NEPAL 2024

Anticipated Trip Cost: $3,999
Anticipated Dates: June 22 – July 6, 2024

Leadership Development

  • 9-month leadership development program with integrated local service component
  • Youthlinc’s mission is to transform volunteers into lifetime humanitarians, which takes time and effort- we are not a “pay-and-go” program
  • Twenty five years of proven curriculum and data show that our program truly changes and improves our volunteers & communities abroad
  • Connect and build friendships with your team for 9 months prior to travel


  • Work with Insight Himalaya, a Nepali family-owned company, to make a lasting impact in rural villages
  • Work with Waves For Water on clean water projects
  • Projects relate to community health, business & vocational skills, ecological improvements, construction, cultural exchange, and education

What's Included?

  • We are a Utah-based program. Round-trip international airfare is included from Salt Lake City. Minors will never be asked to fly alone to another city to meet their team for the first time.
  • All meals, accommodation, transportation, & clean water
  • Excursions include visiting the famous world heritage sites throughout Kathmandu and a day trek Kathmandu valley 
  • Travel insurance, medical professional travels with team, 1:3 ratio of adults:student


The first Youthlinc trip to Nepal was in 2015 right after several earthquakes devastated the country. Nepal is spread over an extremely mountainous region which makes it susceptible to high levels of earthquake activity and intense rainfall every year. These conditions continually wash out their roads and weakens the structural integrity of many buildings each year. These circumstances heavily damage infrastructure and leave buildings (schools, homes, etc.) in disrepair. This has especially detrimental effects on small, rural communities who are expected to fund rebuilds and structural repairs year after year.

Our in-country coordinator is Binod Rai. Binod and his family run a trekking company in Nepal called Insight Himalaya. He is also on the Board for Waves For Water. He has a mind for logistics, is a lifetime humanitarian, and is ecstatic to be working with Youthlinc. We are lucky to have him!

Our team will be working in two small villages outside an area called Godawari, just 45 minutes southeast of Kathmandu. Youthlinc works in the villages of Khanigaon and Lele. Both communities have tremendous need and are excited to welcome the Youthlinc teams with open arms.

Read About Our 2023 Projects

The community has indicated that their highest priority project is for renovations and repairs to be done at the primary school to ensure the safety of their children. Our teams will continue to work with a local contractor to make the necessary repairs and renovations to the school to ensure it is a safe and inviting place for children to continue their education.
Nepal has a rich unique culture and they are eager to share it with you. The team explored Nepali history and culture by visiting local homes and world heritage sites. In the evenings the team had traditional dance lessons and performed at closing ceremonies.
The team hosted an English camp for grades 4-8. Youthlincers taught English lessons and held conversations with students practicing spoken English. Every volunteer had the opportunity to plan, prepare, and teach an active English lesson.
The team held a community health fair for men and women in the community. The community health committee planned lessons based on the needs of the community and taught about water sanitation, first aid, women's health, and maturation. The team worked with Waves 4 Water to provide 50 in-home water filtration systems.
The vocational committee worked with a group of women and mothers and taught them how to knit and crochet. It can get quite cold during the winter months in Nepal, so this skill helps mothers provide warm winter gear for their families.
The team hosted a business seminar for the women's group in the Godawari region. The women are very smart and very driven. They are eager to learn more about business and how to implement the 5P's of business to old and new business ventures. With the support of the team, they were able to receive necessary capital and tools to continue their entrepreneurial journeys.
The ecological committee focused on the benefits of agroforestry at the primary school. They installed planter boxes and kitchen gardens at the school.
The team visit the World Heritage sites of Nepal: Boudhanath, Bhaktapur Square, Pashupatinath, and Dubar Square. They also did a day trek in the Kathmandu Valley hosted by Insight Himalaya. This year the group had a long enough layover in Singapore that they were able to hang out there for a while in transit!

In-country Coordinator

Binod Rai

At the age of 18 he was the youngest Trek Leader in the Himalaya.  He left for the chance to leave home and study in Hawaii to help his dad start an adventure travel business.

In 2021 this family business, Insight Himalaya,  celebrates 31 years of pioneering new trails, pulling off once in a lifetime expeditions, setting new standards in bespoke Himalaya adventures and today collaborating with Waves For Water to enable people to go off on a holiday to countries like Mongolia and deliver water filters to nomadic families.

He is the South Asia Director for and has assisted in their work in Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, China & Mongolia.

He founded Waves For Water India in 2015 which as of 2019 has provided more than 8000 water filter systems to those languishing in inhospitable conditions in the slums of Delhi and Gurgaon, North India.

Youthlinc connected with Binod in through a mutual friend in Utah. Binod has a passion for service through his family and his foundations. Youthlinc felt like a perfect partnership to bring into his local villages. He has helped us expand and reach more of rural Nepal. Binod is married to Rupa Rai, and together they have 2 children who also actively find ways to serve their communities.

We are so luck to have Binod as our In-Country Coordinator for Nepal.

Megan Moffat

Megan got involved with Youthlinc in 2012 as a humanitarian on the Peru team. Since then she has been on 5 trips as an Alum Leader, Assistant Team Leader, Mentor, and participant in the Global Community Leadership program. This is her second time as Team Leader. She loves Youthlinc’s mission of creating lifetime humanitarians and the amazing opportunities that service brings. 

Megan has a degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and recently graduated with a Master’s of Business Administration from Western Governors University. She is an Operations Manager at a laboratory. In her free time she likes playing guitar, riding her motorcycle, and listening to Taylor Swift.

Nathan Anderson

My name is Nathan Anderson, I’m so excited to be your ATL for the Nepal 2023 Service Year! This will be my third year with Youthlinc, I have previously been apart of the Peru and Vietnam Service Teams. I am passionate about serving others and am eager to get this service year started. In my free time I like to read, play chess, snowboard, or hangout with friends.