Teach and Trek as a gap year program is well combined with trekking in the Himalayas with some days of teaching. It refreshes you and is a short rest for your summer or fall break in the universities. Trek in the beautiful mountains and get in touch with the students at a local school.
When you land in Kathmandu Airport, you are already 1350m above the sea levels. Upon arrival in Airport, our representative waits you with your name card in the exit gate. Our representatives will welcome you and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival in hotel, we will have surprises awaiting for you to make your first day memorable and exciting.
Today you will start preparing for your trek in the mountains. The famous Swyambhunath Stupa lies in the hill top which is 40 mins from Thamel, and the stupa in the hill top has some good countable stone steps, steep enough for you to introduce how the trekking in the Himalayas would look like. You are supposed to trek 4 days in the mountains. Afternoon you can do the last minute shopping for your trek.
Now you drive along the hilly highways which offers the best of Nepalese Landscape. Nepalese Landscape is a symmetry of rivers, river basin as flat plain lands, hills and high Himalayas. The drive gives you an opportunity to have an excellent views of the Nepalese landscape. The roads would a bit bumpy in some places, tends to make you little bit dizzy but upon arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you will get energized for the tomorrows trek in the mountains.
Drive from pokhara to Nayapul and from Nayapul you will start trekking & in Day 8 you will be back to Pokhara
Just get relaxed in the city. There are ample of activities that you can participate. To list few
• Zip Flier
• Boating in Fewa lake
• Hike to the Peace Stupa
• Visits to the caves
So, with the varieties of Optional Programs awaiting for you, we give your freedom for the day. We will be definitely there to assist in your program and make your stay rewarding.
Now your desire to see the animals in wild is going to be fulfilled. Chitwan National Park, literally known as the house of leopards extends up to area of 932 Sq kilometer and is the habitat of wild lives and birds and aquatic animals. The Thick Saalwood forest makes you feel that you are visiting the dense rain forest.
Today is the day designed to take you deeper into the Jungle for the Jungle Experiences. The following programs will definitely keep you busy throughout the day.
• Canoe ride
• Jeep Safari
• Jungle Walk
• Meet the ethnic people
• Bird Watching
• Tharu Cultural Program
Now today is to leave the jungles of Chitwan. To start exploring the ancient monuments in Kathmandu valley. Today you will be visiting the most sacred sites of Hindus Pashupatinath and the next sacred site of Buddhist, Bodnath. Finally, in the evening you will visit the local markets and the narrow alleys of ancient Kathmandu and her ancient monuments.
Bhaktapur is known for its monuments (terra-cotta, with carved wood columns), palaces, and elaborately gilded temples. The city is also dotted with pagodas and religious shrines, testaments to its former location along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet. Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides magnificent views of the Himalayas. On our tour we will explore Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, a Nepali Paper Factory, Dattatreya Temple, Peacock Window, Pottery Square, and Taleju Temple.
Your two weeks trekking, nature and culture tours end up here. After your amazing trekking experience now you will start your volunteer programs.
From day 15 you can start your volunteering programs for 2 weeks in different sectors depending upon your experience and skills.
Example of volunteering project: Teaching English to kids Teaching Monks Sports teaching Community work Computer teaching Working with Kids care programs.
Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home with sweet memory of Nepal, Kathmandu, different temples, mountains, nature, peoples and smile.