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Nepal Adventure Travel & Cultural Experience

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Nepal Adventure Travel & Cultural Experience

Combine spending time in the city of Kathmandu, amongst the elegant spires of the ancient temples, with delving into vast nature reserves, and enjoying adventure activities in the mountain foothills.

Prices from US$1,395

Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing destinations in the world – with its combination of mystical Buddhist origins, and peaceful and spiritual indigenous populations, it attracts those who wish to visit a less developed country where much of the ancient religious and cultural heritage has been sustained.

This excellent programme gives you the opportunity to combine spending time in the spectacular city of Kathmandu, where swallows swoop amongst the elegant spires of the ancient temples, with delving into vast nature reserves, and enjoying adventure activities in the dramatic mountain foothills. You will also have the chance to absorb local customs, observe traditional dances and festivals, and even learn to write and speak some basic Nepali.

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world
  • Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu
  • Stay at the foot of the majestic Himalayas

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Nepal
Activities Tour Kathmandu
Language lessons
Hiking
White water rafting
Jungle treks
Elephant rides
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Volunteer house / Tea Houses

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers to project
Project orientation
Project equipment
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
Language tuition

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Nepal holds a strong appeal for travellers who wish to visit a culture that contrasts significantly with Western society. Buddhist and Hindu beliefs pervade every aspect of Nepalese culture, and influence the manner in which its people carry out their daily lives. The amalgamation of these two peace loving religions with their shared deities and colourful joint festivals result in communities where religion is highly significant and strongly apparent. As one of the least developed nations in the world Nepal has retained an ancient and mystical aura that has captivated visitors from all over the globe. This project gives you the chance to observe the Nepali social customs and etiquette; for example, affection between men and women is seldom expressed in public and is viewed as offensive, clothing is very conservative, and eating is only done with the right hand. Embrace this opportunity to visit an incredible and unusual destination, and have a gap year or year out that you will never forget!

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You will arrive into Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal, where you will gain an insight into a society unique in today’s world. Throughout your time on this programme you will be bringing your own strengths and skills to the table whilst learning new ones helping to support local communities and children through your voluntary work at local schools and orphanages. Undoubtedly throughout your time on the project you will draw creative inspiration and ideas from the landscapes and livelihoods of the local communities that surround you. Your time on this exciting project will be split into three different phases:

Orientation and Culture

Upon arrival into the spiritual city of Kathmandu, you will spend the first phase of the programme exploring this vibrant and atmospheric city. You will learn basic Nepali which should help you make friends throughout the rest of your stay here and which will immerse you further into this spiritual culture. There will also be plenty of time for sightseeing, shopping and relaxing in local cafes.

Trekking

After spending some time in the bustling city of Kathmandu you will enjoy a 3 day trek through some of Nepals beautiful and diverse landscapes, giving you a chance to get to know your fellow travellers better.

Adventure

The final phase of the programme sees you escaping from Kathmandu to the rural area of Chitwan, five and a half hours south of the capital where the heat is turned up.  Chitwan is a haven for wildlife, and is home to the famous one horned rhinoceros.  The jungle adventure may involve wildlife spotting elephant rides, canoeing trips and jungle treks, as well as visiting baby elephants.

Continued Adventures………..

For those of you joining the 4 week programme you will then go on to visit Nepal’s wonderful second city, Pokhara, the city that wins a thousand hearts.  From here you can enjoy an extended trek into the Himalayas, staying in local Tea Houses en route, and join a breathtaking white water rafting expedition down the majestic Trishuli River.

Finally you will end your adventure by making your way back to Kathmandu to spend your last few days enjoying the city and having a farewell dinner with the countless friends that you will have made on your travels.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met by project staff and transported to your first placement, where you will complete the first phase of the project before being swept away to the rural villages and stunning national parks. All project-related travel will be included, and at the end of the programme, staff will ensure that you are back in Kathmandu in time to catch your flight.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your time in Kathmandu you will be staying in shared mixed sex accommodation at the volunteer home.  All bedrooms are basic but clean and comfortable and have locks on the doors; lockers are also available upon request.  At the volunteer house there is free wifi available, hot and cold showers, common room with TV and DVD’s, roof top terrace and an open kitchen as well as communal books and bicycle.  During your time in Chitwan you will be staying at a jungle hotel retreat and for those of you joining the four week programme you will be staying in local tea houses en route which are basic but full of character.  Single rooms can be arranged at an additional cost.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with 2 meals a day whilst in Kathmandu, consisting of typical Nepali food such as rice, lentils and soup with some vegetables.  Breakfast will be about 9:30am in the morning and evening meals at around 7:00pm in the evening. You will also be given tea in the morning and the afternoon.  During your stay at the jungle retreat in Chtiwan you will be provided with 3 meals per day.
 

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

Fit in as much as you can  | 13 Aug 2018
I've wanted to go to Nepal ever since my older sister went for her gap year and came back wit...

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INCREDIBLE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES FROM NEPAL  | 25 Jul 2018
I had the most amazing 4 weeks in Nepal; time flew by. I was definitely nervous before I left, no...

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I am thrilled I was part of it  | 11 Jul 2018
  Thank you for this incredible, life changing experience. It is truly only a once in a ...

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Whilst the project schedule means that you will get the chance to do most activities as part of the programme, you may like to venture out into the city in your spare time and explore the shops, visit famous monuments, or try out your new language skills at local markets. If there any specific adventure activities such as hang-gliding that you would like to incorporate into your trip, these are very likely to be available- ask your local project staff for prices and more information.
 

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,395

Extra week US$345

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly on Sunday

DURATION

From 2 weeks

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers & to project
  • Project orientation
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up
  • Language tuition

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

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