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Volunteer Travel Tour Nepal

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Volunteer Travel Tour duration: 4 weeks volunteering and weekend(3 nights 5 days) travel tour – You can also extend your volunteer time with VIN. To extend your volunteering project, it will cost €70 extra per week.

Program Cost: €780 (Euros) Including Chitawan Jungle Safari, Nagorkot Sunrise to Sunset & hiking and a village tour.

Start dates: 1st and 15th of each month. VIN offers you a highly affordable Volunteer and Travel Tours to either go on a weekend trip, or choose to travel after you finish your volunteering, or before your start your voluntary work with us. This gives you an amazing opportunity to discover Nepal. VIN has two folds aims: contribute and be part of impoverished / marginalized community of Nepal and explore the beauty and multicultural society.

This program is designed to the one who has short time in Nepal and still wants to volunteer for Nepali people in need and explore different historical, cultural sites and beautiful areas. We encourage you to choose this program if you are on career break, gap year, summer holidays. You can make a difference while traveling!

Visit the beautiful landscape of Nepal and experience the magic of the Himalayas. It is a country of depth and diversity in culture, spirit, and geographical beauty from the wildlife of Chitwan National Park to Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on the planet. The cultural and religious diversity gives you the unique feel of Nepal, where the people of many regions are mixed with Indian and Tibetan influences. To visit the sheer grandness of a country that lies within the jungle of the Terai and the highest of the Himalayas is indeed one of the natural wonders of the world.

VIN offers the most fordable volunteering price, multiple day programs to help you enjoy and experience more during your stay in Nepal. After you have done your 2/3 weeks volunteering program of your choice we offer the following travel tour for you to explore the beauty of Nepal

 Your Role and involvement in the voluntary project

Volunteers teach at community schools or orphanage homes to children aged 4-14 years old. Volunteers teach mainly English, and any other subjects depending on children’s need and their interest and ability. The program is non formal teaching and thus does not require any formal training or teaching experience; if you have teaching experience, that’s of course better. VIN has hundreds of partner schools, Buddhist Monasteries, many children / orphanage centers, 53 early childhood development centers, numbers of children’s clubs, hundreds of women’s clubs, cooperatives and youth clubs. You can choose to work with any groups that interest you. All these listed programs (except orphanage centers and Buddhist monasteries) are in the same communities of Tarkeshor, Okharpouwa & Okhaldhunga. As VIN runs holistic approach to community development, there are possibilities to get involved in multiple roles of volunteering.

Skills and Educational Requirements

There is no educational requirement for this project; anyone with a generous heart to help people are welcome! However proficiency in English is required. Volunteers MUST be flexible, adoptable, committed and willing to learn.

Travel plan in the weekends or after Volunteering

The travel tour part of the project can be done during the weekends with other fellow volunteers or at the end of your volunteering project. Your travel tour experience will involve sight-seeing, safari and hiking.  Here is a closer look:

1. Sight-seeing of ‘sister’ cities, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktpur, of Kathmandu valley, the world cultural heritages, Buddhist stupas -Baudhanath and Swyambhunath, Hindu temples – Pashupatinath, Changunarayan / Bajrayogini, Darbar Squares – Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktpur.

Note- You may choose any 3 of the above sites for the sight-seeing. Two for a half day by default every volunteer wil be taken while the program induction / orientation. In addition, you will be taken to a site during or after the volunteering placement – We usually recommend to Bhakapur Darbar Square so that the volunteer can make in one go on the way to Nagarkot and save time.

2. A half day village hike: You will be taken a half day village tour to Tarkeshor municipality by our staff or local volunteers. This is the community VIN works since 2017. You will have opportunity to walk through hills, fields, woods and authentic rural community life, and also see VIN’s projects at schools, early childhood development centers, women’s clubs etc. You will be taken to the site using local public transportation so that you experience local life!

3. One night two days Tour from Bhaktpur-Nagarkot-Sankhu-Kathmandu – Visit Nagarkot or Dhulikhel for beautiful mountain views from Sunrise to Sunset and hike 3 to 8 hours (depending which destination you choose Nagarkot to Bhaktpur takes 8 hours of trekking and Nagarkot to Sankhu takes 3 hours of trekking) through the hills, fields and woods

4. Two night 3 days Jungle safari – Two nights, three days jungle Safari to Chitwan National Park – South of Kathmandu Valley, approximately 200 km away, Chitwan is famous for wildlife and jungle safari. The bus ride takes a minimum of 6 hours. You will have opportunity to see a variety of wildlife such as tiger, One horn Rhino, elephant, gharial, deer and many other species including a variety of birds.

Airport Receive / Transfer:

Our representative will welcome you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel / hostel/ placement / home stay.

Program Orientation: A two to three day orientation will be provided by our staff. We cover areas like some basic language and culture, greetings, locations, project orientation, TEFL, health & safety talk, transportation Tips etc.

Lodging: Accommodation is provided in Host families

Food: 2 to 3 Nepali standard meals (rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickle) will be provided in this project depending on accommodation type.

Includes:

  • Transportation by car
  • 1   Dinner  and 1 Breakfast and packed lunch in Nagarkot Hotel
  • Accommodation
  • Customized hiking
  • Guide during hiking

    Excludes:

  • Hotel accommodation and transportation in Kathmandu before and after the trips
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites – Click here to learn the entrance fees.
  • Lunch on the way
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Or any other personal expense

More about VIN Volunteer Programs  

Our mission is to give people the right tools and knowledge to help themselves. The focus is on helping women and children through special educational programs and community training projects to promote equality, economic wellbeing and basic human rights.

We have our own projects, which has been focused at a particular communities addressing overall need (women, children, youth and teachers) of the community so that we can monitor the impact of the programs. Comparatively the program cost is far more cheaper than other organizations f its type. It is because we are a local organization operating at the grassroots level and do not have to pay to any international organization. Your program cost is directly accumulated to the basket funding. Any amount saved out from your food, accommodation, training cost directly goes to our local staffs and community projects. VIN is proud to run its projects ONLY though local and international volunteers’ support. We accept volunteers at the community from 1 week to 5 months (international volunteer who arrives in August can work up to 10 months – 300 days). If you wish to see better impact in the community, the longer you stay, the better.

VIN has been very effective organization for its integrated community development approach. Our programs run throughout the year by our staffs and local volunteers whether there are international volunteers or not. There are not many organizations of its kind which has this kind of sustainable strategy for community development. Most volunteer organizations offer placements anywhere and everywhere but no continuation and no sustainability. We have been recognized by Nepal government and our partner organizations in Nepal and Europe including European Comission as a certified volunteer hosting organization. Once you lend your helping hand with us, you will feel you become part of a positive change. We help you to be part of Empowering Marginalised community in Nepal.

We offer volunteer / internship opportunities for Teacher Development; Teaching English at Schools; Youth Development; Volunteer at Buddhist Monastery; Community Learning Center (CLC); Health / Medical; Construction and Manual Work; Grant / Project Writing; Environment / Community Ed.; Computer Technology; Child Care: Orphanage Centers; Language/Culture/Home Stay; Early Childhood development; Children’s Clubs; Work for Deaf, Blinds / Disabilities; Women Empowerment; Summer; Volunteer Nepal 2009; Health and Medical Internships; Women Empowerment / Studies; Environment / Conservation Education; International Journalism Internships; Community / Health Education.

  • Day 1: Leave for Bhaktapur at around 11 or 12 Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square (optional) and stay night at hotel in Nagarkot.* You can enjoy beautiful sunset if whether is clear.
  • Day 2 : After bre Day 2: Observe beautiful sun rise from Nagarkot. After breakfast you will begin your hike either to Dhulikhel or Sankhu.Our driver will be waiting you at the end of your hike.

Includes:

  • Transportation by car
  • 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast and packed lunch in Nagarkot Hotel
  • Accommodation
  • Customized hiking
  • Guide during hiking

Excludes:

  • Hotel accommodation and transportation in Kathmandu before and after the trips
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites – Click here to learn the entrance fees
  • Lunch on the way
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Or any other personal expense

Day 1:

On your arrival at Chitrasari, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport the hotel staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to the hotel where you will be offered refreshment; a briefing of facilities & program. Then you will be allocated room.

14.00: Lunch (depending what time you arrive by the bus)

15.00: Tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.

19.00: Tharu Cultural Dance Presentation (which you will also participate in) by the Local Villagers or Slide Show Presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

20.00: Dinner and free time

Day 2:

06.00: Wake up call.

06.30: Breakfast.

07.00: Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of Crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the Elephant bathing.

13.00: Lunch

15.00: Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of Deer, Rhinoceros, Wild Boar, Monkey, Leopard, Sloth Bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.

19.00: Tharu Cultural Dance presentation or Slides Show Presentation.

20.00: Dinner

Day 3:

08:00: Wakeup call

08:30: Breakfast

07:00: Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.

10:00: Departure for onward journey.


All volunteers will receive: Pick up from the airport; Hotel Accommodation and food (theirs is ceiling amount- during Program induction) (e.g. Nepali language and Culture, Program Orientation, e.g. teacher training -TEFL TIPS Start up training varies from 2 days to a week long depending on length of stay); one day Cultural/ historical site tour; Accommodation and Food during placement – 2 to 3 meals a day at the host family / org.; Stationeries during training; Transfer to host family / placement; 24 hours emergency support; Regular support / visit and supervision of local staffs

Please use the following bank address to send money for VIN:

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

SWIFT CODE: EVBLNPKA

Current Account No: 02000105200185

Everest Bank Limited

Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal

Note: You should pay the transfer fees 5.5% for PayPal or charges for bank transfer

With many volunteers’ request, now VIN also organizes affordable adventure programs, e.g. Trekking, sight seeing, Bunge Jump, White water rafting, Jungle safari through our partner institutes. The cost will be a way cheaper, safer and we can also raise some funds our projects in the community. So you can make many things in one with VIN. We ensure your memorable and life changing experience with us.

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