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16 day tour

Day 1 Overnight flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Explore the atmosphere of Thamel

 

Day 2 Explore the atmosphere of Thamel

  • Orientation Tour of Thamel followed by welcome dinner

Day 3 Learn about the Culture & History through the sites of Kathmandu

  • Morning talk on local culture & religion: Language Lesson
  • Walk to Durbar Square - one of Kathmandu’s Ancient Cities
  • Travel to Pasupathinath, a Hindu Cremation point and Famous Temple

Day 4 Meet the faces behind Seven Woman & connect with maginalised woman

  • Morning talk on Community Development by Founder of Seven Woman
  • Welcome program at the Seven Woman Center and presentations by some of the woman
  • Engage in a task using your individual skills to help the Seven Woman Center and Empower woman

Day 5 Visit a Felt Making Factory and Learn skills from Fair Trade artisans

  • Morning seminar on Woman and Disability in Nepal
  • Visit a Felt Making Factory, maybe even have a go yourself! Visit one of the woman's homes
  • The woman at the Seven Woman center will teach you to make a felt item & then go to meet a real life Guru

Day 6 The Snow Capped Mountains & Immerse yourself in a Local Village

  • Travel to Nargarcot, sunrise over the mountains followed by a walk down to a village
  • Travel to ancient Bhaktapur for a tour of the beautiful city
  • Enjoy a Nawari dinner - a traditional celebratory meal of Nepal food

Day 7 Hear the stories of courageous & resilient Nepali woman

  • Early start back to Kathmandu after breakfast
  • Panel session, hear from some outstanding woman who are making a difference in Nepal.
  • After a free-time lunch break, visit Beni’s store, a social enterprise making recycled products

Day 8 Visit organisations creating real and lasting change 

  • Visit an incredible organisation which has created innovative solutions to Human Trafficking and saved thousands of women.
  • Tour of one of the biggest fair trade craft enterprises in Nepal

Day 9 Relaxation Retreat to the Famous Chitwan National Park

  • Travel South to the world famous Chitwan National Park a short walking tour upon arrival

Day 10 Experience the stunning natural wildlife of Chitwan & see Elephants up close

  • Rest and relax in the tranquil setting of the Chitwan Jungle. Enjoy Optional activities such as elephant riding, visiting an Elephant Orphanage and take part in a traditional dance concert

Day 11 Experience Village Life and Empowerment at work in Pharphing

  • Visit the Village of Pharphing where a womans group will show us the meaning of Empowerment and teach us how they are creating real and lasting change in their communities. 

Day 12 Pick your experience or relax into a day of shopping

  • Engage in Optional Activities inc. Fair Trade Shopping, Fred Hollows Eye Hospital, Massage or visit an Art Gallery
  • Visit Damba's Silver making factory employing members of the Dalit community and enjoy dinner with his hospitable family after opportunities to purchase jewellery from his showroom.

Day 13 Buddhist Temples & Experience Poverty in a Kathmandu Slum

  • Learn how to cook a Nepali meal from the woman at Seven Woman Center
  • Visit Boudhanath Buddhist Temple - a world heritage site and experience a nearby slum

Day 14 Teach at a local school and say goodbye to new friends

  • Visit a Local School and try your hand a teaching a class in English
  • Celebrations at the Seven Woman Center, appreciation dinner and awards night!

Day 15 Pack Up and Fly Home to Australia

Day 16 Arrive in Australia

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