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Nepal Voluntour 14D/13N
Start: Kathmandu / Finish: Kathmandu
Category: Group Voluntour
$1,156 USD

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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Kathmandu Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Daily Transfers To/From Volunteer Project

13 Nights Accommodation:
- 11N Kathmandu Volunteer House
- 1N Pokhara Budget Hotel
- 1N Chitwan Budget Hotel

Meals: 13B/10L/13D

Welcome Meeting & Orientation

Program Coordinator

English Speaking Translator

Nepalese Cooking Demonstration

Home-cooked Meal with Local Family

2 Yoga Workshops

Nepalese Clothing & Henna Workshop

Pokhara Excursion

Chitwan Excursion

All Tours Include English-Speaking Guide
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Immerse yourself in the rich culture and beautiful scenery of Kathmandu, Nepal for a 14-day voluntour experience to work alongside local people and give back to the community.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a unique & rewarding voluntour experience
  • Enjoy workshops for yoga, Nepalese outfits, & henna
  • Discover Chitwan and Pokhara on weekend excursions
   GENERAL

*Please note that this is a sample itinerary. All of the mentioned experiences will be included, but the dates and scheduling of these activities are subject to change.

**Please note that if you wish to volunteer with a project that works with children, you will have to undergo and pass a criminal records background check prior to arrival. You must make these preparations in your home country and send us the results prior to your trip so that we can confirm your volunteer project placement.

***If the volunteer housing is full, you will be accommodated in a nearby hotel. 

 

Overview:

Participate in an exciting and fulfilling Voluntour opportunity in Kathmandu, Nepal. Available programs offer volunteer work in Women's Empowerment, Childcare, Work in a local Orphanage, Teaching, Elderly Care, Medical & Nursing* and Renovation & Beautification*. You will be placed based on your preferences and on the program’s need for volunteers.

(*Includes special requirements. Please contact us for details.)

 

Location:

Kathmandu, Nepal’s largest city, is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, and contains two sister cities: Lalitpur (Patan), 5 kilometers to its south and Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, 12 kilometers to its east, and a number of smaller towns. It is also acronymed as 'KTM' and named the 'tri-city'. Kathmandu, and particularly the tourist area Thamel, has a large variety of Western food, shopping, guest houses and Internet cafes. However, even this area can have an old world feel with its labyrinth of small restaurants and shops. 

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1 (Monday): Kathmandu Airport Pick-Up

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be picked up any time after 10am and transferred to your volunteer house in Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to settle into your home for the next two weeks. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2 (Tuesday): Welcome Meeting & Orientation (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast at the volunteer house before receiving an orientation about Nepal and the program covering the following points:

  • Nepal & its culture
  • Accommodation facilities
  • Social development and the role of volunteers
  • How volunteering works & introduction to project
  • Project activities
  • Cultural responsibility
  • Personal safety & Code of Conduct

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure and prepare for the exciting weeks ahead. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Volunteer Projects:

There are volunteering possibilities in 7 categories:

  • Women's empowerment
  • Childcare
  • Teaching
  • Care for the Elderly
  • Orphan care home
  • Medical & nursing*
  • Renovation & Beautification*

(*Includes special requirements. Please contact us for details.)

Facilities at Volunteer Accommodation:

The Kathmandu Volunteer House is located centrally & conveniently. Kathmandu is not a big city, so visitors can easily roam around by catching local bus, only a 10 minute walk from the volunteer house. The facility has 8 rooms with bunk beds and basic shelving for your belongings and  shared bathrooms with western-style toilets. The house has one shared lock-box for passports and other small valuables. The house is outfitted with wi-fi, hot water, and  computers for volunteer use, as well as an area to do laundry (by hand) and hang it to dry. Please remember that this is a developing country and these services may not always be functioning properly. Expect a basic facility and a shared room (single and twin rooms are available at an extra cost on a first-come, first-serve basis). Consider bringing your own locks for suitcases. Purified drinking water will be provided.

CAMP MANAGER: The camp manager acts as an administrator of the camp facility & is responsible for the safety and well-being of the participants.

CAMP SUPPORT STAFF: The support staff includes a chef, helper, room cleaner, drivers, etc. The support staff is committed to creating an enjoyable and comfortable stay for the participants.

PROJECT EXECUTIVES: The project executives are the ground-handling coordinators on project sites. They accompany the participants while working on the projects.

* Please contact us to know more exact details of facilities. If the volunteer housing is full, you will be accommodated in a nearby hotel. 



Days 3-5 (Wednesday - Friday): Volunteer Project (3B/3L/3D)

After enjoying breakfast at your accommodation, you will start your volunteer work according to the indicated daily schedule. Enjoy free time at your leisure to take in all that Kathmandu has to offer on your own.

Typical Day of Volunteering:

07:30-08:30hrs: Breakfast at Volunteer Accommodation
09:00-12:30hrs: Project Work
12:30-13:30hrs: Packed Lunch at the Project Location
13:30-14:00hrs: Free Time/Relax
14:00-16:00hrs: Project Work
16:00-17:00hrs: Preparation Meeting/Lesson Planning for Next Day (if applicable)
17:00-17:30hrs: Tea/Coffee at Volunteer Accommodation
19:00-20:00hrs: Dinner at Volunteer Accommodation

*The scheduled time table above is subject to change due to project needs or other circumstances.

During the week you will also participate in a Nepalese Cooking Demonstration, where you will have the opportunity to taste delicious and traditional local  cuisine and see how it's made and two early-morning yoga workshops.

 

Day 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday): Pokhara Weekend Excursion (2B/2D)

This weekend you will enjoy an excursion to Pokhara, a remarkable place of natural beauty 220 km southwest of Kathmandu. At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to with a beautiful diversity of flowers that prosper in this environment. The city has several beautiful lakes and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, creating an ambience of peace and magic. The valleys surrounding Pokhara are home to thick forests, rivers, lakes and more incredible mountain views.

Spend quiet time boating in Phewa Lake with stunning reflections of Mount Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre range. An island temple is located in the middle of the lake and thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes. Return to Kathmandu in the afternoon of Day 7 with an accommodation drop-off.



Days 8-11 (Monday - Thursday): Volunteer Project (4B/4L/4D)

This week you will be doing morning and afternoon volunteer work depending on the schedule of your project. During the week you will also get to enjoy an authentic homemade meal with a Nepalese family in their home and interact with them to get a taste of the local lifestyle, as well as a Nepalese clothing and henna workshop.



Days 12-13 (Friday-Saturday): Chitwan Weekend Excursion (2B/2D)

After breakfast on Day 12 we will drive to Chitwan, approximately 5-6 hours away. Upon arrival, the local naturalist will host a reception with refreshments and a briefing about the available programs and resort facilities. The Royal Chitwan National Park is in the lush valley of Chitwan, situated in the foothills of Churia mountain range. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, especially the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.

You can choose to go on nature walks, jungle walks, a dugout canoe ride, and enjoy a Tharu cultural show in the evening on Day 12. Go birdwatching in the morning of Day 13 amongst over 450 different bird species before returning to Kathmandu in the evening.

 

Day 14 (Sunday): Final Day at Volunteer Project & Kathmandu Airport Drop-Off (B/L/D)

After breakfast, head out for your last day of volunteering. Say goodbye to all your new friends at your volunteer project. Your trip ends after dinner with a Kathmandu airport drop-off (anytime after 8pm and before 10am of the following day). We wish you health and happiness for your journey onward!

   DETAILS
Departure Times

10:00

Duration
14 days.

Departure Point
Kathmandu Airport Pick-Up

Arrival Point
Kathmandu Airport Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at gobamba@bambaexperience.com to confirm your departure information at least 1 week prior to your first day of travel.

***Please note that if you wish to volunteer with a project that works with children, you will have to undergo and pass a criminal records background check prior to arrival. You must make these preparations in your home country and send us the results prior to your trip so that we can confirm your volunteer project placement.

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