Gorkha Volunteering trip - 13 Days      (Product Id : 136)

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Gorkha Volunteering trip Overview

Price:- $ 780 Pay $156 Now & $624 On arrival
Difficulty:- Moderate
Trip Length:- 13 Days
Group Size : 2-10 Pax

Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Best Month : all year

Transportation : Private Car & tourist bus

Accommodation : Hotel /Lodge and camp

Style : Tea House/ Camping

Max Elevation :

Meal : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Trip Route :


The recent earthquake in Nepal seriously affected the tourism sector . People probably think that it is  not a right time to visit Nepal. But that is not true. They can still come to Nepal and take part in Nepal' rebuilding. We have designed this trip for those who are interested in volunteering in earthquake affected areas of Nepal and at the same time explore Nepal. We have included sightseeing and short trekking along with the volunteering to make their stay more fruitful.
 

Coming to Nepal and returning back without exploring this lovely Himalayan country wouldn't be a fun. Therefore we have included the sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara and Trek to Sarangkot as a part of the trip. This way a visitor will not only help in rebuilding  Nepal but also in the country's overall economy as Tourism is one of the major income generating sectors of Nepal's economy.
 

 The Gorkha Volunteering trip   takes you to the place named Mailung in Gorkha. As Gorkha was the epicenter of the main earthquake that hit Nepal  on 25th April, it's hard to find any construction standing there. Everything turned to  rubble. This rubble needs to be cleared and new houses needs to be constructed. By doing this trip, a volunteer will hence help in taking care of the materials, help in designing building and  removing the rubble. They will also visit the hospital for volunteering  and school for teaching english language.
 

Therefore, contact us if you have been looking for the ways to help Nepal and at the same time enjoy your stay in Nepal. We can modify the package according to your wish as much as possible. 
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Day 2: Program briefing and preparation:

Day 3: Drive to Gorkha Mailung

Day 4 to Day 8: Volunteering

Day 9: Drive to Pokhara

Day 10: Trek to Dhampus

Day 11: Trek to Sarangkot

Day 12: Trek to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu

Day 13: : Departure day

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will meet and greet you then  assist you to the hotel. Later that day we will meet you again at our head office and introduce you to your Guide. If your flight arrives in time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurant with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country and If you arrive late we can arrange it the next day.

Day 2: Program briefing and preparation:

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will meet you at our office. If you wish to have a kathmandu Tour then we will arrange that for you and if not, then we will discuss about further program and start preparing for the trip.

Day 3: Drive to Gorkha Mailung

 After having breakfast in the hotel, you will take a drive to Gorkha Mailung through Prithvi highway. The drive is around 6 hours if you hired a private vehicle and 7-8 hours if it is done through a public transport. The way to Gorkha is very scenic. After reaching Mailung, we will set - up our tent.  Dinner will be prepared by the local host. It will be a traditional Nepali food. You will spend that night in the tent.

Day 4 to Day 8: Volunteering

You will have almost the same time table for next 4 days . You will have a breakfast prepared by the guide. You will be meeting local people. Interacting with them. Talking about the earthquake, how was their life before and how has their life been affected. If needed you will counsel them. show them your concern. You will be exploring the damaged village and exchanging the culture. You will be helping them rebuild their houses, remove the rubble. If you think you can't perform a heavy task, then you can just help them by looking after their materials. You will be visiting the local school and if you pose a good english then you can even teach the students. You will visit the local hospital and volunteer there. You will have a traditional Nepali food in dinner prepared by the local host. You will spend the nights in the same tent.

Day 9: Drive to Pokhara

On day 9, your volunteering will end but you will still be contributing to the Nepal's economy as a tourist. After having breakfast, you will have around 5 hours drive to the lake city Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara you will check into the hotel and rest for some time. In the evening you will stroll around the beautiful lakeside.

Day 10: Trek to Dhampus

You will have an early morning drive of one hour to reach Phedi from Pokhara. Phedi is one of the gateways to Annapurna region. You will enjoy the beautiful view of Annapurna & Manaslu range on the way. From Phedi you will have a 5 hour trek to Dhampus. You will stay that night in a lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Sarangkot

You will wake up early in the morning for the stunning sunrise and amazing Himalayan view. You will be descending down until you cross the Dhampus River. Then ascend gradually through the Paddy fields and forest to reach the Naudanda Village. you will have your lunch in the Naudanda Village. After 3 hours walk through the Chettri and Brahmins Villages, you will reach Sarangkot.  Sarangkot offers beautiful Himalayan view consisting the mighty peaks of Annapurna, Himalchhuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal. You will spend that night in a hotel in Sarangkot.

