Duration: 14 DAYS

Type: ADVENTURE – Tax deductible donation included in cost.

Minimum Age: 18 (or with a parent or guardian).

Service Level: STANDARD – Comfortable accommodation with character and a mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: Adventure Physical Rating 4 – A reasonable level of fitness is required. There are a lot of steps and rough paths to negotiate on the trek.

Program cost excludes flights.

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For your program you will need to arrive and depart from the following airport/s.

Arrival: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International (KTM) – you can arrive at any time between 8am and midnight on the first day of program and we’ll pick you up from the airport.


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

If you haven’t travelled much, or booked flights before we also offer a flight assistance service in which we help you in booking your flights for program. We’ve booked hundreds of flights for our volunteers, and will make sure you get to where you need to be on the right date. After ten years of international travel we’ve gotten pretty good at it. For more information please take a look on your volunteer profile in the add ons section.

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 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.

What's Included


  • All on ground transport incl. airport transfers
  • All main meals & drinking water
  • All accommodation
  • ROV Project Leader
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat
  • All building materials for ROV project
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu Square
  • Nepal Culture: Language & History
  • Traditional Cuisine: Nepalese cooking class
  • Visit to Kathmandu Monkey Temple
  • 1 x Free ROV T-Shirt

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Why ROV?


  • Your safety is our first priority
  • Our Charity is not for profit
  • Tax deductible donation included in price
  • Projects with integrity driven by village needs
  • 24/7 access to your Team Leader & ROV Head office
  • No "surprise costs" on program
  • Year round funding for the ROV schools & crèches

Nepal is a special experience. Home to the highest and some of the most picturesque mountains in the world.


You will enjoy the fresh mountain air, the waterfalls and the ever changing mountain views that make this one of the most astounding locations imaginable.

Bus Transport to start of the Trekking route


Basic Itinerary


Subject to change

Please note itineraries are subject to change.

Day 1 (Sunday)

Your amazing Team Leader will be waiting for you at Kathmandu Airport (KTM) holding a sign and wearing an ROV shirt. They will then transport you to the accommodation venue to settle in and meet other volunteers in your group.

If you arrive before midday, enjoy a guided walking tour around Kathmandu.

After lunch at a local restaurant there will be free time in the afternoon to relax, read a good book, get to know your fellow volunteers, etc.

Enjoy your first group dinner in town at a local restaurant.

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Breakfast each day 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 hard on project being involved in a number of tasks such as mixing cement, laying bricks, painting, sawing, hammering to complete various construction and beautification projects.

Lunch will be served on site each day.

On return from the project each day you will have some free time at the accommodation to relax.

Dinner will be eaten at a local restaurant each night.

After dinner you can have some free time, explore the local markets, take part in history / language lessons etc.

After breakfast at the accommodation you will be transported by bus and begin the journey to the base of where you’ll be trekking from. Enjoy some spectacular scenery on the way and see rural Nepal in all its beauty.

On arrival you will have some lunch and then go on a walk to a lake that is shrouded by forest and lined by mountains – amazing!

In the afternoon you can 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!

Breakfast each day will be served at your accommodation.

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 in carrying your luggage.

This trek is such a unique experience as each day you’ll be trekking through different terrains: 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.

You will conquer thousands of stairs and be able to say that you reached an altitude of 3210m above sea level!

Lunch will be eaten on route each day, and dinner at the local tea houses where you will stay for the duration of the trek.

After breakfast you will start the long journey back to Kathmandu.

We’ll stop for lunch along the way.

On arrival to the accommodation you can have some time to relax after the bus trip. You may want to head into town to do some last minute souvenir shopping or go grab a massage to relax those tired leg muscles after the trek.

You’ll have a final group dinner tonight, and we will treat you to a cocktail / mocktail.

Breakfast will be at the accommodation venue and lunch will be at a local restaurant.

Volunteers will be departing from Kathmandu Airport (KTM) at various times of the day.

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Dates


Limited places available

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