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 Highlights


  • Working alongside the community to improve and upgrade the educational facilities
  • Visiting schools in the lower Khumbu region benefiting from the REED and TTQE programs
  • Returning home with an insight into the Nepali culture
  • Enjoying a spectacular trek in the lower Khumbu region
  • Experience local Sherpa villages on the trek with our expert local leader
  • Exploring the cultural delights of Kathmandu
  • Members of the group working closely with each other helping with the delegation process
  • Enjoying 3 hearty meals per day on the trek, prepared by our experienced cooks

This unique journey, put together specifically for the AIS students, is a wonderful way to hands on help a community in need, whilst enjoying an adventure of a lifetime! Our journey will start well before we arrive in Nepal, with planning and fundraising throughout the year. On arrival in Kathmandu, we have a full trip briefing with our experienced local leader and prepare for our trek and community project. We fly into the remote Lower Khumbu region and spend the next 2 days visiting previous project sites that AIS have been involved in including the Hydro Electric Plant and Phaplu and Lodging School. We then drive to the roadhead and trek to Moral School, the site of our community service work. Over the coming months we will consult with the village heads on what work needs to be completed at the school and liaise back with the teachers and students at AIS. We will work with the local community in what will be an extremely rewarding adventure. We then complete a stunning trek, visiting schools currently running REED and AHF scholarship programs, before heading back to Kathmandu. A truly wonderful experience!

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After months of planning and preparation the wait is finally over! You will need to check in at Singapore International Airport at least 2 hours prior to your flight. On arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be met by World Youth Adventures and World Expeditions and transferred to your hotel. Your local guide will meet you and we will have a full pre-trek briefing at around 5pm, where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fiberfill jacket. We will then head out and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Yatri Suites and Spa

Meals:  D

Following breakfast we will travel to the airport for our short flight to Phaplu. On arrival we will meet our crew and trek to Lodging (approx 2 hours) We will visit the Hydro Electric Plant that AIS have helped fund. Our crew will set up our wilderness camp at Lodging. Overnight wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will meet the teachers and students at Lodging School before trekking the 2 hours to Phaplu and Phaplu School. The school here has been the site of previous service programs by AIS and will welcome our group very warmly. We will spend the night in a wilderness camp at Phaplu. Overnight wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we wake up with a cooked breakfast before we drive by jeep for two hours through the Solu Khumbu district headquarters in Salleri to the road head at Nele village. After a break to explore the market at Nele we climb a gradual ascent for just over an hour, across open meadows, before we then descend through mixed forest and terraced fields to the tiny school at Moral where the AHF currently have a sponsorship program in place. This will be the site of our service program. Overnight wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Upon arrival in the school we’ll be welcomed warmly by the local community who we will be working alongside for the next two days. We will meet the local team of workers and discuss the project and work to be carried out. The students will be required to split into groups and take on the variety of tasks at hand. Our group will be involved in the labouring tasks of the project, no trade skills are required as such as we have a local skilled team working with us. However, you must be prepared to roll up your sleeve's and muck in to ensure the project is finished on time. The project is set up alongside our Travel, Give, Grow concept offering the opportunity to help a remote community in need. This is a unique experience and aids to help foster respect for the natural world as well as the diverse peoples and cultures that live in it. This style of travel not only benefits the local community but also helps develop confidence, resilience, tolerance, problem solving abilities, team work, fitness and key life skills. Over his time we will work hard alongside the local community and a local labour force to complete our tasks. Following a hearty breakfast each morning we’ll work for around 2 hrs before stopping for morning tea. We resume work for another 2-3 hrs before stopping for lunch. After a break we complete another 2-3 hrs of work before finishing up for the day. This is a fun part of the day, as we get to play sports and games with the local students from the school before enjoying our evening meal in the mess tent. Overnight wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we rise at dawn and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast we continue our trek high above the Kaku Khola affording a bird’s eye view across the villages and settlements of the lower Solu Khumbu. We re-visit the Basa Village School we originally visited in 2014 before continuing to Khali School via Kashtap. We will either camp at the school or continue to one of the outlying villages in the vicinity. Overnight wilderness camp Trek approx 7 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Our trek to Taksindu via Nunthala (2200m.) will take approximately 7 hours. We start with a gentle ascent to the Dudh Koshi River (Milk River) and for the next 2 hours pass through through agricultural farming land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From the Dudh Koshi river, your trail slowly descends all the way to Juving (1680m) a large Rai village and farming land. From there your trail follows a reasonably flat path for 45 minutes and then rises steeply for one and a half hours to the Takshindo La Pass (3100m). From this point, you can see excellent mountain views. On arrival in Taksindu we will visit the Taksindu Monastery. Overnight wilderness camp Trek approx 7 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

We wake to stunning mountain views and enjoy a cooked breakfast from our crew. They may even have some Vegemite on hand for those missing this curious Australian treat. Today is our last day of trekking as we depart from Taksindu (2930m) to Phaplu (2364 m.) The beginning of the trek is a slight descent for nearly one and half hours to Phurtung (2900m.). From here, you will have views of Mount Everest, Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.) We then gently descend to Ringmo Khola (2500m.) and continues through farmlands to Phaplu village and our last night in the mountains before flying back to Kathmandu tomorrow. Overnight wilderness camp Trek approx 5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we rise early for breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival we check in, enjoy a debriefing and visit the famous RumDoodle restaurant for a celebration meal and where we can leave our signatures on the wall in permanent marker. Overnight Yatri Suites and Spa

Meals:  B,D

This morning is at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Singapore.

Meals:  B


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Partnerships For The Goals:  Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing time and physical effort
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Inclusions

  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
  • sherpa, crew and cooks tips
  • trek pre-departure information guide, with all you need to know for your trek
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share basis
  • internal flight Kathmandu/Paphlu/Kathmandu
  • all internal transport by private bus or jeep where mentioned
  • gear package including kit bag, sleeping bag and liner, insulated sleeping mat and down or fibre-filled jacket on loan on trek
  • all meals while trekking
  • porters to carry all group equipment including porter's insurance
  • group leader, sirdar, guides and kitchen staff who can cater for any dietary requirements
  • emergency medical kit
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • community project: services of a qualified local tradespeople to oversee and direct the project and materials necessary to complete the work. (fund raised by the students)

  • vaccination or visas
  • items of a personal nature such as personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • travel insurance

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Introductory to Moderate


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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