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School renovation and teaching in Daman
Daman, Makwanpur          February 5 - February 19, 2016
Daman, Makwanpur          March 5 - March 19, 2016

Volunteer project: Daman is a small village situated at an altitude of 2320 meters and 100 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The village provides a beautiful view of the Himalayas with Mt. Everest in the east. The village lies on the Tribhuvan Highway, one of the adventurous highways in Nepal.

We have been operating in Daman since 2012. Daman is an isolated and rural village and most people are farmers and live traditionally as they have always done. However, times are changing and because of severe lack of funds, the community struggles to keep up with the rapid change that Nepal is undergoing. Knowledge of other cultures and the ability to speak English are vital skills for young Nepalese people. Many face a future in the tourist business, and therefore the ability to communicate with foreigners will increase their chances of having a better life once they leave the village. For the international volunteers, learning about a completely different culture from the local hosts and adjusting to their unique way of living, is an unforgettable experience.

Our main aim is giving to the youth of Daman better prospects for the future through improving the facilities and the teaching at the local high school. We will mainly be working at the local high school to construct a playground, a tennis court, and a volleyball court. Besides this, the volunteers will also teach different subjects such as English, Math, Science and/or Computer Science in the school.

Language: English

Free time activities: Trekking of Daman Hill  (about 2500 m) where you can see more than 10 peaks of the Himalayan range, Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, Hetauda industrial city tour.

Accommodation: In Daman, the volunteers have the unique opportunity to stay with a local family (volunteers will have their private room). Please bring your own sleeping bag and mattress. Authentic Nepali food like Dal Bhat (a soup of lentil or beans with boiled rice) and Tarkari (cooked vegetables) will be served. This is the staple food of the local people. You can enjoy probably the finest view of the Himalayas extending on a good day from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest in the east.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Thamel, Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Daman. A public bus takes between 5-7 hours to get to Daman.

Location: Daman, Makwanpur District

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Support the development of Kavresthali village through organic farming and education
Phutung, Kathmandu          February 16 - March 1, 2016
Phutung, Kathmandu          March 16 - March 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The project will take place in Kavresthali village of Kathmandu district, 8 km from the center of Kathmandu. The volunteers will be staying in a typical Nepali village where most people work as farmers. The local people are very friendly and welcoming. If you walk 10-15 minutes from the camphouse, you can reach a small town where amenities such as banks, shops, post office and internet cafes are available.

We have been operating in Kavresthali since 2012. It is a very poor village where many different types of work have to be done. We mainly focus on agricultural, social and educational work. This project is for those interested in rural village life and everything it includes: farming, traditional culture and a life with very scarce resources, dependent on crops and domestic animals.

Volunteers will be working to establish an organic agriculture farm in Kavresthali village near Kathmandu. The work will depend on the season but will include planting and harvesting different crops. Volunteers will also work to maintain the farm area by cleaning, weeding and watering. This also means caring for the animals (goats, cows, and chickens).

Staying in Kavresthali is a good opportunity to interact with the local community. We always stress the importance of sharing one's personal ideas and values with the locals, as the locals love hearing directly from you. We'll therefore organize an agricultural workshop and give the villagers advice on ways to improve their agricultural practice; in particular working with the local women's group. If you have any skill sets that might be useful for the locals, please be ready to share your ideas.

We will also organize workshops about women’s rights and women’s issues in rural Nepal. We believe that women of the village benefit a lot from knowing about women’s issues in other countries. The volunteers will share their knowledge with the local people to help the development of the village, as well as to improve the equality and ethical prospects of the villagers.

The group will also provide invaluable education support in the local school. For two hours every morning, the volunteers will be teaching English, Math or Computer Knowledge to the village children.

The Kavresthali community will invite the volunteers for a cultural exchange and home stay day. On this day, they will invite you to the village, serve you food, and introduce you to the Nepalese culture. This is a unique opportunity to experience true Nepali village life and interact with the local people. After the event, it is also possible to stay with a local family for the night.

