Situated between the Indus Valley plains and the Himalayan mountain ranges, you will find the little spiritual kingdom of Nepal. The country is one of the poorest, but the generosity, warmth and joy of the Nepalese people is what touches your heart. In Nepal, there are plenty of cultural treasures, ancient temples and some of the best hiking trails. The country has an amazing landscape with a tropical jungle in the south and the Himalayas in the north, including Mount Everest – the highest mountain in the world.
The capital Kathmandu is in itself a minor miracle – an almost medieval town surrounded by fascinating mountains. The city fascinates people with its charm, temples, cobbled streets, bustling markets, amazing scenery and a pleasant climate. It is the political, as well as cultural capital of Nepal.
To see and do
When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here are a few:
Chitwan National Park
The national park consists of jungle where wild animals such as rhinos, dears, tigers and birds are to be found. Here you can hike, paddle canoe or ride on elephants through the jungle.
Travel to the foot of the world’s highest mountain! There will be an opportunity for the adventurous one to climb all the way up to Mount Everest’s base camp on an altitude of 5 500 meters.
Sun & sea
Nepal lacks a coast line and is therefore not classified as a sun and bath destination.
This is the world´s oldest Buddhist city and offers exciting culture, old history and golden architecture.
This is the place were Buddha was born and perhaps is Nepal´s biggest historical destination to see.
This medieval city lies in the Kathmandu valley were time almost has stood still and cars are forbidden.
The climate in Nepal varies naturally after the height over the ocean. In the Kathmandu valley (1350 meters over the ocean) is subtropical climate. The average temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius in July and 10 degrees Celsius in January.
In Kathmandu you have to count on cold temperatures at night on the winter, it can be around zero degrees Celsius in December – February. There are two seasons in Nepal: dry season from October – May and monsoon season from June – September. In May it comes around 99 mm of rain and in July around 379 mm.
- Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course: 713.50 NRs
- Water (1.5 liter bottle): 31.32 NRs
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 37.50 NRs
- Taxi 1 km (Normal tariff): 41.19 NRs