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Volunteer in Nepal: Summer Volunteer & Trekking

Volunteer & Trekking Overview

VIN is dedicated to promoting the most affordable and exciting travel and volunteering programs in Nepal for the betterment of local communities in need and for the enrichment of the lives of global travelers. Its unique and innovative ways of working make it a highly competitive and popular travel and volunteer placement agency in Nepal, providing a truly satisfying and fulfilling experience for all travelers.

Volunteering with VIN gives you a rewarding volunteer and travel experience that nourishes the soul by providing insight to the local cultures and different ways of life across Nepal while helping to volunteer with its local communities. This is the reason why each year, more and more people are choosing to volunteer in Nepal through VIN, as it brings them a one-of-a-kind global perspective. We heartily welcome you to join our meaningful volunteer programs in Nepal and change the way you see the world! Together, let’s make a difference.

We aim to support the work of local communities through the placement of local and international volunteers therein and offer a wide variety of volunteer programs within our working area. We provide unique opportunities for safe and memorable volunteering and travel experiences in Nepal. Our summer volunteer programs provide ample opportunities for in-country travel and allow one to grasp the singular culture while living with a local host family.

Our volunteer programs can range from 1 week to 5 months, but we have designed the 3 to 5 week “Summer Volunteer Opportunity” with your travel plans in mind. By offering low cost volunteer programs in Nepal, we invite you to join our volunteer programs in orphanages, healthcare, the environment, teaching English, women’s empowerment, street children, medicine, Tibetan monasteries, and lots more.

VIN has designed two different Summer Volunteer Program options:

  • Summer Volunteer and Trekking Program (Cost: €1099)
  • Summer Volunteer and Travel Tour (Cost: €675)

Project Overview

Program start dates: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

Program Duration: Five Weeks

Program Cost: €1099 (Euros), including Trekking (We offer one of the most affordable program fees compared to other international organizations. We however do not compromise the quality. There are no hidden costs associated with our programs and no international agency fees.)

Eligibility and Skills Requirement

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • You do not need any formal training or experience to participate this program, but whatever skills and experience you have will be taken into account when arranging your day-to-day activities.
  • Volunteers need to be independent, enthusiastic and adaptable, hard-working with an open-minded attitude.
  • All applicants should have: a desire to help the people of Nepal, flexibility, self-motivation, openness to a new culture and a willingness to learn.

Program Highlights

  • Three to five days program induction including Nepali language, culture, sight seeing
  • Home stay with local families in rural setting in Kathmandu for cultural immersion
  • Volunteer with orphans / disadvantaged children, construction work, teaching program, women’s empowerment, youth/ children’s clubs, and more!
  • Classic trekking to explore Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp for two weeks (It will otherwise cost you at least 1200USD)
  • Very personalized small group experience
  • Friendly program leader for volunteer program and local guides for trekking
  • Hiking in the outlying areas of Kathmandu


Program Induction Phase (Five Days)

Day one: VIN’s staff will receive and welcome you at the airport and place you at a hotel in Kathmandu (during program induction time you will stay there)

Day two: Half a day sight seeing to world heritage sight seeing, e.g. Patan Darbar Square, Pashupatinath (world famous Hindu temple); after lunch you will be given an orientation about VIN’s community programs, logistics and contarcts and one hour Nepali Language instruction

Day three: Half a day sight seeing to Baudhnath and Swoyambhu (monkey temple); and program orientation. Nepali language instruction.

Day four: Program orientation, cultural talk and Nepali language instruction.

Day Five: Health talk, Nepali language and transfer to the respective rural community host family


Home Stay and Volunteering Phase (Fifteen days)

Work in community / school / orphanage / women programs and cultural immersion.

During these fifteen days, the volunteers will work in one of the many volunteering sites overseen by VIN, including: orphanage centers, schools, children’s / youth / women’s clubs, community construction work. Where applicable, volunteers will teach basic conversational English to Nepali youth and organize fun activities in order to encourage their participation with our staffs. In your free time, you may feel free to hike in the beautiful areas surrounding Kathmandu Valley and experience the peace and tranquility of scenic Nepal.

Program itinerary is merely a proposed sample and may be altered to meet the needs of the volunteers and changes in field conditions. Your individual itinerary will be finalized during orientation in Kathmandu. It might also alter due to weather!


Travel, Trekking and Adventure Phase (14 Days)

The final two weeks offer a chance to satisfy your thirst for exploration and discovery on a one-of-a-kind Himalayan trekking experience. You may either choose to go Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) or Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC).

You will drive to Pokhara or Bashi Sahar or fly to Lukla to begin your 14 days trek to the world-famous Himalaya region of Nepal. The Himalayan range is one of the most enthralling treks one could ever yearn for. The Annapurna and Everest treks are not only hiking destinations, but also journies where you can witness diverse communities, cultures, religions and most of all, the unique Gurung or Sherpa culture – home to the most widely known climbers of the world.

Program itinerary is merely a proposed sample and may be altered to meet the needs of the volunteers and changes in field conditions. Your individual itinerary will be finalized during orientation in Kathmandu. It might also alter due to weather!


Shopping and Departure Phase (two days)

The volunteers will stay at Kathmandu in a hotel and can use their time for exploring more of Kathmandu and do some shopping if you wish to. Our staffs will help you if needed and the last day our staff will drop you at the airport. Hopefully we shall meet again!

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