Language: English

Free time activities: A one day trek of Kakani (1900+ m) and Shivapuri National Park, sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, visiting Osho Meditation center (Tapoban), etc. The village is situated close to Kathmandu and, in the free time, the volunteers will be able to visit a number of UNESCO world heritage sites including the Buddhist temples at Swayumbhunath and Boudnath. A visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square and one of the biggest Hindu temples at Pashupatinath will provide volunteers with a fascinating insight into the religious life in Nepal. Nepal also has many important religious and local festivals during the year, and it may be possible to participate in some of the celebrations.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay together at our newly built camp house. Sleeping mats are provided but volunteers will need to bring a sleeping bag. You will be served Dal Bhat (a soup of lentil or beans with boiled rice) and Tarkari (cooked vegetables). This is the staple diet of the Nepalese and most Nepalese people eat it every day.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Thamel, Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Kavresthali by public bus. It normally takes about 30 minutes to get to Kavresthali.

Location: Kavresthali, Phutung, Kathmandu District

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Community development and education in Saptari
Saptari          February 20 - March 4, 2016

Volunteer project: Dharampur is a village and market center in Kanchan Roop Municipality in Saptari District in the Sagarmatha Zone of south-eastern Nepal. It was merged in the municipality along with other 8 villages in 2013. It's about 450 km south east from Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal). We have been operating a literacy program for children and a youth club in Dharampur since 2005. It is a very poor village where most people are indigenous. Because of lack of health awareness and education, they face many problems in their life and many different types of work have to be done. We mainly focus on agricultural, educational, health and environmental research and physical work. The rural living standard is very poor. Their main income sources are crops, domestic animals, small trade and daily toil wages. Dharampur is located at the main highway and close to the biggest river Saptakoshi. The camp house is near Koshitappu. Koshitappu is famous for the jungle safaris, birds watching and wild animals. Staying in Dharampur is a good opportunity to interact with the local community and exchange culture. We continually stress the importance of sharing one's personal ideas and values with the local people and the local people love to hear directly from the volunteers.

There's lots of work to do. However, we are going to work in the four main topics: Agricultural research, Educational research, Health research and Environmental research. School building painting, building a playground, building a community house.

Volunteers can take part in additional activities with local youth such as educational activities at the local primary school i.e. teaching English, math, science etc.; sports activities, music/dance activities; environmental awareness activities with local women's groups. It will be possible to organize one day trekking from the camp site and sightseeing of Janakpur Mithila Nagari (Ram Janaki Temple) which is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO and famous place for natural beauty .

The Dharampur local community will arrange a Home Stay program during the project. On this day, local people will invite you on their house, serve you food and introduce their culture. This will be unique experience to meet and interact with them.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a camp house or homestay with local people. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag and mattress. The camp house can accommodate 15 to 30 people. Volunteers will get three meals each day including the Nepalese dish called Dal Bhat, i.e. Dal (soup of lentil or beans), and Bhat (cooked rice), with Tarkari (cooked vegetables). This is the staple diet of the Nepalese and it is eaten every day.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Thamel, Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to Saptari by bus. It normally takes around 9-10 hours to get to Saptari.

Location: Dharampur, Saptari District

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Cadip volunteer project review:

" This is Stefan from Canada! I taught at the high school in Lamjung from October 2013 to January 2014. From the time I got off the plane in Kathmandu, the locals made me feel like I was a part of a family. I was welcomed into the local coordinator's home, fed meals with his family, and briefed on the customs and culture of Nepal; and this was before I even reached the village where I would be staying for my volunteer period. Living in the village, I could not have asked for a better cultural experience. I had the opportunity to help my family harvest rice, cut grass for the goats, and was treated like a son - not to mention the delicious food that I was fed each and every day. I developed a close relationship with each of the 90 students at my school, and learned more from them than I think they learned from me. My entire experience has been nothing but positive, in terms of both professionalism and administration, and my only regret is not staying here longer. I can’t wait to come back. "

Stefan S.,
Cadip volunteer 2012 and 2014

 

Conservation of community forests in Chitwan National Park
Chitwan          April 10 - April 25, 2016
Chitwan          February 16 - February 28, 2017

Volunteer project: The Chitwan National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in Nepal. Here one can spot wildlife and enjoy the nature. Away from the tourist center, Sourha, a lot of villages share a border with the national park. In the border region, community forests were established.

