Trip Details

Are you an animal lover and looking for experience in animal care and rehabilitation? If you can’t bear the thought of animals suffering needlessly, then jump at this opportunity to play a vital role in canine welfare in Nepal.

As a gap volunteer in Nepal you will be part of an initiative to rescue and rehabilitate dogs  living as strays on the streets. Conditions for animals in homes in Nepal are often poor. Dogs are often turned out onto the streets as they grow older. Living on the streets, they become starved and their coats matted. With no one to care for them, they suffer from infected wounds and skin disorders, pick up worms and parasites and become feeding grounds for maggots. This results in them losing limbs.

Your role on the programme will be key in providing aid and assistance to the team rescuing and rehabilitating the dogs by nurturing them back to a healthy condition. This way they can be adopted into a new home. The project strives to achieve a loving home for every dog and where he or she can enjoy the quality of life that they deserve.

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Each day will be varied and responsive to the immediate needs of the animals as they are identified, assessed and treated. In shadowing the doctors on this volunteer gap project in Nepal, your role will be one of assisting them in field work on the streets to identify the dogs that are in the most need, and rescuing them. As well as the treatments needed to nurse the animals back to health, such as worming, treating of illnesses and injuries and fighting infections, you will also be required to assist with the sterilization of female dogs.

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **


Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Book your volunteer travel  holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure.  It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China.  As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal.  The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us.   We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.

Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs.  The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa