Volunteer in Nepal

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN NEPAL

Looking to do something different, explore the world and get to know other cultures? Nepal is an ideal destination. The volunteer programs in Nepal aim to improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged people, especially the most vulnerable children.

With a multi-dimensional heritage that manifests itself in music, dance and art, Nepal is ideal for volunteering. You can collaborate in a variety of open projects in the volunteering in Nepal.


MEDICAL CARE IN NEPAL

Learn first-hand how basic medical care works in Nepal, and at the same time help those who need it most.

The volunteer is supported in different departments of the hospital. You will be guided by professional doctors and nursing staff. In addition, you will be able to observe and learn about medical practices in Nepal.

The tasks of the medical support volunteer in Nepal will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support in patient care.
  • Pressure, pulse and temperature control.
  • Wound healing.
  • Assistance in surgeries.
  • Carrying out medical examinations.
  • General support to the hospital medical team.

Open all year round, with a timetable of 3 or 4 hours approximately during the morning from Monday to Friday.

It is advisable to arrive at the weekend so that you can join us on Monday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: Yes
  • Qualifications required: Health training or in progress (medicine, nursing, nursing assistant), basic/intermediate level of English is also required.
  • Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parents.
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2595€
3740€
Additional145€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

CONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL

This project aims to create safe spaces for children to continue their education, as well as to cover the repair and maintenance needs of the community in the volunteer in Nepal.

In construction and agriculture volunteering in Nepal, tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Small-scale reconstruction, including the construction of brick walls and the construction of roof structures.
  • Landscape and site maintenance and/or development.
  • Installing water purification systems and communicating the importance of these systems to children and teachers.
  • Demolition of condemned buildings.
  • Construction of new classrooms from foundation level.
  • Installation of insulation for classrooms to reduce heat build-up.
  • Plastering of new structures.
  • Painting which also includes murals and images for classrooms.

Open all year round. Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend in order to join us on Monday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Basic English and criminal record certificate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2495€
3615€
Additional120€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

STRENGTHENING AND TEACHING IN NEPAL

We are looking for volunteers programs in Nepal interested in sharing their knowledge and putting their skills into practice, supporting children, young people and women.

Work is carried out in community schools and schools for adults. Currently, approximately 500 children and 81 families benefit. The ages of the children we work with range from 5 to 18 years old.

The volunteer teaching programme in Nepal is recommended for teachers, students, teenage volunteers and anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and putting their skills into practice.

It is possible to work in schools as well as in monasteries.

Open all year round except from the first week of March to the second week of April. Monday to Friday.

During the school holidays there are reinforcement classes different from the classes in the schools, the timetable may be different, please consult us according to your dates.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Basic English and criminal record certificate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2495€
3615€
Additional120€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT IN NEPAL

It works with women and young people through youth empowerment in under-resourced communities in Nepal.

During your volunteer placement you will have a local coordinator who will guide you and accompany you so that your integration into the project will be much quicker and easier. Some of the activities in which you will support are:

  • Improving health and sanitation in villages.
  • Teaching adults.
  • Raising environmental awareness.
  • Empowering young people in the library and joining the youth club.
  • Teaching children in school.
  • Computer education, etc.

Open all year round. Monday to Friday. It is advisable to arrive during the weekend, so that you can join us on Monday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Basic English and criminal record certificate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2495€
3615€
Additional120€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

CHILDCARE IN NEPAL

Support our youngest children, attend to their most basic needs and support them in their education.

The main task of the children’s aid volunteer programme in Nepal is to support educational activities and games with the children, such as art, didactic games and songs. As well as assisting local staff in developing new ideas and activities where children and young people can enhance their learning.

All the support you offer helps in building a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Some of the activities that are carried out on a daily basis are:

  • Support in feeding.
  • Create and participate in games and sports for the children.
  • Spend time with children sharing their life stories.
  • Fun and other fun activities to make the children feel special.
  • Teach basic English, if proficient in the language.
  • Assistance in the kitchen.
  • Helping with the cleaning of the orphanage.
  • Hygiene activities such as nail clipping, haircutting, washing clothes, sheets, etc.
  • Other activities required by the project itself.

Open all year round from Monday to Friday. It is advisable to arrive at the weekend, so that you can join us on Monday. Please ask for availability, as there may be school holiday periods when activities may be affected.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Basic English and criminal record certificate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2495€
3615€
Additional120€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate for tax relief on your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation for the duration of your volunteering placement.
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking).
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK FARMING IN NEPAL

We support livestock and farming families in Nepal with our knowledge and skills in these areas. Come as a volunteer to be part of this beautiful project.

In order to meet the objectives and efficiently support these families through the agriculture and livestock volunteer programme in Nepal, we need volunteers who are ready to put their knowledge of agriculture and activities related to the cultivation and maintenance of vegetable gardens to the test, as well as being in good physical condition.

If you are part of this programme, you will be involved in carrying out some of the following activities:

  • Irrigation of fields.
  • Cutting of crops.
  • Removal of wild plants.
  • Support in fertilisation treatment of crops.
  • Care of farm animals (if any).
  • Collection of fruit and vegetables (at specific times).
  • Support for the children and women of the families in educational matters.
  • Support in the creation of handicrafts.
  • Other activities requested by project staff or farmers.

Open all year round with approximately 3 or 4 hours in the morning, Monday to Friday.

It is advisable to arrive at the weekend to join the programme on Monday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Required qualification: Basic English
  • Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Required qualification: Basic English
  • Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parents
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WEEKSCOST
2495€
3615€
Additional120€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport pick-up from Friday to Sunday
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 2 meals during your volunteering (breakfast and dinner, use of common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


What are the requirements to volunteer in Nepal?

To be part of some of the volunteer programs in Nepal, no specific training is necessary:

  • Be of legal age
  • Basic level of English
  • Participative and committed person
  • Respectful of the people you collaborate with and the community
  • You must be aware of the culture and customs of the country.
  • You must be able to work in a team

You can consult the requirements of each project in their links.


Where will I be during my volunteering in Nepal?

The volunteer projects in Nepal take place in Kathmandu.


When can I do the volunteering in Nepal?

Social projects in volunteering in Nepal such as:

  • Youth empowerment
  • Care centres
  • Teaching and tutoring

They are open all year round (according to the school term). They are closed during holidays and public holidays.

  • Construction, Agriculture and Livestock are open all year round.

We cooperate with local organisations who provide us with information to publicise the programmes. Regular updates are made to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible, but as we work in resource-poor countries, it can always differ slightly, especially in July and August.

For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.

The steps to follow to register are as follows:

  • Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
  • Wait for our confirmation of availability.
  • Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
  • You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
  • You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
  • A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
  • Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:

  • To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
  • To be a participative and committed person.
  • Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
  • To know how to adapt and work in a team.
  • Criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
  • Appropriate clothing for the destination.
  • Knowledge of English.

ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER WORK IN NEPAL

The types of accommodations are different depending on the location of the project.

Accommodation can be in the center itself, in volunteers’ homes or in families’ homes, in all options you sleep in shared rooms with other volunteers. The bathroom is also shared, and you have access to common areas such as the kitchen for your use.

Volunteer accommodation in Nepal

What is the volunteer accommodation like?

  • 2 meals (breakfast and dinner), during your stay in the volunteer program.
  • Laundry area to wash clothes by hand.
  • Bed in a room shared with other volunteers.

The distance from the lodges to the projects is no more than 1 or 2 kms. Approximately 10 to 45 minutes walking.

Accommodations in the projects may vary during the July and August season.

WHAT WILL THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION BE LIKE?

The process from the moment you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport for the volunteer projects taking place in Kathmandu is as follows:

  • Welcome at Kathmandu Airport (KTM) by the coordinator of the local organization (arrival must be from Friday to Sunday).
  • You will be taken to the accommodation where you will meet the rest of the volunteers.
  • Depending on your arrival time, that same day or the next day you will be induced into the project and taken to the project site.

Country and project orientation and training includes:

  • Knowledge about Nepal
  • About the program
  • Cultural Responsibility
  • Basic concepts of Nepali (indigenous language)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Project visit
  • Information on possible excursions

VISA IN NEPAL

To enter Nepal it is mandatory to have a visa. If you come from Spain (see other nationalities on the Nepal visa website) you can apply for a visa directly upon landing.

  • Pay an airport fee of $25 (15 days) or $50 (30 days), $125 (90 days).
  • Valid passport with a validity of at least six months.
  • Return ticket.
  • Accommodation address (we will send you the arrival information with the address of the center).
  • If you have recently passed through a country with risk of yellow fever, you must present your vaccination card to prove that you have been vaccinated for yellow fever.
  • Vaccinations are not mandatory.

SECURITY IN NEPAL

Nepal is considered a safe country, but nothing is perfect and as in many countries in the world you must take certain precautions and know how to handle yourself in certain areas.

Generally the tourist areas are safe, but we still recommend you to take these details into account:

  • Notify your coordinator, in case you are going on an excursion.
  • Have your coordinator’s phone number and the address where you are staying.
  • Do not give out information about the place where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers.
  • Try not to bring anyone from outside the organization to the volunteer’s house.
  • Avoid risky areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel frugally in your daily transfers and excursions.
  • Try not to attract attention with jewelry and accessories.
  • If you can, avoid taking out your cell phone in public places.
  • Use the country’s safe transportation services.
  • Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets.
  • Never take someone you do not know in an unfamiliar vehicle or in your own vehicle.
  • Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.

The financial contribution is divided into two parts:

  1. The registration fee, which you will donate to the Adventure Volunteer association. This contribution has a tax benefit of 80% which you can deduct in your income tax return.
  2. The remaining part of the cost of the programme will go to the partner organisation that we will send in your name as a substitute or you can hand it in directly to the project.
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3 740€ 615€615€615€
4 885€735€735€735€
Additional145€120€120€120€

WHAT IS OFFERED TO THE VOLUNTEER?

  • Welcome at the airport
  • Accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • Breakfast and dinner during your volunteer placement
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Volunteer and liability insurance
  • Tax certificate
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING?

  • Flight to Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel within or outside the country
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Departure tax (payable at the airport on departure).
  • Beverages, per diem or special meals
  • Bottled water

How to book my volunteer in Nepal?

STEP 1

Once you fill in the form to the programme, we will verify everything and confirm your place within 24 hours.

STEP 2

You pay the registration fee within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed and you will be formally part of the family.

STEP 3

We send you the volunteer guide, compulsory insurances and the international volunteer agreement.

Nepal is a country in South Asia bordering the Republic of India, the Republic of South Korea and the People’s Republic of China. The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu, which has a population of over two million. The second largest city in Nepal is Pokhara, one of Nepal’s main tourist attractions.

Since 1951 Nepal entered the modern era, and remains a country rich in natural beauty. One of its main economic activities is agriculture, which is very important for the country’s economy.

Its cultural heritage has evolved over the years. This multidimensional heritage is manifested in the:

  • Music, dance, art, crafts, folklore and folk tales.
  • It is also reflected in their languages, literature, religion, festivals and celebrations.

Tourism is the biggest industry in Nepal and its biggest source of foreign exchange and income. Possessing eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a privileged destination for alpinists, climbers and people looking for adventure. Nepal’s Hindu and Buddhist heritage and its cool climate are also strong attractions.

CLIMATE

Throughout the year the temperature in Nepal generally ranges from 3 °C to 29 °C (37º F to 84º F).

  • April to July and from the end of September to October, are the best times of the year to visit Nepal.
  • December to February is the time of year where you’ll find the coolest temperatures.

CURRENCY

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee. Convert it

Examples of currency exchange in Nepal: 126,705 rupees = 1€.

You can withdraw money from different ATMs in Nepal. These can be found at various points in the main cities Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as in other cities not very large as mentioned.

ATMs generally accept visa and mastercard, it may be the case that some do not accept debit mastercard.

Approximately 400 rupees may be charged for each withdrawal of money from a cashier plus your bank’s commission.

FLIGHT

Your flight must be to Kathmandu airport (KTM), where one of the coordinators of the volunteer programs in Nepal will be waiting for you and will take you to the accommodation location where you will sleep during your stay in Nepal as a volunteer.

  • Flights range from approximately €600 to €720.
  • You can find good flight offers on google flights or skyscanner.

TOURIST SITES

KATHMANDU

It has the most advanced infrastructure of all urban areas in Nepal, and its economy focuses on tourism.

Religious and cultural festivities are an important part of the lives of people living in the country. Most people in Kathmandu follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. There are also people of other religious beliefs, which gives Kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture.

One of the largest cities and the capital of Nepal. It is now an increasingly broad vacation spot. Also as a result of considerable growth is the gateway to tourism in Nepal.

Nepali is the most widely spoken language in the city. The educated residents of Kathmandu understand English.

The sister cities of Kathmandu (Lalitpur Patan) and Bhaktapur are an integral part of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage, tourism industry and economy; therefore, the UNESCO World Heritage site includes:

  • Monuments and attractions of the three cities under the same heading, «Kathmandu Valley – UNESCO World Heritage Site».

POKHARA

Nepal’s second largest city. It is a city where you can see that the Annapurna mountain range is reflected in the protected lake.

It is located approximately 200 km west of Kathmandu and can be reached in 5 hours by bus. This area is full of lush green mountains decorated by rice fields on terraces. This area has a relaxed city atmosphere, by the sea, with much less traffic than Kathmandu.

In addition to being the starting point for major trekking routes such as the Annapurna Circuit, Sanctuary and Jomsom, in which you can make several day walks in the surrounding hills.