Community forests are parts of the National park in which local people can cut down trees under strict regulation. They use those to make fire wood, furniture, building material and more. In return they take care of the forest under the supervision of professionals.

Volunteers in this project try to improve the symbiosis between the local community and the nature. They will plant new trees, destroy harmful weed and create firewalls. Furthermore, they will improve a security fence that protects the forest and start campaigns to raise environmental awareness among the local people. The close contact to the Nepali people is a great chance to gain intercultural expertise on both sides.

Language: English

Free time activities: Trekking of Sinchang Gadhi (about 1500 m), Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, rafting in the Himalayan rivers.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a camp house or with a local family. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. The volunteers travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Bhorle. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu within 5 hours.

Location: Chitwan National Park, Chitwan District

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

 

 

Support the earthquake recovery and reconstruction efforts in rural Nepal
Bhorle, Chitwan          May 10 - May 25, 2016
Bhorle, Chitwan          December 20, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Bhorle, Chitwan          March 16 - March 30, 2017

Volunteer project: Bhorle village of Chitwan district is about 130 km south west from Kathmandu in the Central region of Nepal.
A major attraction of Bhorle is its rich Gurung culture, the friendly attitude of local people and their active participation in the cultural exchange activities. Right at the foot of two high mountains and next to the Trishuli River, this village offers panoramic views and fast access to whitewater rafting or jungle safaris and wildlife adventures in the Chitwan National Park. One horned rhino, Bengal tiger, gharial crocodiles, species of birds and others, are the main attraction of the district.

The village of Bhorle is situated on a hill. Villagers used to cut down the trees on the hillside, and thereby provoked landslides. Volunteers will help to plant new trees to prevent such landslides in the future. In addition, they can help with the construction of new houses, which are needed because the old houses are no longer safe after the earthquake.

Furthermore, we try to establish a vegetable farm that helps to gain funds for new projects and we renovate the water supply of the village.

Educational activities are offered in the local primary school. Volunteers can play sports with the children and educate them about their home countries as well as help the young ones to gain basic knowledge in English.

The New Year’s Special project (December 20, 2016 - January 3, 2017) focuses on cultural exchange. The volunteers will celebrate Christmas with the village community and try to get to know their culture, while helping them in the renovation of the village facilities. In addition to that it includes a 2-night trip to Chitwan National Park with an Elephant Back Safari, a cultural exchange event, canoeing, a journey to the Elephant Breeding Center, guided birdwatching, walking through the jungle and bathing with elephants.

Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They will have the opportunity to develop construction, presentation, communication and many other skills, and get an insight into the rich and welcoming local culture.

Language: English

Free time activities: Trekking of Sinchang Gadhi (about 1500 m), Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, rafting in the Himalayan rivers.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a camp house. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. The volunteers travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Bhorle. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu within 5 hours.

Location: Bhorle, Chitwan District, just a short walk from the Highway to Chitwan

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro / 300 Euro for the New Year’s Special project (December 20, 2016 - January 3, 2017)
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa
Banepa, Kavre          July 1 - July 14, 2016
Banepa, Kavre          August 1 - August 14, 2016
Banepa, Kavre          September 1 - September 14, 2016
Banepa, Kavre          December 1 - December 14, 2016
Banepa, Kavre          January 1 - January 14, 2017
Banepa, Kavre          February 1 - February 14, 2017
Banepa, Kavre          March 1 - March 14, 2017

Volunteer project: The project activities take place around Banepa - a beautiful town at 1800m altitude, surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range, just an hour bus ride away from Kathmandu. Our volunteers live all together in a camp house, which is located in the hills, close to town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the buzzing capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with Wi-Fi, pharmacies, grocery stores and to top it all off, a beautiful old town.
From here, field trips to a variety of places are possible. For example, ancient Hindu temples, various trekking opportunities and all the sights of the Kathmandu valley are not far away.

This project tries to have a social impact, while giving a valuable life lesson to the volunteers. There are many different fields of activity.

