This programme is an opportunity to go volunteering in Nepal for 8 weeks. In the first few days you will receive a short introduction to Nepali in Kathmandu. Then you will teach English at Fulbright school in Bhaktapur for a couple of hours a day, 5 days a week. Live in a Nepali family to fully experience life in Nepal. Before and after your teaching time in Bhaktapur there will be plenty of time for you to explore the highlights of Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Volunteering Nepal & Teaching English
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free. Take your time in the evening to take in your surroundings and adjusting to Kathmandu.
Day 03 – B
After breakfast receive an hour briefing on your tour and an introduction on Nepal and its tradition.
Then drive to Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple’s existence dates back to 400 A.D. It draws wandering Sadhus from all over India.
A short walk away you will find Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Around here you will experience vibrant and unfettered Tibetan culture from the large community of Tibetan exiles.
Today’s tour is an ideal experience to compare and contrast the different faiths but also see how they overlap and exist in harmony.
Day 04 – B L
In the morning learn some Nepali language for 2-3 hours and be culturally orientated! Then go out with your teacher/guide on a walking tour to explore the old city of Kathmandu.
Visit Durbar Square, which is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
Day 05 – B
In the morning you will receive another 2-3 hours lessons on language and culture.
In the afternoon visit Swayambhunath, situated on the top of a hill west of Kathmandu. The temple is colloquially known as the ‘monkey temple’ because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard it.
Day 06 – B
In the morning you will visit Bhaktapur. This is the city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is the most original and is without a doubt the most historically authentic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is literally a living museum where farmers dry their harvest, potters turn their wheel and people go about lives as they have done for so long.
En route visit the Changunarayan Temple. this is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley, it came into existence in the 4th century.
Later drive to Fulbright School, where you will be teaching English. Meet the principal from school to get to know your home for the next few weeks and discuss about your program. Meals and overnight with the principal’s family in their house.
Day 07- 49 – B L D
You will teach about 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week.
When you are not teaching your class you will be involved with other teachers or free to explore. You will also experience the general school and the education system of Nepal. Meals and overnight with the host family.
Day 50 – B
Bhaktapur | Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu in the afternoon and check in to your hotel.
Day 51 – B
After an early breakfast, drive to Pokhara by Greenline Tourist Bus (Approx. 7hrs). Meet our representative and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free for independent activities.
Pokhara lies within a beautiful valley situated at a height of 915m and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole world.
Day 52 – B
In the early Morning you will head off to Sarangkot, a beautiful village best known for its sunrise. On a clear day you will have an unobstructed view of the dramatic peaks of the Himalaya. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Later you will cross Phewa Lake by boat and hike to the World Peace Pagoda (1-2hrs). The Pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
The rest of the day is free for your own exploration.
Day 53 – B
After breakfast take a half-day guided tour of Pokhara’s natural beauty: see the Gupteshor Mahadev Caves, Devi’s Fall, and visit the Mountain Museum. The rest of the day is free for independent activities.
Day 54 – B
After an early breakfast drive back to Kathmandu by Greenline Tourist Bus. The evening is free.
Day 55 – B D
Today is free for leisure activities. Enjoy a traditional farewell dinner with cultural programme in the evening.
Day 56 – B
After breakfast at your hotel, you are free until it is time for us to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. Your guide will help you and bid you farewell.
J F M A M J J A S O N D (Month to visit with Bold letter)
55 nights/56 days
From £ 782 per person*
*on twin sharing accommodation
Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Meals as in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
All surface transportation by private non AC vehicle for sightseeing tour as per program
44 days Volunteering program at Fulbright School with all meals and stay with the principal family
Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu by Greenline Tourist Bus
An English speaking guide for sightseeing tour
Entrance fees at monuments for one time entry
Farewell dinner with cultural program
Nepal visa fees
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