Nepal is a truly special place in the world. Nowhere else on the planet can you climb higher, dream bigger and better witness the resilience of humanity than amongst the Himalayas and the mosaic of cultures within them. Immerse yourself in an ancient Hindu Kingdom at the doorstep of the Himalayas, where you will help families rebuild their homes following a devastating earthquake and teach fundamental English lessons at local schools. After volunteering, descend through the Himalayan foothills on an epic whitewater rafting adventure, landing you back in Kathmandu and the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Extend your trip with a 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp to stand face-to-face with the tallest mountain in the world, or trek through alpine villages in the Himalayas on GIVE’s Tibetan Frontier Add-On and receive academic credit!
Explore ancient kingdom of Bhaktapur
Rebuild homes near the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake
Embark on an epic whitewater rafting journey
Watch the sunset over the Himalayan foothills
Teach English to local children
Your projects will take place just miles away from the epicenter of the devastating 2015 earthquake that continues to displace families, cripple the local economy and disrupt the education system. Partner with local families to rebuild earthquake-resistant homes that will provide a foundation for community development, and teach fundamental English lessons at nearby primary schools, providing local children and teens with the language skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue further educational and professional opportunities.
GIVE’s Nepal Excursion pushes you to experience as much of this country as possible in 2 weeks – explore the bustling streets and medieval architecture of Kathmandu, whitewater raft through the scenic valleys and deep-river gorges of the Trishuli River, and travel back in time to the ancient Hindu Kingdom of Bhaktapur – all beneath the shadow of Mother Earth’s most magnificent creation, the mighty Himalayas.
“GIVE Nepal was better than I ever hoped it would be. I learned a lot about the country of Nepal and myself during it. The highlights were helping a family rebuild their home after the 2015 earthquake, whitewater rafting, and exploring the atmosphere and culture of Nepal.”