About Rustic Volunteers Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

A Life-changing, Rewarding and Affordable Nepalese Experience!

Go beyond your borders and volunteer in Nepal to expand horizons for both you and for those you help! Nepal is a perfect destination to volunteer and travel. With picturesque mountainous views of the Himalayas, colorful festivals and diverse flora and fauna, you will surely have the experience of a lifetime. For mountain lovers, Nepal boasts eight out of ten of the highest mountains in the world. Nepal also has a remarkable number of ethnic groups who have settled and created a kaleidoscope of fascinating cultures. As a volunteer in Nepal, you will be able to immerse yourself in these unique and enchanting cultures, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and ultimately, enrich the lives of others.

Rustic Volunteer is focused on enriching the lives of impoverished Nepalese by partnering with a variety of local schools, orphanages, clinics, non-profit organizations, hospitals and monasteries. Regardless of your individual skills and interests, there is a project for everyone. Volunteer in Nepal and gain professional experience while growing personally and helping Nepalese.

If you're looking for an adventurous and rewarding experience in Nepal, contact us now for more information! You're only an email away from beginning one of the most unforgettable journeys of a lifetime.

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Fees and Dates

Start Dates:

All volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of each month.

If you are tired of expensive volunteer programs but want to make a positive contribution in the world, look no further! Rustic is dedicated to offering high quality, well-organized and meaningful programs at the most affordable price in the United States. We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, focusing on the effectiveness of our projects, the safety of our volunteers and the quality of participant experiences. We currently offer the most competitive price possible in today's market including an application fee (of $299) AND a small weekly fee as follows:

Weeks Kathmandu/Chitwan
Orphanage/ School
Pokhara
(all projects)
Medical Monastery Photo Journalism
  1 Week   $99   $265   $185   $205   $275
  2 Weeks   $250   $415   $235   $330   $450
  3 Weeks   $310   $565   $360   $425   $625
  4 Weeks   $370   $715   $410   $520   $800
  5 Weeks   $430   $865   $535   $615   $975
  6 Weeks   $490   $1,015   $585   $710   $1,150
  7 Weeks   $550   $1,165   $710   $805   $1,325
  8 Weeks   $610   $1,315   $760   $900   $1,500
  9 Weeks   $670   $1,465   $885   $995   $1,672
  10 Weeks   $730   $1,615   $935   $1,090   $1,850
  11 Weeks   $790   $1,765   $ 1,060   $1,185   $2,025
  12 Weeks   $850   $1,915   $ 1,110   $1,280   $2,200

Airport pickup, drop and first accomodation $50

Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

Language and Culture Program fee $250

  • Program fee covers
    • Accommodation
    • 3 meals a day
    • Donation to project
    • In-country office expenses
    • Field support
    • Project coordination
    • Emergency support
    • Airport welcome
  • Program fee does not cover
    • International flights
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Immunizations
    • Personal food and beverages
    • Entertainment
    • Local transportation
    • Laundry
    • Communication (telephone, internet)
    • Personal items
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Volunteer Programs in Nepal

Work in Orphanage(Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara)

Due to rampant poverty and poor economic conditions, the Nepalese government is incapable of providing adequate assistance for orphaned children. As a result, many orphans lack basic necessities and the chance at the childhood they deserve. Many orphanages are doing their best to feed, house, clothe and educate these children, but sadly lack resources and are short staffed, making their job a daily challenge. As a volunteer in the orphanage project in Nepal, you can provide assistance to these orphanages and improve their quality of life. Through your support, you can help the orphanages bring education, friendship, basic care and smiles to the children. Travel to Nepal now and make a difference in the lives of these children, as well as your own!

Project/Volunteer's Life

As a volunteer/traveler in Nepal working in an orphanage, responsibilities will vary depending on individual skills and interests and the needs of the orphanage, but may include:

  • Teaching English (3-4 hours a day)
  • Teaching other subjects such as math, science, health, etc.
  • Helping home-schooled children in the orphanage
  • Assisting/educating children in areas of personal hygiene (i.e. brushing, flossing their teeth)
  • In the afternoons/evenings, organizing activities, games, sing-a-longs and dances as well as other creativity-based activities to teach the children
  • Helping children with homework
  • Observing academic progress
  • Playing with children
  • Helping orphanage staff with administrative tasks
  • Cleaning and helping children with daily chores
  • Helping to maintain orphanage garden
  • Cooking and helping local staff during meal times
  • Assisting local staff with fundraising and grant proposals
Skills and Qualification

There are no skills or qualifications required to volunteer in the orphanage project in Nepal. However, you should have a passion to help the children and be flexible, responsible, open minded, caring and patient.

Teaching English Project (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara)

In Nepal, without knowledge of the English language, there are low chances of admittance into respected universities or obtaining high-spaying jobs. For this reason, schools and parents are putting tremendous pressure on young ones to improve their English skills. Unfortunately, it is often unattainable for poorer children to improve their English skills because most public schools lack qualified teachers and resources to properly teach the language. Only high-income families can afford private lessons and/or quality education. Rustic Volunteer is attempting to open doors for poorer students and provide the children with the opportunity to learn from native or fluent English teachers. As a volunteer teaching English in Nepal, you will teach in schools in a low-income area and help children develop their English skills. Rustic Volunteer invites you to volunteer teaching English in Nepal now to immerse yourself into Nepalese culture and instantly brighten the futures for your students.

Project/Volunteer's Life

As a volunteer teaching English in Nepal, you will most likely teach in a government school. Besides following the official curriculum, you’re encouraged to hold debates and discussions as well as engage the children in creative activities that will increase their capacity to comprehend and speak in English. Daily activities may include:

  • Teaching basic English to the children
  • Teaching other subjects such as math or science
  • Playing with the children
  • Organizing extracurricular activities such as music, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.
  • Teaching life skills such as painting, sewing, cooking, etc.
  • Promoting nutrition and health
  • Helping to fundraise for schools
  • Working on curriculum development
  • Assisting school administrations with daily tasks
  • Helping with basic maintenance of schools
  • Aiding local school staff in any way possible

*if school is closed, volunteers will work in orphnages

Skills and Qualification

You should be fluent in English, both spoken and written, although you may be a non-native English speaker. You should also have a passion to teach and help your students. Volunteers should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and open-minded.

Health Project (Kathmandu, Chitwan)

Though Nepal has made rapid strides at improving the healthcare of the country, the system is still short of desirable. In remote and poorer areas, many people have no access to healthcare and those with access receive substandard treatment. Unfortunately, there is an extreme lack of doctors, nurses and medical facilities and as a result, Nepal has one of the lowest life expectancy rates. In addition, many people suffer from preventable and treatable diseases. If you are a medically trained professional or a student, volunteer in the medical/healthcare project in Nepal and provide proper treatment to locals, drastically changing their lives for the better. This is the perfect project to gain international and professional experience while providing you and those you help with an enriching, productive and meaningful experience.

Project/Volunteer's Life

Each volunteer in Nepal working in the community health/medical project will have varying responsibilities and tasks and volunteer projects will depend on one’s qualifications and certifications as a medical professional. Duties may include:

  • Helping with routine check-ups
  • Assisting in the lab
  • Helping patients with physical therapy
  • Working in rehabilitation centers
  • Providing basic first aid and care
  • Shadowing health workers, therapists, nurses or doctors
  • Working with organization administrations
  • Helping in the pharmacy
  • Recording patient details
  • Measuring vital signs such as blood pressure, height, weight
  • Distributing medicines
  • Assisting with medical procedures
  • Helping incoming patients
  • Performing and assist in the in-day emergency room
  • Partnering with local doctors
  • Qualified doctors can diagnose and treat patients
Skills and Qualification

Rustic Volunteers/travelers interested in joining the volunteer health program must possess a health care certification such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical volunteers without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education before your arrival to the project.

Teaching Buddhist Monks (Kathmandu, Pokhara)

Due to winter activities, the monk teaching project is not available from the last week of December to 2nd week of February. Please confirm this with us before applying for the program.

Nepal is home to an array of Buddhism practices. You can find beautiful and serene monasteries built by Tibetan refugees and other ethnic groups in Nepal. Many monks, both Nepalese and Tibetans, live in the monastery and learn Buddhist scriptures in the Tibetan language, resulting in the seldom opportunity to learn English. However, as interactions with English speaking people have increased, the Rinpoches (higher monks) have realized that without learning English, the monks will not be able to interact and spread the teachings of the Buddha.

