day to day
Arrive at Kathmandu airport and drive to the hotel. After check-in, there will be a safety and orientation briefing on your expedition followed by dinner and rest and relaxation at the hotel.
Rock climbing & Sightseeing at Monkey Temple
After breakfast we will transfer to the rock-climbing site. Students will be divided into smaller groups for teaching and safety purposes. Around midday we will break for a picnic lunch before learning more rock climbing techniques, belay, lead climbing and much more. Students will learn the value of teamwork, and will develop key team skills whilst enjoying the physical challenge of climbing. After finishing the climbing if we have time we can visit Monkey Temple.
Mountain biking expedition
This morning, depending on the group and their cycling capabilities, we will start either directly from the hotel or drive to a cycling start point. Today students will enjoy a 6-7 hour cycle ride, close to Kathmandu valley. Students will be taught about the importance of planning and preparation of expeditions and also learn about the technical side of mountain biking. Again, the group will enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Kathmandu valley.
White water rafting & Beach camping
This morning after breakfast we will journey for around 3 hours to arrive at the rafting location. After a half hour briefing on safety and key points, we will begin rafting. Our start point may vary, dependent on the weather and current of the river on that particular day. Initially, wherever we start, we will begin with small rapids and soon will catch up with bigger ones! After arriving at the camp, tent allocation and free till dinner.
Drive to Dhulikhel & Hike to Balthali
After enjoying breakfast, we drive to Dhulikhel where we will begin our hike to Balthali. This hike will help students learn about Himalayan nature and culture along with the local communities lifestyles. We have a lot of ground to cover today so the teams will work hard to motivate each other on the trek and push boundaries! A great physical challenge for all, the hike will end in Balthali where the team can reflect on their achievements of the day.
Balthali Community Visit
After an early breakfast today, students will experience a cultural exchange, visiting local schools. Students will visit different schools in the community throughout the day. The team will partake in activities such as teaching, playing games with the local children and community service work. Drawing on, and appreciating comparisons between local school students and themselves, there will be a discussion and reflection during dinnertime about the visit to the school and village.
Hike to Khopasi & Drive to Kathmandu
After a final campsite breakfast, the group will hike to Khopasi, before returning by bus to Kathmandu. After checking in to the hotel, the group will enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation and dinner.
Depending on flight times, the group will have some free time before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.
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