“I went to bed that night feeling very privileged to be in a position to help and looking forward to many more days like this had been.” Extract from a Travellers Journal
As one of our major activities to encourage responsible and ethical tourism we work with local charity KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) to run community project holidays. There is no better way to get to know the country you visit than spending time living with local people. If you have a taste for adventure and are eager to do something different this is the holiday for you. You will get involved in working alongside the local community on a much needed village project such as: awareness campaigns on hygiene and sanitation, renovation of school infrastructure, school/community toilet construction, solid waste management practices or drinking water project.
These volunteer programmes are especially popular for school trips or bespoke group holidays. The community project is usually a 5 day period which can be combined with any trek or other activity to create an all round Himalayan experience. Contact us to put together your bespoke itinerary. To follow are two examples of how the trip can be created.
Annapurna Trails & Homestay
(15 days) Grade B
This combination allows you to experience an introductory Trek with a family home stay in a rural village of Nepal. A perfect way to experience the highs of the Himalayas and really get to know the country by staying with a local family … more about our Annapurna Trails & Homestay trip >>
Ladakh Volunteer, Homestay & Trek
(16 days) Grade B
Why not really get to know Ladakh by joining this great combination holiday, which includes both an exclusive family home stay working on a community project, and an introductory trek along the old Silk Route? … more about our Ladakh Volunteer, Homestay & Trek trip >>
Nepal Culture & Nature Experience
(14 days) Grade B
This unique holiday combines a cultural tour of temple complexes and mountain view point of the Kathmandu Valley, 2 nature reserves where you will view the wildlife from elephant back, canoe and on foot and a family home stay in a rural village for community project and cultural exchange programme … more about our Nepal Culture & Nature Experience trip >>