Volunteer in Nepal

About the program in Nepal

Doing a volunteer program in Nepal provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. In Nepal we have several volunteering programs available including teaching English, construction work, cultural, trekking, medical, Buddhist monastery and many other experience projects. You can create your own schedule and combine the projects without extra costs in Nepal. You can join from a short term 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks.

Our projects in Nepal are some of the most affordable quality programs and you can combine different projects easily without any extra costs plus the transport costs between different locations is included. Join this program from only £495, US$625 or €525 with discounts available of £35/US$45/€40 per person for when you book with someone else or you are one of our many returning customers!

Nepal Program Summary

Location: Nepal
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year (experience projects have fixed start dates)
Arrival: Kathmandu Airport on Sunday
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Price: From only £495, US$625 or €525

Why Join with GapXperience ?

 

  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location

Volunteer placements are available in the Katmandu. Katmandu is surrounded by beautiful countryside otherwise known as the Katmandu Valley. The heart of Katmandu is a busy, bustling city bursting with people, cars, motorbikes and buildings.

You will start your program with the orientation introduction week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs.

You can join this program from 1 to 12 weeks. The program starts every Monday. You can combine any of the projects in Nepal. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish. The transport between the different locations is included!

There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 2 weeks to 2 weeks program up to 12 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects as you like!

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

Arrival Details

You need to arrive in Kathmandu on Sunday between 06:00 and 22:00 at Kathmandu Airport. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Accommodation and Meals

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. 

Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Reviews Nepal

“My experience with GapXperience in Nepal was positive in many ways. The projects are well arranged, also very interesting and inspiring. My volunteer work was teaching English to the Buddhist monks in Katmandu. It was fascinating to live among them and experience their lifestyle and traditions. In the past 3 weeks I learned and experience so may beautiful things, memories that will forever be remembered. Thank you for making this once in a lifetime experience happen.” Duygu Osdemir

“I had an amazing 2 weeks of volunteer experience in Nepal, my only regrets is that I couldn’t stay longer. Teaching English to monks has been a great experience. I would like to thank everyone on the Nepal volunteer team for their hard work and hospitality and for giving me a rewarding and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.” Cristina Izquierdo

“I had a really nice time in Nepal, I learned a lot about the culture and people. Nepal was actually starting to feel like home. The people and children in the orphanage we’re very nice to me and I loved doing things with them. Thanks for the great time in Nepal.” Noor Taams

This program is organized in cooperation & partnership with The Green Lion, our trusted partner for over 14 years
Click here to check out their Blog for wonderful feedback & reviews

Projects in Nepal

You will start your program with the Introduction Week. This is designed to ease participants into the lifestyle and pace of Nepal.  After this you will start your chosen project. There are different volunteering projects available which can be combined. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project(s) you want to join and build your own program in Nepal!

For a summary and minimum durations of the projects click here.
For info on the Kathmandu location and accommodation click here.
For the holidays in Nepal : Nepal Holidays

Here are all the wonderful options in Nepal :

Introduction Week in Kathmandu

Experience and get an in-depth knowledge of the ancient traditions, culture, language, temples, and buddhist monasteries in this Himalayan country. The introduction week will get you kickstarted into this amazing country located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Now only will you get to learn about the language and lifestyle, but you will also visit temples, go on a hiking tour and even take part in a scavenger hunt race at a local market!

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Kindergarten in Kathmandu

Teach basic English skills to children between 3 to 6 years old at several kindergartens in Kathmandu. This project will have you teaching at different kindergartens particularly serving children from underprivileged communities. You can assist the teachers at the kindergartens with extracurricular activities and inspire children to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

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Education Project in Kathmandu

Teach basic conversational as well as English and other subjects of your interest to children from different age groups in Nepal. The program will have you teaching at different schools in different locations – urban, suburban, rural as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

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Special Education Project in Kathmandu

Work as an assistant teacher in a special school for children with special needs and support the children with special needs to succeed in their education. You will be working with kids who are in different age groups and different IQ levels. This program focuses on supporting the schools with children who have special needs to provide equal opportunities to education with sufficient special attention and facilities. Your task would be to provide special education for these children and raise their knowledge and confidence.

