CULTURE, SERVICE, AND ADVENTURE IN NEPAL
THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
From the tropical lowlands of the Terai to the dramatic silhouette of Himalayan peaks, Nepal offers the adventurous traveler an unparalleled opportunity for exploration. Nepal’s skyline includes eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, each towering over 26,000 feet. Nestled in high-altitude valleys and in close harmony with the land, small communities still practice a peaceful agricultural and pastoral lifestyle. At the “roof of the world,” Nepal’s Langtang amphitheater is the looming backdrop for your village stay and community service project. The rich cultural and spiritual fabric of Nepal, and the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people interweave to create an awe-inspiring appreciation for life’s simplicity.
“I loved this trip so much. The trek was amazing and beautiful, but what I enjoyed most was interacting with the Nepali people. I loved the home stay and having a wonderful native family to care for me and my home stay partner. It was amazing to totally immerse myself into the culture. I loved eating Dal Baat every night and washing our clothes by hand with a rock. -Rebecca Marmor
“My leaders inspired me to fall further into the culture and to take real interest in the places we visited and to recognize just how amazing things truly are.” -Lily Chait
Wander through the bazaars, temples and cobblestoned streets of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu.
Trek for nine days to sacred, jewel-like lakes beneath breathtaking peaks in the Himalaya passing through timeless Tibetan villages along the way.
Construct a school, plant trees and teach English in a rural Nepalese village.
Delve into Nepalese family life and learn the techniques for subsistence on the steep terraced landscape.
Explore the rich cultural history and architecture of the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Bodhnath.
NOTE: This is a wonderful yet challenging program requiring that its participants possess the desire, sensitivity and strength to meet the cultural and physical demands of trekking in remote areas at high elevations.
NEPAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Dates: June 29 – August 3
Starting/Ending Point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Fee: $6,195. Travel expenses to and from Kathmandu are not included in the program fee. Global Routes may arrange group travel. Round trip airfare from New York to Kathmandu will be approximately $1,900. Students are also encouraged to raise monies to help fund their service projects.
Group Size: 7-18 students; 2 U.S. leaders; 3-5 Nepalese staff
Service Component: 50-80 hours
Language Requirement: None.
Accommodations: Hotels Guest Houses, Hostels, Tea houses, Homestays