Nepal is a country full of mountains, which houses most of the tall mountains in the world. It is very beautiful naturally and breathtaking view of mountains, with this form of landscape there are many downside also. Nepal is prone to natural disaster like Earthquake, Landslide, Flood. Every year people from mountain, hill and tarai reason suffer from one or another form of disaster. To help those people in need we are offering you special tourism in Nepal which is Volunteering Tourism in Nepal. A Tourism with purpose to help people in Nepal.
This trip combines compassion and adventure in a remote victims villages. Introduction to true Nepalese culture and village lifestyle. These villages are located at high altitude and are near the eye catching and tall giant mountain range. This route or program is designed to bring onwards coordinated efforts of all the experts and interested individuals in different areas under one platform and work to achieve its common goal. It provides an opportunity to participate in our local community and experience the feelings and suffering of the disaster affected villages, learning about the real village lifestyle and rebuilding the life of these communities.
You will be taking part in Nepalese education (Schools), health systems and infrastructures (local house and roads) as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction as per your time, Interest, and skills. We will also work together with different aid agency and villages community to find out where you expertise will be the most useful to help the community and where you are required the most.
This trek offers you to trek in nearby world’s most popular trekking destinations, the Annapurna region, Langtang region, Ganesh Himalaya Region, Everest Region, Rolwaling Trek Region, ManasIu Region and other regions of Nepal. You can watch amazing views of the sunrise amongst the giant and mighty Himalayas, experience true Nepalese village life be a part of the community and be part of the rebuilding efforts of the community. You will eat with the villagers, live with them and work with them.
Interested Travelers will be taking part in the following volunteering services as per your interest, qualification and need of the local community:
- Teaching experience in remote villages Schools: Taking some classes, helping students by motivating them and sharing your experiences. Helping children with their regular activities and teaching or facilitating them for a proper way of living
- Take part in the Health Centers: Experience sharing, providing some medical equipment’s (drugs and other accessories) and help bring proper health care service to remote villages.
- Community rebuilding efforts: Funding for social welfare and to enhance community prosperity. Majorly taking small part in rebuilding schools, health center, roads, water sources and water supply mechanism and if we can even the helping rebuild their home and life.
(Arrival at Kathmandu)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and transfer you to one of the luxurious homestay in Kathmandu followed by a short greeting session.
(Sightseeing and basic language preparation course)
Have a delicious breakfast at our Homestay and prepare yourself for a wonderful day of Kathmandu Sightseeing. Our employee will be waiting for you in the lobby and will take you around the Kathmandu valley and its UNESCO World heritage sites.
Site 01: Pashupatinath Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva “The Destructor” “The Transformer” Pashupatinath Temple is believed to be oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. Situated by the side of the international Airport around 5 kilometer east of Kathmandu city it is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO designation of Kathmandu valley as a cultural heritage site. Considers as one of the most scared temples within the Hindu fate it has a huge historical and religious importance to both Hindu and Buddhist in all over the world. Situated in the bank of the holy Baghmati River, the temple was built on the pagoda style with jilted roofs and richly carved Silver and gold doors and structure. Due to its heritage the cremation ground behind the temple is consider the best place for the Cremation within the Hindu religion. The most famous festival celebrated here is the Maha –Shivaratri Festival ( Mid-February /March) when more than a million devotees gather around the temple to sing his praise and pray to the lord and smoke Marijuana( Which is consider his gift to human being). Due to his long heritage there are hundreds of temples spread around the main temple from different time period and styles dedicated to lord Shiva. Due to its religious significant all Non-Hindu & Foreigner are strictly forbidden entrance inside the main temple premises but are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Baghmati River. This a very religious and spiritual destination within Nepal and we personally recommend it as a place to learn about Nepalese and Hindu culture, religion and see different temples of different time period & style
Site 02: Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is a major Shrine to all Buddhist people from Nepal Tibet and all over the world. Consider to be one of the largest stupa in the world it lies around 11 kilometers east of Kathmandu valley. Through there are many legends of how and who constructed it the major belief among Nepalese community is that it was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Yogini at the aftermath of Death of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha. It believed that it stands with the Four Pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions keeping watch at the righteous behavior and human prosperity. It build in an octagon base deigned inset with prayer wheels and prayer flags. In 1950s onward after the entry of Tibetan refugees it has also been a major place of worship for them and the surrounding area is completed with Tibetan monastery and Lamas. So since then it was gain popular name as “little Tibet or Nepalese Tibet”. It a magnificent place full of spirituality, culture and religion and different Buddhist structure & Monastery from different time period & both Nepalese and Tibetan style. It a most go place for anyone visiting Nepal and we would gladly recommend it to you if you want to learn about Buddhist, Tibetan and Nepalese culture.