CHITWAN

It is the region adjacent to the Indian border. Considered a vast flat and fertile area extending across southern Nepal. It is a place recognized by it:

  • Royal Chitwan National Park, a large ecological and environmental reserve.

The people who live in this region are mainly Tharu people. Known for its agricultural skills, industrial nature and intelligence. Despite their low incomes, they are mostly self-sufficient due to their agricultural skills.

GORKHA

Historically connected with the creation of modern Nepal and the name of the legendary Gurkha soldiers. It is the location of the Temple of Manakamana. In addition, the temples of the great sage Gorakh Nath and the goddess Gorakh Kali are found there.

  • They find four of the great rivers of Nepal as:
  • Chepe
  • Daraudi
  • Marsyangdi
  • Budhi Gandaki

KINGDOM OF GORKHA

About 1700 steps take you to the top of the hill at a height of 3281 feet. Where the Newar-style Gorkha Palace stands firm along with the fortresses and temple that boast of its rich history.

It is 40-50 minutes walking distance away from the Gorkha Bazaar. You can see Manaslu the eighth highest mountain in the world, the Dhaulagiri and Ganesh mountains from the Palace Complex.

THE MAIN TOURIST ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO IN NEPAL ARE

  • Mountain biking
  • Bungee jumping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching
  • Paragliding
  • Hot air balloons over the Himalayan mountains
  • Exploring waterways on a raft
  • Kayak or canoe
  • Safaris in the jungle

In November the New Year of the Nepal Sambat Lunar Calendar takes place. Other important festivals are:

  • Purnima Buddha (the celebration of Buddha’s birth)
  • Maha Shivaratri (a festival of Lord Shiva).
  • The Sherpas, mostly located at higher altitudes and in the Mount Everest region, celebrate Mani Rimdu, for the good of the world.

Most festivals include dance and music, and a variety of foods typical of Nepal.

The Sagan ceremony is the ritualized presentation of five foods (boiled egg, smoked fish, meat, lentil cake and rice wine) to a person who is made to bring a good fortune according to Tantric tradition.

THE PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE

It is the largest in the world of Shiva, located in Kathmandu. It attracts many pilgrims and tourists. Other Hindu pilgrimage sites include the temple complex at Swargadwari in Pyuthan district; Janaki Mandir in Janakpurdham in Mithila Gosainkunda near Dhunche; Devghat temples; Manakamana temple in Gorkha District region; Pathibhara near Phungling; and Mahamrityunjaya Shivasan Nepal in Palpa District where the largest metal idol of Lord Shiva is located.

Another prominent Buddhist site is Swayambhunath, the Temple of the Monkey, in Kathmandu. Dang Valley is a sacred place for Hindus as well as for other religions. Kalika and Malika Devi on the hill of Chhillikot.

AMBEKESHAWORI TEMPLE

Krishna temple, Dharapani temple are among the sacred places in Dang.

Chillikot Hill is also a good place for sightseeing and an old palace. There is also Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The site is located in Muktinath Valley, Mustang district. Therefore, being a great tourist destination.

Do I have to be vaccinated to volunteer in Nepal?

  • Mandatory: none
  • Recommended: all

These are some of the recommended vaccines:

  • Yellow fever, which is mandatory for people coming from or who have traveled to countries where it exists.
  • Tetanus, to avoid complications if you have a cut with something rusty.
  • Hepatitis A and B, to keep these diseases under control.
  • Typhoid fever, recommended to avoid illnesses related to food preparation.

You can also visit your family doctor or a vaccination center and check which vaccines they recommend.

What is recommended to bring when volunteering in Nepal?

Some of the things that should not be missing in your backpack or suitcase for your trip to Nepal are:

  • Clothing, proper walking shoes, and toiletries. Also if you have something left at home in Katmandu you can find a little bit of everything.

In addition to the above you can add to your suitcase or backpack the following:

  • Flashlight, as there are often power cuts.
  • Adapter for the plugs (Plugs: Type C / D / M).
  • A coat for the nights, they are usually cool.
  • A couple of photos, in case you need them for the visa when entering Nepal.

Do I need a visa to do volunteering in Nepal?

All Spanish citizens need a visa to travel to Nepal. You can request it before traveling or the same day you arrive in Nepal.

Can I have wifi while volunteer in Nepal?

Yes, you can be connected to the internet (have data). When you arrive in Nepal, consult with the project coordinator where you can get a SIM card and then with scratch cards scratch cards reloads and hire a data plan for the time you are as a volunteer. This will allow you to stay connected and make calls without losing your number.

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