Volunteer in the Teaching Buddhist Monks English in Nepal Project now and immerse yourself into Nepalese culture, monastery life and the Buddhist religion. As you help these monks gain invaluable skills, you will learn from them in return. This is the perfect project for those looking to learn more about the Buddhist religion, traditions and practices.

Project/Volunteer's Life

As a volunteer in Nepal teaching English to Buddhist monks in a monastery, you will primarily work as English instructors to the monks. You’ll teach English to monks for 2-4 hours a day. You are encouraged to hold discussions and debates as this will greatly increase the ability grasp and speak English. Daily activities may include:

  • Teaching English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Planning lessons and curriculum development
  • Leading classes to teach basic conversational English
  • Organizing extracurricular activities such as dancing, games, music, sports, art, etc.
  • Helping monks with their homework
  • Assisting monastery administrations
  • Fundraising for the monastery
  • Helping around the monastery

Note: in addition to teaching, you’ll also be allowed to sit, observe and learn about the rituals, prayer ceremonies and meditations inside the monastery and learn about Buddhism from the monks.

Skills and Qualification

No teaching experience or skills are required, but each volunteer in the teaching English to Buddhist monks project in Nepal should have strong English skills, both written and verbal. You should also respect the monks at all times as well as the prevailing culture inside and outside the monastery.

Conservation Project Nepal (Chitwan)

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and most Nepalese energy and construction requirements are met by cutting down trees for firewood, building houses and construction work. Because of this, huge swathes of forests disappear daily. Most Nepalese lack education to realize the long-term damage this may cause. As a result of deforestation, landslides and flooding occur due to the lack of trees to protect the soil, affecting the lives of many. Rustic Volunteer is now partnering with local nonprofit environmental organizations to promote conservation and improve Nepal’s environment. As a volunteer in the conservation project in Nepal, you’ll work in a community nursery by planting seedlings, nurturing their growth and distributing the trees to the community for no cost. This is a perfect project for environmentalists and those who are committed to conservation.

Project/Volunteer's Life

As a volunteer in the conservation project in Nepal, you can participate in a variety of projects to help improve the environment and Nepalese villages. Activities may include:

  • Planting and nurturing seedlings, which are later distributed for free to surrounding villages and in various parts of Nepal.
  • Digging
  • Preparing nursery beds
  • Sowing seeds
  • Weeding
  • Trimming
  • Pruning
  • Filling plastic bags
  • Watering
  • Planting
  • Collecting seeds
  • Replanting
  • Eliminating diseased trees
  • Inventory of fauna and flora depending on the season
  • Helping with any work related to the nursery

Rustic Volunteer presently supports a small orphanage and a school in Chitwan. So, volunteers working in the conservation project can teach English or work in the orphanage in their free time. This can be arranged upon your arrival to Nepal.

Skills and Qualification

To volunteer in this project you should feel passionate about saving the environment. You should also be flexible, patient, hardworking, caring, motivated and open minded to new cultures. You’ll also have to be in physically good condition, as the work can get physical. Other than that, no specific skills or qualifications are required.

Photojournalism Project (Kathmandu)

Rustic Volunteer now offers a unique, creative and culturally eye-opening photojournalism project. This is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring photographers to gain professional experience while fully experiencing a beautiful country. As a volunteer in the photo journalism project in Nepal, you will have the chance to work alongside an experienced professional, enhance your skills and truly learn about Nepal’s beauty and culture. If you have the time, resources and dedication to finish a final report, you may also participate in this project as an intern.

As a volunteer in the photojournalism project in Nepal, you can snap your way through the country as you capture panoramic mountainous views, colorful festivals, daily Nepalese life, local markets and fascinating culture. Volunteers can creatively document the magical beauty of Hindu and Buddhist temples, the Kathmandu Valley and the traditional on-goings of Nepal’s capital city. Not only will you completely immerse yourself into Nepal’s culture, you will help to share the stunning characteristics of the country with others.

Project/Volunteer's Life

The aim beyond pictorial documentation of Nepal and the project is to develop volunteer skills as photojournalists. An experienced professional who works for a respected local newspaper will mentor each volunteer/intern. Volunteers will work with their supervisor to agree on a schedule and travel to photo locations. Most volunteers will use a motorcycle to navigate through the streets of Kathmandu and its surroundings. A typical day may include:

  • Meeting with supervisor
  • Traveling to festivals, events, cultural activities, parks, scenery, etc. to effectively capture the beauty and meaning behind Nepal’s nature and culture.
  • Practicing all aspects of photojournalism
  • Meeting and interacting with locals and understand Nepalese culture
  • Assisting supervisor on all projects
  • Sharing ideas and creativity

Rustic Volunteer presently supports a small orphanage and a school in Chitwan. So, volunteers working in the conservation project can teach English or work in the orphanage in their free time. This can be arranged upon your arrival to Nepal.

Please note: cameras are not provided..

Skills and Qualification

Volunteers must bring a camera, know how to use it and be familiar with modern photojournalism. Volunteers must be easy going, motivated, flexible, open-minded, creative and ready for anything.

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Meals/Accommodations

Rustic Volunteer arranges volunteer meals, accommodations and strong field supervision for the duration of projects and optional travel packages. In Nepal, most volunteers stay with a host family. Host family accommodations are simple and clean homes in safe neighborhoods. Volunteers usually have a private bedroom, but occasionally rooms will be shared with a same-gender volunteer. Our host families are well screened and are respected members of their communities who live in affluent neighborhoods. Most of our host families have experience with hosting international volunteers. Host family stays are a great chance for cultural immersion and exchange.

Accommodations could also be with a home base or a hostel. Our home base is a permanent home established for our volunteers in Kathmandu. Our home base in Nepal is located in a very safe and clean neighborhood. There are internet cafés, restaurants, local bus stations, a police station and supermarkets near our home base. The home base provides a comfortable place to relax after a long day. There are several bedrooms (which may be shared with a same-gender volunteer) and community areas. There is a shared kitchen, television and shared bathrooms, which have running water and "western-style" toilets. Hostels are located in safe and secure neighborhoods and are chosen for their proximity to projects.

Volunteers receive three local meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We can provide vegetarian meal options, but needs must be detailed in a volunteer's application. Snacks and beverages outside of mealtimes are not provided; however, there are local restaurants and grocery stores near the residences in which we place volunteers.

Rustic offers unparalleled field support to volunteers to ensure a safe and rewarding experience. There are many layers of support for you. The most important support comes from our country coordinator/field staff. The secondary support comes from the host project staff and members of host families and/or a home base staff. Volunteers will have access to our country coordinator's mobile number and they are available 24/7. Throughout the volunteer project, our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-face visits or via email/telephone. Our field staff will visit regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to make sure things are going well and as planned. However, if placement is far from our local offices, staff members will stay in touch via email/ phone. Volunteers are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time.

Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.

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Project Locations:

Nepal Volunteer projectsRustic Volunteer projects are available in Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal with places of great tourist attractions like Thamel, Patan, Swaymbhu, etc.), Chitwan (Royal Bengal Tiger and the Great One Horned Rhino) and Pokhara (a small valley that is famous for lakes, spectacular views of Himalayas and for a starting point of many famous treks). All towns have shops, banks & internet cafes nearby. Nepal is renowned for its spectacular landscape and deep, exotic culture. It's full of contrasts: from traditional culture and history including houses made of bamboo, mud and cow-dung to modern infrastructure and much of the amenities you would expect from a city

Major FAQs - Nepal

  • Application Process
  • Please read Rustic Volunteer's 5-step application

    • You can either apply online or download the application and mail it to us after filling out the form. To complete your application process, we'll need an application fee of $200. Without the fee, you're application won't be processed.
    • When we receive your completed application, it will then be forwarded to the country coordinator of Nepal for processing. The coordinator will thoroughly check your application and search for the project you mentioned. The coordinator will also fix the details regarding your accommodation and meal. Your accommodation will either be fixed in a home stay, where you'll stay with an Nepal family and enjoy local food, or you'll be accommodated in a project hostel or in a safe and secure Home Base.
    • After the country coordinator finalizes the details of your program, the information will then passed on to us. We then will forward the details to you, along with the final invoice. You will have to make your final payment six weeks before the start of your program. If your application has been expedited, the payment has to be settled as soon as possible. The placement details contain local contact information, which you can use while applying for Nepal Visa or to get in touch with the local staff and host family.
    • You'll then start to prepare for your trip to Nepal. You'll have to take immunization required before traveling to Nepal, get a visa to enter the country (for details on this, check the Visa section of FAQ) and book air tickets. If you want to contact us any time during your preparation, we're only a phone call away and eagerly waiting to help and advise you.
    • Once you have confirmed your tickets and arrival details, please pass on the information to us (US Office). We'll inform your flight timing to the Nepal country coordinator and you will be picked up at the airport, upon arrival. You can also email the country coordinator directly.
  • Arrival Information
  • Arrival Point:

    Tribhuvan Airport , Kathmandu

    Airport Pick-up:
    Upon the receipt of your flight information, our in-country coordinator or other project staff will greet the volunteers in the airport and take you to your project site. The address and telephone number of the local contact hotel will be given before departure just in case volunteers miss our representative in the airport. Please make sure to e-mail your flight information to both the USA office and the local in-country coordinator's office.

    Departure Point:

    Tribhuvan Airport , Kathmandu

    Airport Drop:
    Rarely, a few do request an escort back to the airport; this is an extra expense of about $75. Most are very familiar and comfortable with their stay and have great ease taking their own taxi or bus back to the airport.

    Internal Transportation:

    Rustic Volunteer manages one-way transportation to project. Volunteers will be responsible for their own personal and return travel. We do not cover daily transportation from host family/hotel to the project. Our program is designed to save you the volunteer as much as possible.

    Start Dates:

    1st and 3rd Monday of each month

    Arrival Before

    Rustic Volunteers/Travelers coming to Nepal are advised to arrive one day before their program start date. If you arrive more than one day early or stay after the program, you will be responsible for your room and food expenses.

    Working Hours:

    30- 40 hours per week

  • Visa
  • Rustic strongly suggest that all volunteers apply for a tourist visa in a timely manner before departing for Nepal. Please call our office or contact the local Nepal embassy to learn more about visas, visa fees, and visa extensions. Getting your tourist visa is your responsibility.

  • Health & Safety
  • Volunteers should be aware of all health and safety information before traveling to Nepal. We suggest you visit some of the websites listed below.

    General Health Tips for volunteer/travel in Nepal

    • Avoid drinking tap water directly. Do not also drink fountain drinks and ice cubes. Always drink bottled, boiled water or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles.
    • There have been cases of many fake bottled waters being sold in Nepal. They don't stand up to the standards. When you buy bottled water from stores, make sure the seal of the bottle isn't tampered with.
    • Do not eat hot or very spicy food. They can create stomach upset. Stay away from salads also as leaves not cleaned properly can contain tiny bugs unseen to eyes. Eat from good, clean restaurants and don't try your luck with roadside vendors.
    • Always use an insect repellent if you find yourself in a mosquito-prone area.
    • If traveling in scorching heat, remember to drink enough water, use hats, sunglasses & UV lotions. Beware of the health effects that the mid day sun may cause, most importantly SUN BURN or DEHYDRATION.
    • If you need doctor, ask your host family, hotel or our country coordinator. You'll find plenty of helping hand. Most of the towns and villages in Nepal have pharmacies and chemists, if you want to purchase any medical supplies. The medication and the fees for the doctors are usually low.
    • Bring drugs you require with you. Although you can find most modern medicines in the drugstores of Nepal, they can be named differently and come with different level of dosage. Carry a health kit and include medications for upset stomachs, some antiseptic cream, mosquito repellant, sun block, band aids, etc.
  • Vaccination
  • We use the Center for Disease Control traveler's health recommendations (www.cdc.gov.) Your travel doctor will know about current epidemics and should be consulted.

    The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to South Asia including Nepal.

    • Japanese encephalitis, if you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis. Malaria: your risk of malaria may be high in these countries, including cities. See your health care provider for a prescription anti-malarial drug. For details concerning risk and preventive medications, see Malaria Information for Travelers to South Asia .
    • Rabies, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
    • Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG). Transmission of hepatitis A virus can occur through direct person-to-person contact; through exposure to contaminated water, ice, or shellfish harvested in contaminated water; or from fruits, vegetables, or other foods that are eaten uncooked and that were contaminated during harvesting or subsequent handling.
    • Hepatitis B, especially if you might be exposed to blood or body fluids (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment. Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11-12 years who did not receive the series as infants.
    • Typhoid. Typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated drinking water or food, or by eating food or drinking beverages that have been handled by a person who is infected. Large outbreaks are most often related to fecal contamination of water supplies or foods sold by street vendors Vaccination is particularly important because of the presence of S. typhi strains resistant to multiple antibiotics in this region. There have been recent reports of typhoid drug resistance in Nepal and Nepal.
    • As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles, and a one-time dose of polio for adults.
  • Money Matter
  • Nepalese Rupees is the local currency of Nepal.

    You can change your money upon arrival to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. There is a bank counter at the departure lounge and three bank counters at the arrival lounge. All transactions are based on the declared amount of the passenger and the currencies permitted by the government, depending on the day's foreign exchange rate. We suggest you change $200 in the beginning as you can change money in any bank (some banks are near our office).

    Your credit card information can be stolen and used fraudulently just by making a credit card payment. For this reason, cash and travelers checks are suggested to settle most accounts. You will have trouble paying with traveler's checks, but you will be able to exchange them at local banks. Traveler's checks are recommended as a safe way to carry money with you, make sure you write down the check numbers and contact information you need to cancel stolen checks. Different brands of traveler's checks work better in different countries so consult your local financial institution about which company you should buy your checks from.

    Travelers should have a credit card for large and emergency purchases so you won't go broke if something goes wrong. If you've requested a pin number for your credit card, you can use it to get cash advances at the ATM.

    You can also carry a debit card that can be used at ATM's to withdraw local currency. When using ATM's, be advised to bring a friend along, travel directly from the bank back to your home and stash your cash. Find a private, well-disguised place to hide any cash. When you are carrying cash, break it up into different amounts and keep it in different pockets so if you get robbed you won't lose everything.

    Debit cards are the best way of getting money and ATM vendors are available in major bank and department store in Kathmandu. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted in some of the large stores and hotels in larger cities but not accepted in smaller cities.

    How much money you bring depends on your personal spending habits. Thrifty people can get by on less than $10/day. Your budget should also include money to explore Nepal in free time as well as for your personal use. A good rule of thumb for money management is the 1/3 method, bring 1/3 cash, 1/3 traveler's check and leave 1/3 of your money in your account - plus a credit card for emergencies.
    Field Support and supervision:

    Our local staff (and country coordinator) will keep in touch with your once the program stays. We will also visit you every 2 weeks to make sure you are happy and satisfied with the project. If the project is very far, then our local staff members maintain communication by email and phone.

    You'll also be provided with the mobile phone number our country coordinator. In case of any emergency, you can contact him directly.

  • Communication
  • Bring your mobile cell phone with you. When you're in Nepal, insert the local sim card and you'll be ready to receive or call anyone anywhere in the world. Internet cafes are widely available in Kathmandu and Chitwan.

  • Climate of Nepal
  • Take advantage of the Web which can bring you current weather and forecasts for your destination:

    • Yahoo Weather: http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/NPXX0002.html(www.weather.yahoo.com)
    • The Weather Channel: www.weather.com
    • The Weather Underground:

    http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/44454.html(www.wunderground.com)

    Nepal has a diverse climate; summer is normally the hot, humid and rainy season. Winter is cold in the morning and warm during the daytime. The temperature drops during winter nights. Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing according to the season and activities. The months of fall and spring are wonderful.

    Month

    Sept
    For working: Feb Winter clothes
    For Trekking: Winter Clothes
    March
    For working: August Summer Clothes
    For Trekking: Warm (light winter) Clothes

    *Please bring a raincoat in June-July-August

  • Materials to Bring
  • Most of daily use items are available in Nepal at a cheaper price. However, we suggest volunteers pack the following things.

    • Camera
    • Mobile phone (you can use mobile phone after changing sim card)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Insect repellent
    • Sun-block
    • Working gloves (if you think they will assist you in your project)
    • Some books about Nepal
    • Map of Nepal
    • Toiletries
    • First aid kit
    • Flash light
    • Electricity adopter/converter
    • Sun glasses
    • Footwear (for work and travel)
    • Towel
  • Gift for Host Family and Project
  • It is a common courtesy to bring a small gift for the family that will be hosting you. You are not required to do so, but if you choose to bring something it can be pretty simple. We suggest a box of chocolates, a t-shirt with a hometown logo or pictures of your family and some local post cards.

    If you want to bring gifts for your project (and if you are working for an orphanage or a school please bring pencils, pens and paper, art supplies like markers and construction paper pads, and games. Remember that every child will need these items so you may wish to bring a bunch of one thing.

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