Whether you’ve got a green thumb or just getting started as a Farmer, The Worldaway Tours Permaculture Course has everything you need for an eye-opening educational experience!
Come find adventure in the mountain ranges of Nepal and learn real-world farming and restoration work techniques to help grow crops in tough environments!
The 3 Week Permaculture Course takes place in Nepal’s awe-inspiring Royal Beach Camp that hosts a variety of entertaining activities like rafting, kayaking and canyoneering!
It’s far more than a regular vacation: as you learn about Permaculture Techniques and thriving in harsh climates, you’ll also be developing your teambuilding, leadership, and critical thinking skills!
Week 1 of the Permaculture Course takes you through an introduction to the group leader and your team members before entertaining team building games and a rafting, kayaking, or canyoneering experience!
You’ll also get an engaging opportunity to work on a Tree Plantation to learn about Sustainability while helping both the local ecosystem and compensating for your air travel and transportation in Nepal!
The Second Week gets down and dirty with farming, restoration work, and developing your final project for presentation to the group at the end of the course.
You’ll visit with the local farmers who grow organically, learning and sharing knowledge with others and truly experiencing the Nepalese Way of Life along the slopes of breathtaking Mountain Ranges!
As you prepare your final project during Week 3 of the Permaculture Course, you’ll be diving further into your farming and restoration work.
The daily schedule typically includes morning yoga and stretching to prepare your body for the hard work during the days, plenty of time to work on your project, enjoy team activities, group meetings to prepare or debrief, along with time to relax and talk about the experiences of the day as a group.
Day 19 of the Permaculture Course is Presentation Day followed a by a celebratory BBQ on the Beach with your group! The next day, enjoy a shopping trip to Kathmandu and personal time for sightseeing before departing the next day.
The Permaculture Course is stocked with activities that will educate you and help you grow as a person as you learn to grow crops in challenging climates! Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone to become an expert farmer with a life-changing experience under your belt!
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WEEK 1 – Focus: Introduction & Sustainability
Day 1 – Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to The Royal Beach Camp to settle in.
Day 2 – Introduction to your leader, the team, daily schedule and the camp. Introduction to one of our activities: rafting, kayaking or canyoneering.
Day 3 – Daily schedule starts*. Introduction to some of our team building games and join another one of our activities.
Day 4 – Training hike to local peak (2100 m) and sustainability workshop.
Day 5 – Sustainability work through tree plantation the participant is both helping to restore and protect local ecosystems but also compensating for their air travel and transportation in Nepal.
Day 6 – Introduction to Focus Project**. Group talk to set the plan for farming, restoration work and development project the coming two weeks.
Day 7 – Rest day.
WEEK 2 – Focus: Farming, Learn & Share knowledge
Day 8 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 9 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 10 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 11 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 12 – Visit local farmers who grow organically. Learn and share knowledge.
Day 13 – Visit local farmers who grow organically. Learn and share knowledge.
Day 14 – Rest day.
WEEK 3 – Focus: Finalising development project & Reflection
Day 15 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 16 – Farming, restoration work or development project.
Day 17 – Finalising the development project according to daily schedule.
Day 18 – Finalising the development project according to daily schedule.
Day 19 – Present your development project to the team. Feedback session and time for packing. Let’s celebrate your time with us over a campfire BBQ on the beach!
Day 20 – Travel to Kathmandu. Personal time for shopping or short sightseeing.
Day 21 – Departure.
*DAILY SCHEDULE – Participants work alongside our experienced team and have one assigned leader.
06:00 – 06:30 Morning exercise / yoga / stretching.
06:30 – 07:00 Morning meeting.
07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 – 12:00 Activity or work project.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch.
13:00 – 17:00 Project work or activity.
17:00 – 18:00 Tea & coffee. Meeting & debrief.
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner.
19:00 – 22:00 Story telling with the team.
**FOCUS PROJECT – Participants chose a Focus Project in Week 1.
This could be Farming, Restoration Work or a Development Project.
Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!
Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:
*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ.
Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.
No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.
*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.
Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.
We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!
It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.
Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.
On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.
In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!
As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:
- Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
- Additional food, drinks and snacks
- Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
- Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)
The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.
In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.
Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.
Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!
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Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.
*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.
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Permaculture Course (21 Days)Learn how to Restore & Protect Local Ecosystems!
- Stay at our Eco-Adventure Camp & Training Center
- The Royal Beach Camp
- Activities include - Rafting, Kayaking & Canyoneering!
- Visit Local Farmers who Grow Organically!
- Hands-on Sustainable Development Projects
- 2 x Airport Transfers
- Tree Plantation to Strengthen Local Biodiversity & Combat Deforestation!
- Tented Accommodation (shared) w/Meals, Outdoor Shower & (shared) WC Facilities
- Certificate of Completion
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