YOUR 4 WEEK ITINERARY
DAY 1-4 Arrive in Kathmandu
Touch down in Kathmandu and prepare for the experience of a life5me. A riot of sights, sounds and smells, Kathmandu can be amazing but full on. Explore the streets and shops and weave your way through the traﬃc jammed alleyways of Thamel. Find your feet, get to know your team and get a feel for this immense place. Check in with the guys at Summit Nepal Trekking and get the lowdown on your expedi5on. Pick up a few simple Nepalese words or phrases if you can. It’ll be valuable later on.
Meet your community SUPPORT Educa5on Ini5a5ve
Kathmandu to Pokhara Travelling 8 hrs
Life in these communi5es brings its own set of challenges and the need for progress. You are guests for a short 5me, in a host community. The language, daily rou5ne, facili5es and cultural sensi5vi5es will challenge what you know. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Your project will make a meaningful contribu5on to a community driven ini5a5ve. Your project is based in a school and working with the local community, you’ll experience the hidden side of the city. Work with the charity on their agenda. Be ﬂexible. What’s the best use of your skills? What do the children and school really need? Plan ahead. Think about the games and ac5vi5es you can play with them. What can you share with
them? Tradi5onal songs and dances from home go down well. GiWs such as inﬂatable footballs and skipping ropes are also a good idea. If you’re travelling in the summer months, project schools will be on holiday, so you’ll work within the local community. Beyond the hard graW, this is your opportunity to feel the warmth and hospitality of Nepal. Living alongside your community you could be cooking and ea5ng together and well as working and playing together. Embrace the chance to go to make a real diﬀerence to a child’s life; play football, help with homework, meet people, make friends. Take and leave a las5ng impression. These are the stories that will stay with you.
Make the long journey by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Watch the world ﬂy by; bus travel is a great way to glimpse everyday life and appreciate some awesome scenery. Down5me in Pokhara. Don’t miss the World Peace Pagoda with insane views of the Annapurna mountain range. Watch monks chan5ng and weaving carpet at Tashi Palkhiel, a Tibetan refugee se\lement camp. Energy to burn? Catch a high-speed glimpse of Nepal from above. Make sure to check out Lakeside where you can paddle around Fewa Lake or even make a visit to Sarangkot.
Annapurna is the highest point of a 34-mile-long range, which is east of the Kali Gandaki River’s deep gorge.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Trekking 7-8km/ 6-8 hrs a day Porter support / carry your kit Max alLtude 4,237m Tea house/ tent
Rest and Relaxa9on in Kathmandu
27-28 Heading home
Boots on, backpack loaded, 5me to go. Over the next few days you and your team will be trekking in the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary. This is the trek of a life5me. Start in the lush green foothills of the Himalayas and head for the Bri5sh Expedi5on Base Camp. Soak up the rich cultural diversity of the Himalayas as you pass roadside shrines, teahouses and local villages. Equally diverse, the landscape covers cul5vated ﬁelds, rhododendron forests, bamboo thickets and high mountain passes. Remember to stop. Breathe deep. Put this in your memory bank. Your team just got bigger. Meet your local guides, porters and cooks and welcome them to the family. It’s their job to ﬁll in the gaps, so ask ques5ons and get to know local culture and wildlife. Each night you’ll pitch up at one of many beau5ful campsite. Get comfy. It's 5me to sleep under the stars in the most beau5ful wilderness. You’ll be trekking for up to 8 hours a day with all you need on your back and with assistance from your porters. Dig deep. This could be the most rewarding thing you've ever done, but you'll have to earn it. This isn't just your moment; you've done this together. You’ll wind your way back to Pokhara from the village of Khare, your last stop on the trek. Take it easy, you’re at 4,237m. Head into Kathmandu, the mel5ng pot of a City that kicks your senses into gear. Take in the amazing architecture. Explore the religious shrines and spectacular pagodas or shop for souvenirs. Don’t miss Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, the Bhuddist stupa at Bhodhnath and Pashupa5nath, Nepal’s most important hindu temple on the Bagma5 River.
There's just enough 5me to pack in your last adventure, hunt down some presents and enjoy your ﬁnal team meal. It doesn’t have to stop here, share your story with challengers from around the globe. Find us @weworldchallenge and con5nue the story.