Trip Details

Nepal Road Trip (4 Weeks)

This is an incredible Road Trip through Nepal as you experience the Nepali culture and way of life! As part of this unique trip, you will travel cross-country, visiting – and, moreover, staying in, many unusual places, from monasteries to Tea Houses! Further, aside from having an incredible adventure, you’ll make great friendships as you share this unique experience with your fellow travellers. So, if you’re coming by yourself, be assured that you won’t be alone for long!

Hiking, Rafting, and Exploring – it’s all there on our Road Trip!

During your trip, you will explore Boudhanath and Lumbini (where Buddha was born), marvelling at the incredible Buddhist temples built with such devotion and detail, you won’t want to leave! You will also visit the Royal Chitwan National Park, and enjoy a rafting adventure down the Trisuli River, before finally taking a village hike in rural Kathmandu. Additionally, you’ll love our five-day trek up Poon Hill where you’ll see some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world! And, on less challenging days you will have body and mind sessions with Yoga and Meditation, and also get to explore local markets, as well as attending some great cultural activities.

TRU Commitment to Safe Adventure

The TRU team is known for really taking care of its travellers, and, consequently, we are committed to providing experiences that are both memorable and, importantly, safe! Our coordinators are, therefore, local to each project area and are highly experienced, supporting you throughout your stay. For this trip, you will be taken from Tribhuvan International Airport to your volunteer centre, where you will learn the details of your journey. Further, we include all accommodation across Tea Houses and hotels – and even monasteries, as well as your meals, with programme transport and entry fees also included. In short, we will ensure that you can simply immerse yourself in this incredible 4-week Nepal Road Trip experience.

Why take our 4-Week Nepal Road Trip?

  • Fully immerse yourself in Nepali culture as you travel through its regions
  • Take on new adventure activities and test your stamina and courage!
  • Find new friends and share a unique experience together
  • Stay in authentic Nepali accommodation, from Tea Houses to Monasteries!
  • Discover the joys of Nepali cuisine, with all meals included

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

This is one of our most popular routes, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in Nepal’s culture, communities, cuisine and countryside over a whole month! Don’t forget, your programme coordinator is always on-hand throughout your trip to help you, so, if there’s anything you need, just ask!


Week 1

Day 1: Sunday

  • Arrival
  • Transfer to our centre
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 2: Monday

  • Welcome ceremony
  • Introduction to the programme
  • Rituals and lesson on do’s and don’ts in Nepal
  • Cross-cultural session
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 3: Tuesday

  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Lesson on Nepalese language
  • Orientation tour to Bouddhanath Temple
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 4: Wednesday

  • Drive to Pharping
  • Enjoy the ride along the amazing Nepalese landscape
  • Arrive at the monastery
  • Overnight stay in the monastery

Day 5: Thursday

  • Pilgrimage tour in Pharping
  • Explore Buddhist monasteries and sites in Pharping
  • Overnight stay in a monastery

Day 6: Friday

  • Hiking
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 7: Saturday

  • Free day to explore or relax
  • Day of leisure in Kathmandu
  • Time to explore the busiest city in Nepal
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Week 2

Day 8: Sunday

  • Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 9: Monday

  • Bus ride to Trishuli river
  • Water rafting in Trishuli river
  • Overnight camping in Fishling

Day 10: Tuesday

  • More adventure rafting today
  • Drive to Chitwan
  • Witness a Nepalese cultural dance
  • Overnight stay in a resort in Chitwan

Day 11: Wednesday

  • Jungle activities- safari and Jungle walk
  • Visit to the elephant breeding centre
  • Overnight stay in a resort in Chitwan

Day 12: Thursday

  • Jungle activities in the morning- bird watching
  • Drive to Lumbini – birth place of Lord Buddha
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lumbini

Day 13: Friday

  • Lumbini Tour
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lumbini

Day 14: Saturday

  • Drive to Pokhara
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara

Week 3

Day 15: Sunday

  • Day of leisure in Pokhara (Fee Time)
  • Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara

Day 16: Monday

  • Drive to Nayapul
  • Trek to Ulleri
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ulleri

Day 17: Tuesday

  • Trek to Ghodepani (steps uphill)
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ghodepani

Day 18: Wednesday

  • Get up early in the morning to see the sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Trek to Ghandruk
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Ghandruk

Day 19: Thursday

  • Trek to Pothana
  • Overnight stay at a tea house in Pothana

Day 20: Friday

  • Trek to Phedi
  • Drive to Pokhara
  • Enjoy the massage
  • Overnight stay at a Guest House in Pokhara

Day 21: Saturday

  • Drive Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus for 8 hours
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Week 4

Day 22: Sunday

Free time in kathmandu

Day 23: Monday

  • Drive to Nagarkot
  • Overnight stay at a Guesthouse in Nagarkot

Day 24: Tuesday

  • Hike to Dhulikhel via Nala
  • Overnight stay at a Guesthouse in Dhulikhel

Day 25: Wednesday

  • Hike to Namobuddha
  • Overnight stay at a Monastery in Namobuddha

Day 26: Thursday

  • Day of leisure in Monastery
  • Overnight stay at a Monastery in Namobuddha

Day 27: Friday

  • Hike to Panauti
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the centre in Kathmandu

Day 28: Saturday

  • Say goodbye to the local team
  • Departure

What is included in the Programme

  • Airport transfers as per the policy – Airport Pickup in Kathmandu – Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Experienced programme coordinator throughout your travel, at the projects and facilities
  • Authentic Nepali and European meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the duration of the entire programme
  • Accommodation at hotels, tea houses and centre
  • Local transportation to all venues
  • Entry fees to all places
  • Pre-departure information
  • Overland local public transportation


  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, room service items, laundry, telephone calls, tips,  bottles of water during your road travel etc.
  • Our program does not cover any liability and does not insure participants. Participants must have appropriate insurance before joining the program.
  • Any camera fee where applicable.
  • Any service not specified above.

A few things to consider when you are with us!

  • Returning to the accommodation after your personal trips before 22.00 every day
  • You will not be allowed to hire any vehicle on your own
  • Consumption of alcohol inside the accommodation is strictly prohibited
    Respect and adhere to our code of conduct
  • Our staff is there to support you, guide you and make your trip memorable. We kindly request you to follow their instructions at all times

Please Note: this schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Our 4-week Nepal Road Trip will take you through the hills and valleys from Kathmandu to Chitwan and then into beautiful Pokhara. There you will embark on a journey to Poon Hill, before returning, again, to Kathmandu

About the Accommodation

During your trip, you will stay in traditional Tea Houses, hotels and monasteries, as well as our volunteer centre accommodation – and a spot of camping to boot! Also, you’ll find a range of facilities along the way, usually, but not always, with western toilets and hot showers.

Most accommodation is basic, with 2-6 people per room, and all on a single-gender basis. Of course, you may also opt for a private room, subject to availability.

Whilst staying at our volunteer centre you’ll find a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in, as well as dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with your fellow volunteers. Importantly, be aware that there is a curfew of 22.30 at the house, to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Please note also, that no alcohol can be brought into the houses at any time. However, these rules will be provided during your ‘Nuts and Bolts’ session before you begin your journey, so you will have a good grasp of rules and cultural dos and don’ts before you set out.


Nepali food consists mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. During your 4-week Nepal Road Trip, you will have three meals per day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends with a mix of Western and Nepalese food. Further, you can expect to have a chicken dish about once a week, although vegetarian options are always available. Also, if preferable, you can also choose to eat out at any of the local restaurants during the course of your stay.


Our house is located five kilometres away from the city centre. Nearby, there is an ATM and, also, a supermarket, where you can stock up with treats for your journey! Furthermore, there will be shops en route, so you won’t be stuck!


All programme transportation along the Nepal Road Trip route is included. However, any trips out with our programme must be paid for separately.

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

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

Sturdy Boots/Shoes
Good Level of Fitness

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