Day 12: Trek to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu

You will wake up early in the morning to view the Sunrise. After having breakfast in the hotel, you will start descending towards Pokhara.   After reaching Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It is around 6-7 hours drive.  You will stay that night in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure day:

This day is the last day of your trip. We will once again meet you in our office to handover the certificate of appreciation for your volunteering work. If you would like to extend your stay we will assist you otherwise we will help you transfer to the Tribhuvan  International Airport as per your flight departure time. 

Cost :- US$780

Trip Cost Include

Arrival and departure by Private transport
3 nights Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
Public transport to Gorkha, Pokhara and Kathmandu return  
Volunteering program as per itinerary
Volunteering materials as per program (only rebuilding house)
All meals while volunteering
Purified drinking water
1 night accommodation in Pokhara
All Meals on a trek
Lodges while on a trek
Required trekking permits
An English speaking guide and Porter while on a trek

Trip Cost Exclude

Nepal arrival visa fee
Meals in Kathmandu
Tent (available in Kathmandu or suggest you to bring with you)
Snacks, alcoholic drinks,
volunteering materials (teaching, hospital, cultural exchange etc)

Dates and Prices

Special Note: On our trip you are able to schedule your own departure dates. We are able to depart our trip every day (only Nepal). So kindly choose your own date as per your convenient. Contact us to schedule your own departure day.

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Gorkha Volunteering trip Information

Effect of Earthquake in Nepal

·         Out of 35 trekking routes, 33 routes still remain untouched by the effects of earthquakes.

·         All the highways, sub-highways leading to these destinations and national and international airports are safe and in full operation.

·         Communication services are very much intact.

·         90% hotels in Kathmandu and 100% hotels in other popular destination like Lumbini, Chitwan, Bardiya and the Annapurna Region are marked safe and in full operation.

what are we doing to ensure safety?       

·         We book accommodations in the hotels marked safe by the qualified engineers.

·         We hire highly experienced, licensed and trained trekking and tour guides

·         We use safe means of transportation.

·         There is always a stand by rescue team, just in case.

 

Nepal: Nepal is a landlocked country situated between India and China. It is a bio - diversity rich country because of its unique geographical position and altitude variation. Its elevation starts from 60m above the sea level up to the highest point of world i.e. 8848m (height of Mt Everest). Nepal is second richest country in terms of water resource. It contains beautiful Himalayan range in the north and rivers beginning from those Himalayas glaciers. The three main Geographical range of Nepal are Himalayan region, Hilly region and Terai region.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers

Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south

Capital: Kathmandu

Population: 2,642,799

Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people understand and speak English as well.

Currency: Nepali Rupee

Political System: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Religion: The major number of people is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blend of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Travel season:  The best time to visit Nepal is spring and autumn.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Warm weather when Rhododendron flowers are at the bloom, trail is excellent because of clear sky and best visibility 

Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.

Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but you should be prepared for the cold.

Summer: - (from Mid June, July and August) Rain and visibility can be an issue however Nepal can be visited whole year around.

People: More than 91 ethnic groups living and 70 different languages spoken

Cloths to wear:  Light weight cloths are recommended from May to October. Warm Cloths from October to March, From June to August Umbrella and Raincoat are required.

Climate: Climate of Nepal varies with the variation of elevation. The Southern Terai of Nepal has a tropical monsoon climate with rainy summer and Southwest winds of monsoon and dry winters. In the Kathmandu Valley the average rainfall is about 2,300 mm (about 90 in), most of which occurs from June to September. There is warm temperature between elevations of about 500 and 2,700 m (about 1,640 and 8, 8600 ft. There is cool temperature between about 2,700 and 3,000 m (about 8,860 and 9,840 ft), between about 3,500 and 4,100 m (about 11,480 and 13,450 ft) summers are cool and winters are very cold. Above 4,100 m (about 13,450 ft) a severely cold, alpine climate prevails there.

Postal Services: The Central Post Office Opens at 9am till 5 pm from Monday to Friday. The stamp, postcard and Aerogram counters open from 7 am to 4 pm. Post Restate is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.

