Day 1
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Departure

Depart for Kathmandu.

Included Meals: None

Day 2
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Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Your Xperitas Team Leader will greet you at the airport in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy your first group dinner and team meeting.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3
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Pokhara

Take a short domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then, take a ride to the Tibetan Settlement of Jampaling. Meet community leaders and get settled into accommodations.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 4-14
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Community Stay

Under the direction of settlement leaders, collaborate on a project alongside community members such as road or building repairs. In addition, you’ll connect with community members by visiting the elders’ home, local school, and the market in the neighboring Nepali town. You’ll also see what life is like in other Tibetan settlements on a day trip to Pokhara, including a visit to a Tibetan carpet factory. Participate in additional community events by invitation, depending on the timing of your visit, such as local festivals and ceremonies. Reflect on your experiences in daily team meetings and journal-writing. On the last day, have a final celebration with community members.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15
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Pokhara

Say goodbye to your new friends in Jampaling and depart for Pokhara. Spend the afternoon at Lake Fewa, Nepal’s second largest lake, on a paddle boat ride.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16
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Kathmandu

Hop on a short domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Then, check in at your hotel in Kathmandu and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and the heart of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17
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Return

Depart Kathmandu for your flight home.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Reflections on the Experience

“The final party of sharing, dancing, singing. Very, very emotional and spiritual. Tibetans are wonderful hosts. Could not top this experience.”  -  Participant

“I know that everyone in our group has loved being together as a group and spending time in Jampaling. We have been enriched, well cared for, and have learned much from our new friends.” -  Participant