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The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal warmly welcomes you!.
Our country has a wonderful blend of ancient history, vibrant culture and scenic grandeur. Nepal has cultivated a rich and diverse society, blending ancient civilisations at the crossroads of plains and mountain peaks. Come here to escape the trappings of modern society; immerse yourself in a new world. With its rich cultural heritage from different ethnic groups, the centuries-old shrines to different religions, and the amazing natural landscapes, Nepal is truly an unbeatable destination. The famous Himalayan mountain range is only a part of Nepal’s incredible landscape. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m altitude to 8448m, the highest point in the...

Are you looking for an inspiring and meaningful vacation? Join our philanthropic tours and treks to enrich your journey by giving back to Nepal during your holiday.

You can make a difference whilst enjoying the rich variety of flora and fauna, the everlasting smiles of Nepalese, the inner hospitality of the host communities, cultural diversity, scenic beauty, unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, home of Mount Everest, ever flowing rivers and glaciers, snow-caped mountains, World Heritage sites … the list goes on!

There are many different ways of giving back, and we at Volunteer Society Nepal Treks work closely with each traveler to determine the most appropriate and beneficial activities for you and the community.

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Volunteer Society Treks Nepal is a fully licensed and registered company, which has been recognized by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expeditions and other travel related activities.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal is a company you can trust; we are affiliated with Trekking Agency’s Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, (NTB) Govt of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association (HRAN) and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project (KEEP).

Here are our licenses and authorizations:

  • Nepal Ministry of Industry, Office of Company Register, Reg No: 49680/064/065
  • Nepal Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism, Reg No: 946
  • Nepal Department of Small Cottage and Industries, Reg No: 10522/372
  • Nepal Ministry of Finance, Department of Tax, PANS No: 302833052
  • Tax Clearance Certificate No: 302833052
  • Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rastra Bank, Department of Foreign Currency Exchange, Authorization No: 1416/01/070.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal assures you the highest standard of service at every stage of your trip, from initial inquiry, to all services on the ground in Nepal, through to your return home.

We will take care of all logistics and paperwork such as personalized itineraries, pre-arrival information, permits, visas, accommodation, domestic flight tickets and any other requirements while you are in Nepal, so that you are free to enjoy your vacation.

We do everything possible to look after our guests’ safety and make sure you have a meaningful and pleasant stay. Our programs are more than just a tour and trekking; we customize each itinerary to match the need, taste, and interest of our guests.

VSTN knows that it can be risky to trust your money into the hands of a company you don’t know; paying a deposit before you’ve even entered the country.

With us, your money is safe: we are a fully licensed trek operator authorized by the Government of Nepal Tourism and Civil Aviation Agency, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Rashtra Bank and the Taxation Office, among others.

From the beginning of the planning process you will have a clear understanding about your payment, and we will provide every detail of the tour package cost so that you are fully informed of any extra expenses that may be incurred.

VSTN believes that great staff are necessary for great service, so we have created a team of dedicated and experienced professionals.

We employ only licensed and government certified guides who are well-equipped with extensive knowledge of local areas and cultures. They also have fluent English communication skills and organizational abilities to facilitate groups of all sizes, interests and abilities.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal is a business built on great relationships. All our staff including guides, porters and drivers are treated fairly as follow:

  • They are provided with insurance and medical care, if needed, during the expedition.
  • They have free access to necessary equipment for high altitude trekking.
  • Their salaries and wages are above average.
  • They are free to join any trade union.
  • There is a 20kg weight limit for our porters.
  • All porters are supported and encouraged to acquire valuable experience to be potential guides in the future.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal is different from many other tour and trekking companies in Nepal because of our mission: throughout our work, our underlying goal is to provide philanthropic and humanitarian aid to Nepali communities. We are entirely Nepali owned and run, so we know where aid is most needed and useful.

To fulfill this mission, a sizeable percentage of our profits are injected into different humanitarian projects in Nepal. Your participation in our trekking, volunteering and traveling tours boosts our ability to continue this important work and to make a difference in Nepal.

As a responsible tour service, we care about maintaining the environment, its people and culture. We offer services that are ethical and sustainable, but also include opportunities for travelers to use their time and money to make a difference.

