4 Week Annapurna Trek and Community Support

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High­lights

Kathmandu introduction week and a week of volunteering included (this can be extended!)
Challenge yourself, push yourself and encourage your fellow hikers!
Meet and interact with the local people along the way
Trek over suspension bridges, beautiful forests and some of the best scenery in the world
Trek and volunteer! Hike to Annapurna base camp, some of the most incredible scenery in the world! Volunteer after the trek on your chosen project. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+
For the ultimate volunteering and travel adventure, the Annapurna trek has to be one of the most stunning! At a slightly lower altitude than the Everest base camp, and with many variety in landscapes, this trek is one of the most stunning!

You will spend the first week on an introduction in the capital Kathmandu, before heading to Pokhara to start the Annapurna trek. After your trek you will spend a week volunteering back in Kathmandu at your chosen project!

This is a fantastic program to give back on your travels whilst exploring this amazing place. Below is an idea of what to expect.

First Week: Introduction Week – Kathmandu

Starting in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, this week you will learn all about Nepalese culture, the language, dos and don’ts, and lifestyle of the local people. You will also visit temples, go on a hiking tour and even take part in a scavenger hunt race at a local market!

Second and Third Week: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from trailhead Nayapul, across riverbeds and terraced hillsides, past beautiful rhododendron flowers and oak forests, to picturesque villages of the Gurungs.

We will go on to the deep narrow corridor of Modi River Gorge, see a spectacular mountain amphitheatre formed by the towering peaks of Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome and Machhapuchhre. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek allows trekkers to pitch camp at approximately 14,000 ft, in the middle of stunning surroundings!

On return, we descend through the gorge and cross the Deorali Pass from where you can see views over the Kali Gandaki valley.

We have a rest day, usually at Ghorepani, where a short climb up to Poon Hill is worthwhile to get a sweeping view of the entire western Himalaya, including the giant Dhaulagiri. Don’t give this a miss!

Fourth Week: Community Service

After driving back to Kathmandu, you will have a choice of several volunteer projects for your final week. This is a great way to give back to the country and to really experience Nepalese hospitality.

You will have the chance to voluntter at the animal shelter aiding injured dogs. This is a popular project and very rewarding.

*This is a 4 week program which can be extended to spend more time volunteering at the end.

Tagesablauf

Week 1: Introduction in Kathmandu
Day 1: Monday
  • Puja to the gods and goddess and name-giving ceremony
  • Go over the week’s schedule and handing over of documents
  • Introduction game to get to know fellow participants
  • Cultural seminar on social behavioural norms, dos and don’ts in Nepalese culture.
  • Cross-cultural orientation on eating and drinking habits, bathing, clothing, and toilet etiquette in Nepalese culture.
  • Go out to explore your surrounding around the program house
Day 2: Tuesday
  • Nepali language training
  • Talk on general health precautions and safety during the program
  • Cultural as well as historical orientation tour to Swoyambhunath temple.
  • Shopping at the local market
Day 3: Wednesday
  • Yoga and meditation session
  • Nepali language training
  • Lecture on religion and culture
  • A cultural as well as historical orientation tour to the famous Kirtipur (an ancient settlement of indigenous group of Kathmandu)
Day 4: Thursday
  • Nepali language training
  • Nepali cooking session
  • An amazing race for a Scavenger Hunt at the local market and orientation tour to an exclusive area of Kathmandu and tourist downtown.
Day 5: Friday
  • It’s all about hiking today! We will go on a nature trail into the mountains to get a view of Kathmandu valley.
  • Feedback sharing, evaluation
Day 6: Saturday
  • Free time to explore on your own or relax
Day 7: Sunday
  • Free time to explore on your own or relax

Week 2: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 8: Monday
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km). 
  • Overnight stay at the volunteer house in Pokhara
Day 9: Tuesday
  • Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,577 m)
  • Two-hour drive to Nayapul (1070 m)
  • Trek following Bhurung Khola to reach Tikhedhunga
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 10: Wednesday
  • Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855 m)
  • Ascend to Ulleri Village through a pleasant
  • Rhododendron forest and arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 11: Thursday
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,680 m)
  • Early wake up and walk up to
  • Poon Hill for one hour to observe the sunrise and a magnificent mountain view
  • Walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast
  • Trek to Tadapani
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 12: Friday
  • Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m)
  • An easy way down to Kimron
  • Khola for lunch
  • Ascend again to Chhomrong village which lies at the base of Himchuli at the elevation of 6,441m, which also offers a close view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 13: Saturday
  • Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,873 m)
  • Forward to Kuldi Ghar for about 3 hrs and down to the bank of the Modi river viewing thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge
  • Passing by the pasture of Tomo and Panchen Barah, climb up to the hotel
  • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
Day 14: Sunday
  • Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4133 m)
  • Keeping up on the west bank of Modi, follow a more open valley at the side of
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Overnight stay at a lodge

