Trek Overview

The orphanage was set up as a community service project prior to the introduction of CAS associated with the IB diploma but satisfies all the requirements of CAS. The students in groups ranging from 30 to 50, do considerable fund raising work prior to the trip then work with the children for a week and the on returning to Hong Kong reflect on their experiences and the impact of Nepal on their awareness of life and their implicit values.
All details and hotel and transport arrangements are orchestrated by Nepal Sanctuary Treks under the leadership of Mr Tulsi Gyawali with whom we have worked closely with for over twenty years. The experience has always been highly efficient and effective and can only give Tulsi and his company our unreserved recommendation.
Interspersed with the work at the orphanage there is opportunity to explore the culture and history of Nepal with its many world heritage sites. A typical itinerary is attached below.

Itinerary

  1. Day 1: 16.00 Depart for Kathmandu 22.30 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Check in and lights out.
  2. Day 2: 09.00 Breakfast at the hotel, then assemble in garden for arrangements for the day 10.30 Group walk around Thamel area for familiarization/introduction to Kathmandu 2.00 Lunch 13.00 Minibus to Katja House to meetthe children of the project 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and arrangements for the evening 21.00 Back to hotel. 22.30 Room check and lights out
  3. Day 3: 09.00 Breakfast at hotel then assemble in garden for arrangements for the day 10.30 Group goes out to gather/purchase materials for work at Katja House for the day 12.00 Lunch 13.00 Minibus to Katja House to meet the children of the project 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and arrangements for the evening 21.00 Back to hotel 22.30 Room check and lights out
  4. Day 4: 08.00 Breakfast at hotel then assemble in garden for instructions for the day 09.00 Minibus to visit Bhaktapur – ancient capital of Nepal 12.00 Lunch 13.00 Minibus to Katja House to meet again and work with the children of the project 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and arrangements for the evening 21.00 Back to hotel 22.30 Room check and lights out
  5. Day 5: 09.00 Breakfast at hotel, then assemble in garden for instructions for the day 10.00 Free time for local sightseeing and shopping under guidance of the staff 12.00 Lunch 13.00 Minibus to Katja House to meet again and work with the children of the project 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and arrangements for the evening 21.00 Back to hotel 22.30 Room check and lights out
  6. Day 6: 09.00 Breakfast at hotel, then assemblein garden for instructions for the day 10.00 Minibus to Katja House and project work all day. Packed lunch required. 16.00 Minibus back to Bodhnath – agiant and holy Buddhist Stupa 21.00 Back to hotel 22.30 Room check and lights out
  7. Day 7: 09.00 Breakfast at hotel, then assemble in garden for instructions for the day 10.00 Minibus to Katja House and project work all day. Packed lunch required. 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and rules for the evening 21.00 Back to hotel 22.30 Room check and lights out
  8. Day 8: 09.00 Breakfast at hotel, then assemble in garden for instructions for the day 10.00 Check out and put baggage in safe room. Free time for fnal local sightseeing and shopping under guidance of the staff 12.00 Lunch13.00 Minibus to Katja House to meet with and say goodbye to the children of the project 18.00 Minibus back to hotel. Meet in garden for instructions and arrangements for the evening 19.00 Dinner 20.30 Retrieve luggage and prepare to go to airport for check in 23.15 Kathmandu departure

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