- Price:1170 USD
- Duration:28 Days
- Primary Activity:Trekking & Volunteering
- Group Size:1-25 Peoples
- Arrival on:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Meals:As per itinerary
- Accomodation:Star in Kathmandu on BB plan, Best Avilable during the trekking
- Trip Code:
- Max-Altitude:4130 m.
- Transportation:Tourist Bus and Jeep
- Departure from:Kathmandu
- Culture:Gurungis, Thakali
About Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Volunteering in Nepal
Annapurna Base Camp trek and Volunteering in Nepal will start in Nepal with a small, but interesting, orientation program. The orientation program is about the culture, history, religion, habits, and behaviors of the Nepalese people. You will also be taken for most popular Hindu temple Pashupatinath, one of the Largest Buddhist stupa -Boudhanath Stupa. You will also be taken to world heritage site Swyambhunath (monkey temple). So we VSN Tour and Treks Nepal designed the suitable program itinerary according to your summer break schedule and wish.
Orientation, Language and Cultural Immersion in Kathmandu :
You will be picked up at the airport by one of the VSN staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal.
For the first 4 days you will take part in the following:
- Introduction about your placement and volunteer responsibility
- Nepali cultural orientation out lining the dos and do nots of Nepal
- Nepali language classes (2 hours per day) and spend time studying your free Nepali language booklet
- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s main sites and places of convenience
- Get to know the rest of the VSN team and volunteers
Kathmandu: Pashupati Nath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa :
8:00 – 9:00 Break fast 10:00 – 12:30 Survival Nepali language and Cultural Class 1:00 – 17:30 Sight seeing trip to Pashupatinath and Baudhanath Stupa. Pashupati Nath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa Pashupatinath is one of the world’s most sacred Hindu temples. During the annual Shivaratri pilgrimage, thousands of Siva Devotees come here to pay homage. On the other side of the sacred Bagmati River is a sacred funeral site, where bodies are taken to be cremated before the charred remains are swept into the waters that ultimately flow into the Gangas. The Boudhanath Stupa is thought painted in pastel colours and adored with colourful prayers flags. The Stupa is set in a Mandal design (the diagram of the Buddhist cosmos) with nine levels. Altogether108 Buddha images and 147 insets of prayer wheels adorn the base pf the huge circular edifice. Boudhanath is also home to Nepal’s largest Tibetan community with twelve thousand in all.
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath stupa and Durbar Square :
8:00 – 9:00 Break fast 10:00 – 12:30 Survival Nepali language and Cultural Class 1:00 – 17:30 Sight seeing trip to Swoyambhunath Stupa and Durbar Square.
Swayambhunath stupa and Durbar Square The Swayambhunath Stupa is situated 4km outside the Capital on a hilltop and is believed to date back to around 500BC. Legend has it that a sage named Manjushree, who is credited with the creation of Kathmandu saw a celestial lotus in bloom on the hill top and bressed it. Swayambhu is an important pilgrimage site as well as a centre of art, architecture, religion and culture of Mahayana Buddhism. Durbar Square is Kathmandu’s focal point. Durbar Square holds the places of the Malla and Shah Kings who once ruled the city. Along with these palaces, the square also contains a series of temples, the oldest dating back to the 16th century. The square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey god, near the entrance of the palace
Fly back Bhairawa to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel :
Wake up at morning have breakfast and get ready to drive to Bhairawa. Take a domestic flight from Bhairawa airport and arrive at Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free and relax.
Chitwan National Park Safari :
After breakfast start Jungle activities including: Canoeing on the Rapti River to see Crocodile farm , Elephant Safari and Tharu (ethnic) culture dance. Overnight stay at hotel.
Chitwan to Kathmandu :
After breakfast, departure to Kathmandu by driving; which will take 6 to 7 hrs. Check into hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping.
Trek Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2, 470m) 5-6 hours trek :
This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)
Trek Lama Hotel – Syaprubensi (2, 230m) 5 hours trek :
This day, we trek down to Syabrubesi, about 6 hours walk. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation, arriving Syabrubesi. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D).
Drive to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening :
This is an early morning drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 8 hours .Your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local belles. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the Volunteer Society. Overnight at hotel (B.D)
Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home :
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are doubly sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Bon Voyage!! & take care!!! (B). Thank you for doing this venture with us. We’ve got to know each other well over the weeks. Please do stay in touch & we wish you a wonderful journey back home. Take care!
Note of above itinerary: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.