Nepal Summer Volunteer Program 2016

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 & Orientationvolunteering in kathmandu nepal
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. 
Later in a day, your coordinators will be discussing with you your program itinerary for the days to come and give you the essential information. (Meals – Dinner – Subject to arrival time) 
Day 2 (Mon) to Day 6 (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 7 (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 8 (Sun) – Free Day in Kathamandu
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 9 (Mon) to Day 13 (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 14 (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 15 (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 16 (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 17 (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 18 (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 19 (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 20 (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 21 (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. 
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$1,469€980
Extra week $120£84$177€118
  • Comprehensive pre-departure guide
  • Assistance from support staff and In-country program coordinator
  • Airport pickup in Kathmandu
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation in volunteer house during program
  • Volunteering in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast and meals as specified in itinerary
  • City tour of Kathmandu
  • Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
  • Visit to ancient town of Patan
  • Amazing weekend trip to Chitwan and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in hotels during Chitwan-Pokhara tour
What's NOT Included?
  • International/Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Entry fees at monuments
  • Local transportation to and from program location
  • Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
  • Any personal expenses, TIPS, extra meals, beverages, laundry and any other services which are not mentioned (approximate personal expenses for food and traveling per week would be USD 40 to USD 50 per week)
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