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 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.
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.
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
As per the arrival of volunteers , airport pick up will be arranged
The village is also a tourism village and offer the clean home stays for sleeping and have clean bathrooms attached .
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.