You can lunch either on any restaurant of your preference in Boudhanath or the next site Kathmandu Durbar square.
Site 03: Kathmandu Durbar Square
The Durbar Square in Nepalese language literally means the palace Square. Situated in the center of Kathmandu valley and having its history reach back to the formation of the Kathmandu valley civilization the Kathmandu Durbar Square is a very significant place inside the valley. Listed as one of the UNESCO cultural heritage site it’s a complex of old temples & palaces starting out from the Licchavi period from early 3rd century AD to the modern structure of the 18th and 19th century it’s an open museum of Nepalese culture and history. There is no short description we can give of the place to visit within the square but we have listed out the major attraction within the square.
1. Talaju Temple
2. Mahendreshvara Temple
3. Hanuman Dokha Palace Structure
4. The Great Hanuman Statue
5. The kumari House (The living goddess personal palace and resident )
6. Jagannath Temple
7. Dequtale Temple
8. Kal-Bhirava Stone Statue
9. Nasal Chowk
10. Mul Chowk
12. Vilar Temple
13. Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple
14. Shiva Temple
15. Shiv Parvati Temple
16. Manju Deval
17. Ashok Binayak Shrine
Site 04: Swayambhunath Stupa (The Monkey Temple)
Located around 5 kilometer away from center of Kathmandu valley Swayambhunath Stupa is considered the one of the most holy site in the Buddhist religion. Also one of UNESCO World Heritage Site inside Kathmandu valley it’s believed to be more than 2000 years old. According to local mythology the whole Kathmandu valley was once an enormous lake in which a great lotus bloomed in the exact location on the Stupa. The valley came to be known as Swayambhu meaning Self-Created. The name came to the stupa as it’s believe that it conceals an eternal self-existent flame (Svyambhu). It believed that Manjushree the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning had a vison of the lotus at the swayambhu and traveled to the valley to worship it. Upon seeing the valley he believed that it will be a great settlement and wanted to make the great lotus accessible to all human pilgrims so it’s believe that he used his power and cut a gorge at Chovar Hill in one sweep of his sword to drain the valley of all the water. Upon draining of the water the lotus transformed into a hill and the flower become the Swayambhunath stupa. There are many myths and legend about the Stupa but it’s a revered fact among the people of Nepal that is among the oldest and most holy religious sites in both Buddhist and Hindu religion. The Stupa which is the main structure of the Swayambhunath stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples and is one of the best view point inside of the Kathmandu valley. The Stupa gained its popular name the monkey temple due to abundance of holy monkey living in the forest surrounding the stupa. We would recommend it as a must to go place for all travelers visiting Nepal.
After the completing the sightseeing tours you will drop back to your Homestay lobby by our staff and take a rest in your room. At the evening you will be invited to join us for your welcome dinner together with our team and provide you information about the volunteer tourism and teach you a basic Nepalese language communication in short time by professional Nepalese language teacher. And we will discuss about our further travelling plans.
(Drive to the nearest residential point from the destination)
We will be taking you to your volunteering scene which we had discussed previously. The volunteering scene will be selected according to your interest and your expertise fields and proper requirement of the local community. You might reach the destined villages at same day if it is relevant (near from the road) by walking else we will be reaching those villages day after tomorrow as we will be taking rest that day either at homes of local community or tents we have taken with us. This depends on the facilities available in the locality.
(Volunteering for earthquake victims and getting to know the local community)
We will make all necessary arrangement to ensure that you reach the destination safely. Volunteer activities could be either working in a school like teaching children’s, organizing different activities to be more implicate with local community. We also take part in the rebuilding different community facilities, homes, health post, schools, roads, water sources which were damaged during the earthquake.
The beauty of high hills of Nepal is scattered like pearls around the world. Visitors can enjoy the day sightseeing the greatest mountains anytime, either volunteering or enjoying the local meals. Visitors can do any activities which would be helpful for the earthquake victims.
(Driving back to Kathmandu and Farewell program)
After finishing volunteering you will be heading downwards to the road and yow will be driving to Kathmandu at same day. This day is all about heading back from resident village to the road which would be a walk back to the roads and a drive back to Kathmandu.
In the evening, we will be having farewell dinner in a classical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and folk music and we will prepare for your tomorrow’s departure and provide you with a certificate for helping earthquake victims of Nepal.
(Drop off to airport for your final departure)
Our representative will drop you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure.