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                                                                       *****Your TRAVEL Can Bring Immersive Positive Change*****

‘Travelling Is Not Just for Fun & Selfie, Its Also About Sharing & Learning’

Collaborating SERVICE work and ADVENTURE, We (Apex Himalaya & Girls Empowered by Travel Team) are very EXCITED to introduce ‘ Service Learning Hike ‘ on 📗 5th May to 17th May 2020.

You got to experience wonderful trek to Langtang Gosaikunda lake and also help remote village of mountain area ‘GRE village’ for sustainable tourism development by meeting following objectives:-

‘ You travel for fun as well as to support local community for long term positive change’

OBJECTIVES:
✅ 1) Help ORGANIZE the workshop or programs:
– Hygienic cooking and safe water practices
– Personal Health and Sanitation
– Teach English class to respective host family members in order to enhance their communication skills with foreign guests.

✅ 2) Help ESTABLISH safe, sustainable business practices for the benefit of all:
– Encourage sustainable approaches and eco-tourism
– Address issues of culture shock & customer service

✅ 3) Help making MARKETING strategy
– Collaborate with locals to create a sustainable marketing strategy
– Teach social media marketing basics
– Spread the word through PR and outreach to influencers

✅ 4) Help SUPPORT villagers of Gre to install the gas stove in order to reduce the massive deforestation and reduce the health problems among women and children due to the smoky kitchen

✅ 5) LEARN the cultural diversities and know the living of indigenous groups from local young girls of Gre village

Please click the link for full video about our Project: Service Learning Trip to Langtang

Trip Fact
Tour Destination      : Gosaikunda Lake
 Duration                    : 13 Days
Activities                    : Volunteer/Cultural tour/ Trekking
Minimum altitude   : 1,800 m
Maximum altitude  :4,380 m
Distance cover         : 40.5 km
Trip starts/Ends      : In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodation      : Home stay/Tea-house

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : May 5, 2020

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Apex Himalaya Treks (AHT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Apex Himalaya Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel nearby Thamel as per your requirement. Thamel has great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Accommodation, Transportation

Day 2

Date : May 6, 2020

Workshop about GRE volunteer management and half-day sightseeing

After breakfast, your day will start for sightseeing of three Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with your professional tour guide. Our first destination for sightseeing will be at Buddhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). Stupa of Bouddhanath epitomizes Buddhism. In this Area, you will visit a Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch. If the weather is clear you will get glimpses of the mountain ranges close to Kathmandu, particularly Mt Ganesh Himal from the restaurant location. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After Lunch, we will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally, this old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. Your trip will end with the Riksha ride in oldest local market of Nepal, Ason bazaar. Riksha is one of the oldest local transportation in Kathmandu which is still in use. Colourful three wheel oldest vehicle will takes you to the oldest market and to your hotel. It normally takes 5 hours tour to visit all these 3 monuments within Kathmandu city. - Entrance fee for these UNESCO site should be paid in Nepali currency. We suggest you to carry some Nepali money while sightseeing. - Please cover your shoulders and while sightseeing - To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect. - Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples) - Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place. Meeting time at 2 pm in your hotel with our office representative. He/she will help you to meet with your volunteer and trekking representative. We will give introduction of GRE village, role of all the team members and briefing about your trek. After meeting, if you have left to do shopping from the equipment and clothing list we have provided to you then your trip leader will help you for shopping and collecting remaining equipment for the trip.

Day 3

Date : May 7, 2020

Drive to Barbal and GRE village by jeep, 7 hour drive and 3 hour hike [4.5 km distance]

From Kathmandu, we take seven hour drive to Barbal. Daily jeep in the morning leave for Barbal. After barbal we cross Langtang Khola and then hike toward GRE. This is a small village in Langtang region, called Gre. Not many people probably heard of it. It's out of the way, near the major trekking route of Langtang, but not on it. Simply by virtue of geography and circumstance, it's been largely forgotten, left behind by the ticking of time and opportunity. Most of Gre was sadly levelled in the 2015 earthquake. Unlike many places in Nepal, though, Gre just began rebuilding a year and a half ago, a village left behind once more due to location and inequality of reconstruction funding, and more. Enjoy your first day of trek in a homestay with a family of Nima Tamang. Overnight at community home stay. Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transportation, Accommodation

Day 04

Date : May 8, 2020

Volunteer in GRE village

Day 05

Date : May 9, 2020

Volunteer in GRE village

Day 06

Date : May 10, 2020

Volunteer in GRE village

Day 07

Date : May 11, 2020

Volunteer in GRE village

Day 08

Date : May 12, 2020

Trek from GRE village to Thulo Syabru village (2,230m/7316ft), 6 hour [10 km distance]

