Trip Details

Take part in the rebuilding efforts and support the needy communities in this beautiful Himalayan country.

The remote areas of Kathmandu still have plenty of public buildings that are required to be upgraded to provide a better standard of living for deserving communities. Particularly after the earthquake, the status of such buildings of rural areas have turned from bad to worse. Therefore, we have taken up rebuilding projects in various remote villages for months and restoring back schools, hospitals and homes.

There are a variety of ways that students, tourists, professionals, organisations or any other interested parties can assist in the project. Through contribution of funds and materials, or through offering support through manual labour, you can help to rebuild and repair schools, playgrounds, libraries, hospitals, homes and many other facilities across a range of locations. As a result, you will tour Nepal while you work benefiting from the opportunity to experience the culture and beauty of this wonderful country.

Not just focusing on the present, but also looking towards the future, the project is completely aware of the positive impact the work can have on this generation of children. By restoring infrastructure at schools, orphanages and health centres, the children will be able to attend school regular and have a quality education. Their future will be brighter, filled with more positive opportunities than they currently have. Responsive to needs as they arise, the program will organise placements for participants in locations where they can have the greatest input.

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

Trip Itinerary

Sunday

On your arrival you will be taken to Sikdel. This is a remote village where the earthquake caused an extensive amount of damage to the local school. As a result, a project is underway to completely rebuild the school. At Mate village, a host family will accommodate you and provide you with food for the week. Being only a 30-minute walk from the construction site at Sikdel, you will be close enough not to need transport. However, the journey to Sikdel will take 4-hours on local transportation followed by a 3-hour hike through the stunning Himalayan mountains.

Monday to Friday

Your activities will be varied as the project responds to the developing needs of the community. However, it is likely that you’ll be involved in:

  • deconstructing damaged buildings;
  • using building materials to rebuild walls;
  • Painting and decorating to freshen buildings or complete renovation work;
  • Carrying out basic carpentry work such as repairing or making furniture;
  • Erecting fences around the school perimeter;
  • Preparing materials in preparation for work, such as cement, concrete, wood;
  • General labouring, for example moving rocks and boulders;

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

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Nepal

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
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Orientation

What's not included

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