Annapurna Trek-13 Days with 3 days Orphanage Volunteering

Duration: 13 Days

Annapurna Trek  13 Days with 3 Days volunteering is for those who want to get seamlessly involved in a social cause while at vacation in the Himalaya. Nepal is still recovering  from the massive damage of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the mountainous country on April 25, 2018. The earthquake left 9,000 people dead and over 13,000 injured.

Many volunteering organizations are involved in earthquake recovery issues. So, in this volunteering trek, we will instead focus on an orphanage instead. We have chosen ‘First Ray of Hope’ orphanage in Dhapasi, Kathmandu which Adventure Club Trek supports as a part of our corporate social responsibility. Many schools have been severely damaged and have still not completely recovered.  Adventure Club Trek has also been donating manual labor and financial help in school rebuilding in villages.

If you arrive for the trek during the rebuilding process, you can become a part of it as well. As for the orphanage volunteering, we are always looking for people who can make a good impact and teach the children something new. And, we believe a few days of interactive session with our trekkers will be an interesting event for the children. We will volunteer at the orphanage from Day 3 to Day 6. We leave for Pokhara on Day 7 and start the trek the following day from Nayapul.

We trek through the famous rhododendron forest trail in the Annapurna region. Our trail is quite literally covered with colorful flower pets in the bloom season, spring and autumn. Views of Mt. Machhapuchhre ( 6,993 m), Annapurna I ( 8091m), Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range among others add to the magic of this trek.The major highlight of the trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,200m). Watching the Sun rise over some of the most stunning and highest mountains in the Himalaya is spiritually uplifting experience. Adventure Club Trek offers other short treks in the Annapurna region-Ghorepani poon Hill Trek-9 Days and Annapurna Circuit Short Trek-14 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Volunteer for 3 days in the orphanage that Adventure Club Trek supports
  • Trek in the coveted Annapurna region in Nepal
  • Infamous 32,00 steps before Ulleri
  • Views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Tuckuche, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri among other mountains.
  • Watch the Sunrise golden over the Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre and over a dozen other mountains from Poon Hill ( 3,200m)
  • Trek the Rhododendron Forest Trail of white, pink and red flowers

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation
  • Day 03: 03-06- Volunteering activities
  • Day 07: Drive to Pokhara. 7 hours
  • Day 08: Drive to Nayapul (1,050m) and trek to Tikhedhunga: 1 hour drive.
  • Day 09: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,675m)
  • Day 10: Trek Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2,610m) with a visit to Poon Hill.
  • Day 11: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu; 7 hours
  • Day 13: Farewell, flights home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a two-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Surface transfer  Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Transfer from Kathmandu - Arughat - Kathmandu on private 4WD Jeep.
  • Accommodation in tented camp with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the village (two person in one tent).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
September 30, 2018
October 12, 2018
Available US$ 979
PRICE FROM US$ 979 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 979
  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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