The volunteer vacation and cultural experience of a lifetime!
In October 2010 we got an all-encompassing view of Nepalese culture during this 15-day adventure. A group of nine got an education in human trafficking when we built a sewing room for women rescued from the sex trade at Peace Rehabilitation Center outside of Kathmandu. We then explored the beauty of the Himalayas when we hiked the 9-day Annapurna Base Camp trail.
Day 1: Kathmandu – Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel near Thamel, orientation and group dinner
Day 2: Chapalgau- Explore Kathmandu, Monkey Temple & Durbar Square
Day 3: Chapalgau – Service project at Peace Rehabilitation Center
Day 4: Chapalgau - Service project at Peace Rehabilitation Center, closing ceremony
Day 5: Pokhara – Fly to Pokhara (2690′), kayak on Phew Lake
Days 6-13 : Annapurna – trek
Day 14 : Annapurna/Chapalgau – complete trek, return to Chapalgau for closing ceremony at Peace Rehab Center
Day 15: Kathmandu - Depart
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Group size: 6 minimum, 15 maximum – group sizes are kept small, intimate and eco-friendly
Transportation: Van, plane, hiking, kayaking
Accommodations: You can expect comfortable hotels with private bathrooms in the city and rustic tea houses with shared bathrooms during the trek
Activity Level: Level 4 – a moderate to high level of physical fitness
Culture Shock: Level 3 – a moderate level of culture shock
Comfort Level: Level 3 – a moderate to high level of comfort
Land cost: $4190.00 USD
Inclusions: Airport transfers, transportation, translation, accommodations, most meals, guide & Sherpa wages, National Park entrance fee, materials associated with the service project.
Exclusions: International airfare, vaccinations, valid passport, VISA obtained upon arrival ($100), some meals, personal gear & equipment associated with the trek, guide tips/gratuities.
Single Supplement: all participants must place their request for single rooms at time of registration, additional cost is be determined at the time of booking, PLAY it Forward® cannot guarantee the availability of single rooms.
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