EVEREST TREK

DayLocationMeals
1Depart
2In transit to Kathmandu.
3Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu a representative will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
4Kathmandu.  Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Afternoon visit to the clinic site and project briefing of where you will be working for the next six days. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B)
5 – 7Kathmandu. Work in the mobile dental clinic in Kathmandu.(B/L)
8Kathmandu. Day off from clinic to rest. Half day sightseeing of Bhaktapur.Overnight in Kathmandu.(B)
9 – 11Kathmandu. Work in the mobile dental clinic in Kathmandu. On Day 11 we will have a farewell thank you dinner for all of our volunteers. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B/L)
12Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding. Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is an experience in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the altitude difference between each end of the runway is about 200 feet! Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. After lunch trek for a few hours along Dudh Kosi river to the village of Phakding at 9000 ft. Overnight in Tea House Lodge.  (B/L/D)
13Phakding-Namche Bazaar. The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale where the trail officially enters Sagarmatha National Park. Continue along the trail crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 11500 ft. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail en route to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Tea House Lodge.(B/L/D)
14Namche Bazaar-Khumjung.  Continue up a steep ridge to reach the village of  Khumjung approximately 3hrs walking. Overnight in Tea House Lodge.  (B/L/D)
15Khumjung. Take a day hike to view Mt. Everest. Return to Khumjung in the afternoon. Overnight in Khumjung in Tea House Lodge.(B/L/D)
16Khumjung-Phakding. The trail descends steeply towards Namche Bazaar then continues to descend down to the river. Overnight in Tea House Lodge.B/L/D)
17Phakding-Lukla. Trek down along the gorge of Dudh Kosi to the village of Lukla.  Weather permitting your trekking crew may prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing!! Overnight in Tea House Lodge.  (B/L/D)
18Lukla-Kathmandu. Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. The afternoon is free for some shopping or sightseeing. Overnight at The Radisson.(B)
19Kathmandu.  Day at leisure in Kathmandu to enjoy sightseeing or relax before your return journey home. Overnight at The Radisson.(B)
20End in Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for your international flight home. Arrive home on day 21. 

 

Project Cost – $2,450 per person, based on double occupancy (call our office for single room rates). The fee includes: 2 meals per day during the clinic and all meals during trek around the Everest Region, other days, breakfast only; 2-star hotels (except while trekking: tea lodge accommodations); flights within Nepal; airport transfers; and sightseeing in Nepal.

Clinic Only – $1,080 per person, based on double occupancy (call for single room rate). The fee includes: accommodations in 2-star hotels in Kathmandu for 9 nights/10 days; 2 meals per day; daily transportation to/from the clinic site and transfers to/from the airport and hotel in Kathmandu.

We are happy to help you arrange your international airfare to the project site and/or direct you to a travel agent that can assist you.

GDR is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A percentage of costs is tax deductible.

2018 – 2019 Trip Dates (Departure/return dates correspond with day 1 and 21 on the itinerary)
April 17 – May 7, 2018
April 26 – May 16, 2018
October 25- November 14, 2018

March 23 – April 12, 2019

April 2 – 22, 2019

October 10 – 30, 2019

October 30 – November 20, 2019

Printable Nepal Everest Itinerary


 

JUNGLE SAFARI

DayLocationMeals
1Depart
2In transit to Kathmandu.
3Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu a representative will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
4Kathmandu.  Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Afternoon visit to the clinic site and project briefing of where you will be working for the next six days. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B)
5 – 7Kathmandu. Work in the mobile dental clinic. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B/L)
8Kathmandu. Day off from clinic to rest. Half day sightseeing of Bhaktapur.Overnight in Kathmandu.(B)
9 – 11Kathmandu. Work in the mobile dental clinic in Kathmandu. On Day 11 we will have a farewell thank you dinner for all of our volunteers. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B/L)
12Kathmandu-Baratpur-Chitwan. Morning flight to Baratpur and continue overland to Tiger Tops in Chitwan National Park. On arrival enjoy lunch and a variety of safari activities including a sunset safari. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle.  (B/L/D)
13Chitwan Jungle. Full day of jungle activities including a sunrise and sunset safari; educational class on elephants; nature walks and elephant bathing. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle.(B/L/D)
14Chitwan Jungle-Baratpur-KathmanduAfter breakfast and sunrise safari depart the national park and board your flight back to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu in the early afternoon. The balance of the day is at leisure to shop or relax! Overnight in Kathmandu at The Radisson.  (B/L)
15 End Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Arrive home on day 16.(B/L/)

 

Project Cost – $2,080 per person, based on double occupancy (call our office for single room rates). The fee includes: 2 meals per day during the clinic and all meals during the jungle safari, other days, breakfast only; 2-star hotels; flights within Nepal; airport transfers; and sightseeing in Nepal.

