Details and Itinerary

Travel to Nepal on this adventure of a lifetime. The focus of this program is a jungle and elephant safari in Chitwan, followed by trekking adventures around Pokhara. We will assist local children and connect with community members along the way.

DAYS 1-4: KATHMANDU VALLEY

Fly to the stunning Kathmandu Valley framed against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayan mountains. After a long flight the group arrives on day 3 and retreats to our hotel in the center of Kathmandu. We begin the trip with orientation activities and a visit to some of Kathmandu’s most important landmarks, including Durbar Square, Swayambhunath “the Monkey Temple,” and the Bodnath Stupa — the largest in the world!

DAYS 5-8: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE SAFARI

Chitwan, meaning “Heart of the Jungle,” is the best wildlife viewing national park in Asia and home to Bengal tigers, wild elephants, one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, and many other exotic species. We take a guided jeep or elephant safari and visit the Elephant Breeding Center. Bring your bathing suit and help bathe an elephant—you may even be rewarded with a trunk full of cold water! We partner with a local community on needed projects to support kids and the schools.

DAYS 9-13: POKHARA TREKKING

Transfer by bus to Pokhara, where we get prepared for a four night trek looping from Nayapul, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tikhedunga, and back to Nayapul. We travel with knowledgeable guides that take us from village to village where we stay in trekkers lodges and guest houses.  We witness incredible views of Annapurna, and experience Gurung culture. Other highlights include breathtaking views from Poon Hill and numerous scenic and friendly villages.

DAYS 14-17: KATHMANDU AND DEPARTURE

Leaving Pokhara, we head to the regional airport and board a short flight back to Kathmandu. On our final day in Nepal, we explore the winding brick streets and witness the effects of the earthquake in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, just outside of the capital. Finally, it’s time for some souvenir shopping and then a celebratory last dinner. The next day, we start our journey home via Singapore.

The Global Works chaperoned Group Flight departs from New York (JFK) for this program. Airfare is not included in the tuition. Please contact us for the latest airfare pricing or visit our Flight & Travel Arrangements page for more information about travel days.

 

Service Projects

School Construction Projects

Work hard reconstructing a local school

Educational

Teach English and run activities for local students

Adventure & Cultural Activities

Visit an Elephant Breeding Center

Trek in the Pokhara region

Visit the temples and sights of Kathmandu

Get to know the locals

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Accommodations

KATHMANDU

Our hotel in Kathmandu offers the perfect place to rest up after our long flight days and to start exploring the capital city. This three-star hotel offers modern amenities, double and triple rooms, and air conditioning. The hotel also has ample room for group games and meetings. We stay at the same hotel for our last night in Nepal, as well.

 

CHITWAN

Our bungalow-style lodging on the banks of the river is the launch point for our jungle adventures. Rooms are for 2-3 students, offer air conditioning, and are small and basic, but comfortable. Local guides help introduce us to the wildlife in the region with an introductory slideshow and a meet-and-greet with the resident elephants. All meals are provided by the hotel.

POKHARA

On the trek we primarily stay in guest houses with shared rooms for our group participants, meals, and hot showers!

 

 

Reviews & Testimonials

We had the chance to do work that directly impacted a community, then saw what our work would do. Also, Nepal is very unique culturally, which we were able to experience in full.

- Madeline W., Nepal Participant

I am now more curious about exploring and helping other countries around the world. It has also built my confidence, because I know that I can make change.

- Alexander S., Nepal Participant