Activities Before & After the Gathering

Additional activities may be added until May 15.
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Activities Before the Gathering


AVP Youth Basic Workshop
November 2 – 4
Kathmandu, Nepal

This is an opportunity to participate on a facilitator team for an AVP Basic workshop with Nepali youth. This workshop will be held in English. If you are interested in sharing your experience of AVP with young people, this is the workshop for you.
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: US$165 total cost per person (accommodation, meals, workshop)
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Trauma Healing Workshop
November 2 – 4
Kathmandu, Nepal

Details to be announced
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: TBA
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Pre-Gathering Seminars

Park Village Hotel, Kathmandu


What Makes Us AVP Facilitators?
Saturday Afternoon, November 4

Being an AVP Facilitator is more than getting the certificate after completing the training- as we all know. This pre-gathering seminar will explore that ‘more’- that makes us AVP facilitators! All facilitators welcome.

Yoga and Meditation in AVP
Sunday Morning, November 5

Awareness of one’s body, mind and intellect is conducive to one’s transformation. How simple breathing and meditation techniques can be included in AVP workshops.

AVP Work with Refugees
Sunday Morning, November 5

How AVP is being used in work with refugees, particularly as part of the healing process.

To sign up to attend a pre-gathering seminar, you must first be registered to attend the gathering.
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Activities After the Gathering


AVP Youth Basic Workshop
November 13 – 15
Pokhara, Nepal

AVP Youth Basic workshop in Pokhara with international AVP visitors on the facilitator team.
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: US$160 total cost per person (accommodation, meals, workshop)
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AVP Advanced (2nd Level) Workshop
November 18 – 20
Pokhara, Nepal

AVP Advanced (2nd level) workshop for people who have taken the basic workshop and who have shown interest to learn more. The participants will be teachers, social workers and youth. We are looking for experienced facilitators for the team.
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: TBA
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Facilitator Sharing Workshop
November 16
Pokhara, Nepal

A day long sharing between AVP Nepal and international facilitators in Pokhara. This is an opportunity to meet, share and learn from each other.
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: US$40 total cost per person
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School Visit: Meet Teachers Using AVP in the Classroom
November 21
Pokhara, Nepal

School teachers are practicing AVP in schools. We will visit one school to meet teachers and students. We will also do an AVP activity with them.
Approximate cost to participate in this activity: US$40 total cost per person
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Touring

We offer the following information for two Nepal tour packages for use by people planning to attend the World Gathering who are interested in touring. Both tour providers below have connections to AVP Nepal.
AVP International holds no further responsibility with regards to this information or the tours offered by these companies. AVP International cannot provide any additional information to that provided below. Please communicate with the tour providers directly.


Kathmandu Experience Travels & Tours (P) Ltd.
Tel. 00977-1- 444 36 09 / Email: info@kettours.com

9 days / 8 nights
October 27 to November 4 (before the gathering) or November 11 – 19 (after the gathering)

Tour Summary
Day 1 Pick-up from Kathmandu airport on arrival; visit old town Kathmandu and Thamel as time permits.
Day 2 Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley; Durbar Square in Patan, Buddhist Stupa and Hindu Temple; Hindu cremation ritual.
Day 3 After breakfast, travel to Pokhara (7 hour drive); late afternoon stroll along the lake.
Day 4 Short drive to Sarangkot Hill to see the sun rise over the Annapurna range; boat trip after breakfast on Fewa Lake; hike uphill to the Peace Stupa with a view of the Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake and the Annapurna range; typical Nepalese folk dances and music in the evening.
Day 5 After breakfast, travel to Chitwan National Park (5 ½ hour drive); village tour to experience the “Tharu” ethnic tribe way of life; visit the elephant breeding centre; typical Tharu folk dances and music in the evening.
Day 6 Jungle activities; canoe trip on the Rapti River to see the crocodiles; jungle walk with an experienced nature guide; watch elephants bathe; jungle safari tour riding on an elephant into the Chitwan jungle where you might see a Bengal tiger or Indian rhinoceros.
Day 7 Return to Kathmandu (6-7 hour drive).
Day 8 Explore narrow market streets, temples; Buddhist Stupa Baudhanath; old city of Bhaktapur; Nagarkot.
Day 9 Travel to Park Village Hotel.

