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Adventure Trip & Day Care

Kathmandu, Nepal

A specially designed 3 weeks program, offering a unique blend of some meaningful volunteer work and exciting travel adventures.

The project

This is a specially designed program which includes volunteer work with children in orphanage, along weekend trips and adventure activities in Nepal. This 3 weeks program is highly popular as a summer gap year program, and a lot of high school and college students apply for this program. 

Volunteer work

As a part of the volunteer program, volunteers will be working in either Orphanage, Teaching Project or with mentally – physically disabled children. You 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 you which may compel you to return.

Trips & Activities

With regards to the adventure trips and weekend activities, there are visits included to Pokhra, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Swyambhunath Temple, and many more.

All in all, this will be a great opportunity to experience a memorable summer gap year abroad. 

Typical day

Day 1 (Sat): Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be picked up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to your accommodation. Rest and relax for the day. 

Day 2 (Sunday) – Orientation

Today your coordinators will be discussing with you your program itinerary for the days to come and give you the essential information.

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

These five days will be your volunteering week which will include spending time with underprivileged kids in the society. You will be placed either in an orphanage center, or at a local government school, or may be at a disabled care placement. 

Day 8 (Sat) – Kathmandu City Tour

Today we will take you for City tour of Kathmandu.

Day 9 (Sun) – Free Day in Kathmandu

This day is free for leisure activities or optional tours or for shopping. 

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

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

Day 15 (Sat) – Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot

At around 10 am, we will take volunteers to Bhaktapur, one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal. In Bhaktapur, You can see amazing pagodas and other monuments. Nagarkot is located near Kathmandu from where one can get amazing views of the Himalayas. 

Day 16 (Sun) – Visit to Patan and Swayabhunath Temple

After breakfast, we will take you for tour of Patan and Swayabhunath Temple. Patan is one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal.

Day 17 (Mon) to Day 20 (Thu) – Refreshing tour of Chitwan and Pokhara 

Enjoy a safari in Chitwan National Park and other activities like nature walk, bird watching etc. Once the Chitwan trip is complete, you will head to Pokhara for some exotic local sightseeing. In this tour you 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.

Day 21 (Fri) – Pokhara-Kathmandu 

In morning, volunteers will return to Kathmandu by bus or van or car.

Day 22 (Sat) – Departure from Kathmandu

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

Details on Arrival

The arrival date is same as the program start date. Below are the available start dates for this program;


2017
July          08  22
August         05  19
September 09
October         14
November 11

2018
May         12
June         23
July          07   21
August -
September 08
October 13
November -

Free-time activities

Typically, volunteers are required to put 5-6 hours every day, 5 days a week. However, work timing is dependent on the project chosen by the volunteers and can vary.  You will get free time in the evenings and on the weekends. 

You can utilize this time to explore the local market streets of Thamel, visit Durbar Square, see evening prayers at the “ghat” of the Pashupatinath Temple and also visit Swayambhu temple. 

Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Insurance, Passport and parental consent(for under 18)
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 from 08:30 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteering Solutions are happy to help you.

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The total cost for the program includes;

  • Comprehensive pre-departure guide
  • Assistance from support staff and In-country program coordinator
  • Airport pickup in Kathmandu
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation in volunteer house during program
  • Volunteering in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast and meals as specified in itinerary
  • City tour of Kathmandu
  • Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
  • Visit to ancient town of Patan
  • Amazing weekend trip to Chitwan and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in hotels during Chitwan-Pokhara tour

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by the local staff or coordinator. Those volunteers who will be already in Nepal will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided on a shared basis in a local Nepalese family home or at our volunteers house. Depending on the availability you would be assigned your accommodation. Both the home stay accommodations and Volunteers house are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. 

All accommodations have running water, electricity and all basic amenities available. Both accommodations have hot water showers for winters and wifi internet available. Occasionally volunteers are also accommodated in Guest house accommodations.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

2 or 3 Nepalese meals will be provided to all volunteers depending on your work schedule. Breakfast typically consists of Bread, Butter, Jam, Sandwich, Tea etc. Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice , Vegetables , Chicken and meat etc. Vegetarians can easily be accommodated.

  • All three meals (Breafast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be provided during volunteering weeks.
  • Only Breakfast and Dinner will be provided during weekends.
  • Only Breakfast will be provided during Chitwan and Pokhra tours.

Internet Access
Limited 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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Costs (Prices in USD)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1,249.00
3 weeks (max. stay)
$1,249.00
Average fees
$416.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 3 weeks and 3 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering Solutions will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
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 Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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