Community house: A little hike from the camp house further up the hill brings us to the construction site of a multi-purpose community house. Here, the local villagers will be able to gather and hold meetings and ceremonies. The house will also serve as emergency accommodation. The upper floor will be home to new lodging for volunteers, to a locale for a youth club and to a public medical examination room, where locals will be able to consult with a health professional for their medical issues on a regular basis.

Infrastructure projects: We already built a firewall through the forest near the camp house that is also used by locals from more remote locations to get to Banepa. Volunteers will also work on building a water runoff for this firewall, needed to manage large quantities of water during monsoon season.

Education: We are planning to write and perform plays that raise local people’s awareness on environmental issues, hygiene and emergency behavior during earthquakes. Furthermore, we are working in a local school. We enhance the infrastructure there.

Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They will have the opportunity to develop construction, presentation, communication and many other skills, and get an insight into the rich and welcoming local culture.

Language: English

Free time activities: There are many ways to explore the surrounding area during your free days. You can visit the temples in Panauti city that is listed as one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Or visit Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and many other surrounding places. Another opportunity is to take a two day trekking trip to Namobuddha or Nagarkot.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a camp house. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to Banepa and the project site. Banepa is reached by a one hour journey by bus and then half an hour walk to reach the camp house in the mountain.

Location: Banepa, Kavre District, about 30 km east of Kathmandu

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Organic farming and environmental awareness activities in rural Chitwan
Chitwan          July 5 - July 20, 2016
Chitwan          August 16 - August 30, 2016
Chitwan          February 16 - February 28, 2017

Volunteer project: The Chitwan National park is one of the major tourist attractions in Nepal. You can spot wildlife and enjoy the nature there. Away from the tourist center, Sourha, a lot of local villages share a border with the national park. In one of them we try to establish a farm on several hectares of land.

In cooperation with an experienced team and local villagers, volunteers will cultivate many different plants on a big farmland. The land also contains a fish farm and is planned to be run in a way that provides organic products. Afterwards the villagers sell the produce. The profit is meant to help the local community with their everyday challenges. Houses could be repaired, schools improved and emergency funds established.

In addition to that, an important part of this project will be the interaction between the international volunteers and the villagers. Volunteers can come up with creative ideas to raise environmental awareness among the locals. They can play sports with the local school children and teach them about their homes. Vice Versa the local community will be pleased to give the volunteers an insight view into the Nepalese culture.

Language: English

Free time activities: Trekking of Sinchang Gadhi (about 1500 m), Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, rafting in the Himalayan rivers.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a camp house or with a local family. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. The volunteers travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Bhorle. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu within 5 hours.

Location: Champanager, a village situated on the borders of Chitwan National Park.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Educational activities and renovation of classrooms in Lumbini
Punarbass, Lumbini          July 10 - July 25, 2016
Punarbass, Lumbini          August 5 - August 20, 2016

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the village of Punarbass, 200 km south-west of Kathmandu, not far from the Indian border in the flatlands of the Terrai, and 50 km east of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Volunteers will work at the secondary school which has 18 teachers and 750 students. The focus of our work is on the renovation of classrooms. Furthermore, educational activities based on the individual skills of each volunteer are possible. Such activities could include teaching a subject, like English or Sports to the students or sharing information about environmental awareness with the villagers. The local school and the villagers are the main benefactors of this project.

The second project (August 5 - August 20, 2016) includes a world peace program referring to Hiroshima with Origami.

Language: English

Free time activities: In the leisure time volunteers can do field trips, for example they can go to Lumbini.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation in a local family. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. A camping pad and sleeping bag are required. Showers with cold water are available.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to the project site by bus.

Location: Lumbini

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

School renovation and teaching in Daman
Daman, Makwanpur          September 5 - September 20, 2016
Daman, Makwanpur          January 5 - January 20, 2017
Daman, Makwanpur          February 5 - February 20, 2017
Daman, Makwanpur          March 5 - March 20, 2017

Volunteer project: Daman is a small village situated at an altitude of 2320 meters and 100 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The village provides a beautiful view of the Himalayas with Mt. Everest in the east. The village lies on the Tribhuvan Highway, one of the adventurous highways in Nepal.

