Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it
Description of Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it
When a series of massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, it killed over 8000 people and destroyed or badly damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings – houses, schools, temples. This innovative and inspiring trip offers a chance to experience the unforgettable landscape and life of Nepal, while also taking part in the ongoing rebuilding effort in one village – Kakithok, five miles from Kathmandu.
The project includes several days helping build temporary housing as well as permanent homes and schools, offering support to quake victims, and helping with educational material and awareness of how to remain safe from natural disasters in the future. 30% of the tour price package will also be used to aid quake victims.
Your experience of Nepal broadens out with a blend of (not too strenuous) trekking, rafting, wildlife safaris and village visits. One typical day includes a scenic drive to Charudi, the put in point for an exhilarating rafting ride through Grade 2-3 rapids on the Trisuli River, before heading to the lovely lakeside city of Pokhara.
A day spent trekking to Ghandruk combines insights into local slate-roofed Gurung communities with magnificent views of iconic Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna South, Himculi, Fishtail Mountain and Ganga Purna Himal – while the walk to Tadhapani takes you through a unique traditional agricultural terrrace terrain, forests of rhododendron, oak, magnolia and orchids, along with an idyllic hillside lunch and those ever-present Himalayan peak views.
Other treks include climbs to Ghrepani, the Deurali Pass and Poon Hill – and descents to Banthati and Ghorepani. You'll also spend time in the quaint village of Hile and have lunch in another hill settlement, Uleri.
3 Reviews of Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it
Reviewed on 05 Feb 2016 by Sarah McFadyenThe scenery was stunning, the people are so friendly and helpful. The guide and porter provided by the operator were excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2015 by John GreenMost memorable was spending time in the village north of Kathmandu meeting the villagers rebuilding after the earthquake & the incredible views of the Annapurna range during the Poon Hill trek... Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2015 by Shelley MunroThis was a very good holiday Read full review
Planet*We stay with local tea houses/ lodges operated by local communities in the hilly region which minimize the impact on the environment by using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood, managing garbage disposal properly.
*Our guide will give a briefing about Responsible Tourism and how to minimize the impact on nature: trash disposal , purification of drinking water, not picking up flora or fauna on the way, litter removal, using kerosene fuel for cooking rather than fire-wood.
*We provide information on how to preserve the environment, for example: Do not leave trash and dispose it in appropriate places, or if possible provide food wastage to domestic animals. Pay a little extra to the porter to bring back non disposable trash by duffel. Avoid bathing or washing clothes in streams, etc.
*Due to this trip the living standards of local people are much better than before as they have far more job opportunities.
*The small group size of 4-10 people will minimize the impact on the environment.
* Previous experience is not needed. It is a great chance to share a moment with local people and enjoy traditional customs
People*Tourism generates income for the local community. For example: by purchasing local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables this provides job opportunities etc.
*This trek is based on local lodges/ hotels and resorts. For example, we stay in a trekking lodge and local peoples homes.
*On this trip volunteers will work in Kavresthali Village and the school to support locals and observe their activities.
* We support to local schools and health posts: to donate some amount of educational materials to kids as per seen the condition of school and students. It does by company and also as per tourist on this trip. Support to local health post by giving medical materials.
*We offer support to Kvresthali villgae and school by providing certain percent amount of income this trip, to rebuild home, school and goat farms as well as supporting reading and writing to improve adult literacy for women.
*We use local men-power for example: a well-trained and experienced local guide will be in the trip. Hire local porters with rental equipment according to the type of trek. The weight limit for equipment will be 20-25 kg. All field staff will be travelling insured.
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