Our trek for today takes us to Thulo Syabru village via Syabrubensi on the way to Gosainkunda Lake. The day starts with downhill to Langtang river passing through old Syabru village. After crossing Langtang river we continue uphill trek towards a beautiful Thulosyabru village. The stretch of the trail today comprises some good experiences of cultural riches in the region and, of course, the natural beauty is not to be missed. Overnight at tea house. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 9

Date : May 13, 2020

Trek to Lauribina (3910 m/12828.08 ft), 7 hours. [7 km distance]

Trek to Lauribina (3910 m), which have spectacular view of mountain. We can see Ganesh Himal range, Langtang and also Manasalu. It takes 7 hours walk. Passing villages and Gompas, the trail ascent through the forest of hemlock and oak. Then the trail gradually ascent through short tree forest to Lauribina. Overnight in Lauribina. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 10

Date : May 14, 2020

Lauribuna to Gosaikunda (4,380 m ) to Lauribina ( 3,910 m/12828.08 ft). 8 hours. [9 km distance]

The trail climbs gradually up to Lauirbina Yak (3920m). From Lauirbina Yak, you can see panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range. Then continue trek up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda and Bhairav Kunda and reach to Gosaikunda. After visiting temple and lake we head down toward Lauribina through same trail. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 11

Date : May 15, 2020

Trek from Lauribina to Dhunche . Overnight at hotel. (7 hours ) [10 km distance]

The trail leads to the western side of Gosaikunda Lake and passing through same trail to Dhunche village. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 12

Date : May 16, 2020

Drive to Kathmandu from Dhunche ( 1,960 m) to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel .

Today we take our breakfast early in the morning and take shared jeep/bus to Kathmandu. It is same way drive back with nice view of green valley, terrace field and picturesque mountains. Overnight at Hotel. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner, Transportation, Accommodation

Day 13

Date : May 17, 2020

Departure

Our team will ensure that you are transferred on time to the airport for your flights if you are departing Nepal. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation

Total Trip cost: USD 850 per-person

 Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such multi-day adventurous trip, itinerary is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors beyond our control. Apex Himalaya Treks and Expedition guide/leader would decide the best alternatives considering the best concern of the whole group.

Cost Includes

✅ Meals
– Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Tea/coffee only included in breakfast during the trip

(Please note: Food during your stay in GRE village will be local hygienic food: Lintel soup, boiled rice, Chapati, veg. or non veg. curry and Gluten food are provided as per trip member requirement)

      – Fresh fruits every evening after dinner

✅ Accommodations
– Accommodation during whole trek in clean tea-houses and twin-share rooms with beds with normal foam mattress, blanket and pillows included but shared bathroom and toilet. (Simply basic accommodation but best in those town).
– Three night accommodation in Kathmandu at decent hotel in twin sharing basis

✅ Staffs
– Professional English speaking Tour guide; Govt. Trained/Licensed holder
– Experienced English speaking trip leader and his/her salary, foods, transportations, insurance and accommodations
– Project Manager and other local volunteers
– Porters (from local village) in the ratio of 2 client:1 porter and their accommodation, transportations and salary (A porter will carry max load 20-25 kg). Water proof duffle will be provided for you to put your luggage from us.

✅ Permits and paper work
– Langtang National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
– Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff
– Government taxes and our Service charge
– We are pleased to give you Certificate of Accomplishment or Volunteering in GRE village after your trip

✅ Equipment
– Trekking poles
– Trekking T-shirt as a gift
– Trekking Map for a group leader

(Please note:  Inform us in advance if you want to use equipment from us.

✅ Materials for Volunteering
– Stationaries for English Class
– Materials for Clean-up Campaign
– Extra materials for other projects

(Please note:  Inform us in advance if you want other materials for volunteering)

✅ Transportations
– Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu in a private vehicle
– Kathmandu to Syabrubensi in a shared jeep/bus
– Dhunche to Kathmandu in a shared vehicle
– Domestic bus/jeep station pick-up and drop in a private vehicle
– International airport drop in a private vehicle

  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Require number of porters and his salary, food, insurance and transportation
  • Meals in Kathmandu expect breakfast in hotel
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Local permits and donations
  • Sleeping Bag and other personal equipment which are not mentioned above
  • Personal Expenses, Batteries and Telephone calls (only during the trek), Liquor, Mineral Water , extra meals , extra drinks and Soft Drinks, Hot Shower charge at trekking lodges
  • Tips at the end of the trip for trip leader and porters (if any).

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