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Promotion ID: CHTTOUR
01 Mar '17 To 31 Aug '18

USD 1,750
USD 110
Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Educational Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

The “Sankosh” Village development community” is situated at the Dhading district. It is 2 ½ hour drive from Kathmandu and on the way to Pokhara. This village has most local people depending on agriculture and some are depending in government job like- teacher, officer and etc. We can see Brahmin, Newar, Gurung, Damai, kami and sarki people in this village. The high cast people called “Brahmin” are giving good study to their children in good Boarding school in district headquarter and poor people like – Damai, Kami, Sarki and Gurung are studying in the local primary school. Once they finished the primary level they walked 1 hour uphill to the next school for higher education.

Community project work types and its benefit for these people:

  • Cultural performance (with different custom of dances)
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational exchange & Friendship with Nepali students
  • Social awareness drama
  • Nepali Agricultural learning
  • Building water storage Tank
  • Compounding the school wall
  • Distributing the water pipeline to the villagers home

This is an opportunity to help in a wide range of practical village-based projects. Projects are usually decided upon in consultation with local communities, but you can use your initiative to suggest projects of your own.  Projects are usually partly funded by the communities and partly by our partner organization and/or volunteer contributions.  It is essential that you are sensitive to the needs and wishes of the local community. This service project provides the exchange knowledge about each other where also helping the “needs of Nepali communities” by contributing a small amounts of the help where it is needed. In this community the half of the villagers has their challenge which can be directly absolved through this program. The drinking water resources are less and there are no proper collections of water storage tank.

After building the water storage tank the villagers will have an enough drinking water and they can feed their pets animals easily. And in other side the primary school with having small playing group located in the height will get secured, where the numbers student are falling down every years and get injured.  Such program has been found to encourage schools/communities’ to provide security of students life while running unknowingly on the play ground.NTA has been conducting similar programmed in different village of this district by organizing the “Heath Camp Project” to the local poor people  since last 3 years.

You'll work in a group usually with minimal supervision. Often you'll also work alongside villagers, learning about traditional methods of building and working. Example projects include; different cast & religions cultural performances, school play ground compounding and awareness of cleaning the surrounding, toilet, drinking water projects, recycling projects and learning Nepalese style agriculture.

Community Maintenance Program:

The Community Maintenance program is an opportunity to help in a range of community-based projects in a practical way. Students will be placed in projects as basic as building the water storage tank, compounding the walls of school and learning the Nepalese agriculture. All projects are undertaken using local, Nepali standard tools and virtually everything is done by hand. This programme involves students undertaking jobs that require no specific skills, and often involves large amounts of humping, dumping and digging!

Accommodation during project work:

During project work, students will be staying in a tented camp in a ground near to the house. Where the toilet and bath room you can used from them. There will be a normal bathroom and common toilet. For taking hot shower there will be a gas heater for warming the water. For the electricity you can expect your own home and access to electricity. However, this can vary from family to family. Please be aware that during the dry season 'load shedding' is common, which means that electricity supply is turned off to each district at varying times of the day/week.

Accommodation during trekking:

During trekking, students will be staying in tea houses. Where there will be a common bathroom and warm heater inside the dining hall.

Food during project work:

During your placement three main meals per day and a snack and tea are provided. There will be a different continental food prepared by our will trained cook. And some time to taste the local diet is 'daal bhat tarkaari': a mountain of rice, a soup made with lentils and a vegetable curry type dish - accompaniments may include 'roti' or 'chapati' (flat bread) and 'achaar' (pickle). And for the drinking water we will supply enough mineral water daily.

Food during trekking:

During your trekking there will be three main meals per day. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Where you will get few things choice from menu in group divide for a lunch. Like in dinner and breakfast you can choose any items you like from the optional menu. You will get each cup of tea per meal but for other drinks you will need to buy your self- like mineral water, coke, fanta and any alcoholic drinks. 

Communication:

There is only reception of international phone calls from mobile phone. In case of emergency we can also have these facilities available nearby the district headquarter, making it easy to stay in contact with friends and family back home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu:

Day 02: Drive to project work place Dhading:

Drive to Dhading around 2 ½ hours after breakfast till to the middle way of Kathmandu and Pokhara. The drive will end at a place called Dhading and short hiking to the project work (village) after school programmed or we will provide the land cruiser if it is necessary. On this day we are going in a Boarding school near the Headquarter for the following programmed-

  • Cultural performance (with different custom of dances)
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational exchange & Friendship with Nepali students
  • Social awareness drama.

