|from £1,250* per person||21 Days||April-December|
|Comfort accommodations||Exertion level: 3|
|Operator: Inspired Escapes||15 people max|
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU - You will arrive at Kathmandu Airport where you'll be greeted by a member of the Inspired Escapes team. We will transfer to our hotel.
DAY 2: BRIEFING AND EXPLORING - After breakfast we will have a briefing from the local staff where we will go through safety procedures, the work you will undergo and answer any questions you may have. You have the afternoon free to explore Kathmandu city, ask our team for ideas for places to visit. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: TRAVEL TO CAMP - After breakfast we will depart to one of the earthquake affected villages of Nuwakot District. The journey from Kathmandu to the villages takes between 5 and 6 hours and involves a drive and walk. Our focus is on six villages: Sundaradevi, Thaprek, Samundratar, Ramati, Dhandkharka and Rautbesi. Depending upon the size of group, we will decide whether your group will go to one village or two more. We will reach where we will be staying for the new 2 weeks, a tented camp.
DAY 4-18: HELP REBUILD A COMMUNITY - Our work at the village will start today and will continue for the next 13 days. Some of the activities you will partake in are: drafting of an action plan, holding meetings, designing buildings, carrying building materials like timber, stone, sand, cement, iron rods, corrugated tin sheets etc, mixing sand and cement and painting the walls of the houses. For activities needing technical skills, we will seek help from local masons, carpenters and other technicians. But those of you having these skills, you can help them with their work and make things easier. We will be focusing mainly on re-using the local resources like wood, bamboo, stones, iron rods, corrugated tin sheets especially from the damaged houses which will reduce the cost of building new houses and the fund can be utilised in buying other materials. For this we will work with the locals to re-use what resources we can. The new houses will be more eco-friendly by utilising the local materials so the homeowners can repair their houses themselves in future . We will draft a plan of action in consultation with the local bodies and people. Innovative and environmentally friendly ideas are most welcome. Once the plan is developed, building can begin. You will spend nights in the tented camps and eat meals prepared by cooks.
DAY 19: TIME TO GO - Today will be your final meeting with the locals and time to say your goodbyes.
DAY 20: NEPALESE DINNER - Transfer to Kathmandu for final evening. Tonight we will have a traditional Nepalese dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 21: FINAL GOODBYES - Today at a time that suits you we will transfer to the airport for your onward flight.