreshing tour of Chitwan and Pokhara  
    Participants will leave for Chitwan by air conditioned bus or van or car. Upon arrival at the Chitwan National Park, they would be transferred to the Lodge or accommodation booked for them. Participants can discuss with local staff for jungle activities and the facilities around.

    (Meals – Breakfast)


    Day 18 (Tue) – Chitwan

    On this day, enjoy a safari in Chitwan National Park and other activities like nature walk, bird watching etc. Participants can also enjoy various activities in and around their accommodation.

    (Meals – Breakfast)

     
    Day 19 (Wed) – Chitwan-Pokhara

    After breakfast at the hotel, participants will travel to Pokhara by air-conditioned bus or van or car. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in at the booked accommodation. Relax for some time and then go for evening boat ride in Phewa Lake. Later they can roam around and enjoy lively ambience around. Participants can have lunch in a local restaurant (at own cost). For dinner, they can go for any of the good restaurants (there are many) in Pokhara and try various local foods as well.
    (Meals – Breakfast)


    Day 20 (Thu) – Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Early morning, visit famous Sarangkot for amazing sunrise and get magnificent views of the Himalayas. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we will take participants for a city tour of Pokhara. In this tour they will visit places of tourist attractions like Mahendra Cave, Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall, Peace Pagoda and Bindhyabasini Temple. One can also visit the International Mountain Museum. Adventure lovers can opt for add on activity of paragliding.
    (Meals – Breakfast)



    Day 21 (Fri) – Pokhara-Kathmandu

    In morning, participants will return to Kathmandu by bus or van or car. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check in at the

    accommodation booked for them. Rest of time is free for taking rest or for shopping.

    (Meals – Breakfast)


    Day 22 (Sat) – Departure from Kathmandu

    It’s time to say bye to Nepal. Check out from the accommodation and proceed to airport for the onward / return flight. 

     

    Language and Orientation Week in Kathmandu

     

    Volunteering Solutions gives it's volunteers a great opportunity to learn the culture, history and language of Nepal. Orientation week is aimed to teach the volunteers everything about the culture, basic language and history about Nepal before they start their program in the field.

     

    You can also choose to take part in this Orientation week or join your volunteer program directly. This program starts on 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. The program aims to give true insight about Nepal, it's culture, basic language, food, places to visit and things to do while you spend your time in Nepal. The program is held in Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. While on this program the volunteers would stay at the hostel or host family arranged by Volunteering Solutions.

     

    Orientation Week Schedule


    Day 1: Welcome to Nepal, introduction to the program in Kathmandu, safety issues, basic culture and history about Nepal. Also learn about your week's program and details about your volunteering program in Nepal to follow after this week.
     
    Day 2: History, culture and traditional insight about Nepal followed with Nepali language class for 2 hours. Learn basic letters and words of welcoming, greeting, short expressions, as well as learn about important and handy words which would help you while at work in your placement. You would get a chance to explore by yourself around Kathmandu in the evening. The coordinator would guide you about the best places to go and visit.

     
    Day 3: Nepali language class continues for 3 hours, with more extensive words, sentences and expressions. Explore the local markets in the evening time.


    Day 4: Discover Kathmandu - Go on a guided tour to Kathmandu's most visited tourist spots. This would be a full day tour of New Kathmandu included with a lunch at a restaurant. The places volunteers visit are:-

     
    Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): Listed as a world heritage site, this is one of the world's most glorious Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the “all seeing eyes” of Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

     

     

     
    Bouddhnath Stupa: Lying some 6 kms to the east of Kathmandu, this colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the largest in the valley. A world heritage site, Bouddhnath is supposed to have been built by using dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was reeling under a severe drought during its construction.

     
    Day 5: Nepali language class for 3 hours, covering more words and vocabulary to help you in daily use. In the evening explore the local markets for shopping around Kathmandu along with the coordinator.

     
    Day 6: Discover Kathmandu (Day 2) - go on a guided historic trail to visit Kathmandu and see beautiful historic sights, with lunch in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

     
    The Temple of lord Shiva - Pashupatinath is a richly ornamented pagoda with two tiered golden roof and silver doors.
     

    Patan Durbar Square: It is an enchanting row of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World heritage site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statue and religious objects.

     
    BHAKTAPUR Durbar Square: Once you enter the big gate you find the unique art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century Palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspires admiration. The national art gallery is also housed inside. The palace entrance, the Golden gate, is a masterpiece.

     
    Day 7: End of Orientation week.

     

    * The schedule of the orientation week is subject to change due to any unavoidable circumstances beyond our control. 

 

 

 

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