WHAT TO EXPECT
If you are interested to volunteer, contact us. We will tell you everything you want to know.
Once you have arrived, we would of course like to meet you! We will then arrange you to be brought from Kathmandu to your host family. Please let us know if you’d like to have someone to accompany you on the way.
We can also help you find cheap and good accommodation in Kathmandu or help with airport pick-ups etc., if you like.
All our projects are based on home-stays, there are no hotels in the areas. You will experience to live with a Nepali family.
Accommodation: You can expect to have a simple private room. It’s maybe more cozy if you bring your own sleeping bag, but you do not have to, blankets and bed sheets are provided. Should you not be offered a private room or be unhappy with your accommodation, please let us know.
Food: You will eat with the family. This usually means very small breakfast or tea around 7 a.m., Dal Bhat at around 9.30 a.m., a (relatively large) snack (popcorn with beans, soybean salad, roti, etc.) together with tea or coffee in the afternoon and Dal Bhat again at about 7 p.m. The food is simple and mostly vegetarian, but usually delicious and you can be sure that it’s local, organic and hygienic. If you have one, you could bring a water purifying device, otherwise water will be boiled for you.
Comfort: Please be prepared to live the very original and simple live of a Nepali family (except that you maybe glad to hear that your host family will be happy to prepare hot bucket showers for you). There is electricity but power cuts are frequent. There is enough reception to send emails but youtube or skype video will not work. You will be looked after very well but please realize that local ressources may be limited.
What we expect from you: We ask you to be respectful to the customs of your host family. Please let us know, if you need anything or are unhappy about anything.
Please just contact us for more details on accommodation, food, transportation, work details, the school, or any other information.