June 6 - June 19, 2019

Day 1

June 06, 2019

  • Flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)  to layover in Doha International Airport (OTBD/DIA) or Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Day 2

June 07, 2019

  • Flight from layover to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • All volunteers will be picked up at the airport and you will ride with us to the hotel in the capital to relax for the night

Day 3

June 08, 2019

  • Spend the morning meeting your new peeps. Each volunteer will get paired up with a Nepali volunteer who will be their local eyes and translator.

  • Travel from Kathmandu to Tanahun (lunch and coffee on the road)

  • Arrive at Maya Universe Academy

  • Review volunteer team's objectives for days 4-8

  • Dinner by the fire

  • Sleep for the big days ahead!

Day 4-8

June 09, 2019

Volunteering at Maya. A general day at the school looks like:​

At 6 am, two volunteers have to help at the kitchen to cut the vegetables for the breakfast. There are 83 hostel kids and need some hands to feed everyone on time!


From 7 am to 8 am,  volunteers are requested to help the students with their homework until breakfast which starts at 8:30am.


At 10 am, the whole school gathers to make a "morning circle": after one minute of meditation three students (different ones every day) perform songs, poems or dances.


The classes, the agriculture and construction work start at 10:30 until 4pm. There is one hour for lunch at 1pm. There are six class periods of 45 minutes each. 


After 4 pm, volunteers are requested to help out with the kitchen and homework duties. There is also some free time to shower, visit the village, trek up the hill or take some rest.


Dinner is at 7 pm, volunteers usually spend some time with the kids dancing and playing and after that, everyone has some free time to hang out, rest or sleep.


*Based on each applicant's goals and skill sets, we can further discuss if you would like to focus more volunteering for construction projects or agricultural work

Day 9

June 14, 2019

  • Morning send-off from Maya Academy

  • Travel to Pokhara and check into hotel

  • Dinner & night out

  • Rest up for outdoor adventures!

Day 10-11

June 15, 2019

Day 12

June 17, 2019

  • Cultural exploration: Peace Temple

  • Farewell Ceremony with paired up local volunteers

  • Night-out: seek adventure in the streets of Pokhara or sit back and relax in the hotel

Day 13

June 18, 2019

  • Flight from Kathmandu (KTM) to layover in Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Day 14

June 19, 2019

  • Flight from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to New York (JFK)

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TOTAL: $2,800

*Note: Your payment/donation towards non-profit, Impact Travel is 100% tax deductible.


  • round-trip airfare

  • all transportation 

  • all meals: daily breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • all luxury accommodations: hotel & resort stays

  • all volunteer housing: hostel

  • excursions: paragliding & kayaking


  • VISA and vaccines (not required but recommended)

  • You may want to bring petty cash for any souvenirs


Bind playing games with the kids
John face-painting
Bonding with Team Uganda
5K Road Race Fundraiser
One cute student ^_^
Mountain goats are everywhere! :)
In Nepal you eat with your hands :D
Morning exercises with the class ^_^
The School! (and our tents)
Best way to get around town
Morning mountain views
Showering in the mountains
Collaborating with the villagers
Measuring new school uniforms
Camping out by the school!
Morning exercises
Painting the school with love
Those Himalayas though
Subash and student :D
Binod's words of wisdom
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Our mission

Impact Travel is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to building schools around the world through voluntourism. Each trip is 1/2 volunteering and seeing the country through the eyes of a local and 1/2 exploring the country as a tourist.

It's the best of both worlds! 

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