Bridges Between 2017 Volunteer Trip

Celebration of Community, Culture, and Education 

November 7 - 19, 2017


Cost:

• Airfare from Denver to Kathmandu is about $1,200 to travel in November.

• $500 in fundraising - Bridges Between is asking each volunteer to raise $500 to support

the schools. We are able to provide you with ideas, tips & tricks to raise funds.

• Optional travel insurance is about $100

• Entry Visa- $50

• Transportation, meals, and accommodation approximately $1,150

Approximately $3,000 for the entire trip. 


The Experience:

All volunteers will be picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by the tripleader, Katherine. Volunteers will stay at the Potala Guest House in the Thamel District of Kathmandu. 

Nov. 7 — Kathmandu

• Volunteers arrive throughout the day.

• All volunteers will be met at the airport and driven to the guest house. 

Nov. 8 — Kathmandu

• Visit local Hindu and Buddhist heritage sites.

• Pick up supplies for the schools.

• Pick up additional supplies for volunteers- outdoor gear is very inexpensive in Nepal. 

Nov. 9 — Kathmandu - Ringmu

• Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu (lower Solukhumbu).

• Trek 4-5 hours to the Bridges Between Ringmu School.

Nov. 10-11 — Ringmu

• Volunteer in the Bridges Between school and work with the teacher and students.

• Beautification Project (decorate school with art work)

• Partake in a cooking class in a Sherpa home. 

Nov. 12 — Ringmu- Phaplu

• Take part in daily life and Buddhist traditions.

• Trek 4-5 hours to Phaplu. 

Nov. 13 — Phaplu - Kathmandu - Bhachcheck

• Fly to Kathmandu.

• Take a 4-5 hour Jeep trip to Bhachcheck (Ghorka Region). 

Nov. 14-16 — Bhachcheck

• Grand opening of new Bridges Between school.

• Volunteer in new school and work with the teacher and students.

• Beautification Project (decorate school with art work).

• Take part in daily life and Hindu traditions. 

Nov. 17 — Bhachcheck- Kathmandu

• 4-5 hour Jeep ride to Kathmandu

• Visit local Hindu and Buddhist heritage sites. 

Nov. 18 — Kathmandu

• Shop in Thamel

• Meditation session (optional)

• Host a booth at Nepal Music Festival 

Nov. 19 —

• Flights out of Kathmandu

- The trip leader, Katherine, will escort you to the airport.