Venture to the land of the Himalayas to volunteer at Kathmandu's only autism NGO. Explore ancient temples, meander through village markets and venture into the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Setting

Opportunities for students with special needs are growing slowly in Nepal. In urban areas, where large NGOs are present, prospects are much greater than the countryside. We'll base ourselves in the Himalayan city of Kathmandu working alongside some of Nepal's leading advocates for autism and special needs education. Lend a hand in the recently constructed education center, explore the bustling markets, learn how to eat Nepalese momos and venture into the foothills of the Himalayas on this 10-day professional exchange trip.

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Our Project

We'll spend our time in a recently established NGO in Kathmandu that serves children with autism in the community. As the only active autism organization in Nepal, the work of the teachers, families and experts that run the center is extremely important for both those in Kathmandu and the country as a whole. We'll engage with the teachers to conduct Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) trainings, work alongside parents and promote autism awareness. The goal is to build these resources over time and eventually expand our reach into the less developed countryside.

Culture & Exploration

Towering snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Centuries old temples adorned with colorful prayer flags. Local markets humming with activity. We'll take time to explore the corners of Nepal that most travelers never see. Take an afternoon to meet with a leading journalist who advocates for autism in Kathmandu. Spend another learning traditional Nepalese cooking. On the weekend, journey into the foothills of the Himalayas and stay at a peaceful mountain retreat.

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Dates, Fees & Application


We offer two types of programs throughout the year:

1. Short-term Faculty-led Programs - Click here to learn more about creating a customized program for your university with Project R.E.A.Ch.

2. Departures for students & professionals - Project R.E.A.Ch. offers departure throughout the year for students and professionals in the field of special education. Simply fill out the request form below for dates and pricing.




Program Includes:

  • 8 nights lodging in Kathmandu guesthouse
  • 1 night lodging in Himalayan guesthouse
  • Project at local center for children with disabilities
  • Full-time Guide
  • All meals
  • All in-country transportation
  • Guest speakers
  • Cultural activities: city tour of Kathmandu, Buddhism discussion with group of monks, tour of local temples, Nepali cooking lesson

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