Nepal Discovery Week
March 18 - 24 2018
Discovery Week and Everest Base Camp Trek
March 18 - April 8 2018
Welcome to the Nepal Discovery Week 2018!
This trip will truly be life changing! A new experience for all of us and a chance to "Experience and get an in-depth knowledge of the ancient traditions, culture, language, temples, and buddhist monasteries in this Himalayan country." We will be working with our UK based partners who have been running this trip for years.
Included with your Airline Vigilantes trip:
Lodging with option of 4-6 per room or private room for 2 people (based on availability)
All meals and beverages (non-alcoholic)
Wifi in public areas
Access to laundry
Transportation while in Nepal
Support staff to answer all questions you may have leading up to your trip
Help with airfare and non-rev questions
Extensive packing list, welcome packets, and breakdowns of what to expect
Access to social media secret groups to connect with fellow travelers
Opportunity to submit Tickets for Time via SWA
Opportunity for fundraising and tax deductions
So much more
We will NOT be offering the Everest Base Camp Trek as a separate trip. You will have the option to do either just the Discovery Week OR the Discovery Week and the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Sample Schedule for the Discovery Week
Puja to the gods & goddess and name-giving ceremony
Go over the week’s schedule and handling of documents
Introduction game to get to know fellow participants
Cultural seminar on social behavioural norms, dos & don’ts in Nepalese culture. Intercultural eating and drinking habits, bathing and clothing’s customs in Nepalese culture.
A little assignment for you to explore your neighbourhood and find local civic places such as banks (ATM), temples, schools, restaurants etc.
A social interactive session
Nepali language training
Shopping at the local market
Orientation tour of the city of Nepal with an interesting game called “Scavenger Hunt”, we will tell you more about this when you are here
A talk on schooling and education system in Nepal and school vists.
Visit the kindergarten to give supplies and interact with the children teach the some basic English, play western games.
A cultural as well as historical orientation tour to the famous Boudhanath temple
Nepali cooking session
Yoga and meditation
Volunteer at chosen project- Renovation, Kindergarten, Stray Dog project.
A local tour to the Hindu Temple
It’s all about hiking today! We will go on a nature trail into the mountains to get a view of Kathmandu valley.
Feedback sharing (evaluation)
Base Camp Trek
Trek will begin on Sunday following the discovery week. Included on your trek is all the above and:
Lodging in guesthouses and tea houses
Sherpa and guides
Transportation (Excluding Airfare to and from Kathmandu to Trek and all other airfare)
Due to so many cancellations in the past, we will be REQUIRING A $275.00 deposit upon registration. The deposits are non-refundable, please see the Legal Policies page for information about deposits. Please DO NOT sign up and register yourself or anyone else unless you are prepared to pay your deposit. You may also choose to pay your trip in full upon sign up. You are welcome to register others as well but please make sure you have their information ready to be filled out on a separate form on the website. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO “HOLD SPACES” for someone for you. They must be ready to pay their deposits as well upon registration. The demand for this trip has been overwhelming and we look forward to sharing this exciting opportunity with you.
Children over age 13 are welcome with parent for the Discovery Week. The Everest Base Camp Trek is 18+
Sightseeing and touring before or after are not included. As with all Airline Vigilantes trips, airfare or non-rev is not included. Please see our FAQ page for more details.