Travel + Volunteer with 7SF 2015

The remote villages of Tapting and Gorha are in the Everest region of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. We are facilitating two cultural immersions which include volunteering with children and the people of these villages, as well as some eco-touring and a trek called Pikey Peak (4065M, 13,500 ft). A great introduction to Nepal trekking and cultural adventure, Pikey Trek offers you breathtaking sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful and unique Sherpa settlements of lower Everest region including monasteries and a yak cheese factory. Tapting (population 2016) is the birth place of AC Sherpa, 7 Summits Foundation and International Sherpa Guides (ISG) President. The people of this area will receive our volunteer support for teaching in their school and providing medical service during this trip.

There are other interesting activities at Pikey such as paragliding, mountain biking, bird watching, pilgrimage and meditation, all optional. The Pikey Danda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the magnificent sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along
with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Rolwanling.

Trip Dates August 20th 2015

1. Volunteer to remote village Nepal

The remote villages of Tapting and Gorha are in the Everest region of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. We are facilitating two cultural immersions which include volunteering with children and the people of these villages, as well as some eco-touring and a trek called Pikey Peak (4065M, 13,500 ft). A great introduction to Nepal trekking and cultural adventure, Pikey Trek offers you breathtaking sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful and unique Sherpa settlements of lower Everest region including monasteries and a yak cheese factory. Tapting (population 2016) is the birth place of AC Sherpa, 7 Summits Foundation and International Sherpa Guides (ISG) President. The people of this area will receive our volunteer support for teaching in their school and providing medical service during this trip.
There are other interesting activities at Pikey such as paragliding, mountain biking, bird watching, pilgrimage and meditation, all optional. The Pikey Danda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the magnificent sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along
with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Rolwanling.

Culture Trek itinerary – 18 days plus flig

ht time:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Phaplu and trek to Kunikop
Day 03: Trek to Tapting Volunteer in Solnasa School 5 working days
Day 04: Through Day: 09
volunteer
Day 10: Trek to Jhapre
Day 11: Trek to Pikey base camp
Day 12: Climb Pikey peak and continue trek to Jase Bhanjyang
Day 13: Trek to Junbesi
Day 14: Rest visit Thuptencheling Monastery
Day 15: Trek to Phaplu
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Rest
Day
Day 18: Fly Home

COST: $2,850 USD per person

COST INCLUDES:

• 4 Night Hotel KTM
• Domestic flight, Kathmandu to Lukla and back
• English speaking guide, Sirdar, support staff and cook
• All Lodges on the way to trip
• Climbing and trekking permit
• Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee
• Four nights lodging (double occupancy) in Kathmandu
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Airport to airport transfer in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED:


• International airfare
• Extra baggage Fee
• Lodging in Kathmandu beyond four days
• Domestic airport tax in Kathmandu
• Nepali Visa fees
• Immunizations
• Alcohol and extra beverages
• Personal transportation

Trip Dates June 20th 2015

2. Volunteering and Chitwan Safari itinerary:

This month-long cultural tour expands on the above tour by immersing you in nature by adding a jungle safari in the south of Nepal in Royal Chitwan National Park. This park is a world Natural Site declared by UNESCO. Our safaris offer a chance to see the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tigers, Gangetic crocodiles and fresh water dolphins. The diverse ecology of the park is home to 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the Tharu Community, a traditional culture of people in the area, perform dances and other activities that add to the cultural immersion of this safari. Options and suggestions for activities in the park as as follows:
Elephant Back Safari: Elephants are the traditional means of exploring the jungle and finding the excusive animals of the Terai.
Canoeing: A typical hand-made dugout canoe can take you on the great Rapti river where you can see gharials and crocodiles basking in the sun and enjoy watching the many colorful birds.
Bird watching: Birds lovers will have a wonderful opportunity to see many species of birds in the early morning as the new day dawns.

The First 14 days of this itinerary match with the shorter trip.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest and set up equipment
Day 03: Volunteer
Day 04: Volunteer
Day 05: Volunteer
Day 06: Volunteer
Day 07: Volunteer
Day 08: Driver to Chitwon
Day 09: Jungle Safari
Day 10: Jungle Safari
Day 11: Drive back from Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 12: Sightseeing most popular area in Kathmandu
Day 13: Fly to Home

COST: $2,780 USD per person

COST INCLUDES:


• Domestic flight, Kathmandu to Lukla and back
• Four nights lodging (double occupancy) in Kathmandu
• All Lodges on the way to trip
• All permit
• English speaking staff
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Airport to airport transfer in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED:


• International airfare
• Extra baggage Fee
• Lodging in Kathmandu beyond Volunteer days
• Domestic airport tax in Kathmandu
• Nepali Visa fees
• Immunizations
• Alcohol and extra beverages
• Personal transportations

Trip Dates July 20th 2015

3. Nepal only volunteer trip:

Those who does not have much time for vacation only help for people who has very low income, never been to dentist before and who has lots of oral health issue. Helping hand by ADA or, World oral health organization can take 8-10 days off from your work or, your business to support theese people who needs your professional help. This itinerary is pretty much in and from Kathmandu capital city Nepal.

The First 10 days of this itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest and set up equipment
Day 03: Volunteer
Day 04: Volunteer
Day 05: Volunteer
Day 06: Volunteer
Day 07: Volunteer
Day 08: Hikking trip 2hrs sunrise view of Nepal
Day 09: Sightseeing 3 major city Nepal
Day 10: Fly back to Home

COST: $ 2,500 USD per person

COST INCLUDES:


• Domestic flight, Kathmandu to Lukla and back
• Four nights lodging (double occupancy) in Kathmandu
• All Lodges on the way to trip
• All permit
• English speaking staff
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Airport to airport transfer in Kathmandu

NOT INCLUDED:


• International airfare
• Extra baggage Fee
• Lodging in Kathmandu beyond Volunteer days
• Domestic airport tax in Kathmandu
• Nepali Visa fees
• Immunizations
• Alcohol and extra beverages
• Personal transportations

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Initial deposit to reserve a seat for you: $500. Balance due six
weeks before departure. Make a check payable to Himalayan Sherpa or, ISG and mail to
A. C Sherpa 16300 Redmond Way Suite # 201 Redmond WA 98052

Packing List

Available upon request

 

Application Process Involves:

  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application (please download application)

Download Documents:

  1. Application to volunteer for 7SF
  2. Agreement to volunteer for 7SF

For more information please contact us at:
info@7summitsfoundation.org or
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