Rebuilding the school in 2015
Nepal was hit by a strong earthquake on 25 April, 2015. This earthquake took over 8700 lives, over 17 thousand people injured. About 500 thousand houses were fully destroyed, and 27 thousand houses were partially destroyed. Many cultural assets were collapsed. Also, about 800 thousand children cannot go to school because of this earthquake.
We assist and encourage our travellers to contribute to the rural community development and education development in Nepal and its people. You can do a meaningful contribution to the particular underprivileged society. Participating in an exchange of ideas and viewpoints with the local people can ultimately be a responsible for sustainable development. We are able to plan your programs to suit your intention, time and budget for any duration. Anywhere from 2 weeks to 5 months. We focus a lot on hands-on work, classroom teaching and outdoor interaction.
Our program offers unique opportunities for interested individuals, groups, schools and for a contribution to the Nepalese society, at the same time, experiencing the rich culture and difference aspect of urban and rural life in Nepal. No previous experience is needed!
To ensure an enriching experience, our programs include these elements:
- Classroom teaching and learning
- Hygiene education
- Friendly games
- Community Involvement Programme / Renovation works (Painting and general maintenance such as mending of holes / cleaning / plastering)
- Field work (as and where possible eg. harvesting in the field)
We and our partners in Nepal provide sound advice on the execution of the community service projects according to your interests, capacity, budget and time amongst other factors. Your trip logistics will be fully taken care of. We arrange our staffs and helpers to assist in the project completion and facilitate communications and the program. According to most who have been on projects with us, our staff often turns out as not just a helper, but a teacher, guide, friend and often, a true inspiration to everyone!
What you need to plan
You will have to prepare basic teaching materials for the classroom session. You can also prepare some games which you can share with our Nepalese children. It is important to be mentally prepared concerning the environment what you’re going to do. We will definitely guide you about all the preparations from the start till end of the project.
Location of community service
Our community service projects are taking place in the areas of Nuwakot, the old capital of Nepal which is located north of Kathmandu about two hours drive. Nuwakot is the most beautiful hill station spotted with villages of the mixed tribal groups. The locals send their children to schools owned by community which have insufficient teaching materials and facilities.
Itinerary & Cost
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu – Nuwakot (Drive 2 hours)
Day 3 Nuwakot Full Day Service
Day 4 Nuwakot Full Day Service
Day 5 Nuwakot – Kathmandu / extended trip for a Annapurna Family Trek
Day 6 Departure
Extended Trip ~ Annapurna Family Trek
Day 5 Nuwakot – Phedi (Drive 5-6 hrs)
Day 6 Trek to Dhampus Village (1650m, Trek – 3 hours)
Day 7 Trek to Australian Camp (2165m, 3 hours)
Day 8 Trek to Kande (1770m, 2 hours) – Pokhara (Drive)
Day 9 Drive to Kathmandu (Option to fly back at additional cost)
Day 10 Departure
Day to Day Itinerary (Itinerary subject to changes)
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. O/N Homestay (Dinner)
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the Homestay & welcome dinner and briefing for the scope of work in Nuwakot in the evening.
Day 2 Kathmandu – Nuwakot. O/N Homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast drive toward Nuwakot, which offers the breathtaking view of the northern Himalayan Range including Manaslu to Langtang Range, can be seen. We stop at Barahi and commence trek from there. This 3-4 hours walk is very interesting and easy. We walk through villages like Madanpur, Malakot and Sera. You will have opportunity to see the real life of the people of traditional village Malakot. We’ll cross the second longest suspension bridge in Malakot to head Sera village. We then ride catch our Private transport to go to Nuwakot .
Upon arriving at Nuwakot, orientation and interaction with the teachers and students and also discuss about the program to do in the School.
Day 3-4 Nuwakot. O/N Homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, full day community service work at village school and interaction program with local students. We will have lunch and tea in school or homestay. Late afternoon end of work for the day. Trek back to Homestay.
Day 5 Drive back Kathmandu and enjoy a farewell dinner. O/N Homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we drive you back to Kathmandu. On the way, stop-over at Kakani hill viewing the landscapes. Kakani is the place to view the wide land terraces. We continue driving you toward the hotel in Kathmandu. Late afternoon free at leisure to explore local market.
Day 6 Departure (Breakfast)
Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
For detailed itinerary Day 5-10 on extended trip, please refer to Annapurna Family Trek (Day 3-8).
LAND Price per person in SGD:
Based on Min 4 pax
6 Days Tour Code: NPL-CST_6 – $ 460 (twin)/ $ 560 (single)
10 Days Tour Code: NPL-CST_10 – $ 1250 (twin)/ $ 1450 (single)
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 800 with taxes
LAND Price includes
- All accommodation in hotel on twin share basis in Kathmandu (Homestay & Blue Horizon Hotel for extended trip), in Pokhara (Hotel Mountain View or similar for extended trip), homestay at Nuwakot and teahouse during trek (for extended trip)
- All meals as per itinerary
- Ground transfers with experienced driver
- Emergency vehicle at Nuwakot
- English speaking guide
- Extended trip with complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert), 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries
- All international airfare & taxes
- All domestic airfare & taxes (Kathmandu – Pokhara : USD 92 per way)
- Personal gears & expenses
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
- Meals not stated
- Visa (USD 30)
- Material cost for community service (if any)
A deposit of S$ 300 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.
Each person is required to signup online at http://www.x-trekkers.com/activity-registration
Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.
Payment by cheque/ bank transfer
Account Name X-TREKKERS ADVENTURE CONSULTANT PTE LTD”
Bank Name: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC code 7339)
Bank Branch: Clementi Branch (Branch code 522)
Account No: 522-076249-001
For Overseas remittance, All wire transfer fees are to be borne by you.
Beneficiary Bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Singapore
SWIFT Code: OCBCSGSG
CHIPS UID 010275
As soon as the payment is made, please send the bank-in slip or receipt by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Payment by Paypal or Credit Card
Please add 4% Convenient Fee
The land providers in Nepal were amazing. The homestay and the food were so much better than expected. Special thanks to the cook who was very observant and really try his best to cater to our taste buds.
.. The trek was good with some difficulty and love the waddle in the river. The view was breathtaking.Cindy Ong
Thanks for organizing the trip. My son enjoyed it a lot and we had many experience which a typical Singaporean kid would not have going to Disneyland…
The guide and porter really know what they are doing…
For me: when I watched the cremation of a Nepali corpse. For my son, the killing and skinning and cooking of a live chicken.
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