Volunteer in Nepal
Nepal is a mecca of culture and magnificent vistas. It has physical landscapes ranging from rich subtropical forest to soaring snow-covered peaks, and with ethnic groups with a multitude of different backgrounds and speaking a host of different languages. In this small central-Asian country, you will find ancient cities exploding with temples and pagodas, tiny villages with warm welcoming locals and sprawling rice terraces, and perhaps even the strength within yourself to embark on a challenging and inspiring Himalayan trek. Nepal as a nation exhibits deep national and cultural pride, which is most apparent during the dozens of yearly festivals that attract locals and tourists alike.
When you join our volunteering in Nepal programs you will be based in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. On arrival our volunteers get a cultural tour which will include a visit to Durbar Square, Swayambunath (the Money Temple), Kwa Bahal (the Golden Temple) and the Narayanhity Royal Palace. Be awed by the statue of Hanuman, the monkey god, which guards Durbar, keep your food away from the monkeys at the 2,500-year old Swayambunath, pay homage to the turtle guardians of the golden Kwa Bahal temple, experience Nepali funeral rites at Pashupatinath, and see artifacts at the Narayanhity, the palace-turned-museum. This place will blow you away!
Pokhara: This tranquil city that provides visitors with a wildly different feeling. Famous for its natural beauty, Pokhara is home to the serene Phewa Lake, as well as magnificent panoramas of the Annapurna range, and you can also find a number of temples and stupas in and around the area. Sit by the lake side for a snack or drink, or explore one of the area’s many natural wonders, including Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Devi’s Falls, or the Seti River gorge.
Chitwan National Park: Designated as a World Heritage site, Chitwan is located in the Terai, and covers an area of 932sq/km. The wildlife reserve is home to grasslands and subtropical deciduous forests, and provides a protected space for Bengals tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, leopards, elephants, antelopes, monkeys, and other wild creatures.
Everest Base Camp Trek: This popular Everest trekking route will amaze and enchant you, as you immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpas, and experience the tranquility of the millennia-old Buddhist monasteries you can visit on the way. Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5365m. Get in touch with us if you want to add on Everest Base Camp Trek to your volunteering experience!
NEPAL, FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD
‘Nepal touches your soul. You will feel on top of the world when you are in Nepal, with the mighty Everest and Annapurna range, remote villages and colourful festivals that it frequently has. The earthquake of 2015 really shock this magnificent country and drew us to help the communities that were impacted by this natural disaster. Our teaching, medical and community building projects will give you a chance to give back to the warm, generous loving people of Nepal.’
-Ridhi Patel, Founder, Volunteering Journeys
Why Volunteer in Nepal?
There’s no denying that Nepal is soothing for the soul. All over the country there are many sacred temples to laid back Buddhist Monasteries where you can even stay overnight!
Nepal has some of the worlds most beautiful landscape. The biodiversity ranges from tropical savannahs, to temperate coniferous forests, to alpine regions of shrub, rock and ice.
With the worlds highest peak – Mt Everest, and the Annupurna Range along with other mountain ranges, Nepal is a dream for those who loves walking and trekking.
Nepal has some amazing culinary delights! Sample freshly squeezed juice from exotic fruits, watch mas ko bara being made, and be brave enough to try fried yak tongue or tandoori goat meat!
Nepal Volunteer Programs
Building Program – Rebuilding Schools and Homes in Rural Nepal
The aftermath of the 2015 earthquake has left a huge need for reconstruction work in schools and homes around Kathmandu valley. Get involved in this truly amazing high impact program set in a local village. This is a must do program if you love to get your hands dirty and want to see ‘real’ Nepal.
Teaching English in Nepal
Teaching English in Nepal is based in Kathmandu where you have volunteering opportunities teaching children in local schools and community centres.
Medical Volunteer in Nepal
Medical Volunteering in Nepal is based in Kathmandu where you get practical medical and healthcare work experience in local clinics and hospitals.