Nepal Adventure

  • Duration: 14 DAY(S)
  • Type: Trekking, Volunteer – A stunning adventure
  • Project Rating:
    (20)
  • Physical Rating:
    – Medium Fitness

Experience the amazing Kathmandu and stunning Himalayas.

Overview

This project is the perfect mix of cultural immersion, hiking, and making a difference. You will help out at a school, explore the history of Kathmandu, and of course trek through the gorgeous Himalayas to an altitude of 10,500 feet above sea level!

During the first week, you will assist locals in the heart of Kathmandu repairing a school badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. You’ll be spending your afternoons visiting historical parts of the city, learning to cook the traditional Dal Bhat, and of course exploring the colourful markets.

In the second week, you’re on 5 full days of trekking in the Himalayas. Each day will be a different experience. You will hear the sounds of the bells jangling on the yaks as they head down the path. You will enjoy the fresh mountain air, the waterfalls and the ever-changing mountain views that make it one of the most astounding and uplifting treks in the world.

Basic Itinerary
DAY 1 Itinerary

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 in your 4 weeks 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.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 Itinerary

Today you will begin work on the building project at the school. On arrival, there will be an orientation to go over what you will be doing for the next week. 

The school where we are working has been badly damaged by earthquakes and in desperate need of repair. The work undertaken at the school will differ from program to program and will be reflective of the current needs. You may be building new classrooms, bathrooms, or repairing existing buildings. 

In the afternoon you can spend some time engaging with the local children. They are always up for a game of soccer!

On return from the school, you can enjoy some time to relax at the accommodation. 

Dinner will be at a local restaurant in town. 

There are lots of things to do in Kathmandu and each night you can explore the city. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 3 Itinerary

This morning you'll be transported back out to the school to continue working on the building project. You'll be busy mixing cement, digging holes, painting classrooms, interacting with the children there and more. 

In the afternoon will visit Durbar Square and take part in a traditional Nepalese cooking class. 

Dinner will be enjoyed with your group at a local restaurant in town. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 4 Itinerary

You'll be back at the school today working on the building project. Even though it's only been a couple of days, you will be amazed at the progress you've made so far!

This afternoon we will be visiting Baudhda and Pashupati Nath to see the temples and cemetery there on the riverbank. 

Dinner will again be enjoyed with your group at a local restaurant in town before being able to explore Kathmandu. Why not take advantage of some market shopping. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 5 Itinerary

The building project is well underway now, and you will be making some serious progress.

In the afternoon you will be going on a sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square. 

Enjoy dinner out at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  


DAY 6 Itinerary

Today is the final day on the building project and you will be making the finishing touches on the work you've completed. You should feel proud knowing that you have been part of something that makes such a positive difference to the lives of others. 

After the completion of the project, you will have a party at the school to celebrate with the children there and have the opportunity to say goodbye before we move on to the next portion of your adventure. 

This afternoon you may want to stock up on any snacks you'd like to have for the week ahead as tomorrow we will be beginning the journey to begin the hike to Poon Hill. 

Dinner will be at a local restaurant in town. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 7 Itinerary

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.

In the afternoon you can settle into the accommodation and then visit the local markets for souvenirs or trekking supplies.

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Make sure to get an early night tonight, as tomorrow you will be commencing your Himalayan Trek.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 8 Itinerary

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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 9 Itinerary

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 10 Itinerary

Who needs squats when you've just climbed thousands of stairs to reach an altitude of 3,210m above sea level! At the top be rewarded with some pretty amazing views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY 11 Itinerary

You're on the home stretch now! Today you will continue the hike taking in some of the most incredible scenery. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 12 Itinerary

You did it! Today we reach Poon Hill, elevation 3210 meters or 10,531 feet and the best views of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY 13 Itinerary

After breakfast, you will start the journey back to Kathmandu by bus. You can relax those leg muscles and 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.

Enjoy a night out in town to celebrate the completion of your hike. 

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch.