Week 3: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 15: Monday
  • Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
  • Descend and follow the same way to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 16: Tuesday
  • Bamboo to Jhinu
  • Walk up to Chhomrong and further way down to Jhinu
  • Overnight stay at a lodge
Day 17: Wednesday
Jhinu to Pothana (1980 m)
  • Walk downwards to Modi river
  • Ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurung village and lunch at Tolka
  • An easy ascent up to Deurali
  • Overnight stay at Pothana
Day 18: Thursday
  • Pothana to Pokhara (820 m)
  • About 3-4 hours easy way down via Dhampus village to Phedi
  • Then one hour drive to Pokhara
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Pokhara
Day 19: Friday
Drive back to Kathmandu by Bus
  • Overnight stay at the Centre
  • Day 20-21: Saturday to Sunday
  • Free days
  • Overnight stay at the volunteer house
Week 4 - Volunteering in Kathmandu

Day 22-26: Monday to Friday.
  • Working with rescued dogs at our Canine Rehabilitation project
  • This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is an incredible place! The contrast of decaying buildings, smell of incense, street sellers, historic temples and incredible mountain views will invigorate your senses and keep you inspired to learn more about the amazing history and culture. For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here. This small, mountain-sheltered valley is the historical centre of Nepal, a place where kingdoms rose and fell, where palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and where Nepali art and culture was developed and refined.

Pokhara, is a must see for truly spectacular scenery, adventure activities and food. Situated approx 5-6 hours by bus from Kathmandu, the bus trip alone is worth the journey. Here you will witness the awe and glory of the Himalayas. Pokhara has a chilled out vibe and great to relax and unwind form the busy pace of Kathmandu. You can enjoy a clear view of snow-capped mountains just 20 KM’s in the distance. Be sure to check out the adventure sports such as paragliding or white water rafting and of course world famous treks in and around the Annapuma Mountain range
Klettern
Wandern
Museum/
Oper
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sport
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Benötigte Unterlagen
If volunteering with kids und a police check or working with children check
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Involvement Volunteers IVI
Airport transfers as per the policy – Airport Pickup in Kathmandu – Tribhuvan International Airport
Presence of a dedicated program coordinator throughout your travel, at the projects and facilities-
Logistical management support in case of emergencies
Authentic Nepali meals and European (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the duration of the entire program as per the meal plan
Accommodation at hotels, tea houses, and at our accommodation facility – Shared accommodation
Local transportation to all venues
Entry fees to all places
Extensive pre departure information
Overland public local transportation
Training & supervision as required
Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
Touring & excursions as per itinerary
Certificate of Completion 
Abholung vom Flughafen Tribhuvan International Airport

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). You must arrive between the hours 06:00 to 24:00 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.

If arriving during the week, or on Saturday, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the airport to Kathmandu accommodation, it takes 45 minutes by taxi.

For Pokhara placements you will be picked up at KTM airport and spend the first night (Sunday) at the accommodation in Kathmandu. On Monday you will have an orientation day in Kathmandu (no orientation is offered in Pokhara). On Tuesday, you will be transferred to Pokhara, before starting your project on the Wednesday. If your first project is in Pokhara then the transfer is included. If first volunteering in Kathmandu, and then changing to a project in Pokhara, you will need to pay extra for the transfer. 

For Buddhist monastery placements please note that transfers between Kathmandu and monasteries are not included in the program fee. You will be picked up at KTM airport and spend the first night (Sunday) at the accommodation in Kathmandu. On Monday you will have an orientation day in Kathmandu. On Tuesday, you will transfer to the monastery. We highly recommend doing the cultural orientation week add-on project for monastery projects, so you have a full understanding of the local culture. 

Unterkunft
All accommodation is included during your stay on our program within the schedules/ itineraries provided. Your stay will be comfortable, clean and secure with basic modern amenities.

(First & last week)

Located in the heart of Kathmandu, about 1 hours drive from the airport, the large volunteer center has 4-6 people sharing one room. They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room, mini library, a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable covered area and 24/7 security.  

Centrally located, there are several gym’s nearby as well as local supermarkets, ATM’s, mobile phone shops etc.  For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost.  This must be booked well in advance and is subject to availability. 

Wifi in public areas- quality is not the best though. You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan. There is also a T.V, DVD player, computer, Laundry facilities (at an additional fee), Lockable rooms, Hot shower, Private bathrooms, Bed Linen (no towels), Mosquito protection and Fans (no air-con).

(Second & third week)

You’ll stay in a local guest houses and/or tea houses along defined trekking routes.


Doppelzimmer Einzelzimmer Schlafsaal
Verpflegung
Kathmandu accommodation includes 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine). 

During the trek you will be provided with three meals a day. The meals will be Nepalese food served at the tea house, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. There may be some meat and Western dishes available in some tea houses. 
Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Nepal zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Nepal bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Nepal antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Nepal überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 4 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.820
4 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$1.820
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$455 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Involvement Volunteers IVI wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Involvement Volunteers IVI während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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4 Week Annapurna Trek and Community Support

Trek and volunteer! Hike to Annapurna base camp, some of the most incredible scenery in the world! Volunteer after the trek on your chosen project.

$455/week

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