Price based on minimum 20 people. Private individual or small group tours may be arranged with travel in private car. Ask about prices.

Price A
Kathmandu: Malla Hotel or similar 3-4 star international standard
Pokhara: Hotel Barahi or similar
Chitwan: Hotel Wildlife Camp or similar
US$720.00 per person in a double / twin room (single room supplement US$290.00)

Price B
Kathmandu: Hotel Serenity or similar 2 star international standard
Pokhara: Hotel Landmark or similar
Chitwan: Hotel Wildlife Camp or similar
US$490.00 per person in a double / twin room (single room supplement US$170.00)

Included:
Accommodations in deluxe or medium category hotels
4 nights in Kathmandu + 2 nights in Pokhara, with full breakfast the next day
2 nights in Chitwan, including all meals and jungle activities
Airport transfers, deluxe coach travel in Nepal, sight-seeing tours
English speaking guide

Not included:
Meals not mentioned
Entrance fees for monuments, museums, heritage sites: approximately US$45.00 per person
Extra costs incurred due to unforeseen events, such as bad weather, unsafe road conditions, general strikes, etc.
Tips, porterage, telephone calls, etc. and all other personal costs

Flight-seeing
Experience the Himalayas from the air during a 1 hour flight that leaves from Kathmandu airport every morning. US$125.00 per person

Holidays Mart Tours and Travels (P) Ltd.
Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
Tel: +977-61- 466805
Email: tellmeat2@gmail.com, hmartnepal@gmail.com
Website: www.hmartnepal.com

9 days / 8 nights
October 27 – November 4 (before the gathering) or November 11 – 19 (after the gathering)

Tour Summary

Day 1 Pick-up from Kathmandu airport on arrival.
Day 2 Travel to Pokhara (7-8 hour drive); dinner with typical Nepalese folk dances and music.
Day 3 Short drive to Sarangkot Hill to see the sun rise over the Annapurna range; International Mountain Museum; waterfall, Peace Stupa; boat trip on Fewa Lake.
Day 4 Walk around Dhampus village, visiting social projects or adventure sports
Day 5 After breakfast, travel to Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha) (7 hour drive); visit monuments, museum, stupa.
Day 6 Travel to Chitwan National Park (3 ½ hour drive); village tour to experience the “Tharu” ethnic tribe way of life; visit the elephant breeding centre.
Day 7 Jungle activities; safari tour on elephant back or by jeep; boat trip on the Rapti River to see the crocodiles and watch elephants bathing; typical Tharu folk dances and music in the evening.
Day 8 Return to Kathmandu (6-7 hour drive); old Durbar Square.
Day 9 Buddhist monkey temple; Stupa Baudhanath; old city of Bhaktapur; travel to Park Village Hotel.

Price for 16 to 30 pax: US$650.00 per person in a double / twin room
Price for 7 to 15 pax: US$680.00 per person in a double / twin room
Price for 4 to 6 pax: US$700.00 per person in a double / twin room
Single room supplement US$150.00

Included:
Accommodations in medium category hotels
2 nights in Kathmandu + 3 nights in Pokhara + 1 night in Lumbini, with full breakfast the next day
2 nights in Chitwan, including all meals and jungle activities
Airport transfers, deluxe coach or micro bus travel in Nepal, sight-seeing tours
English speaking guide

Not included:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini not mentioned
Mountain Museum entrance fee: US$40.00 per person
Extra costs incurred due to unforeseen events, such as bad weather, unsafe road conditions, general strikes, etc.
Tips, porterage, telephone calls, etc. and all other personal costs

Dhampus village including visit to social projects: US$200.00 (minimum 4 pax)
Paragliding: US$125.00 per person (25 minutes)
Ultra-light flight: US$145.00 per person (30 minutes)
Bungee jump / Zip line: US$110.00 per person