Community Service in the Himalayas – 10 Days

“Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need” –Gillian Anderson

Volunteering is an act of kindness that is recommended especially for children and youth to instill in them the value of humanity from an early age. Be it ecological, educational, and medical or providing community services, we customize this program for people who are interested in cultural exchange, community development, trips to remote areas and simply lending a helping hand.

Apart from volunteering and community services in the beautiful Nagarkot hills, you get to indulge in sheer escapism from the hustle and bustle of the urban town with the amazing sight of sun setting behind the beautiful mountain ranges and glittering view of the Kathmandu city.

Skeleton Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel [-/-/-]

Day 2: In Kathmandu

After breakfast visit Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal. We visit the vegetable & spice market in Ason, and see its many courtyards and bustling bazaars. We will also visit Durbar Square, one of the most popular site among tourists and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded with beautiful architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

Swyambhunath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrine of Nepal and is also known as a Self-Created stupa.

Later, visit the magnificent Pashupatinath Temple with its astonishing architectural beauty, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple comprises of a richly ornamented pagoda that houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.

Transfer back to the hotel after the sightseeing.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

Day 3: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bhaktapur.
Visit Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon translated as the ‘City of Devotees’. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the extraordinary Bhaktapur Durbar Square has monuments that reflect the glory days of the Malla Dynasty when art and architecture thrived in the three cities of the Kathmandu valley.

PM: Continue your drive to Nagarkot.
At an altitude of 2229m above sea level, Nagarkot is situated 35 km northeast of the Kathmandu city. Nagarkot is a renowned international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise over the mountains and sunset views. It is a popular over-night holiday destination for not just tourists but for the people of Kathmandu as well.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Day 4: Full day Community Service

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Day 5: Full day Community Service

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Day 6: Community service, Evening drive to Kathmandu

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]

Day 7: Fly to Pokhara, hike to Australian Camp

Flight Duration (Domestic): 25 minutes approx.
Trek Duration: 2 hours approx.

Today we fly to Pokhara. Once in Pokhara, drive to Kande (1648m), which will take around 1 hour. Further hike to Australian Camp.
From Kande the trail goes gradually up passing through the rain forest from where we can see beautiful scenic views of Himalayas and Flora till we arrive at the Australian Camp.

Overnight at Tea-House/ Simple Lodge [B/L/D]

Day 8: Hike to Dhampus and Phedi

Trek Duration: 3 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,130 m/ 3,706 ft

The trail goes downhill passing through rice fields and vegetation till we reach Gurung villages of Dhampus. From Dhampus we hike to Phedi. Later we drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.  Rest of the day will be free for your own activities.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

Day 9: Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Later visit the medieval villages of Bungamati and Khokana.

Bungamati, a typical medieval Newari village, less influenced by modernization retains its age old charm. A tour through the village of Bungamati gives a clear picture of the primitive lifestyle of the Newari community.

Khokana is a small Newari village that was established in the 7th century by the mighty Licchhavi rulers of Nepal. A village of its own, Khokana has its own history. Warding off modern civilization Khokana has managed to retain its own culture and tradition.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]

Day 10: Final Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport for onward destination.
-Trip Ends-

Destination Nepal
Trip Duration 10 Days
Arrival In Kathmandu
Departure From Kathmandu
Meals Bed & breakfast basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Best Season February – May/ September – November
Activity Tour/ Volunteer/ Short Hike
Grade Easy
Includes •    Arrival and departure transfers
•    Meet and assistance at the airport by our representative
•    1 night tea house/ lodge based trek on full board basis with supporting staff – 1 English speaking guide, 1 Sherpa/Sirdar and necessary porters
•    3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing room on bed & breakfast basis
•    4 nights’ accommodation in Nagarkot in twin sharing room on full board basis
•    1 night accommodation in Pokhara in twin sharing room on bed & breakfast basis
•    Surface transfer for the sector Pokhara- Kande and then Phedi – Pokhara by private vehicle
•    Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS card
•    Entrance fees as indicated in the program
•    All the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu will be provided as per the program with local English Speaking Guide on a private vehicle
•    Sleeping bags while trekking
•    2 mineral water bottles per person/per day
Excludes •    Nepal entry visa fee
•    Airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu [Will be Quoted Separately]
•    Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills
•    Insurance and rescue of any form
•    Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
•    Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
•    Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers
•    Extra cost and donation not included