- Grassroots community service project
- Homestays in local guesthouses
- Cultural interaction with local students
- Learning about Buddhism and Hinduism
- Visit ancient temples and Stuppas
- Trek the Poonhill Trail
- … and much more!
We will immerse ourselves in the imposingly peaceful Buddhist and Hindu temples and holy sites present through the country. Spend a few days in a remote Nepali community working with school children and community leaders offering a cultural exchange and lasting service contributions. We will hike in the shadows of seven of the world’s highest mountains, which is as inspiring as it is humbling.
Over 35 different ethnic groups call Nepal home. The result is a quilt of religions, languages, cultures, and foods that will tantalize and inspire. The beauty and serenity of the people, buildings, and of course the mountains and outdoors will have a lasting positive effect on all.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Days 1 - 2 - Travel to Nepal
Board our group flight to Nepal, stops en route.
Day 3 - Arrive in Kathmandu
Visit Dhurbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage site, with temples and streets dating back to the 16th and 17th Century. See Manju Deval , Sasal Chowk, Shiva Temple, Kumari Bahal and much more!
Day 4 - Transfer to Rural Community
Meet students from a local rural boarding school. We will be greeted with a special performance. Engage in a cultural exchange, games, discussions, and personal tours. After the introductions we get settled in our new community.
Days 5 - 8 - Community Service
Participate in a meaningful community service project in conjunction with the local community. Help with local community tasks, such as traditional Nepali rice planting using oxen. Enjoy nightly social gatherings typically revolving around singing and dancing.
Day 9 - Transfer to Pokhara
Say goodbye to the rural community. Drive to Pokhara, second largest city in Nepal and in the shadows of three of the 10 highest mountains in the world. Explore the city and do some shopping, prepare for the trek ahead.
Days 10 - 13 - Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Ghorepani – Poon Hill (alt: Pun Hill) is located in the Annapurna region; this area is one of the best for trekking in Nepal. The trek is perfect for amateur first-time trekkers. Hike through dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. Day 3 we will summit Poon Hill first thing in the morning to watch the sunrise around these local giants at our highest point on the trip, 3,210 metres!
Day 14 - Transfer to Kathmandu
Leisurely return to Kathmandu. Final day in Thamel, which is a great place to get in some final shopping for friends and families (and ourselves!) in Nepal. Enjoy a goodbye dinner of local cuisine, then get some sleep before our travel day ahead.
Day 15 - Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound after our amazing service and adventure trip in the country of Nepal.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Kathmandu, Nepal
BusPrivate coach transportation as needed for duration of tour
CommunitySpend nights camping at a local rural comunity during community service
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly hotels in Nepal
DormsDorm accomdoations at local Tea Hosues during trek
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites
A typical Nepali greeting consists of 2 people putting their palms together and bowing their foreheads while saying ‘Namaste’