Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days
Location: Nepal
Total Cost: $2700

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Despite the natural beauty of the Himalayas, Nepal faces significant environmental challenges.

Air pollution in and around Kathmandu has been escalating rapidly, posing serious health risks to the local population. Additionally, the widespread use of single-use plastics across the country, coupled with low recycling rates, exacerbates the problem. Did you know: plastics are often disposed of by burning, further contributing to the already hazardous levels of air pollution.

 

Making an Impact

Take Climate Action into your own hands!

As a participant on this program, you will be at the forefront of change as you work on some of our long-term development projects, aimed at tackling environmental issues in Nepal. You will be supported by our team on the ground while you: 

Australian University students volunteer in Nepal and take climate action by planting trees

Participate in tree planting activities to help reduce air pollution in the local area, as well as offsetting the carbon emissions of your travel!*

Facilitate educational workshops in the community that raise environmental awareness and discuss the importance of sustainability! You could focus on the long-term impacts of single use plastics, benefits of recycling and ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Australian university students volunteer abroad in Nepal, taking Climate Action by doing community cleanups

Become an ambassador for change by organising community clean ups with our local partner schools!

 

*FYI: this is a carbon neutral program.

Let's work together to create a greener and more sustainable world for everyone!

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Extend your adventure

Australian university students trekking in Nepal, Poon Hill

Why not continue your adventure and 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, after you've ticked trekking in the highest mountain range in the world off your bucket list!

Who can join the program

We're looking for high-energy, passionate individuals that are looking to leave their handprint on the world.

If you're passionate about the environment and looking for ways to use your skills to make an impact, then this program is perfect for you! Whether you're studying education, science, engineering or creative arts, this is an awesome opportunity to join a team of likeminded people and use your skills, knowledge and passions to take global climate action.

Why you should join the program

Become a Challenge Leader

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Build your own community of people who care and inspire a team of Global Citizens to join you on this epic adventure... become a Challenge Leader! This is your chance to step up as a global leader and showcase your awesome leadership skills. Not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, but it's an experience that's guaranteed to make you stand out in any future employment opportunity.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about this opportunity!

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 23rd November - 7th December 2024
Extension Trip: 07 Dec 2024 - 13 Dec 2024
Program Date: 11th January - 25th January 2025
Extension Trip: 25 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025
Program Date: 28th June - 12th July 2025
Extension Trip: 12 Jul 2025 - 18 Jul 2025

*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

As you embark on the ultimate Global Citizenship journey, you should know that your contributions will make a real impact! In Nepal, we are continuously working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By taking climate action into your own hands and raising environmental awareness amongst the local community, you will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: