Nepal

 

Destination – Nepal

With No Barriers Youth

No Barriers Youth offers a multitude of educational group travel opportunities that will quickly immerse any group into the people and environment of this beautiful high alpine nation.

  • Explore the Buddhist culture of Kathmandu and visit the world famous Boudhnath Stupa
  • Travel to Pokhara and trek among some of the highest peaks in the world including the majestic Mount Annapurna
  • Teach English and a variety of life-skills through a women’s empowerment program
  • Volunteer at an orphanage and help support the project and the inspiring children
  • Learn about the factors that contribute to the high rate of human trafficking in Nepal and engage in activities that address this human rights issue

You and your group will return home transformed by your Nepalese adventure with a new appreciation for the human spirit!

Summary

Nepal is a small mountain kingdom populated by warm, welcoming people eager to share their rich culture and guide you through their snowcapped vistas. With a mixture of religious traditions, Hindu temples dominate the Kathmandu Valley while colorful Buddhist prayer flags blow in the wind throughout the surrounding mountains. Set amongst the impressive Himalayan mountain range and nestled between India and China there are few places on earth that are as awe-inspiring as Nepal.

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Trekking and Service in Nepal

16 Days | All Inclusive | Sample Itinerary | Inquire for quote

Day 1: Depart for Kathmandu, Nepal

Depart your home gateway on an overnight flight to Nepal.

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu / Good Night’s Rest

Arrive into Kathmandu, meet your No Barriers Expedition Leader and your in-country guide and transfer to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Day 3: Boudhanath / Patan Durbar Square

Morning

  • Enjoy breakfast followed by orientation then walk around Boudhanath Stupa, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world.

Afternoon

  • Visit Patan Durbar Square in the city of Lalitpur.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, Patan Durbar Square is the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings and contains stunning examples of ancient Newar architecture.

Evening

  • Dinner near Boudhanath

Day 4: Kapan Monastery / Swyambhunath

Morning

  • Visit Kapan Monastery.  Afterwards participate in a scenic spiritual hike down the hill to the Himalayan Hope Home,  Small World project. Meet with the girls and enjoy lunch together as you share stories.

Afternoon

  • Visit the Swyambhunath stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple.  Spin the prayer wheels and watch the monkeys scamper through this famous stupa

Evening

  • Dinner in Thamel

Day 5: Travel to Salleri

Morning / Afternoon

  • After breakfast drive to Salleri (headquarters of Solukhumbu in the Everest region)

Evening

 

  • Relax after the drive, enjoy dinner and explore the town on foot.

 

Day 6: Trek to Village / Service

Morning

 

  • Begin  your short trek to your service project location where the organization Small World is working to help educate children

 

Afternoon/Afternoon

  • Receive an orientation, meet your hosts and settle in

Day 7 - 9: Service Project in Village

Morning/Afternoon

  • Start your service projects.  Activities could include helping to build a school or companion structure by carrying materials, painting and more. Students may also help teach in the classroom together with local community members and our team of in-country partners.

Daily Routine:

  • 6:30 – 7am – Tea / Coffee
  • 7 – 8am – Healthy buffet breakfast
  • 9 – 9:15am – Day’s Schedule, check-in, team building
  • 9:15 – 11:00am – Start working at project site, helping to build classroom carrying rocks, wood, mud, digging, painting, teaching, etc
  • 11:00am – Break
  • 12:00 – 2pm – Lunch and relax
  • 3:00pm – Tea
  • 6:30pm – Dinner and reflection

Day 10: Trek to Junbesi

Morning/Evening

  • Trek to Junbesi at the junction of the classic Everest base camp trek and a beautiful Sherpa community.

Evening

  • Enjoy dinner and participate in a No Barriers mid-trip check-in and celebration

Day 11: Trek to Thupten Chöling

Morning/Afternoon

  • Trek to Thupten Chöling and visit the Thuptencholig Monastery,  one of the oldest monasteries in the region with more than 300 monks and nuns

Evening

  • Enjoy dinner, relax and journal

Day 12: Trek to Taksindu

Morning/Afternoon

  • Trek to Taksindu, a beautiful village known as a community for Everest climbers including Babu Chiri Sherpa who set several world records. We will be meeting with his family and learn about their day-to-day life.

Evening

  • Enjoy dinner and participate in a No Barriers reflection activity

Day 13: Trek to Phaplu

Morning/Afternoon

  • Trek to Phaplu through beautiful villages, pine woods and stunning mountain views.

Evening

  • Dinner and relax

Day 14: Travel back to Kathmandu / Bhaktapur

Morning/Afternoon

  • Drive back to Kathmandu valley and spend the night in a guest house in Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage site with beautiful and well-preserved courtyards and architecture. Watch the the hustle and bustle of locals amidst the shops, restaurants and ancient buildings.  

Evening

  • Enjoy a good night’s rest after your trek

Day 15: Bhaktapur / Closing Ceremony

Morning

  • Wake up early and watch the community come alive as locals ring bells, pray and begin their day. After breakfast explore Bhaktapur with an expert guide learning about the history, culture, architecture and politics of bhaktapur.

Afternoon

  • After lunch, take a traditional pottery workshop in Bhaktapur with the Newari people, craftsmen with generations of expertise. Make your own pot to take home as a souvenir.

Evening

  • Enjoy your last dinner in Nepal and participate in the No Barriers closing ceremony.

Day 16: Ashram / Depart

Morning/ Afternoon

  • After breakfast visit Piolate Baba ashram, top of the hill surrounded by  a rainforest with amazing views. Stretch and relax before your long flight home with a yoga class.  After lunch and some last minute souvenir shopping transfer to the hotel for your flight home.

Getting immersed in the culture of India and getting to know and love the children was the greatest. When the students would cling to me at the end of class, and tell me how much they enjoyed having me there was heartbreaking.

Rachel W., Student

There is so much life, happening all the time. It's crazy to think that, after only three weeks, I feel like I've become accustomed to so much of how the world move.

Saul S., Student

I just wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for another unbelievable and life changing trip. No Barriers Youth made it all possible and took the guesswork out of a potentially nerve wracking and complicated task.

Amanda W., Trip Leader

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Facts & Figures

Nepal
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 30,986,975
Special Note: Prince Siddharta Gautama, known as The Buddha, was born in present day Lumbini
Languages:

Nepali - official

100%
123 languages reported including Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tamang
Religions:

Hindu

81.3%

Buddhist

9%

Muslim

4.4%

Literacy Rate

Unemployment Rate

Below Poverty Line

Life Expectancy

HIV/Aids

Carbon Emissions (%)