Introduction Week in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

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15 people
7 days
Code: 183
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During this week, you will learn about Nepalese culture through a series of introductory culture classes which are designed to help you develop your Nepalese language skills and deepen your understanding of the Nepalese way of life complete with details on rituals and customs. You will learn about Nepal's history and the religious influences which have shaped it. Moreover, we will pay a visit the local shops and markets that will get you learning as you go with the local culture and how to become a part of it. As part of your city tour and orientation, you will also visit some amazing sites such as the temple of Boudhanath: one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu whose ancient spherical stupa dominates the skyline and is one of the largest in the world.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

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Aims & Objectives

Introduce you to Nepal's diverse geographical and cultural environment by fostering a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences through experiential learning in Nepal and to help you develop awareness and deeper understanding of the country.

Schedule
Monday
  • Puja to the gods & goddess and name-giving ceremony
  • Go over the week’s schedule and handling of documents
  • Introduction game to get to know fellow participants
  • Cultural seminar on social behavioral norms, dos & don’ts in Nepalese culture. Intercultural eating and drinking habits, bathing and clothings customs in Nepalese culture.
  • A little assignment for you to explore your neighbourhood and find local civic places such as banks (ATM), temples, schools, restaurants etc.
Tuesday
  • A social interactive session to know each other and an opportunity to bring out concerns about your health etc so that we will be aware.
  • Nepali language training
  • Shopping to the local market
  • Orientation tour of the city of Nepal with an interesting game called “Scavenger Hunt”, we will tell you more about this when you are here
Wednesday
  • A talk on schooling and education system in Nepal and placement sites
  • A cultural as well as historical orientation tour to the famous Boudhanath temple
  • Nepali cooking session
Thursday
  • Yoga and meditation
  • A Buddhist religious tour
  • A local tour to the Hindu Temple
Friday
  • It’s all about hiking today! We will go on a nature trail into the mountains to get a view of Kathmandu valley.
  • Feedback sharing (evaluation)

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Parental consent needed for participants below the age of 18.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should get a fitness certificate from their respective doctors.
  • Parental consent needed for participants below the age of 18.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should get a fitness certificate from their respective doctors.
Additional Equipment
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Tidy clean clothes for temple visits

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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