Nepal is a South Asian developing country with a rich cultural heritage. Situated in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal is a land of ancient history, colourful cultures, and people of warm hospitality. People from all over the world come to Nepal to explore experience and discover unique ways of life.
"Insight Nepal" was established in 1992 with a vision to give its
international volunteers a real experience of Nepal’s diverse
geographical and cultural environment. Its approach has always been to
establish and foster an awareness and understanding of cultural
differences through experiential learning. Over more than 25 years of
working at this field, the organization’s various programs have evolved
to leave the volunteers with a long-lasting impression.
Insight Nepal believes
that serving others is one of the most worthwhile human endeavors. The main
objective of the program is to provide opportunities to those who are interested in gaining a
cultural experiences by contributing their time and skills to benefit community
service groups. The second objective is to help those who are looking for an
opportunity to reach people in the community groups who are in need of their
Insight Nepal's programs work towards the goals of:
• Provide opportunities for those who are interested in gaining a cultural experience by contributing their time and skills to benefit worthwhile community service groups.
• To help those who are looking for an opportunity to reach people and community groups who are in need of their skills.
• To develop new skills, gain confidence and new perspectives on life
There are mainly three primary phases during the course of
the program. In each phase the
participants will have different activities and experiences designed to make
the most of their time in Nepal.
Orientation phase : In this phase, participants will be given a brief
orientation about the schedule of the program, health care, and some cultural
clues. City tours will be arranged and a
basic communication skills in spoken Nepali will be given. Thus, this will be a
preparation phase for the participants
to move into their placement sites as all these activities and experiences will
help them build self confidence and develop the cultural understanding .
Placement phase : During this phase the participants will work at
their placement site according to their interests and the needs of the host
organization. The participants will be under the guidance and supervision of the host organization. Since they will be working and
interacting with different people in a
new environment, it will be an excellent opportunity to share their ideas and skills. This phase can be as frustrating as it is
rewarding but it will be a personal experience that is unforgettable.
Extra activities phase (optional) : Insight Nepal organizes various types outdoor activities upon the request of the volunteer with an extra cost, as following :
Village Excursion/ Trekking
Insight Nepal will organize a trekking in the Annapurna Mountain area
where participants will have an opportunity to observe one of the best
models for conservation projects throughout the world. This is primarily
to introduce them to rural areas of Nepal and to enjoy the fascinating
views of snow-capped peaks along with lush green valleys with their
flora and fauna.
B. Yoga and Meditation Course or Yoga Retreat
- A course with an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, meditation and Yoga OR
- A special Yoga retreats with Yogik detox, sound healing and Yoga wellness.
C. A 3 - Day Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
The Park is Nepal's Largest Forest Region with wildlife and best for elephant safari.
D. White Water Rafting
Nepal is one of the most popular country for White Water Rafting.
There are several rivers which are long and clean & surrounded by
amazing mountains, hills and jungle landscapes.
Duration : 2 weeks to 16 weeks
Qualifications : Minimum : 'A'
Program fees : US$ 425 to 1365
Food and accommodation : Participants will stay with a Nepali
family who will provide two meals and
some tea/snacks during the whole program period.
Volunteer for Education is one of the major projects of Insight Nepal. Teaching experience is desirable but not necessary. Volunteer will be teaching 5 to 6 hours a day and 5 days in a week. Prospective volunteers should be flexible, physically fit, and willing to immerse themselves in another culture.