Arrival to Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing Kathmandu (lots to see, Buddhist and Hindu Temples, Royal sq, the only living Goddess in the world Kumari, etc)
Orientation and workshop to prep for the volunteering
7-hour jeep ride
2 hour hike to Gre village
Volunteering in Gre village, living in cultural homestays
Program will include teaching English classes at a local school (kids and adults, especially homestay owners), waste management/ recycling program
Plus we will celebrate a local festival
And the program includes a service learning element for you, as participants
Trek from GRE village to Thulo Syabru village (2,230m/7316ft), 6 hour [10 km distance]
The stretch of the trail today comprises some good experiences of cultural riches in the region and, of course, the natural beauty is not to be missed. Overnight at tea house.
DAY 9: Trek to Lauribina (3910 m/12828.08 ft), 7 hours. [7 km distance]
Spectacular views: Ganesh Himal range, Langtang and also Manasalu. Passing villages and Buddhist Gompas
DAY 10: Lauribuna to Gosaikunda (4,380 m ) to Lauribina ( 3,910 m/12828.08 ft). 8 hours. [9 km distance]
Day 11: Lauribina to Dhunche . Overnight at hotel. (7 hours ) [10 km distance]
The trail leads to the western side of Gosaikunda Lake and passing through same trail to Dhunche village.
Day 12: Drive back from Dhunche ( 1,960 m) to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel .
Day 13: Departure
OBJECTIVES OF OUR VOLUNTEERING IN GRE
Importantly we see this not only being beneficial to the villagers, but also – even more so tbh – to the volunteers, hence we are even more prone to call it “service learning” (bc you learn just so much first hand)
1) Help ORGANIZE workshops/ programs:
– hygiene and hygienic cooking;
– English classes.
2) Help ESTABLISH safe, sustainable business practices for the benefit of all
3) Help ATTRACT travelers to introduce this emerging destination to the world (teach social media tricks, together come up w a strategy…)
I guarantee you’ll never forget Gre village and Langtang 🙂
Please DM for price and details.
All accommodation (hotel in Kathmandu, homestay at Gre, trekking houses during the trek)
Food in Gre (3 meals a day) and during the hike (so just no lunches and dinner in Kathmandu)
Jeep to Gre
Pickup and drop off at the airport
All materials needed for volunteering in Gre
Professional guide and assistant guide