Volunteering and Annapurna Sunrise Trek

Trip Overview

  • Start-EndKathmandu
  • Group size1-12 people
  • Trek Duration4 Days
  • Trek Gradeeasy
  • Max Altitude3,210 m / 10,529 ft
  • Best TimeAll Time
  • DepartureKathmandu, Nepal
  • ArrivalKathmandu, Nepal

Trip Summary

Accommodations

2 Star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, home stay during the volunteering and tea houses during the trek. (Accommodation services may depend based on volunteering organization or place, and demands some flexibility).

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Himalayan Glacier's Volunteering and Annapurna Sunrise trek is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 6-8 hours a day with a light day pack. Volunteering with require interest and ability to work for 5-6 hours every day but the working hours can be increased or decreased on  mutual consent.

Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this Trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital to consult with our doctor before we decide and set up for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Participants with preexisting medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek. If we want to do the same trek in rather relaxed way, Himalayan Glacier has 16-days itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp trek too.

Volunteering, on the other hand is possible with or without prior experience. The only things it demands are high level of interest and commitment to work with flexibility.

Best Time to Travel

Best time for Nepal Volunteer Trek: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Nepal Volunteer Trek. Winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) and summer are also favorable.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Trip Introduction

Participate in our community and travel activities for an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Nepal and get acquainted with the local communities. The Nepalese are very friendly and accept visitors in no time as their own and create an everlasting bond, making departure a sad experience.

During the trip you will be taking part in the Nepalese education and health systems as well as reconstruction and rehabilitation as per your skill and interest. Volunteering in Orphanages and Elderly Care Centers are also options. The trek, on the other hand, will start from Pokhara after the volunteering activities. We will trek in world’s most popular trekking destinations, the Annapurna region, enjoying the diverse Nepalese landscape and watch amazing views of the sunrise amidst the mighty Himalayas. The 5 day trek starts from Pokhara uphill towards exotic places like Ulleri, Ghorepani and the Poon hill.

You can choose from the following volunteering services as per your interest:

  • Schools (Teaching, Experience Sharing, Taking Extra Classes, Helping Children with their Homework)
  • Orphanages: Teaching, Experience Sharing, Helping children with their studies, facilitating and participating in extra-curricular activities.
  • Health Centers: Assisting doctor or head care provider with daily work, office work (documenting, classifying drugs, etc), experience sharing, carrying out health checkups under guidance for those with enough training.
  • Elderly Care Centers: Elderly Care Centers take care of old, poor and helpless elders providing them with basic facilities of life. Helping staffs in their daily work, talking with old people (providing company), experience sharing and mostly taking part in daily activities.

The April and May earthquake shook the physical infrastructures of Nepal. 500,000 houses were damaged, 14 out of 75 districts are said to be effected, 2.8 Million people were deemed to require Humanitarian Assistance and around 8 Million people were directly or indirectly affected by the disaster. Education and Health facilities are the sectors that require special attention in order to ensure smooth flow of the communal services and development.

Our 13 days volunteering opportunity can be the perfect choice to gain some cross-cultural experience, provide humanitarian assistance, and help in reconstruction.  While volunteering and providing help also relieve your muscles in the relaxing environment of Pokhara and trek hard to the adventures of the Annapurna.

Advantage to the community and volunteers:

An organization, like a school, can greatly benefit from people around the world in sense of providing a platform of cross-cultural experience to the students. Besides brainstorming and knowledge sharing, local schools also earn goodwill for including volunteering activities in their organization.

Health posts or sub-health posts can be a great way for analyzing the health status of the community since most of the health related services are delivered through them.

Taking part in Reconstruction will provide one of the most sought resources to the community, manpower. Besides doing the physicals, volunteers with construction knowledge can be of a great help, although just providing manual labor is more than enough.

Home stay during volunteering, on the other hand, contributes positively to the community both in terms of economy and promotion.

Why volunteer with us?

We are a leading travel and tour company working in the Tourism Sector for more than 23 years. We are also a socially committed organization and are involved in social initiation for keeping the environment clean and internalizing zero waste policy. We are allied with “The International Ecotourism Society” and “Leave No Trace”. We have been actively conducting volunteering and communal services alongside mountaineering and touring activities.

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977

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Trip Inclusions

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 2 Star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara (both on B.B basis). Home stay during volunteering and teahouse during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the activities (volunteer/trek)
  • Domestic Transportation as per itinerary by local and tourist bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Exclusions

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]

Day 02-06: Volunteering Activities

Day 07: Departure from volunteering activities, arrive Pokhara [823m/2700ft]

Day 08: Drive to Nayapul [1,010 m/3310ft] and trek to Ulleri [2,070m/6790ft]

Day 09: Ulleri to Ghorepani [2750 m/ 9020 ft]: 4 - 5 hrs trek

Day 10: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani [2700m/8,860 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 11: Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara [1,940m/6,360 ft] : 5-6 hrs trek and 1 hour drive

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 13: Farewell To Our Guest

Important note

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +9779851159806/9818721418

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