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  • World Youth Adventures absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.
  • Complete the Residential Project section of your Gold Award in a unique setting
  • Help repair a remote school that otherwise receives no assistance
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the history, culture, society, and people of Nepal
  • Live in and learn more about the world's highest mountain range, the Himalayas
  • Fully supported camping based project including 3 hearty and hygienic meals per day prepared by our well trained cooks
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu to Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Bodhinath
  • Members of the group working closely with each other helping with the delegation process

Our journey will start well before we take off for Nepal as we plan and prepare well in advance. On arrival in Kathmandu we transfer to the hotel and full trip briefing. We explore the cultural and historical highlights of the Kathmandu valley to gain a valuable insight in Nepal and its people before we head East to a remote community in need. This experience in Nepal’s Himalayan foothills will truly broaden your horizons and open your eyes to our magnificent world as you come face to face with authentic mountain culture and revel in unforgettable experience where you'll be struck with the dramatic views of the mountains. Over the next 5 days there'll be plenty of opportunities to engage with the lifestyles of the small Sherpa villages and to interact with local Nepali school students. You will get your hands dirty working side by side with the locals to improve the local school. This will be a real highlight where you will be fully immersed in village life and gain a real sense of personal achievement.

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After the months of planning and preparation the wait is finally over! You will need to check in at the International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight.

Meals:  Nil

Namaste - welcome to Nepal! Upon landing and clearing customs you will be met by our experienced guide and transferred to your hotel. You have some time to freshen up after your flight before we meet in the lobby for a full pre-trip briefing with your guide team. Arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket. Snacks will generally be served from 6:30 pm until 7:15pm, and this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out for a dinner with your guide. Overnight Le Himalaya Hotel **Breakfast and lunch will be served on your flight

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we explore the historical and cultural highlights of Nepal. Some of the sights include the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, the Bodhinath, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and the eyes over the city. In the afternoon we will get supplies and prepare for our journey to the East of Nepal. This afternoon we can head into Thamel. This is a travellers hub and has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance. Overnight Le Himalaya Hotel *Today lunch and dinner is at your own expense. We can decide what restaurant and food to enjoy once we are in Kathmandu

Meals:  B

This morning we leave Kathmandu for the village where our project work is located. We make our way out of the valley and wind our way into the lush hills that are covered in terraced fields used for the propagation of rice, millet, mustard and other cash crops. It is a scenic drive that will take about five hours to reach Charikot, the headquarters of Dolakha District. From here it is a further 20 minutes to reach the road head and then a 10 minute walk to reach the site. The village and students will be expecting our arrival and we will be welcomed into their village like family, prepare for lots of noise, singing and above all appreciation for the work about to get underway. We will first meet with the local foreman who will take us on a tour of the school showing us what work we will be doing and in conjunction with your World Youth Adventures guide you will be broken up into small work teams. Areas such as this are often overlooked for projects such as this as they are not on the well trodden tourist trails. During your stay here you will gain a truly authentic insight into village life in Nepal. The people here are the epitome of resilience, facing life's challenges with only very limited resources and yet maintaining a warmth and happiness that permeates all aspects of their being. Accommodation: Wilderness Camping

Meals:  B,L,D

Some of the work across the next 3 days will involve sanding and preparing the surfaces for painting, paintings the walls, ceilings and any exposed timber work, sweeping, light load carrying or possibly assisting the renders with their work. You will not need any specific skills or experience, just the willingness to participate and the ability to roll your sleeves up and get a little dirty, all for a great cause. Working alongside the locals, teachers and students will provide a rare insight into the people of Nepal and the incredible Thami people. We will camp in a peaceful spot nearby the village where the local children will be delighted to pay you an afternoon visit. All meals will continue to be prepared and cooked by the World Youth Adventures cooks and regular breaks will be taken so as to keep energy levels high. The project is set up alongside our Travel, Give, Grow concept offering unique experiences to help foster respect for the natural world as well as the diverse peoples and cultures that live in it. This style of travel helps develop confidence, resilience, tolerance, problem solving abilities, team work, fitness and key life skills. Accommodation: Wilderness Camping

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we will have a hand over ceremony, as we hand the project back to the local community. A plaque will be unveiled marking your contribution to this project. We bid farewell to the village and board our private vehicle and take our private transfer back to Kathmandu. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner with our guide at a local Nepalese restaurant. Overnight Le Himalaya Hotel

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we check out of our hotel and board our vehicle to the airport. On arrival we check in prepare for our journey back to Australia. *Dinner will be served on your flight. Today you will need to purchase your own lunch.

Meals:  B,D

*Breakfast will be served on your flight

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.
All service journeys with World Youth Adventures are based on addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this community service trip, we are directly addressing the following goals:
SDG 1. No Poverty
SDG 4. Quality Education
SDG 9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
SDG 17. Partnerships for the goals
You can find out more about the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals here https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Youth Adventures absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Inclusions

  • International flights on Thai Airlines ex Melbourne to Kathmandu
  • Three teachers travelling from Lorne P-12 College
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Private airport transfers and vehicle transportation throughout
  • Expert bilingual local guide
  • comprehensive group medical kit
  • 4 nights fully supported camping including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • 3 nights good quality accommodation in Kathmandu at the Le Himalaya Hotel
  • use of trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat
  • souvenir World Youth Adventures kit bag - yours to keep!
  • sightseeing and site entry fees in Kathmandu and all national park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Pre departure information booklet and gear list

  • Some meals as per itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, email, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance-compulsory

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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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