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There are very few places in the world that can come close to the supreme mountain scenery in Nepal. While it is most certainly famous for being the home of the iconic Mount Everest, Nepal has much more to offer than just this behemoth mountain. In fact, Nepal hosts 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world and over 200 breathtaking lakes. Not only that, but the entire prehistoric city of Kathmandu Valley is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list and it’s not hard to see why. Here, you can find seven individual groups of monuments that highlight the rich cultural heritage and artistic achievements of the area. Between the magnificent mountains and lakes, awe-inspiring sites and monuments and the wonderful national parks and wildlife it is no wonder that Napal is one of the world’s greatest travel destinations. That being said, the country and the people are still working to make themselves whole from the devastating 7.8 earthquake in 2015 that caused $10 billion in damages and, most importantly, took the lives of over 5,000. Our service in this beautiful country does not go unnoticed.
Meet the Lift Our Planet staff at the airport in Kathmandu, where we’ll escort you to the hotel for a Nepali welcome dinner with our other volunteers.
Participate in an early volunteer orientation, where we’ll receive Nepali language and culture lessons and talk about the program. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and stroll around Kathmandu on a casual walking tour.
Travel to a local monastery, where you’ll use the morning to teach English to Buddhist Monks. In the afternoon, meet with the team to plan for the next day, and enjoy the evening to yourself.
Spend the day on an exciting white water rafting excursion before visiting a local cooking school for a lesson in preparing traditional Nepali Cuisine.
Visit Chitwan National Park and go on a safari to experience the beautiful wildlife of Nepal. Bathe, feed and care for the rescued elephants.
Explore the Himalayan hill region of Kathmandu with a free day. Visit local shops and tour temples throughout the city. Join us back at the hotel for a farewell dinner with your fellow volunteers.
Say your goodbyes and pack your bags. A Lift Our Planet staff member will escort you to the airport and help you check in for your flight home.
Cultural and Adventure Activities
Sail through the treetops along some of the most exhilarating zip-lines, walking on unique spiral stairways and crossing exotic sky-bridges. Glide past various species of wildlife as you enjoy magnificent views of the jungle forests from the trees. A fun filled day of adventure!
Here’s your chance to take lessons from professionals who will teach you everything you need to know to get you “hanging ten!” Enjoy the waves from some of the most amazing beaches in the world.
Paddle around the most beautiful beaches on an expertly guided paddle, exploring hidden caves and beautiful lagoons – accessible only when the tide is low enough to allow passage in and out!
White Water Rafting
Depart Chiang Mai through the scenic countryside of northern Thailand to stay at the beautiful Hmong Lodge, nestled in the valley of Mae Rim. Travel with our expert river guides through some of the challenging class III – IV rapids with stunning local scenery and landscapes along the Mae Taeng River. Or in Costa Rica you will raft the mighty rapids of the Pacuare River (voted one of the top five rivers to raft in the world). Swim in natural lagoons and waterfalls, and view some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife you could ever imagine!
Explore some of the most famous street markets in the world! Local vendors come from all over to sell their products. These markets are the best places to shop for souvenirs so take advantage!
Experience striking natural landscapes in the jungle forests. On this rewarding adventure you will have the opportunity to hike along jungle covered hillsides and local villages or through famous national parks. Your tour leaders help you discover the local diversity of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, frogs and birds with majestic colors and also experience the culture of the native village people.