We have been operating in Daman since 2012. Daman is quite isolated and most people are farmers, living a traditional life, as they have done for generations. However, times are changing and the community has a severe lack of funds to keep up with the rapid changes that Nepal is undergoing. Knowledge of other cultures and the ability to speak English are vital skills for young Nepalese people. Many look forward to a future in the tourism business, and therefore the ability to communicate effectively with foreigners will increase their chances of having a better life once they leave the village.

We also believe that our volunteers benefit a lot from staying in Daman. Living in a completely different culture with local hosts and adjusting to their conditions is an unforgettable experience. Teaching locals to think in new and different ways is to their benefit. Learning from their unique way of life is yours.

Our main aim is therefore to make life easier and more enjoyable particularly for the youth in Daman by giving them better prospects for the future through improving the facilities and the teaching at the local high school, where volunteers will mainly build up sport facilities.
Moreover, volunteers will help with the construction of a community house. It is meant to provide space for events, like marriages and community meetings. But the space can be used in a variety of ways.

Language: English

Free time activities: Daman offers beautiful nature, inviting you to take a hike for some spectacular views. While trekking the Daman Hill (about 2500 m), you can see more than 10 peaks of the Himalayan range.

Accommodation: In Daman, the volunteers have the unique opportunity to stay with a local family. This is great way to gain an insight view into the Nepalese culture and enjoy the friendliness of the people here. Please bring your own camping pad and sleeping bag. Volunteers will have three traditional meals a day, mostly the Nepalese national dish Dhal Bhat. Showers with cold water are available. You can enjoy probably the finest view of the Himalayas extending on a good day from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest in the east.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Thamel, Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Daman. A public bus takes between 5-7 hours to get to Daman.

Location: Daman, Makwanpur District. Daman is a small village situated at an altitude of 2,320 meters, 100 km southwest of Kathmandu.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

Building a children's playground and a protective wall for the school in Siru Bari
Siru Bari, Lamjung          September 10 - September 24, 2016
Siru Bari, Lamjung          January 16 - January 30, 2017

Volunteer project: Siru Bari is a remote village in the hilly regions of Nepal where the locals still live off the land. However, the community suffers from severe lack of funds and knowledge needed for improving the living standards and facilities. The youth in the village are highly impacted. Our main goal with this project is to bring better education for the youth and improve their school facilities. We will therefore engage in both construction and educational work at the school.

During the monsoon, when the ground is soft, the school is often affected by land- and mudslides and domestic cattle entering the area around the school. Therefore, our first task will be to build a fence around the school to protect against these issues. Our main construction task will be to dig out and construct a playground for the children and an area for the community to hold gatherings.
The volunteers can also teach English, Math, Sports and/or Music at the school. Interaction with the kids and involving them in cultural exchange activities is encouraged.

Language: English

Free time activities: A walk to the village Bharte on the top of the mountain. Here you can see the great views of the valley and the whole Annapurna mountain range while getting some exercise. You can also explore some of the wonders of Nepal: Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park (about 120 km from Siru Bari), Trekking in Annapurna Region. The trek starts from Besisahar and can be reached in 30 minutes from Bhote Odar.

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay with a local family. Each family can host up to three volunteers. You will experience their huge hospitality, friendliness and generosity and it is easily noticeable, that they truly enjoy having people staying with them. They are proud of their culture and will give you a good insight into Nepali life. Please bring your own sleeping bag and mattress. Showers with cold water are available. You will be served Dal Bhat (a soup of lentil or beans with boiled rice) and Tarkari (cooked vegetables) by your host family. All vegetables are grown by the families.

Arrival and orientation: All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to Bhote Odar by bus. It normally takes around 5 hours to get to Bhote Odar. From Bhote Odar, we'll walk two hours up the mountain on a beautiful trail to get to the village.

Location: Siru Bari, Lamjung District
Siru Bari is in Lamjung district, about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, in central Nepal. It is a small village with a population of approximately 500 people, all living in very traditional ways. It is situated on a hillside with beautiful views of the valley. For the volunteers, this will be a unique opportunity to experience rural Nepal and the traditional ways of living that unfortunately are becoming more and more uncommon.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Kathmandu to the project site by bus is included.

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                     

 

 

 

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