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Nepal Tours: IVHQ Recommended Add-ons

IVHQ Nepal Tours: Recommended add-on’s for your Nepal volunteer program with IVHQ.

Are you ready to step outside of your comfort zone and take your volunteer experience in Nepal to the next level? Whether you’re a spiritual guru or an adrenaline junkie, you won’t want to miss out on our exhilarating Nepal tours and adventures - available exclusively to IVHQ volunteers as add-ons.

From paragliding over the Himalayas to learning the ancient practice of meditation and trekking Mount Everest, Nepal offers some of the most unique, bucket-list worthy experiences in the world.

On the IVHQ Nepal program, volunteers are based in the popular towns and cities of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Chitlang and Pokhara - all of which are in close proximity to the stunning Himalayan mountain range and other popular attractions.

If you’ve already booked your volunteer program in Nepal, these exclusive add-ons are a must-do, and can easily be added on to the start or end of your trip.

How to secure your place on IVHQ’s Tanzania tour add-on's.

How to secure your place on IVHQ’s Nepal tour add-ons:

  1. When you apply for IVHQ’s Nepal program, make a note of which tours and add-ons you’re interested in on your application form so we can check availability and prices for you.
  2. If you’ve already applied, we recommend paying your registration fee as soon as possible and letting your Program Manager know which tours and add-ons you are interested in so they can get back to you with availability and prices.
  3. Once you’ve paid your registration fee, your Program Manager will be able to book your place on the Tanzania tour(s) you have chosen.

If you have any questions about our Nepal add-ons, please feel free to get in touch with our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists.

Trekking around Nepal

IVHQ Nepal Tour Add-on’s: Trekking around Nepal while on your volunteer program.

Want to challenge yourself mentally and physically with a trek of a lifetime? Nepal is home to some of the most stunning mountain vistas and sceneries in the world, including one of the tallest mountains on earth - Mt Everest.

If you’re a nature lover and an adventure enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on these iconic trekking opportunities. Choose from two treks based on your fitness and experience level. Both provide authentic “tea house” meals and accommodation, allowing you to experience and learn about local culture along the way.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

IVHQ Nepal Tour Add-on’s: Everest Base Camp Trek.

The 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and across the world. Known as the “steps to heaven,” this trek yields rugged mountain vistas and up-close, unobstructed views of Mt Everest.

Along the way, you’ll get to learn about Napelese mountain culture and Sherpa life, visit an ancient monastery in Tengboche and have stunning views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Cho Yo.

Mt Everest attracts nearly 35,000 tourists every year - don’t miss your chance to be part of this once in a lifetime experience.

Pricing: US$1485 (cost may vary depending on time of year)

Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

IVHQ Nepal Tour Add-on’s: Poon Hill Trek.

If the Everest Base Camp Trek doesn’t suit your budget or physical capabilities, the 5-day trek to Poon Hill is an amazing alternative. This family friendly route is perfect for those who want to see the famous Himalayn Range and experience Nepalese mountain culture at a lower altitude.

The trailhead is a convenient 1.5 hour drive from Pokhara, a small city where many of our volunteer projects are based. Along the way, you’ll follow ancient trails that connect local communities, visit quaint villages, pass through rhododendron forests (full bloom in March, April and May) and trek through terraced slopes, paddy fields and lush vegetation. The trek ends at the summit with a viewpoint of Poon Hill. At an altitude of 3,200 meters, you’ll have spectacular views of some of the tallest mountains in the world including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna and Lamjung.

Pricing: US$470 (cost may depending on time of year)

Paragliding in Pokhara

IVHQ Nepal Tour Add-on’s: Paragliding in Pokhara.

Want to soar in the sky and experience stellar aerial views of Pokhara City, Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Himlayan range? If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

You’ll be taking off at 1500 meters above sea level on Sarangkot Hill, assisted by a professional pilot. Flight duration is approximately 25-30 minutes, however you will need to allocate 2-3 hours for the whole experience.

Reminder: paragliding is not for the faint hearted, but you will be rewarded for your bravery with breathtaking views!

Pricing: US$125

What’s included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation (3-4km radius from the Lakeside)
  • Flying 25-30 min in tandem flights with a professional instructor
  • Photos and video of your flight

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Pokhara

IVHQ Nepal Tour Add-on’s: Hatha Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Pokhara.

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to disconnect from the western world, this retreat is for you. Originating in the Himalayas, hatha yoga has been practiced by gurus and saints for hundreds of years, making Nepal an ideal destination to join a retreat.

This course is designed for beginner yogis and those who wish to further deepen their practice. The 7-night retreat is based in Pokhara - a stunning town in central Nepal situated on Phewa Lake.

Pricing: US$525

What’s included?

  • Morning and evening yoga and meditation classes
  • Accommodation in a Yoga Retreat Center
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Herbal tea (unlimited)
  • 3 days of hiking, traveling around local villages and sightseeing

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!