After finishing the show, our group will head 30 min walking (If they feel comfortable otherwise they will have short driving to the village). Overnight stay in tented camp with good food in a community village.

Day 03: Community work

The work is related with water resources (Building water storage tank). The storage of this water tank will support the half population of this village for drinking water and also will also provides the comfortable facility for feeding a pet’s animal like- cow, buffalo, goat and etc.

Day 04: Continuing the same community work:

Day 05: Compounding the school ground in Village school:

After breakfast, 15 min walking uphill to the primary school. Where there are many poor student are learning. Most of the rich people’s children are studying in boarding school but they are learning in government school. Where they are facing with many lacks. In this school we can make compounding, where many students used to fall down to the road or rice field in past days. So after compounding this ground they can easily play and run in the ground.  Once we finished the compounding the ground, we will teach the student about the clean awareness and playing and dancing etc.

Day 06: Nepali Agriculture learning with practical:

On this day we will learn the Nepal agriculture (Rice planting, traditional style of digging field with the help of ox and man. And around day time after changing the dress (Muddy dress) Drive to Pokhara. (4/5 Hours drive slowly with taking pictures) Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Description:

Ghorepani - Poon Hill (Pun Hill) which is located in Annapurna region is truly called best of the trekking trail in Nepal. This is not so far from Pokhara. This Ghorepani trek can be made within 5 days. So this trek gives you the total real short hiking experiences with in the short time frame.

The fabulous mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna’s with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

The major highlight of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

Besides, during journey, you are rewarded by the natural beauties in your each & every footsteps. With the silent environment crossing through Rhododendron forest. During your each camp you will get a chance to learn different cultural locality knowledge of Nepali people.

Day 07: Pokhara drive to Naya Pul (bus) & trek to Tiekhedunga (trek) (4-5 hrs):

4-hour trek to Tiekhedunga (1545 m). The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall. Stay overnight in tea house.

Day 08: Tiekhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775 m) in 5hrs:

The Annapurna South (7273m) and the Hiunchuli gradually unfold on this pleasant walk uphill through fields and pastures and later through rhododendrons and oak woods. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering post, which has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomoson-Pokhara trip. Stay overnight in tea house.

Day 09: Ghorepani hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) & same day trek upto Tadapani (2540 m) in 6h:

We leave early morning for Poon Hill, to see the early morning sunlight on the panorama of peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna’s, and Machhapuchare. Then retrace our steps to Ghorepani and continue towards trek to Tadapani through rhododendron woods. Stay overnight in tea house.

Day 10: Tadapani trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 4 Hrs:

The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons. Ghandruk is the main village of the Gurung tribe, warriors known for their contribution to the famous Gurkha regiments. Stay over night in tea house.

Day 11: Ghandruk trek down to Nayapul (5 Hrs) & same day we will drive back to Pokhara it takes about 2 hrs:

We continue our descent to the Modi Khola river end our trek will end to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu:

6-7 hrs drive, then we will arrive in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner at nepali restaurant with Cultural Dances. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Fly to their destination:

PRICE INCLUSIONS: 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu 
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara 
  • 8 Nights hotel in Tea house(normal tea house) 

TRANSPORTATION: 

  • Airports pick up and drop 
  • Kathmandu drive to Dhading
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara 
  • Pokhara to trekking starting point 
  • Trekking ending point to Pokhara 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu 

TREKKING: 

  • All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee), 
  • Accommodation in teahouses, 
  • Acap entry permits, 
  • TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system) 
  • English speaking guide, 
  • Porter 
  • All necessaries for guide (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc) 

MEAL: 
12 BREAKFAST, 10 LUNCH, 11 DINNER 

PRICE EXCLUSION: 

  • Sleeping bag, 
  • Down jackets, 
  • Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc), 
  • Personal clothing's, 
  • Personal expenses, 
  • Emergency evacuation charge, 
  • Clients personal insurance
  • Any unforeseen expenses 
  • Tips
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