Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal Videos

Welcome to the land of a thousand temples, a country with finest trekking trails, yaks and yams - Nepal. This program is a summary of everything good about Nepal. Culture, history, cuisine, shopping, religion, adventure and a lot more.
You will embark on a cultural journey in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Here you would experience the joy of giving by volunteering at the orphanage, teaching English to the children or taking care of the mentally disabled children. While volunteer work will form the major activity of your week, during your weekend you will get to explore the popular tourist attractions in and around Kathmandu. You will be visiting Bhaktapur which offers all kinds of interesting experiences, Patan one of the royal cities, and nagarkot which has unrestricted mountain views. Come next weekend and you would cover the amazing Chitwan National Park. Chitwan was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. This park is home to more than 700 species of wildlife and innumerable flora varieties.

A favourite destination for the schoolie groups, teenagers, medics and families, your exotic drip trip to Nepal is about to begin!

Day 1 (Sat): Arrival in Kathmandu
At Volsol we try to keep your transfers as smooth as possible. So, as soon as you touch base at Kathmandu, we pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. You can freshen up and relax here. We will conduct a brief orientation session with you and prepare you for your trip ahead. The orientation session is important because it will cover safety guidelines, transportation details, information about ATMs, currency exchange, internet access, cultural practices etc. Welcome Dinner is also arranged for you in the evening.
Day 2 (Sun): Full day city tour of Kathmandu
Volunteers will leave in the morning for sightseeing of capital city Kathmandu. Since you have landed in the land of temples, you will find many Buddhist and Hindu temples. At every nook and corner you will see beautiful rising pagodas, intricately cut architectural designs, shrines and monastery. You will cover the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Temple of Kumari, Boudha Nath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhu Nath Stupa (Monkey Temple) in this city trip.

Day 3 (Mon) to Day 7 (Fri): Volunteering work in Kathmandu
Day 3 is when you start some serious volunteer work. During this time you would working in either Orphanage,Teaching Project or with mentally – physically disabled children for 3 weeks. 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.

Day 8 (Sat) to Day 9 (Sun) – Tour of Nagarkot-Bhaktapur-Patan
On day 8, volunteers leave for Nagarkot by private car for fantastic Himalayan mountain views. For rest and recoup, we will arrange overnight stay for you at hotel. 
Day 9 is when we take you back to Kathmandu while on the way we will take you to visit Bhaktapur- Nepal’s “cultural gem” and Patan- the religious hub. Bhaktapur is full of Hindu and Buddhist religious sites and artwork, there are nineteen Buddhist monasteries (Vihars). Patan is famous for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts and dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.

Day 10 (Mon) to Day 14 (Fri) Volunteering in Kathmandu
Day 10 is when you return to your volunteering activities. At the assigned volunteer project you would be required to put minimum 5 hours of volunteer work. Your duties would remain the same. 
Day 15 (Sat) – Kathmandu to Chitwan
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. You would be briefed on the jungle activities and the facilities in the Lodge. 
Day 16 (Sun) – Chitwan
After breakfast, a day full of activities is ahead for you. These jungle activities include nature walk, elephant safari, bird watching, boat ride on the river and canoeing.

Day 17 (Mon) – Chitwan to Kathmandu
After a memorable trip to Chitwan, volunteers come back to Kathmandu. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may get some time off in the evening for leisure activities.
Day 18 (Tue) to Day 21 (Fri) – Volunteering in Kathmandu
Coming back to the volunteering work on Day 18, this would be your final stay with the children. The volunteering work and activities would remain the  same. You are free to host goodbye event or get together, that is totally on you.
Day 22 – Departure from Kathmandu
This the day when you bid adieu to your interesting and enlightening Nepal journey.
Kathmandu - Nepal Program Requirements

  • Participating volunteer should be 17 years old or above.Medical program participants, must be above 18 years old.
  • He/she should have flexibility to adjust in new environment and culture.
  • For Medical Program – Pre Medical, Medical and Nursing students as well as Medical Professionals are welcome to join the program. Participants with other qualifications related to medical field such as CAN, EMT can also join the program.
  • Be in good health.

Start Date / Arrival Dates

Volunteers can begin their program on any Monday of the month (Unless you join the Language and Culture week in Kathmandu, which starts on 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month throughout the year, followed by  program of your choice in Nepal.) 

Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive in Kathmandu on the dates given below.

2015 2016
Jun 27 25
Jul 11, 25 09, 23
Aug 08, 22 06
Nepal Program Cost

Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 

3 weeks$999£700$1,419€970
Extra week $120£84$171€117
What are you Paying For?
  •  24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
  •  Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  •  Pick up from the airport
  •  Orientation 
  •  Food (2-3 times a day)
  •  Accommodation 
  •  Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
What's NOT Included?
  • Airfare
  • Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Local Transportation
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations
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    Meeting the children or making new friends are the highlight of my whole volunteering trip.

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