Volunteering and EBC Trek
Are you looking forward for the volunteering along with the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal? If so, then volunteering and EBC trek would be the best option to adopt the local tradition and to experience the life outside the comfort of the cities.
Nepal has got 126 ethnic groups where every tribe has its own unique cultures and the customs because of which it is said that there are more festivals in Nepal than the number of days in a year. Getting into the project, the local welcomes you with the Garland of the flowers (Mala) or with the Khada along with the red tika.
Moreover, during the community project you will get to involve in various activities such as Village tour, teaching in school, playing games with students, physical contribution to develop school’s infrastructures and taking adult literacy class in the community. On your reigning days you will get to involve in the rural life practically.
In addition to this you will also get an opportunity to interact with the locals and to experience the Nepalese festival with the locals. After the completion of project, it will be another exciting adventure to the EBC trek where you will get to observe the quaint native Sherpa villages and cultures, majestic Himalayas, isolated monasteries and the picturesque sceneries of the Nature. Travelling through the world’s most extreme airport (Lukla Airport) just getting into the initial point will be a complete adventure on itself. Everest Trek is for sure to create your lifetime amazing milestone. The flora and fauna present there are one of the world’s most diverse and unique one. The glacier lakes and the rivers in the Everest region amaze your mind.
- Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel.
- Day 02 : Kathmandu City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
- Day 03 : Drive to Kakani village.
- Day 04 : Introductory class at school.
- Day 05 : Teaching at School.
- Day 06 : Teaching at School.
- Day 07 : Sports and Fun activities at School.
- Day 08 : Volunteering in village farm.
- Day 09 : Depart from home stay and drive to Kathmandu.
- Day 10 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2160 m)
- Day 11 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 12 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
- Day 13 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 14 : Trek Thyangboche Monastery to Dingboche 4,410 m past Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 15 : Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
- Day 16 : Trek Dingboche to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 17 : Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 18 : Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and descend to Pheriche 4,270 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 19 : Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
- Day 20 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 06 hrs with afternoon at leisure.
- Day 21 : Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel.
- Day 22 : Depart for your next destination.
- All ground transportation as per itinerary private/local.
- Accommodation and breakfast in hotel as per itinerary.
- Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during project.
- A project coordinator and camping equipment.
- An experienced tour guide.
- Accommodation in tea house and meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Experienced trekking guide and porters on trek.
- Accommodation, food, salary, insurance and transportation to the staffs.
- All additional government and local taxes.
- First aid, medical kit and Oximeter.
- All necessary paper and trekking permits.
- Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu air fare.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- International air fare.
- Travelers insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
- Tip to staffs.
- Additional project fund.
- All expenses due to unavoidable events such as personal illness, strike etc.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel.
Upon reaching Kathmandu International Airport, received by Lhasso Adventure representative then transfer to your respective hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
First check into your hotel rooms after getting refreshed, from the flight, where our expert guides will inform regarding hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information.
Day 02 Kathmandu City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
After breakfast, you are going for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with tour guide to Buddhist and Hindu temples/shrines, which reflect the local culture & tradition, and religion of Nepalese society. After this exciting sightseeing tour, you will be taken back to your Hotel in the afternoon.
Day 03 Drive to Kakani village.
After breakfast, two hours’ drive to kakani via small local villages with beautiful sceneries. Open arrival the host family well comes to you at house.
Day 04 Introductory class at school.
Today you will interact with Teacher, Students and community people. And opportunity to observe lesson.
Day 05 Teaching at School.
Today at 10 o’clock school start and you most arrive at school by 9:30 for teaching preparation as well as to attendant morning assembly. After that, you go to class for English teaching.
Day 06 Teaching at School.
Today also you continue as day five program.
Day 07 Sports and Fun activities at School.
Today you are doing sports day such as plying football, musical chair, and hiding hanger chip.
Day 08 Volunteering in village farm.
Today you are helping to your host family, visiting to farm and working with them.
Day 09 Depart from home stay and drive to Kathmandu.
As we have come to the end of volunteer program. In the morning packed your bag. Host family organize farewell ceremony, after that say god bye to the family then drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 10 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2160 m)
Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region.
From Lukla, a gradual walk begins with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monuments and large spinning bells.
Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many good lodges for overnight stay nearby glacial Dudh Kosi River.
Day 11 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees.
After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks.
Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
Day 12 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Rest day for acclimatization before heading to higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum which provides you much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.
Day 13 Trek Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop.
Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at
Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer.
Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.
Day 14 Trek Thyangboche Monastery to Dingboche 4,410 m past Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp.
From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea).
Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.
Day 15 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
Day 16 Trek Dingboche to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river.
A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest.
Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
Day 17 Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route.
Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp.
From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.
After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Day 18 Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and descend to Pheriche 4,270 m - 06 hrs.
Morning climb to Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance.
With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley with many good lodges with time for lunch and overnight stop in Pheriche.
Day 19 Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
After Pheriche walk leads down with short climb and then a long descend to reach Pangboche village with unique views of Amadablam at close distance.
From Pangboche walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to Phunki Tenga with climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma route Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Ama Dablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks.
Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal).
After a refreshing stop with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche for overnight stop.
Day 20 Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 06 hrs with afternoon at leisure.
Our last day walk of the adventure where trek follows on the same trail back to Lukla past Monjo, Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town for last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.
Day 21 Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel.
Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Day 22 Depart for your next destination.
Today is the final day of our Volunteering and EBC Trek. We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport, 3 hours before your flight schedule. It’s time for departing to your next destination.
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- Trip Code : Vol6
- Trip Grade : Moderate to Adventurous.
- Max Altitude : On top Kalapathar 5,545 m, Everest Base Camp 5,364
- Min Altitude : 1350m. Kathmandu
- Activities: Volunteer and Trekking
- No of Trip Days: 22 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
- Group Size : 4-12 Pax
- Walking Per Day : 6-8 Hours
- Trek/Tour style : Tea House
- Accomodation: Hotel, Camping and Tea House
- Best Season : Nearly all seasons of the year except wet monsoon months (June to August) March to May when wild-flowers are in season with clear morning for walks and views.
- Entry : Kathmandu
- Exit : Kathmandu
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