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Immersion Tours


Our immersion tours

If you have a burning desire to connect and contribute to the lives of others this tour is for you. We welcome everyone who is curious and willing to learn 

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Immersion Tours


Our immersion tours

If you have a burning desire to connect and contribute to the lives of others this tour is for you. We welcome everyone who is curious and willing to learn 

Immersion tours

When you travel with us you become fully immersed in an authentic Nepali experience that highlights the culture, tradition and history of this beautiful country. You will encounter World Heritage sites, the bustling centre of Kathmandu, the ancient city of Bhaktapur, remote rural village life as well as the majesty of the soaring Himalayas!

Our cultural tours allow you to see both the natural beauty of Nepal while connecting you with the grassroots organisations that are developing this country and empowering the people of Nepal. You gain both knowledge and firsthand experience of what it is like to create real and lasting change in a developing country.


10-Day Nepal immersion

On our tour you will experience the many colours, sounds and tastes of authentic Katmandu and surrounds. Explore its historic World Heritage temples and sites, such as ancient Bhaktapur city, sacred Buddhist (Boudhanath) and Hindu (Pashupatinath) temples. You will visit remote Sudal village and appreciate the practice of ancient crafts such as silversmithing, Buddhist Thanka painting and pottery.

You will learn about global third world problems from inspirational local leaders. Hear their stories in combating human trafficking and pollution, and fighting for better health and education. You will be given a chance to directly participate by sharing your own skills and knowledge within a current Seven Women's Centre project and learn from these women local Nepalese cooking, craft and language.

Tour cost
$2,995 - Excluding international flights
$3,995 - Including international flights

10-Day trek with a purpose

For your first two days in bustling Katmandu you will explore ancient temples and sites, local food markets, and enjoy a half-day cooking class at the Seven Women centre.

You will then fly and stay in beautiful lakeside Pokhara before commencing the first section of the spectacular Annapurna Circuit from Nayapul to Gorepani. Be awe-struck with breathtaking mountain scenery you as you ascend and descend on this 5-day trek.

The Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation is superior, and whilst trekking, you will stay in comfortable local tea houses with modern amenties. Accommodation is twin-share, with single supplement available. We can also organise porters for you.

Tour cost
$2,995 - Excluding international flights
$3,995 - Including international flights


Upcoming Tours

*Groups of six or more can select their own dates for tours

Tour type From To Apply now Enquire here Seats available
14-Day Nepal immersion 28th December 2018 10th January 2019 12 seats
10-Day trek with a purpose 10th January 2019 19th January 2019 10 seats
10-Day Nepal immersion 20th Janury 2019 29th January 2019 15
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 12th July 2019 21st July 2019 9 Seats
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 22nd July 2019 31st July 2019 14 seats
10-Day Trek with a purpose 31st August 2019 8th September 2019 15 seats
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 10th May 2019 19th May 2019 15 seats
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 2nd August 2019 11th August 2019 15 seats
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 16th August 2019 25th August 2019 15 seats
10-Day Nepal immersion (Private tour) 6th September 2019 15th September 2019 15 seats
 

Tour Experiences

You will leave our Hands on Development tour with a holistic understanding of Nepal, a respect for its people and a new outlook on life. 

Gain new understanding, challenge your perspective, form lasting friendships with like-minded individuals, experience a sense of joy, contribution, connection and growth.

Our tours are perfect for school groups, universities and mature age travellers. 

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University Accredited Tours


Other tours we run:

 

University study tours
 

University Accredited Tours


Other tours we run:

 

University study tours
 

University study tours

Challenging global perspectives and creating global citizens.
Hands on Development tours for university students to Nepal. 

At Hands on Development, we provide university students with unique educational tours to Nepal. Our tours are designed to equip students with necessary key employability skills to function in an increasingly global world and prepare them for their careers. Students will learn from aspiring leaders in Nepal, apply their knowledge to real challenges and enhance their cultural intelligence.

Over the course of ten days, students will be introduced to Nepalese culture and socioeconomic worlds, and explore the issue of sustainable development in Nepal. They will dive deep into different communities in Nepal where they will be challenged by various issues, such as inequality, education and lifelong learning, health care, sustainable consumption and production.

As they gain a first hand experience of the real challenges faced by developing countries, students will undertake a learning experience that will benefit their future careers, develop their ability to make positive changes and shape them to be well-rounded global citizens.

These tours have been tailored to suit university students from all disciplines and serve as accredited coursework in their area of studies.

Tours are specifically created to focus on the core learning requirements as determined by faculty and university requirements.  

Educational resources and support

Students will be provided with various resources including academic journals and media articles.

These readings will support group discussion and briefings around daily activities and provide students a deeper understanding of Nepalese contexts including the challenges local communities face and their solutions.

Our tours are customised based on university requirements. Contact us for more details.

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School Tours


School immersions

School Tours


School immersions

School immersions

Take your school group on a unique learning experience in Nepal with Hands on Development tours

At Hands on Development we believe that young people are the key to solving some of the world's greatest challenges. That’s why we offer our life changing education tours in Nepal to school groups.

Designed to cater for schools looking to expand and enrich the learning experiences of their students, our tours create a life defining educational experience for young students looking to deepen their understanding of travel, different cultures and countries.

Students will meet, learn and bond with local communities and develop an understanding of the difference of living in developing countries. They will learn about how global challenges such as climate change, poverty and community empowerment are affecting this beautiful country and how communities are responding to them.

Tailored to suit any specific learning outcomes and needs, our experience promotes a powerful overseas learning environment for young people in a safe and controlled manner.

We customise tours based on the school requirements. Contact us for more details.

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Corporate Tours


Corporate programs

Corporate Tours


Corporate programs

Corporate programs

Professional development with a difference.
Professional and corporate travel experience to Nepal with Hands on Development

Hands on Development offers a unique professional development experience where you can undertake a life-changing professional and personal experience for your organisation.

Designed to cater for corporate organisations and professionals, our tours create educational and professional experiences for work groups looking to connect their working experience and skills with communities in Nepal, while strengthening their bond as a team.

Our professional and corporate tours are designed to promote a deeper understanding of the Nepalese context include challenges faced by local communities and awareness of global development issues and their solutions.

They include learning about social enterprise business models, sustainable development, fair trade and ethical business platforms.

All while undertaking a local-led cultural experience in the breathtaking surroundings of the Nepali landscape.

Tailored to suit any specific professional context and need, our experience promises to be like no other, promoting professional learning, team bonding and deep personal and professional leadership opportunities. 

Apply with your business or team today. 

We customise tours based on the group requirement. Contact us for more details.

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You can either fill the online enquiry below or send us an email at handsondevelopmenttours@gmail.com asking about our offline application process.