Telephone Services: Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available by Nepal Telecommunications Corporation in Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide the ISD services. Nepal's Country code is 00977 if you need to call from outside the country. Kathmandu's area code is 01. Local SIM Card can be bought by anyone to use while in Nepal  and for that 2 passport size photo and copy of passport/ visa  is required.

Internet Services: In past few years lots of Internet cafes and communication centers has been established in past few years. For keeping touch with your home country, you just need to find a place where you are comfortable.  Internet and Email services are also offered in the Hotels in Kathmandu, Chitwan , Pokhara and other main cities.

Electricity: Electricity is available in most of the major townswith a voltage of 220 volts and 50 cycles, however there can be a Load shedding but most of the hotels have installed their own Generator in order to use at the time of Load shedding.

Medical Services: Most of the medicines are available in Kathmandu. There are many hospitals and Private clinics in Kathmandu. Government has established health posts in different places of Rural Nepal.

Meals and Accommodation: There are many categories of Hotels available in big cities ranging from Tourists standards Hotels to star level. Restaurants are available in many places of city area as per your interest. However in the mountain area when you are trekking basic mountain accommodation is available with basic facilities like hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, lights etc.

Insurance: Travel insurance is not necessary but if you already have it then its better.

Vaccination: Vaccination for Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are highly suggested but it's not must.

Medical Kit: It’s useful to have a simple and adequate medical kit with you. we recommend following items in your medical kit - Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes. other things such as Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minor injuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets) are also recommended.

Gather information about: Diarrhea, Giardia, dysentery, cholera, hepatitis rabies, typhoid, tetanus, meningitis diphtheria, malaria and HIV/AIDS Common sense can often save lives.

Packing list:

 For your reference, we recommend the following packing list if you are planning for this trek.

For eyes:  a pair of sunglasses with UV protection

For Lips:  Lip balm

Ear Plugs

For Upper body part:

T- Shirts (2)

Lower body part:

Underwear (4)

Light weight cotton long pants

For Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Accessories:

Basic First Aid Kit

Daypack (you will carry your own small daypack)

Extras:

Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film

Binoculars

Sun hat or scarf

Reading book

Trail Map/ Guide book

Journal & Pen

IPod & Travel

Cards or games

Passport & Visa Information

You can obtain Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad easily or you may also get the Visa on arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu as per your convenient. You will require 2 passport sized photos, Visa fees in USD and at least 6 months valid passport at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa for visiting Nepal. Transit visa of 3 days is provided to foreigners. Visa must be obtained after the 3 days initial period. Nepalese Visa can be obtained from the following boarder/ places:

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees

3 days transit visa - Free of cost

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, and Kathmandu

Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np)


    Reasons to choose AME over any other trekking agencies in Nepal

  • Every 11th traveler is free on private departure: This means 11 people can travel for the cost of 10 people on every private departure.
  • Free Spa with Sauna: Any group with 5+ members in it will be eligible for a free one hour full body massage with unlimited  Sauna. This offer is valid for multi-day trips only.
  • Private departure: Any group with a minimum of 2 members in a group will also be eligible for private departure.
  • Customize trip: Any standard package offered by AME Treks and Expedition can be fully customized to meet you and your group’s requirements. (cost may increase or decrease depending upon your requirements)
  • Customize departure date: We guarantee 100% departure on your preferred departure date, which means, you can customize you trip departure date.
  • Camping trip possible upon request: Camping trip to any destination in Nepal will be arranged by the company upon request of customer (cost may vary from the one mentioned in website).

    Booking with Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition guarantees

  • Guaranteed Departure:  Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition guarantees 100% departure on both standard and customized packages, except in the case of unfavorable situations like bad weather or unforeseen natural disaster.
  • The best and the fair price: Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition offers the most competitive price in town. No other company can beat the price and the services provided within the prices mentioned/offered in the website. No hidden charges! Moreover, all our includes and excludes are clearly mentioned in our website, therefore you will get what you have paid for.
  • Experienced Guides/Sherpas/Team Leaders: Proper guidance is a must for any trekker to get to their destination safely and successfully. Therefore, we only employee guides with a minimum of 5 years of experience to guide and assist you during the trek. Our guides aren’t just experienced, but are licensed, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing professional service as well.
  • 24 x 7 Support: Dedicated to providing the top-quality service and on time assistance (in emergencies), we are 24 x 7 available at your service. Remember! We are just a call or a text away from you.

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