Clinic Only – $1,080 per person, based on double occupancy (call for single room rate). The fee includes: accommodations in 2-star hotels in Kathmandu for 9 nights/10 days, 2 meals per day, daily transportation to/from the clinic site, and transfers to/from the airport and hotel in Kathmandu.

We are happy to help you arrange your international airfare to the project site and/or direct you to a travel agent who can assist you.

GDR is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A percentage of the project cost is tax deductible.

2018 – 2019 Trip Dates (Departure/return dates correspond with day 1 and 21 on the itinerary)
August 21 – September 5, 2018 (Pokhara sightseeing instead of Chitwan)
November 10 – 25, 2018

November 9 – 24, 2019

Printable Nepal Chitwan Itinerary


 

Namo Buddha Small Adventure:

DayLocationMeals
1Depart the US()
2In transit to Nepal.()
3Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you are met and transferred to your guesthouse. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B/-/-)
4Kathmandu – Namo Buddha. Depart this morning for Namo Buddha, approximately 2 hours driving. On arrival, you’ll help set up the clinic. After lunch begin seeing patients. Half day working in the clinic – Enjoy dinner with the monks at the monastery. Overnight in Namo Buddha.(B/L/D)
5Namo Buddha. Full day working in the clinic in Namo Buddha.(B/L/D)
6Namo Buddha. Full day working in the clinic in Namo Buddha.(B/L/D)
7Namo Buddha. Morning work in the clinic. Afternoon free to do a hike or otherwise explore the area.(B/L/D)
8Namo Buddha. Full day working in the clinic in Namo Buddha.(B/L/D)
9Namo Buddha. Full day working in the clinic in Namo Buddha.(B/L/D)
10Namo Buddha – Kathmandu. Morning working in the clinic. After lunch pack up the clinic and return to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu in the late afternoon. Overnight in Kathmandu in the Boudhanath area.(B/L/-)
11End Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.()

 

Project Fee:  $750

Project Fee includes:  8 nights accommodation in a basic guesthouse in Namo Buddha and 3 star hotel in Kathmandu; 3 meals a day while working in the clinic, other days breakfast only; airport transfers; round-trip ground transport from Kathmandu to Namo Buddha. A donation to GDR to help cover the cost of dental supplies for the clinic. *Note: food options in Namo Buddha are basic – if you have particular food allergies or dietary requirements, this may not be the adventure for you.

2019 Departure Dates:

April 11 – 22, 2019

September 19 – 30, 2019

Printable Namo-Buddha Itinerary


 

Pokhara Small Adventure:

DayLocationMeals
1Depart the US()
2In transit to Nepal.()
3Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you are met and transferred to your guesthouse. Overnight in Kathmandu.(B/-/-)
4Kathmandu – Pokhara. Depart this morning for Pokhara – a short 45 minute flight. On arrival you are met at the airport and transferred to the monastery where you’ll be working for the next week. After lunch pitch in to help set up the clinic. Overnight in Pokhara at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
5Pokhara. Full day working in the clinic in Pema Tsal Monastery. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
6Pokhara. Full day working in the clinic in Pema Tsal Monastery. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
7Pokhara. Full day working in the clinic in Pema Tsal Monastery. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
8Pokhara. Today is a free day from the clinic. Join a guided half day exploration of the area, or relax on your own. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/-/-)
9Pokhara. Full day working in the clinic in Pema Tsal Monastery. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
10Pokhara. Full day working in the clinic in Pema Tsal Monastery. Overnight at the monastery guesthouse.(B/L/-)
11Pokhara. Morning working in the clinic. After lunch help pack up the clinic. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.(B/L/-)
12Pokhara – Kathmandu. Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu in the late afternoon. Overnight in Kathmandu in Boudhanath area.(B/L/-)
13End Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.(B/-/-)

 

Cost:  $1150

Project Fee includes:  10 nights accommodation in a basic guesthouse in Pokhara and 3 star hotel in Kathmandu; 2 meals a day while working in the clinic, other days breakfast only; airport transfers; sightseeing on day off from the clinic; round-trip airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara. A donation to GDR to help cover the cost of dental supplies for the clinic.

2018-2019 Departure Dates

November 21 – December 4, 2018

March 31 – April 13, 2019

November 19 – Dec 2, 2019

Printable Namo-Buddha Itinerary