Trip Details

Start your trip with our wonderful culture week,this wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, traditions and scenery is an absolute must! An array of spectacular experiences is available for the taking! It’ll kick-start your experience as a volunteer in Nepal and get you acclimatised to your new surroundings.

Setting you off on the right foot, taking part in this project will give you an excellent introduction to the culture, customs and people of Nepal. You will find great differences between your own cultures and those of the Nepalese from Religious practices to dining, school, and even toileting! But there will also be some similarities.

In this week you will be introduced to everything you will need to know to settle into your new location and learn about do’s and don’ts. But it won’t all be about rules and regulations. Nepal is full of national treasures for you to discover and you’ll have a taster of some of these through visits to local markets, taking part in yoga sessions, trying your hand at traditional cooking techniques and taking some lessons in useful words and phrases of the local language. Part of your orientation will also take you on a guided tour of the historical Boudhanath, one of Kathmandu’s sacred locations. Remember that you have a lot to offer too, the local people will be just as interested to learn about your culture and customs as you are to learn about theirs, there will be plenty of opportunities to share your experiences with them.

Week 2 will be a perfect opportunity to indulge yourself in the wonders of the true Nepal and embark on a journey into the magnificent Himalayas, this project is designed for adventure loving people to test their skills in high-adrenaline activities! In an adventure-packed week, you will hike across the Himalayas, explore the jungle, camp under the peaceful stars, enjoy the exhilaration of white-water rafting and observe exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. There is no time to rest as you experience the highlights that this mountainous country has on offer!

Trip Itinerary

Week 1 Introduction to Nepal


Starting your morning with a Puja – or worship – to the Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism, you will witness Religious rituals which are central to the culture. Discovering the importance of murtis (images), mantras (prayers), and yantras (diagrams of the universe), you will also find out about the importance of the personal nature of Hindu worship and the significance of individual offerings.

Following some fun activities to get to know the rest of your groups, the remainder of your morning will be spent discussing the schedule and safety of the program. You will be required to sign in agreement with the code of conduct, the child protection policy and to release liability from the company.

You’ll have a lunch break midday to reflect on the morning and then continue with a helpful session on acceptable social behaviours whilst travelling in Nepal. After this you’ll have a Nepali Language Training session which will introduce you to some essential words and phrases to help you communicate more easily with the locals.


Your day begins with a Nepali Language Training course to get you into the swing of using the language. Another great opportunity to extend your knowledge of words and phrases to really help you settle into your project. This will be followed by a hugely important talk about travelling safely whilst taking part on the program, looking at health precautions and general safety. There’s a break for lunch and then a cross cultural orientation session for an hour and a half to bridge the knowledge gap regarding dining, drinking, bathing, clothing and toileting customs in the culture of Nepal.


After a busy start to your week, today begins with an early morning, relaxing session of yoga and meditation. Another Nepali language session after yoga should see you starting to become familiar with some useful greetings and conversational phrases before you hear about Nepal’s schooling and educational system. The afternoon session takes you on a 2-and-a-half-hour tour of Boudhanath, one of the most sacred, and historically significant, landmarks at Nepal.


Your last Nepali Language Training session for the week kick starts your morning.  Buzzing with enthusiasm to try out your developing conversational skills, you’ll have a lecture on Religion and culture, a refreshing lunch break and then head out to a local market. Here you’ll get to try out your new skills as you scavenge for some local, authentic Nepali souvenirs.


Today is all about hiking! Following a beautiful nature trail, you’ll set off up the mountains to reach a spectacular viewing point over the Kathmandu valley. After a lunch break where you can relax and recharge your batteries, you’ll have a chance to evaluate your week’s activities, giving and receiving feedback and asking any questions you may have. A culinary delight is prepared for you in the evening as you take part in a lesson about traditional Nepali cooking techniques.


** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Week 2 Trek


An active day of hiking through the Shivapuri mountain is planned for you. Set in the Kathmandu valley, you will see beautiful waterfalls, striking forestry views and fascinating wildlife.

Tuesday to Wednesday

A purely adventure-driven day, you will head to Charaudi early in the morning on a journey that will take approximately 3 hours. Once there, an exhilarating session of white-water rafting on the Trisuli river awaits you with beautiful scenery in a peaceful setting. You will be rafting for 2 days with an overnight camp at a designated site.

Thursday to Friday

Are you ready for a Jungle adventure? You’re being taken on a safari in Sauraha, Chitwan. Located close to the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park, you will enjoy experiencing stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife in its natural environment. The safari will include a visit to an elephant breeding centre, a trek through the jungle, bird watching, canoeing and watching a cultural dance performed for you by the locals.


Drive back to Kathmandu overnight stay at the volunteer house

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **


Trip Accommodation

The route takes you through a fishing camp in Darechowk and then to Chitwan forest.

Accommodation & Food

Along the trekking route, you will have overnight stays in hotels/guesthouses. The accommodation is basic 2-6 people a room on a single-gender basis. You may also opt for a private room, subject to availability.

Food Arrangements
Mostly Nepalese-style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.

Included :

  • All meals included – 3 on weekdays 2 on weekends
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Private bathroom
  • Western toilet

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Book your volunteer travel  holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure.  It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China.  As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal.  The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us.   We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.

Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs.  The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa