Arrival in Kathmandu (Saturday or Sunday)
A representative of our company welcomes you at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu and transfers you to the host family in Kathmandu. Today is no program, so you have time to rest and recover from the long journey.
Day 01: Yoga Lesson, Language/Culture Class & Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today in the morning you have a Yoga Lesson and after breakfast language and culture class. You get to know something about the traditions in Nepal and learn little bit of the lanugage, so that you are able to talk a few words in Nepali. Your family will be happy!
Thereafter you go for sightseeing in Swayambunath, the "Monkey Temple" of Kathmandu, a buddhist pilgrimage place with a small stupa.
Then you go to Thamel a quarter in Kathmandu, where you find several shops, restaurant and cafes, a great place for buying some souvenirs or going out for eating.
Day 02: Yoga Lesson, Language/Culture Class & Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today in the morning you have again Yoga and language class. After that you visit Pashupatinath. It is an important pilgrimage place for Hindus and a lot believers from India come there every week. There are lots of temples and at the shore of the holy Bagmati River, the believers burn there dead relatives. Then you go back to the big stupa of Bodhnath, which is also known as little Tibet. The stupa in Bodhnath is the biggest buddhist stupa in the world. You meet innumerable tibetan people there who orbit the stupa while praying.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Visit of Changunarayan
Today after breakfeast you drive to Bhaktapur by local bus.
Bhaktapur which is located in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley is an ancient Newar city about 8 miles far from the capital city Kathmandu. It was the largest of the three Newa kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, and the capital of Nepal during the great "Malla" Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. It is famous for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks.
In the afternoon you will visit the big Changunarayan Temple and then go back to your house. Bhaktapur as well as Changuarayan are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Day 04: Free time, Momo Cooking Lesson in the afternoon
Today in the morning you have free time. If you want you can visit Thamel again or make a trip to Kirtipur, which is only about 45 minutes away, a small town from where you can see the mountains if the weather is good. In the afternoon about 16 oclock you have a Momo Cooking Lesson. Momo is a traditional tibetan food.
Day 05: Transfer to the village
Today you go with a guide to the village Sikre. It is possible to go there by foot (about 5hrs) and also to drive in jeep and then walk about 1 hour to the village. It was totally destroyed by the earhquakes. It depends on the condition of the road how long it takes you to reach the village. You will arrive in the afternoon and have time to discover the area or go swimming in the small river.
Day 06: Work in the village
Today your work starts. You help to carry stones for the walls, mix plaster, paint the building, fix the white board, etc. You have also some time to join the family with their work on the fields. It is great to see how they live there.
Your program ends on a Friday and you will fly home on the following Saturday or Sunday.
If you have any special wishes please don't hesitate to contact us. It is also possible to end your volunteering work with trekking or a roundtrip so that it is possible for you to get to know all regions of Nepal.
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