IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND VOLUNTEER ON LOCAL PROJECTS THEN THIS OFFER IS MADE FOR YOU.
This experience will make a difference for a local community while painting and decorating school classes and spending time with local families, culture and tradition! There will also be a visit to Kathmandu, Pokhara and a must- see National Chitwan Park! You will get a chance to ride on elephants, try some local dancing, walk through a jungle, go rafting and more…
To make up your mind, firstly read the interview with the participants of our first trip to Nepal (September 2016): HERE The final question we asked our volunteere was: will the volunteers repeat this experience?
Monika immediately replies: “Yes, yes, and yes again! And I will whole-heartedly encourage everyone to try this form of holidays. And as soon as I find out about a trip with the same team – I’m in – no questions asked ;)”
Małgosia has similar thoughts: „We are a group of six girls who really took a great liking to each other. We shared the same sense of humour, we supported each other when one of us didn’t feel too well, we were eager to discover each other. For sure we will keep in touch.”
Marta: „We didn’t know each other before the journey – the first time we saw each other was in the departure hall at the Okęcie Airport in Warsaw. I hope that we will not only stay in touch, but that we will paint more than one school together :)”
Planned date of the trip is September 30 - October 13, 2017
Agenda of the trip to Nepal:
Day 1 – Departure from Warsaw (or other places)
Day 2 – Flight to Katmandu. Accommodation and dinner in one of the local restaurants in Thamel district – Katmandu
Day 3 - Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu: Durbar Squer - the oldest part of town with the royal palace and several temples including the famous temple of living goddess Kumari; Boudhanath - center of Buddhist and Tibetan refugees district; Swayambhunath - also known as the Monkey Temple, one of the most important places of worship in Nepal, important for both Buddhists and Hindus; Temple Paśupatinath - a place especially revered by Hindus in the vicinity of which is the place of cremation.
Lunch in the Tibetan part of town Boudhanath in one of the many restaurants located on the roof with beautiful views of the stupa.
Dinner and overnight at Thamel.
Day 4 - Leaving Kathmandu and going to the south-west towards the town of Pokhara.
Day 5 - Today we choose a few hours trekking around Pokhara - we will pass the surrounding villages and temples but certainly the most impressive will be a snowy Annapurna massif, reflecting in the Phewa lake ...
In the afternoon we will meet with representatives of a local NGO, with whom we will work as volunteers next few days. In the evening supper with the whole team at the cultural café at the lakeside.
Day 6 - At dawn we will walk up the hill Sarangkot and watch the sun; After breakfast sightseeing in Pokhara with a co-representative of our local organization. In the afternoon, workshops on culture and Nepali language. In the evening dinner with Nepalese families.
Day 7 - After breakfast with the Nepalese families we will go to school Mani Jyoti Lower Secondary School Sarangkot, where together with the local organization we will volunteer to paint and decorate classrooms. We eat lunch at school. In the afternoon we will continue work at the school.
Day 8 – We will continue volunteer work at the school; in the afternoon possibility of time off animation for school kids. The ability to play a match with children.
Day 9 - Volunteering in an elementary school - Sijan Primăria Lalagau School in Pokhara - help in repairing the stairs and painting the walls in the classroom for children. In the afternoon participated in a campaign to inform the youngest children how to care for oral hygiene and properly wash their teeth (children get toothbrushes and toothpaste from us).
Day 10 - We will leave Pokhara and go to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival, accommodation and eating lunch we will go for a walk to discover the village. Then the romantic sunset over the river. In the evening, we will watch dance shows.
Chitwan is a great place to observe many species of animals and birds, but the main attraction are, of course, rhinos. They can be seen wandering through the jungle on foot, by boat, or shall be held "walk" on the back of an elephant. Impressions from the meeting these huge mammals are unique!
Day 11 - After breakfast we will go cannoying, then a walk in the jungle. After lunch we will visit the Elephant Breeding Centre and we will ride elephants;)
Day 12 - After breakfast we will Chitwan leave and will head to Kathmandu. We will eat dinner already in the capital of Nepal.
Day 13 - Joint shopping in Kathmandu, free time; in the evening departure from Kathmandu.
Day 14 - Return to Poland/your country.
Due to the nature of this expedition insignificant deviations from the program are possible, however, does not affect its essential shape and quality.
The price for 1 person: 1400 USD* plus a two-way ticket
If you want us to look for a ticket for you from different city/country, let us know, we will find the best offer for you, so we can start our expedition in Kathmandu together.
*If a group decides to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara the price might be higher appr. 100USD.
The trip will be organised even if only a group of 6 people will be gathered!
Guide with Polish and English language- a representative of Travel with Mission / No Limits
Accommodation in hotels 2 * and 3 * in Kathmandu, in the so-called. guest house in Pokhara and Chitwan and the host families while volunteering
3 meals a day at local restaurants, with Nepalese families and the venue of volunteering
Water, coffee / tea with meals
Guide with English:
- Chitwan National Park
- While trekking
Walking Chitwan National Park with attractions from the program
Trekking in the area of Pokhara
Fees for the entrance to the historic buildings and National Parks
Internal bus rides
Transfers from and to the airport
The materials needed for the work of the volunteer (paints, brushes, toothbrushes and toothpaste for children)
The price does not include:
Additional meals ordered individually
The booking is an advance payment.
This trip is organised in cooperation with a friend and a very experienced organiser of tourism - Alina Majewska, owner of the company "No Limits" www.no-limits.pl .
Lidia Kilińska-Dłabich: email@example.com, phone: +48 504 100 825
Alina Majewska: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +48 602 792 995
You may be interested in our guide - INTRODUCTION TO NEPAL -A BRIEF GUIDE FOR ALL TRAVELLERS and an aticle on our blog "Why is Nepal one of the must-see destinations for volunteer travelling?"
Check out what you might enjoy if you decide to go for group travel in our article "ON YOUR OWN, OR GROUP VOLUNTEERING?"