Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension)
Location: Nepal
Total Cost: $2,050 ($2,850 with extension)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal faces many social and economic challenges, with rural areas often being the most affected. On this Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at protecting the natural environment in and around the Kathmandu Valley.

 

Your Impact

You will be working with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver workshops focusing on important topics relating to environmental sustainability. The aim of these workshops is to improve awareness in the community of environmental issues, and teach practical things that can be done to protect their natural environment. Topics might include recycling, safe waste management, water use, climate change and sustainability. You'll also have the chance to work on some more practical projects. These could include creating a community garden, organising a community clean-up, establishing an environment club at a local school and more!  

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your project days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to travel and explore. We recommend heading to Kathmandu to explore the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites and get lost in the city’s winding streets full of delicious food and wonderful culture. 

 

Extend your trip and trek into the Himalayas!

After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip, where you’ll embark on the epic 5-day Poon Hill trek. Beginning in Pokhara, you'll have an afternoon to stroll around the lakeside city before getting ready to start your trek the following day. You'll pass through picturesque mountain villages, lush forests and small streams as you make your way to the Poon Hill summit - 3200m above sea level. The Poon Hill lookout has the most incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges that you'll be lucky enough to see at sunrise before beginning your descent, fresh on the knowledge you just trekked into the highest mountain range in the world!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 29th Jun - 13th Jul 2019
Extension Trip: 13 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Program Date: 6th Jul - 20th Jul 2019
Extension Trip: 20 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 18th Jan - 1st Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 01 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
Program Date: 25th Jan - 8th Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 08 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Nepal, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Your work improving environmental practices in the community will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: