Indra Foundation

Tea Research & Organic Farming

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Non-profit | Indra Foundation

Tea Research & Organic Farming is a very unique kind of program in Nepal, which offers you an opportunity to experience the typical life style of rural Nepali Villages!

About the Program

Tea Research and Organic Farming program is a very unique kind of program in Nepal, which offers you an opportunity to experience the typical life style of rural Nepal giving the chance for you to enjoy your time in one of Asia’s most admired Himalayan Tea Shangri-La, having most beautiful and largest tea gardens in Asia! Ilam, in Eastern Nepal in one such hidden paradise in Himalayas where you will see majestic Himalayan views with “Rolling Hills of Carpet like Tea Gardens in Nepal”.  

In this program, you will be able to see and learn how the Tea in Himalayas is blended, with several tea processing factory and tea gardens visit. Not only that during your stay you will be able to enjoy typical Nepali home stay where you will be an integral part of family throughout your stay in Nepal and also enjoy freshly cooked delicious Nepali organic meals with fresh tea ships; that comes in the flavor of high altitude Himalayan aroma, giving you one of the best tea experience that you can get in the World!    

If you are interested to work in Tea Gardens and learn more about Organic farming in Nepal, then this program “Tea Research and Organic Farming program” is for you!  

The Location

Volunteering Nepal is your right decision, since Nepal is a perfect combination of Nature, Culture and Adventure; you will not have even a single minute that you feel wasted! Anyone who choose to volunteer in Nepal, they can work for meaningful programs as well as at a same time they can explore the natural beauty of Nepal, experience the exotic Himalayan adventures and enjoy a very warm a welcoming cultures of Nepal where you can meet wonderful people living with Nepali host family!

During your Nepal trip as a volunteer in Nepal, there are many adventure travel opportunities in your weekend or even take some time gap from your program. In order to spend your weekend you can go visiting one of the Asia's Largest and most beautiful tea gardens in Ilam (Eastern Nepal) where you can see the majestic views of carpet like rolling hills covered with teas, or go wild in jungle safari or take a time gap for going to the lap of the Himalayas for Trekking adventures!

So, we welcome and invite everyone from different corners of the world to join Indra Foundation and gain wonderful Volunteering & Travel experiences; enjoying the very safe, reliable and memorable trips of Nepal. Looking forward to see you and welcome you in Nepal very soon!

Typical day

There is no typical working day. Your working time is flexible. But you can expect to work 5-6 days a week about 6-8 hours a day. All the other time is your free time where you can relax, go on some adventures or discover the surroundings.

As a Volunteer in this program, your activities will be:

  • Learn the process of making Tea though organic farming.
  • Learn about the procedure of Tea Garden Management.
  • Conduct various researches in Organic Tea cultivation and production.
  • Tea Gardens and Tea processing factory visits.
  • Be involved with local people for Tea leaves picking, tea processing and tea packaging. 

Details on Arrival

This program is all year round program, so available throughout the year! We are flexible with dates and duration. 

Free-time activities

Well, in the free time, you can have the opportunity to visit nearby villages to experience typical Nepali life.  

You are welcome to go on short hiking trips to experience the wonderful nature of Nepal or simply relax and do some yoga in our beautiful village. 

During the weekend you can go short trekking in Mountains, rafting, or on safari etc. 

We recommend you visit our most beautiful places like Ilam, Bhedetar, Gufapokhari, Taplejung and many other interesting places etc.

Water Sports
Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Winter 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
Required Documents
CV & Citizen ID.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Indra Foundation.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Indra Foundation (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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Indra Foundation
What's included?
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Orientation
  • Training
  • Basic Nepali Language Course
  • In-country transportation
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

You will be provided Airport Pick up service from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Upon the receipt of your flight details we will pick up you from Kathmandu airport.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be provided with a spacious separate room on single / double occupancy basis. The rooms are very clean, with good peaceful, homely and family environment. Neat and clean Bathrooms for sharing available. 

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your training period & placement, will be provided according to the Nepali menu. If you have any special dietary requirements or any food suggestions we provided it to you according to your own need... for example for vegetarian we can provide vegetarian foods only! 

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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$585.00
5 weeks
$805.00
6 weeks
$915.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,445.00
Average fees
$206.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Indra Foundation 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%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Indra Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, Jawalkhel -14, Lalitpur.

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