Be a part of the Summer Volunteer Program in Nepal with VolSol to get a life-changing experience in a short duration of 3 weeks. The project will offer you with all the best things that the country has to offer - from its culture, history, cuisine, shopping, religion, adventure and a lot more!
You will embark on your volunteering journey in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You would experience the joy of giving by serving at the orphanage, teaching English to the children or taking care of the mentally disabled children. While volunteer work will be the major activity of your week, during your weekend you will get to explore the popular tourist attractions in and around Kathmandu.
This Summer Volunteer Travel in Nepal is meant for all those adventurous souls looking to make a difference through some meaningful contribution.
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Day 1 (Sat): Arrival in Kathmandu You will be picked up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to your accommodation. You can take some rest on day of arrival. You can also venture out to the nearby local area and get familiar with it.
(Meals – Dinner – Subject to arrival time)Day 2 (Sunday) – Orientation
Today your coordinators will be discussing with you your program itinerary for the days to come and give you the essential information. (Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Day 3 (Mon) to Day 7 (Fri) – Volunteering in Kathmandu
Volunteer work begins. During this time you will be working in either Orphanage, Teaching Project or with mentally – physically disabled children. You can render invaluable help by doing volunteer work at an orphanage in Nepal by giving them love and affection, teaching them basic conversational English, helping them in their school subjects, guiding them about personal hygiene and sanitation, taking them out on small excursions and engaging them in extra – curricular activities. It would be an unforgettable and soul enriching experience for you which may compel you to return.
(Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from Monday to Thursday and Breakfast/Dinner on Friday)Day 8 (Sat) – Kathmandu City Tour
Today we will take you for City tour of Kathmandu. You will find many Buddhist and Hindu temples and many historic and heritage sites in the city. You can also see beautiful pagodas, shrines and monasteries. In this tour we will cover Durbar Square, Temple of Kumari (Living Goddess) and Pashupatinath Temple.
(Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)Day 9 (Sun) – Free Day in Kathmandu
This day is free for leisure activities or optional tours or for shopping. You can visit other places of tourist interest or visit Thamel area for spending good time in a pub or restaurant and for shopping.
(Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)Day 10 (Mon) to Day 14 (Fri) – Volunteer work in Kathmandu
You will continue volunteering work and gain rich experience out of it.
(Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from Monday to Thursday and Breakfast/Dinner on Friday)Day 15 (Sat) – Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
At around 10 am, we will take volunteers to Bhaktapur, one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal. In Bhaktapur, You can see amazing pagodas and other monuments. After sightseeing in Bhaktapur, you can have lunch at a local restaurant (at own cost). Later we will proceed to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located near Kathmandu from where one can get amazing views of the Himalayas. Enjoy the sunset and then return back to Kathmandu.
(Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)Day 16 (Sun) – Visit to Patan and Swayabhunath Temple
After breakfast, we will take you for tour of Patan and Swayabhunath Temple. Patan is one of the ancient Kingdoms in Nepal. As you reach Patan, you would be taken aback by the contrast to Kathmandu. See beautiful temples and palaces in Patan. After lunch in Patan in a local restaurant (at own cost), we will proceed to Swayabhunath Temple. Later we will take you back to your accommodation.
(Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)Day 17 (Mon) – Refreshing tour of Chitwan and Pokhara
Volunteers will leave for Chitwan by air conditioned bus or van or car. Upon arrival at the Chitwan National Park, you would be transferred to the Lodge or accommodation booked for you. You can discuss with local staff for jungle activities and the facilities around.
(Meals – Breakfast)Day 18 (Tue) – Chitwan
On this day, enjoy a safari in Chitwan National Park and other activities like nature walk, bird watching etc. You can also enjoy various activities in and around your accommodation.
(Meals – Breakfast)Day 19 (Wed) – Chitwan-Pokhara
After breakfast at the hotel, volunteers will travel to Pokhara by air-conditioned bus or van or car. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in at the booked accommodation. Relax for some time and then go for evening boat ride in Phewa Lake. Later you can roam around and enjoy lively ambience around. You can have lunch in a local restaurant (at own cost). For dinner, you can go for any of the good restaurants (there are many) in Pokhara and try various local food as well.
(Meals – Breakfast)Day 20 (Thu) – Sightseeing in Pokhara
Early morning, visit famous Sarangkot for amazing sunrise and get magnificent views of the Himalayas. Later return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we will take you for city tour of Pokhara. In this tour you will visit places of tourist attractions like Mahendra Cave, Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall, Peace Pagoda and Bindhyabasini Temple. One can also visit the International Mountain Museum. Adventure lovers can opt for add on activity of paragliding.
(Meals – Breakfast)Day 21 (Fri) – Pokhara-Kathmandu
In morning, volunteers will return to Kathmandu by bus or van or car. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check in at the accommodation booked for you. Rest of time is free for taking rest or for shopping.
(Meals – Breakfast)Day 22 (Sat) – Departure from Kathmandu
It’s time to say bye to Nepal. Check out from the accommodation and proceed to airport for your onward / return flight.
It is our duty to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, so the moment you land in Nepal we take care of you. From arranging airport transfers to providing you a comfortable accommodation, clubbed with meals of your choice plus assisting with weekend tours, we try to serve you the best.
Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by a member of the local coordinating staff. Those volunteers who will be already in Nepal will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand.
Accommodation is provided on a shared basis at our volunteers homebase in Kathmandu. In case there is no availability at the volunteer home, then volunteers are also provided accommodation at a guest house or with a local host family. Depending on the availability you would be assigned your accommodation. Both the home stay accommodations and Volunteers house are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity and all basic amenities available. The accommodations have hot water showers for winters and wifi internet is available.
An orientation and briefing will be provided by your local program coordinator. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Start your volunteering experience by taking the 1 week Language Culture Orientation week in Kathmandu.
2 or 3 Nepalese meals will be provided to all volunteers depending on your work schedule.Breakfast typically consists of Bread, Butter, Jam, Sandwich, Tea etc.Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice,Vegetables,Chicken and meat etc.The staple meal for most Nepalese people is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari).If you have any special dietary requirements, you can let us know in advance and we can try our best to accommodate that.
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We encourage volunteers to get in touch with former Volunteering Solutions participants and also other program participants joining our projects. You are recommended to join the Volunteering Solutions Facebook Page or Facebook Group to connect with other participants and our team.
You can also visit the Nepal Program Reviews page to view the testimonials and feedbacks of our past participants.
To read alumni interviews and experiences, visit the ‘Meet a Volunteer’ section on our website.
VolSol recommends all its volunteers to apply for the desired programs well in advance. Our major booking seasons are from January to July and September to December.
As we have limited spots available in our programs and serve on first come first basis, it is strongly recommended to apply for the program and book your spots well in advance. You can book your spot in the program by filling an online form and paying the application fee.
Once you complete your application, your individual 'My Account' will be active in which you will receive your placement confirmation after which you can pay the program fees. You can pay the program fees later as well in installments, but 45 days before the program starts.
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