Embark on a journey of self-discovery in majestic Nepal. This trip gives you the opportunity to visit Nepal’s world-famous attractions while learning about social inclusion and sustainable tourism. What makes this experience unique is the chance to spend a few days living with locals in a carefully selected homestay run by a Dalit community.
– Learn about Nepal’s diverse cultures and religions
– Live, eat and work with ‘untouchables’
– Learn from NGO leaders, local women’s group, and youth council
– Visit historic places like UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Patan, Soyembhu, Bouddha) and beautiful sites like Bandipur and Pokhara
– Enjoy hiking with stunning views of the Himalayas
– Taste Nepal’s simple yet exquisite cuisine
– Practice Yoga and Meditation
This week-long adventure begins in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. You will spend two days in this fascinating city where you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, get to know our team and your fellow participants, and learn from NGO leaders and changemakers.
The next morning will be spent traveling to Damauli. Damauli is the starting point of the short trek to Aashpawara Village where you will be warmly welcomed by the villagers with hot tea, and traditional songs. Living with your host family in the village will allow you to experience their day-to-day life, learn various traditional skills, and try their home-cooked dishes. It will also enable you to understand the issues they face as part of the Dalit community.
After spending a few days in the village, you will make your way to Australian Base Camp in Dhampus. A short trek will reward you with a breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. You will be spending the night in a charming teahouse on top of a hill.
Before returning to Kathmandu, you will get the chance to relax and spend a night in Nepal’s serene lakeside city of Pokhara and spend the day visiting touristic sites like Fewa Lake and World Peace Pagoda. The trip culminate in Kathmandu, where everyone will have the chance to reflect and discuss takeaways from the trip.
This includes meals, lodging, airport pickup, domestic land arrangement, tours based on itinerary, and entrance fees.
We accept a reservation fee of USD 50 through PayPal.
This trip is jointly organized by Hands-On Institute and Asian Education Network. For more information, download our program handbook below.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Contact Abad Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.