DAY 14 Itinerary

Departure day, enjoy a relaxed morning where you can say goodbye to your new friends. If you have booked the Airport drop off add-on, your team leader will drop you at the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

What's Included
  1. All on ground transport Excl. airport transfers
  2. All accommodation
  3. ROV Project Leader
  4. All building materials for ROV project
  5. Guided tour of Kathmandu Square
  6. Nepal Culture: Language & History
  7. Nepalese cooking class
  8. Visit Kathmandu Monkey Temple
  9. 1 x Free ROV T-Shirt

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Included Meals
  1. Breakfast 13
  2. Lunch 13
  3. Dinner 12
Add-Ons
  1. Airport Pick-up and Drop-off (Kathmandu) ($20.00)
  2. Extra Night Before Program (Nepal) ($75.00)
  3. Extra Night After Program (Nepal) ($75.00)
  4. Flight Booking Service ($75.00)
  5. Standard ROV T-Shirt (Unisex) ($10.00)
Airport Information

Arrival:

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International (KTM) – you can arrive at any time between 8 am and midnight on the first day of the program and if you take an airport pick up Add On we’ll be there to pick you up from the airport when you arrive.

Departure:

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International (KTM) – you can depart at any time between 8 am and midnight on the final day of the program and if you take an airport drop-off Add On we will drop you off at the airport with time for your flight home.

