Volunteer as You Trek

Volunteer as You Trek

Duration
13 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3210 m
  • Group Size
    2 - 20 People
  • Best Time
    Sept - Dec and Jan - May 

Trip Overview

Volunteer as you trek is a newly designed package after the deteriorating 7.8 Richter scale earthquake in Nepal. The destruction caused by the earthquake was massive. Many of them lost their lives, their loved ones and their homes. The feeling of being homeless, the feeling of letting oneself see their hard earned money of lifetime turned into mud and dust; nothing could have been more painful!

If you care for them, then just come visit Nepal and taste the wonders of nature along with a volunteering attempt to help the earthquake victims! Your visit to Nepal will also be an effort to prosper the tourism industry in Nepal after the destructive earthquake. This trek includes the Ghorepani poon Hill Trek along with your visit to the earthquake affected areas.

We initiate our journey from the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu to the country side earthquake affected area where you will investigate the life of people and support them. We help their rebuild their houses and contribute to their grief however we can. Exploring and volunteering the affected areas, we move head towards Pokhara. Pokhara is the most happening place in Nepal. Embedded with the azure lakes, this valley possesses all the beauty of nature. From rivers, waterfalls, valleys, lush hills, forests to mountains, you can enjoy every aspect of nature here.

As we reach Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and start our trekking journey. We pass ethnic settlement villages, walk through dense rhododendron and fir forests to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is best known for its mountain views. As we reach Ghorepani, we will be welcomed by the awe inspiring views of mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre and many more. Poon Hill is a vantage point in the region famous for its glorious sunrise and sunset views from amongst the towering vistas of Annapurna.

Merge into the beauty of beautiful Nepal and help the earthquake victims! Volunteer as You Trek helps you to act benevolent and inspire living as you enjoy the beauty of Himalayas!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and orientation

Day 03: Drive to countryside for volunteering

Day 04: Rebuilding of houses

Day 05: Volunteering continues

Day 06: Drive back to Pokhara

Day 07: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) Duration 1 hour and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) Duration 4 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 09: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m/10529ft) and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8560ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 10: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m/6396ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 11: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu city tours, including of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full baord meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Three nights’ accommodation with meals at local house in countryside
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Transportations from Kathmandu - Dhading Jyamrum - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of drinks (hot and cold) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.