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Teaching at a Buddhist Monasteries

Teach English to novice monks in authentic monasteries. This program is tailored for those who are interested in teaching English and at the same time learning something new themselves! You will be teaching to monks of all ages inside a monastery, which will give you the unique opportunity to immerse in their day-to-day lifestyle and learn about Buddhism.

For info on the accommodation in the monastery, click here.

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Explore Buddhism in Kathmandu

Explore Buddhism in Nepal and experience Buddhist monasteries, meditation and yoga in this spiritual journey. This program is tailored for those who are interested in Buddhism and who would like to witness the Buddhist culture and teaching in Nepal. You will also experience meditation and yoga in this program. You will be able to stay in different monasteries in Nepal which will give you the unique opportunity to immerse in their day-to-day lifestyle and learn about Buddhism. In this program you will also journey to Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

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Construction and Renovation Project

Help with the rebuilding efforts and support the communities in need in Nepal with construction and renovation projects for a better standard of living for the communities in various areas of Kathmandu in restoring schools, hospitals, community centers and homes.

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Women Empowerment in Kathmandu

Teach basic conversational English, basic computer skills and other subjects of your interest to older women of different age groups in Kathmandu. The program will have you teaching at a school set up purposely to educate young and elderly women who cannot read or write. You will be assisting them with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

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Adventure Week

Indulge in a week of adventure in the Himalayas and test your skills in various adrenaline-filled activities. Hike the foothills of the Himalayas, explore the jungle, camp under star-covered skies and go white water rafting. All in one week! This program will not give you time to rest at all, but in exchange, you’ll get to experience the best this mountain-lined country has to offer!

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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Annapurna Base Camp

You will get an insight into the best Nepal has to offer through a week of immersing and learning, two weeks of trekking and a week of community service. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from trailhead Nayapul, crosses river beds and terraced hillsides, on trails disappearing into blazing rhododendron clusters and oak forests.

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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Village Trek

Experience the Himalayas mountains and the culture and lifestyle of its inhabitants like very few get to do. During this week of trekking, we will be walking through different villages in order to experience the culture and lifestyle of locals. We will stay in authentic houses and try out the local cuisine to get a chance to immerse fully into the lives of the Nepali.

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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The Nepal Road Trip

Get to visit and experience four vastly distinctive regions of this exotic country. During this four-week road trip, you will get to experience in and around Kathmandu, Kavre, Pokhara, Annapurna, Lumbini and Chitwan through varied and action-packed activities. Scheduled for the month are days of sightseeing, cultural and language learning, five days of hard trekking, white-water rafting, monastic experience, jungle safari, hiking and witnessing mesmerizing panoramic views.

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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Experience Nepal

Experience Nepal in four weeks with the Nepali culture, people and adventure. During the four-week program, you will get to experience Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna and Chitwan districts through varied and action-packed activities. Scheduled for the month are days of sightseeing, cultural and language lessons, five days of hard trekking, white-water rafting, five days of community work in one of our projects and much, much more!

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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Everest Base Camp

Set your foot at the base of Everest! This action-packed program will get your hiking shoes dirty through rough treks and immersion into Nepali culture. Through Namche and Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche then heads toward Mt. Everest Base Camp. Exciting suspension bridges hanging over raging rivers and long uphill hiking will let you know you are approaching the highest mountain in the world.

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The trip starts just north of the city of Pokhara and winds through the Poon Hill area and passes through the mid hill region of the Himalayas. You will explore Annapurna’s most visited trail, encounter different varied cultural regions in front of Himalayas – dramatic views of the snow capped Annapurna Himalayan panorama inclusive!

For info on the accommodation info, click here.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Nepal

Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 495 Pounds
3 weeks : 635 Pounds
4 weeks : 785 Pounds
+1 week : 165 Pounds

Prices in US$
2 weeks : 625 US$
3 weeks : 810 US$
4 weeks : 985 US$
+1 week : 215 US$

Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 525 Euro
3 weeks : 675 Euro
4 weeks : 825 Euro
+1 week : 175 Euro

There is an extra cost for these projects :
Construction £30/US$45/€35
Monastery/Adventure/Explore Buddhism/Village/Everest & Annapurna Trek/Experience Nepal £160/US$220/€175
Nepal Road Trip/Poon Trek £320/US$435/€350

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest and Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Combine Different Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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