Only 720€ per week!
Visit and experience four vastly distinctive regions of this exotic country!
During this four-week road trip, you will get to experience places in and around Kathmandu, Kavre, Pokhara, Annapurna, Lumbini and Chitwan through varied and action-packed activities. Filled with days of sightseeing, cultural and language learning, five days of hard trekking, white-water rafting, a monastery visit, jungle safari, hiking and witnessing mesmerizing panoramic views from the highest grounds in the world.
As part of this unique Nepalese experience, you will be exploring the different regions and cultures and see the changing and amazing Nepalese landscape. You will visit really interesting places, such as the Swoyambhunath and Lumbini Buddhist temples and not to mention your visit to the Royal Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a rafting adventure down the Trisuli River, a village hike in rural Kathmandu, a rewarding five day trek up Poon Hill from which you will see some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world. You will have body and mind sessions with Yoga and Meditation. And to complete your journey of four weeks to explore the nature as well as the culture and lifestyle of Nepal, you will also visit the local markets and attend some great cultural introduction sessions.
The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic Nepal. Through different projects and activities, you will get to truly immerse yourself in the culture, customs and lifestyle.
Note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: –
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
Due to the nature of the program, a decent level of fitness is required.
We recommend following equipment and items to pack for your trekking trip.
***Make sure to pack no heavier than 15kg after fully packed.***
A route that takes you from Kathmandu to Chitwan and then into beautiful Pokhara and then further to Poon Hill and back to Kathmandu.
Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/tea houses. More information can be found inside the schedule.
Mostly Nepalese style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.
Along the route – but not at all times – there are ATMs and small local stores. Please make sure you have enough money with you before starting the trip.
No scheduled activities outside the program.
You’ll be on a busy schedule.
From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.
Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Population: 28.98 million
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.
Weather conditions in Nepal vary from region to region. Summer and late spring temperatures range from about 28C in the hill region of the country to more than 40C in the Terai. In the winter, the average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7C to mild 23C. The central valleys experience a minimum temperature often falling below the freezing point and a chilly 12C maximum. Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Kathmandu Valley has a mild climate, ranging from 19 to 27C in the summer and 2 to 20C in the winter. In the winter, it only snows in the high elevations, around 9,000 feet. In the highest elevations, it snows year-round. The monsoon can last from mid-June to mid-August although the majority of the rain arrives in July.
Winter: From December to February, the mornings and evenings will be cold; in the daytime, you will be fine with a sweater or thin jacket.
Spring: From March to May is the best time to be in Nepal as it is neither hot nor cold. However, it does get quite windy.
Summer: June to August. Hot, humid and monsoon season.
Fall: Very pleasant and mild weather. It gets a bit windy but you will be fine with a sweater or a jacket.
Nepal's many ethnic groups are as varied as its land with their own languages and cultures. A wide variety of ethnic groups occupy the mid-hills. In the Kathmandu Valley the major population that we find is Newars, whose culture and artistry have earned them an international reputation. The Sherpas are known as tough mountain climbers. Brahmins and Chhetris are scattered over the hills and valleys, and Tamangs are found in the districts around the Kathmandu Valley. The Rais, Limbu, Gurung, Magars of the mid-hills have earned fame as Gurkha soldiers. Lowland ethnic groups such as Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Tharu enhance the colorful mosaic. The population of Nepal is about 28.98 million.
One of the cheapest ways to get around Nepal. However, you get what you pay for! They are often crowded (and not just with people, sometimes even goats!). Most buses don’t depart until they get filled up, so it is not a good idea for those who have a tight schedule.
These are slightly more expensive than local buses but also more comfortable. Greenline buses offer routers between Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. It is recommended to book in advance to make sure you get a seat.
Taxis are either private taxis as in any other cities or “10 Rupee” taxis, which are public. This means they don’t leave a place until they are full. The name, “10 Rupee taxis” does not mean they cost 10 Rupee! Do feel free to bargain