Arrive anytime on the first day if you have purchased the airport collection add-on and your team leader will be waiting for you in an ROV shirt holding an ROV sign. Alternatively, you can meet us at the accommodation listed on your 4 week prior to program email. There is a walking tour of Kathmandu in the afternoon and a group dinner giving everyone a chance to get to know each other.
Its Monday and each day until Friday we are in Kathmandu and breakfast will be at the accommodation venue. Over the next week, you will be involved in a building project at a local school. These schools have been damaged by earthquakes and are in desperate need of repair. Each program set the projects will differ based on the communities needs. You’ll work at the project to complete various construction and beautification projects. Lunch will be served on-site each day. Each day you will have free time at the accommodation to relax. Dinner will be eaten at a local restaurant each night. After dinner, there is free time to explore the local markets, take part in history/language lessons, etc. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
Tuesday follows the same routine as Monday. Working at the school and lots of time for sightseeing. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
Today is Bhaktapur day if you have taken the Add On. Otherwise, it is a free day to wander around the amazing city of Kathmandu. There is so much to do and see here. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
Thursday and Friday follow the same routine as Monday and Tuesday. Working at the school and lots of time for sightseeing. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
Friday is our last day at the school. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
After breakfast, we head off by bus to begin our trek to Poon Hill. Enjoy some spectacular scenery along the way. You'll see rural Nepal in all its beauty. We arrive in time for lunch and then go on a walk to a nearby lake surrounded by forest and lined by mountains – amazing! In the afternoon you can visit the local markets for souvenirs or trekking supplies. And we will have dinner at a local restaurant. Make sure to get an early night tonight, as tomorrow you will be commencing your Himalayan Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided.
Its Monday and breakfast on each day through to Friday will be served at the accommodation we stay in along the way. Each day of the trek you will be waking up surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas. You’ll be accompanied on the trek by your Team Leader and Porters who are there to help you carry your luggage. Lunch will be eaten on the route each day, and dinner at the local tea houses where you will stay for the duration of the trek. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
This trek is a unique experience as each day you’ll be trekking through different terrain: you’ll walk through the silent rhododendron forest, along the ridges of mountains, drink from waterfalls, place prayer flags at the summit and hop across creeks. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
You will conquer thousands of stairs and be able to say that you reached an altitude of 3210m above sea level! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
Continuing with our trekking to Poon Hill Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
We reach Poon Hill, elevation 3210 meters or 10,531 feet and the best views of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
After breakfast, you will start the journey back to Kathmandu. It downhill and you get to enjoy more of the views. We’ll stop for lunch along the way. On arrival at the accommodation, you have some time to relax after the bus trip. You may want to head into town to do some last-minute souvenir shopping or to grab a massage to relax those tired leg muscles. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
Breakfast will be at the accommodation venue, and lunch at a local restaurant. Volunteers will be dropped at Kathmandu airport (KTM) for their flights home at various times throughout the day provided you have purchased the Airport Drop-off Add On.