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Reviews

  • Abbey Mulraney
    25 May 2019
    This trip has been incredible! Working on the classroom in Kathmandu with my small group of ladies was one of the most rewarding experiences Iäó»ve ever had. Seeing the temples throughout the week was amazing and I learned so much from our local guides about local culture, language and spirituality. The days were long but went by so fast because of how much fun we were having. The Poon Hill trek in the second week was a once in a lifetime experience, and the views were indescribable! Our guide for the trek and our porters always kept our spirits up. Mariah, our team leader, was so welcoming and lovely, and I felt immediately at home with her and the other ladies. We ended up being a tight knit pariwar (family) that I will cherish and keep in contact with forever!
  • haley rivera
    26 May 2019
    This experience was extremely rewarding for many reasons. I made wonderful connections with the other volunteers, my team leader Mariah, the guides, and the children whose classroom we helped to build. Overall it's been overwhelmingly life changing and fulfilling. The feeling of accomplishment is strong as we worked together to contribute our physical energy towards the wellbeing of the Nepali children. I also feel very capable of having hiked for 5 days straight. 10/10 experience and I'm so excited for Everest base camp!!
  • amanda perez
    08 Jun 2019
    As this being my third ROV project I can truly say I love this organisation and the Nepal program was a great once in a lifetime experience. The program itself was very organised and planed well, I never felt unsafe and always knew what was happening. I really liked this program because there was a mixture of volunteering , but also trekking in which we were able to appreciate the beauty of Nepal. If there was any issue someone always quickly responded to me. My team leader Mariah was awesome! She made me feel so welcomed and was easy to talk to if I had any worries. Overall, I loved my whole month long experience in Nepal and would recommend this program to anyone who wants to help make a difference.
  • Bailey Wakefield
    06 Jul 2019
    This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was able to see a new culture and help change it. We helped build a classroom and then went for a trek. The trek was super difficult but very rewarding. I can't wait to see what my next trip brings.
  • Casey Green
    08 Jan 2019
    "Hi, I'm the guy in the video with the beard. Thinking about going to see Everest before you're too old to make the hike? This is the way to do it! This was the perfect way to escape my job and spend some PTO to get to trek through the Himalayas with awesome Sherpas like Kumar. Thanks to Tom and everyone else who made the trek easy and enjoyable! Going back to work was way less fun than this adventure."
  • Claire Liden
    26 May 2019
    The trip was amazing!! I loved getting to work at the orphanage and learning dances with the kids. I also enjoyed the Poon Hill trek! It was challenging put so worth it to summit 3210m!!
  • Danya Elsayed
    06 Jul 2019
    This is a life changing experienceäóî getting to help build classrooms for lovely and adorable children! The kids are the highlight of this trip. Making connections with fellow volunteers was great as i made friends from around the world! The guide, locals and team leader made the experience even more fun by making everything well planned for us! I wish i could extend my stay by doing the Everest Base Camp! The hike (PoonHill) was breathtaking and worth every sweat!
  • Demi-Rae Bartley
    23 Jun 2019
    "What an amazing experience! Loved being immersed in the culture and getting to see multiple areas of the country. From helping the kids in the orphanage and playing with them, to trekking through the jungle to poon hill and then finally trekking for the 10 days to Basecamp and back. Would definitely recommend to anyone! Amazing"
  • Dylan Hollander
    08 Jun 2019
    This was my first international trip, once I got to Kathmandu it was smooth sailing. The work was hard, but very rewarding. The views on the trek are incredible, words cannot do it justice and who doesnäó»t want to conquer Poon hill.
  • Emilio Tovar
    08 Jan 2019
    "Can't begin to describe how amazing this trip was. I mean seeing the Himalayas is one thing. But seeing the tallest mountain in the world: breathtaking to say the least. Not to mention I got to do it with so many great people and learn so much about Nepali culture, it was truly the best thing Iäó»ve ever gotten to do. The people were so fun, some of my best friends I met on this trip. The local guides were super knowledgeable and helped so much. My favorite part was going to Monkey Temple and seeing all of the prayer flags. That and the view of the lake in Pokhara"
  • Eshaya Gaffin
    08 Jan 2019
    "I was honored to go on the first ROV Nepal trip in 2018. This program is full of wonderful new experiences. The volunteering is a heartwarming achievement dedicated to making the lives of the community that little bit better. The hiking is a tough but very manageable and rewarding experience, all fitness levels invited. Hiking up to base camp was astonishingly beautiful. That first glimpse of the glaciers is breathtaking and then you look up and see Mount Everest standing tall right in front of you and words can not explain the excitement and relief you feel. ROV is an amazing volunteer organization and I will continue to be involved in more programs in the near future."
  • Hayley Porcaro
    09 Jun 2018
    Every single moment on this trip was very memorable. I loved getting to know everyone on our program and will always remember the connections I made with locals. This program was even better than I expected. I really enjoyed going to the monkey temple and thought it was amazing that we got to celebrate Buddhaäó»s birthday during lunch.
  • Jessica Leard
    06 Jul 2019
    From playing with the adorable kids at the Buddhist orphanage while building them a classroom, to hiking through the beautiful Himalayan mountains, the trip was well organised and an amazing experience! Would highly recommend!
  • Jesse Holton
    06 Jul 2019
    "Incredible experience with Mariah and the volunteering at the school, hard but extremely rewarding to make a difference in others lives no matter how many times I fell and got my knee scraped... Will come back for Everest next year."
  • Kaley Ryan
    06 Jul 2019
    Had an amazing time in Nepal! My team leader, Mariah, was great leader for the trip!
  • Lara Rijkmans
    06 Jul 2019
    The Nepal project was a really amazing one with both the volunteering part and the trek in the Himalayas, and I would love to do another project after doing this one!
  • Meghan Espinosa
    09 Jun 2018
    "I adored the construction project. I had never worked harder on anything like that before for anyone, and knowing that we could help these sweet kids made me work even harder than I thought I was capable of. I know it will make a difference. Definitely, the most memorable parts involved the trekking through the mountains. I was expecting to just get bored after the first day seeing nothing but trees and rocks, but I was blown away by the immensity of the snow-capped mountains, the beauty of the waterfalls, and the charm of walking with such a fun family through a new world. Poonhill was definitely the cherry on top, my jaw still hurts from dropping when I saw that sunrise."
  • Miranda Hixenbaugh
    09 Jun 2018
    "Every part was my favorite. The first week was great because the kids made it fun. The second week was challenging and mentally frustrating but it was worth it in the end. Overall, the whole group made it worth it also because everybody had such a positive attitude. The team leader was great. He made sure he had a personal connection with everybody there and also made sure everybody laughed and enjoyed their experience."
  • Savannah Sexton
    09 Jun 2018
    My most memorable parts of the project were the dance the children did for us on the last day of the program, seeing the progress of the school each day, and day 2 of the trek (stair day). I also really enjoyed Poon Hill. Team leader Tom was amazing, he exceeded my expectations. He was caring, empathetic, and always kept a close eye on our feelings and health. He kept calm during high-stress situations and was always willing to go with the flow.
  • Tyler Kast
    08 Jun 2019
    Amazing experience, loved learning about the local culture and to have an impact in this corner of the world. 10/10 would do another program.
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    • Program cost $1,979.00/ person

    • Program cost excludes flights.

    Program cost $1,979.00