Fall in love with Nepal and its people
Get to know the people, working hand in hand with them, as you will experience day-to-day village life. Teach our sisters something awesome and sing along with the children… Help build a house and learn authentic Nepali cooking in a traditional village dwelling.
After 5 days of volunteering we embark on a 9-days trek. This trek is fully supported and guided by experienced and knowledgeable guides, assistant guides and helpers. We teamed up with Mountain Culture Tours.
Journey with us into the magnificent Himalayan mountains where you will be awestruck by the beauty and power. On the way back to Kathmandu we will visit ancient Hindu and Buddhist sites, letting ourselves be enchanted.
19 Days Nepal Trip
Our trip starts in Kathmandu in April 2020 - Click here for Detailed Route
The Kathmandu Valley historically known as Nepal Valley lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven World Heritage Sites within the valley.
Historically, the valley and adjoining areas made up a confederation known as the Nepal Mandala. Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital, when two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur (Patan), were established. After the annexation of the valley by the Gorkha Kingdom, and subsequent conversion of the Valley as the capital of their empire, the designation of "Nepal" was extended to all the lands they had conquered.
The Kathmandu Valley is the most developed and populated place in Nepal. The majority of offices and headquarters are located in the valley, making it the economic hub of Nepal. It is popular with tourists for its unique architecture and rich culture that includes the highest number of jatras (street festivals) in Nepal. The valley itself was referred to as "Nepal Proper" by British historians.
In 2015, Kathmandu Valley was hit by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. The earthquake caused thousands of deaths and destruction of many infrastructures across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur making the total population to roughly five million people and the municipalities across Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region.
Why we chose the Mardi Himal trekking route?
Mardi Himal is located to the east of the Annapurna Base camp virtually under the spectacular Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). As you trek along the ridge, it's nearly possible, but imaginable, to look down at Annapurna Base camp itself. Trekking along Mardi Himal, the trek goes through stone built villages past wonderful rhododendron forests blooming in many different colors. The forest path continues until about 3,300 m when the trail takes on a rugged mountain setting with spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south. There's a low camp with probably the best views of Machhapuchhre anywhere in Nepal along with accommodation for those all important sunrise and sunset views. Above this at 3580 m is high camp which again offers spectacular views over looking Annapurna Base camp. Further along you can then reach Mardi Himal Base camp itself with views overlooking all of the Annapurna range