  • As a humanitarian Tour and Travel Company, a percentage of all profits are injected into selected community projects, so that your participation in our trekking, volunteering and traveling tours enables us to continue the humanitarian work in Nepal.
  • Volunteer Society Treks Nepal together with the charity Volunteer Society Nepal also supports its own independently established Disability Center, Women’s Center, Girls’ Sponsorship Program, and Helping Street and Orphan Children Program to best serve underprivileged women and children in Nepal.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal was founded by well-educated and ecologically concerned Nepalese with decades of experience working in leading international volunteer and development organizations. Likewise, our staff have years of experience operating travel and tour companies and providing cross cultural training. They have also trekked and guided in all regions of Nepal and have a deep knowledge about every aspect of trekking, touring and volunteering. We pride ourselves on the level of experience that every one of our staff possesses.

Our itineraries are designed to allow you to become as involved as possible with the local communities you travel through. Whether you’re getting involved in a cleaning campaign, distributing food and clothing to underprivileged children, visiting local schools to play with them, spending time with local women at the center or taking in part in local festivals, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the real lives of local people.

Aside from visiting the key highlights of a destination, we also take you to those out-of-the-way local sights that guidebooks don’t know about. We encourage our travelers to have a fully interactive experience, while seeing Nepali culture first hand and learning about local customs.

On many of our tours you will have opportunities to learn new skills such as cooking authentic Newar cuisine or speaking Nepali language.

With seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, and another three elsewhere in Nepal, there is no shortage of places to explore. The unique cultural heritage, blended from Indian and Tibetan influences, set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring mountains, lakes, and jungles is sure to satiate any travellers’ appetite.

In Kathmandu Valley alone, there are seven groups of monuments highlighted by UNESCO for their historic and artistic value: The Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bouddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.

The other three UNESCO world heritage sites are Sagarmatha National Park that includes Mount Everest, Chitwan National Park in the Terai region, and Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

If you love the view of mountains or love to climb them, Nepal should be at the top of your bucket-list. Of the 10 highest mountains in the world, all lying above 8000 metres, 8 are located in Nepal. This includes the world’s tallest mountain – Mount Everest. What’s more is that you don’t even have to be near the mountain ranges to enjoy the view; you can see the snow-capped peaks even from the Terai.

The mountainous geography of this Himalayan Kingdom also makes it the first choice for adventure tours. If you’re looking for adventures beyond the ordinary then Nepal is your destination for river rafting, paragliding, trekking, mountain climbing, kayaking, bungee jumping, mountain flights and so much more. You can also find the world’s most extreme zipline here in Pokhara, Nepal.

Nepal tops several impressive global lists, proving it’s more than just mountains; another key distinction is its geographical diversity. Despite being smaller than most American states, it is the only country in the world that covers such a vast range of altitudes from 59m to 8848m across its narrow width.

This unique geographical position is reflected in Nepal’s rich biodiversity. Wildlife tourism is a major draw to the country, as travellers come to see animal species that are unique to Nepal, such as the spiny babbler. If you’re a wildlife photographer, or just passionate about being in nature, you won’t want to miss visiting Nepal.

Over 35 different ethnic groups call Nepal home. This means there are multiple religions, languages, musical influences, and foods. Nepal is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in these different cultures and leave your comfort zone.

Additionally, Nepal is the only place in the world where people worship a living goddess, the Kumari, who lives in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square.

Gautama Buddha, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded, was born in Nepal. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions, and it has remained an important site of Buddhist pilgrimage from as early as the 3rd century BC.

Although Nepalese food is heavily influenced by Chinese and Indian cuisines, the dishes are usually healthier with more vegetables and lean meats. Common ingredients include lentils, tomatoes, potatoes, cumin, garlic, yogurt, and rice.

Nepal is a very affordable travel destination. Food and accommodation are cheap without compromising on quality, making access to the vast array of World Heritage Sites available for anyone.

VSN Treks: Making A Difference Through Tourism

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal wants to make a difference through tourism. Today, Nepal remains one of the least developed countries in the world. Poverty here is complex and deeply entrenched in society - it will take time and effort to change. But change is what VSN aims to do. Based in the communities we work in, VSN operates responsible, sustainable tours and treks throughout Nepal. Every tour allows you to make a difference with your time, money, and effort. By choosing a tour with us,.

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