Local Adventure Week

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Coordinator | Lauren
Coordinator | Lauren
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As an add-on to volunteering, enjoy a rewarding and unforgettable Nepalese experience with a week of hiking, rafting and jungle activities in Nepal! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Take a break from volunteering and enjoy a week of hiking, rafting and jungle activities in Nepal!  This program gives you the opportunity to experience Nepal on an adventure side.   You'll depart Kathmandu early on the Monday and head into the foothills of the Himalayas through incredible scenery, cultural & environmental sites.   Here’s a quick snapshot of the week;

  • Hike through the Shiva Puri Mountain range with spectacular world renowned views
  • Enjoy a thrilling white water rafting excursion on the Trisuli river
  • Camp out under the stars for 3 nights
  • Drive to Chitwan and stay 2 nights in a resort
  • Take part in a jungle jeep safari in Sauraha, Chitwan
  • Experience exotic whildlife in their natural habitate.
  • Visit the Elephant breeding centre.
  • Cultural dance with the locals
  • Canoeing, water sports and nature activities

Typical day


  • Hike through the mountain in Shivapuri.
  • Overnight stay at the center in Kathmandu
  • Drive to Charaudi early in the morning (3 hours)
  • White water rafting at Trisuli river
  • Overnight camping
  • Continue rafting
  • Drive to Chitwan
  • Jungle activities
  • Overnight stay at a resort
  • Jungle activities
  • Overnight stay at a resort
  • Morning jungle activities
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the center
Additional Equipment
  • Shoes suitable for hiking
  • Some warm clothes
  • Sandals for rafting

Free-time activities

During the weekends you can visit the many temples and cultural centers in/around Kathmandu including amazing hikes and Buddhist monasteries. 



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • 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 
  • *Price is $670 if combining with another project.
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Pickup from Kathmandu is included on Sundays only.


Available Room Types

Standard Room
- All meals included
- Persons per room 2-6
- Wifi in public areas - Yes **
- Laundry facilities - No (laundromats available)
- Safety box - No
- Lockable rooms - Yes
Hot shower - No ***
- Private bathroom - Yes
- Western toilet - Yes
- Bed linen - Yes
- Towels - No
- Mosquito protection - No
- Fan - Yes
Air conditioning - No

* 3 meals on weekdays, 2 on weekends
** In all hotels along the route
*** Might be available at same hotels. See schedule

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Food Arrangements

Mostly Nepalese style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.

3 meals p/day are included.   

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

1st & 3rd Monday of every month.    This program is normally booked as an add-on to a 1-4 week volunteering placement

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 1 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
1 week (max. stay)
Average fees
$770 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Local Adventure Week

As an add-on to volunteering, enjoy a rewarding and unforgettable Nepalese experience with a week of hiking, rafting and jungle activities in Nepal!


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