Community engagement


Physical demand


  • All meals included Yes
  • Free beverages No
  • Persons per room 2-6
  • Wifi in public areas Yes
  • Laundry facilities No
  • Safety box No
  • Lockable rooms Yes
  • Hot shower No
  • Private bathroom Yes
  • Western toilet Yes
  • Bed linen Yes
  • Towels No
  • Mosquito protection No
  • Fan Yes
  • Air conditioning No

Program & Schedule

As part of this unique Nepalese experience, you will be exploring the different regions and cultures and see the changing and amazing Nepali landscape. You will visit really interesting places, such as the Boudhanath and Lumbini Buddhist temple 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 5 day trek up Poon Hill from which you will see some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world, 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.

What is included in the program

  • Airport transfers as per the policy - Airport Pickup in Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Presence of a dedicated program coordinator throughout your travel, at the projects and facilities- Logistical management support in case of emergencies
  • Authentic Nepali and European meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the duration of the entire program as per the meal plan
  • Accommodation at hotels, tea houses, and at our accommodation facility - Shared accommodation
  • Local transportation to all venues
  • Entry fees to all places
  • Extensive pre departure information
  • Overland public local transportation

What is excluded in the program

  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, room service items, laundry, telephone calls, tips, portage at hotels or airport, bottles of water during your road travel etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in the program due to circumstances, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
  • Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
  • 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.

Few things to consider when you are with us!

  • Returning to the accommodation after your personal trips before 22.00 everyday
  • 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
  • You will not be allowed to bring outsiders inside our centers/ guest houses or hotels

Aims & Objectives

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.


Week 1

Day 1: Sunday

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

Day 2: Monday

  • Welcome ceremony
  • Introduction to the program
  • Rituals and lesson on do's and don'ts in Nepal
  • Cross cultural session
  • Overnight stay at the Center in Kathmandu

Day 3: Tuesday

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

Day 4: Wednesday

  • Drive to Pharping
  • Enjoy the ride along the amazing Nepali landscape
  • Arriving 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 Center in Kathmandu

Day 7: Saturday

  • Day at leisure in Kathmandu
  • Time to explore the busiest city in Nepal on your own
  • Overnight stay at the Center in Kathmandu

Week 2

Day 8: Sunday

  • Day at leisure in Kathmandu
  • Overnight stay at the Center in Kathmandu

Day 9: Monday

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

Day 10: Tuesday

  • Continue rafting
  • Drive  to Chitwan
  • Witness a Nepali cultural dance
  • Overnight stay in a resort in Chitwan

Day 11: Wednesday

  • Jungle activities- safari and Jungle walk
  • Visit to the elephant breeding center
  • 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 at leisure in Pokhara
  • 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 Center in Kathmandu

Week 4

Day 22: Sunday

  • Day at leisure
  • Overnight stay at the Center 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 at leisure in Monastery
  • Overnight stay at a Monastery in Namobuddha

Day 27: Friday

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

Day 28: Saturday

  • Say goodbye to the local team
  • Departure
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

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

Additional Requirements

Due to the nature of the program, a decent level of fitness is required.

Living & Location

A route takes you from Kathmandu to Chitwan and then into beautiful Pokhara and then further to Poon Hill and we are back to Kathmandu.

Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/guest houses and busses. More information can be found inside the schedule.

Food Arrangements

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.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

You’ll be on a busy schedule.


From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name:                Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal        

Population:        26 million

Capital:        Kathmandu

Language:        Nepali

Currency:        Nepalese rupee (NPR)

Time zone:        UTC +5:45

Country Information

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, the kingdom of 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, 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 23 million.

Do’s & Dont’s


  • Namaste to those older than you in age, rank or position. Only once on the first meeting each day. You may also shake hands with people of same sex. Don't shake hands with a person of the opposite sex.

At the table

  • If someone offers you something to eat, do not say “no” directly. If you do not want to eat, you can say, "I have just had….." or "I do not feel like eating now " or "I never eat/drink…."
  • Brush your teeth, wash your face before eating breakfast.
  • Wash and rinse your hands before and after eating food

Public displays of affection

  • Affection between men and women is seldom expressed. Public kissing, hugging, or hand holding (different sex) is offensive to Nepalese.
  • However, you will often see men holding hands with other men, and women holding hands with other women. This is acceptable and is not indication of homosexuality.

Shoes, feet & legs

The Nepalese believe the feet are the most polluted, profane part of the body. That is why

  • Before entering a temple always take your shoes off
  • Most Nepalese take off their shoes before entering the inner rooms of the house
  • Don't point the soles of your feet at another person
  • Don't step over any portion of another person, food, utensils, books, stationary, etc
  • Accidentally touching someone else with your feet should be apologized for immediately by touching your hand (or making a motion) to the other person’s feet and then touching your head while repeating Vishnu's name, in essence saying "Your feet are higher than my head"
  • Crossing your legs in front of someone senior to you is considered offensive

Left hand - right hand

Your right hand is your more sacred and pure hand, and your left hand is the less sacred and pure. That is why..

  • Don't give or receive things with your left hand
  • Eat with your right hand only. If you are left handed its considerable
  • Your left hand is generally reserved for cleaning yourself in the toilet

The head

The head is the most sacred and pure part of the body. That is why..

  • Avoid patting people, even children, on the head.
  • Don't ever take a man's hat from his head, even in jest.


  • The Nepalese are conservative people; try to respect their local dress, even if many tourists do not. Women should not wear short-cut shorts, halter-tops, or tank tops. Knee length shorts and T-shirts are acceptable.
  • Women: Long skirts and conservative pants are best. Anything that is not tight or revealing is acceptable. Men: Long pants and shirts are most preferable. Shorts can be all right if they are relatively conservative. Going bare-chested is unacceptable.
  • Wearing traditional clothes is greatly encouraged by Nepalese. It shows that your respect and are interested in their culture.


Much of Nepali cuisine is a variation of Asian themes, with a lot of roots from Tibet, India and Thai food. The national dish is daal bhaat tarkaari, which is spiced lentils over rice served with tarkari and cooked with spices.

Cow meat is forbidden because Hindus consider cattle to be sacred. In fact, many tribes and communities in Nepal are strict vegetarians.