Good Karma Foundation Nepal

Mountain Village Teacher

Lamjung, Nepal show on map

Volunteers will teach in the village called Siurung which lies in the Annapurna area of Nepal.

About the Program

Volunteers are greeted in Kathmandu airport and transfered to hotel in Thamel for three nights stay in kathmandu. The second day will be guided kathmandu city tour day to see heritage sites of Kathmandu and next day will be orientation day. After the stay in Kathmandu, volunteers will travel to mountain village named Siurung in Annapurna accompanied by our field staff. The Journey will be 7 hours in a bus. After placement in the host family, our staff travels back to kathmandu.

The volunteers will stay with local host families as a family member. They will teach students what they are really good at. Besides their expertise they are expected to teach english lessons and computer basics to students for 2-4 hours each day except saturdays and public holidays. First few days the local teachers will help volunteers (co-teaching) and they will be given full responsibility to handle the class.

The Location

The most people of villages are farmers, retired Gurkha soldiers etc. The agriculture activities are carried all round the year. The village is typical Gurkha village where the people of Gurung ethnicity reside. The village is situated at altitude of 2000m and has good view of Himalayas including 8000m high Mt Manaslu. The village has been made Village tourism destination since 2012 and 20 houses are allocated for stay of tourists for typical village experience. People of the village are starting getting benefit from tourism.

The village is safe. It is touristic village and volunteers can meet other fellow trekkers that pass through the village for Annapurna circuit trek.All our past volunteers who stayed there have loved the area and its our turn to come and experience it if you are planning travel to Nepal and would like to experience typical nepali village stay experience.

This village is more ideal to stay except high winter months like January to Mid of February.

Typical day

Regular Days

Volunteer wake up with the fresh mountain view of Mt Manaslu and will start a day by drinking the tea.  

Around 9 am volunteer is provided morning meal before going to school. Volunteer starts the teaching after seeing the routine of the school for the day . 

There will be a  short break in mid day where volunteer is provided some snacks . 

After teaching whole day volunteer returns back home and  help the community with any other works , help cook foods in the house where he or she stays.  

After a dinner in the evening volunteer goes to sleep . completing a day work.

Free-time activities

In free time volunteers can go to collect woods for family they stay with in near by jungle , volunteers can go to Harsing View point to see the beautiful range of Manaslu and annapurna .  if you walk down 2 hours you will also catch a natural hot spring for a warm bath in winter cold days . additionally you can hike in annapurna circuit area  as the village is on the route itself. occasionally volunteers can enjoy the friday cultural programes of villagers which are perform usually part of village life   

Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English , maths science , social at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Computer skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Good Karma Foundation Nepal.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Good Karma Foundation Nepal (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Good Karma Foundation Nepal
Our Servises to Volunteers are as follows:
  • Responce to Email & providing the enough information while booking
  • Pre- departure Information: Information on booking flight ticket, getting visa, Airport procedure, what to bring etc.
  • Land Transportation: Airport Pickup, airport transfer, transportation during Kathmandu sightseeing program, transportation to project site
  • Program Induction: Basic Nepali language Course, Cultural class and program orientation etc.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour: Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Darbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Accommodation: Few Night accommodation during program induction period and after program in Kathmandu and in volunteering place
  • Accommodation and meals: Accommodation and meals from your day of arrival to departure
  • 24 hours availability of Good karma Foundation Nepal staff for emergency support
  • Contribution to projects and host family
  • Support for ongoing community development projects
  • Assistance to extent your visa
  • Nepali Sim Card ( N cell )
  • All administration cost
  • Helping with Tour Trek if you want
  • arrangement of Connecting faster Ambulance servises or Helicopter Rescue in case of Sick ( to be paid by volunteer themselves later)
  • Farewell programe
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

As per the arrival of volunteers , airport pick up will be arranged 

Accommodation

The village is also a tourism village and offer the clean home stays for sleeping and have clean bathrooms attached . 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Typical nepali foods will be provided during the stay  like Dal bhat (rice and lentils), curry, pickle etc. Meat is provided occasionally. Eggs are parts of breakfast. It is no problem if you are vegeterian or allergic to certain food as villagers have many items of freshly cooked food each day to choose from.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$688.00
5 weeks
$808.00
7 weeks
$1,046.00
9 weeks
$1,285.00
15 weeks (max. stay)
$2,000.00
Average fees
$153.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Lamjung/Nepal between 4 weeks and 15 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Good Karma Foundation Nepal will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Lamjung, Siurung

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