Teaching In Remote Villages

Our focus is on empowering young people in remote Nepal through education. Education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty.

Are you wary of the big, soulless multi-nationals that seem to dominate the adventure holiday scene? Are you looking to volunteer but find the corporate nature of so many volunteering companies to be at odds with what you're trying to do?

Look no further. Take on Nepal are a small Australian company founded two years ago by Nepali born Som Tamang and his Irish wife Susan Devitt. We have deep roots in the mountain communities of Nepal, and all the local knowledge required to give you the experience you crave.

If you're looking to explore any of the popular trekking routes such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, or the Three Passes, one of our treks is sure to appeal. Want to go off the beaten track, or don't feel quite up to Everest? Our Langtang treks are designed just for you.

Do you want to volunteer in Nepal? To work in schools and villages up in the mountains? To make a real difference to the lives of the village children? We've been placing volunteers in Som's home village of Batase for years now, and we work closely with the Friends of Himalayan Children charity founded in Cairns, Australia by Som almost 10 years ago.

If it's trekking you're looking for, we're the company for you. If you want to volunteer, then we promise you a volunteer experience that will live on in your memory for years to come. And best of all, volunteering with us, you really do make a difference.

Teaching In Remote Villages Teaching the village. Happy Children Volunteer Accommodation Grateful student Spending time with the village children Hanging out with the kids!

Suitable for


Typical day

You would typically stay in our purpose built hostel in the village, where you would prepare and eat your meals. The only transportation within the village and surrounding area is your own feet, so a pair of comfortable walking boots is a requirement. Though many of the villagers go barefoot, we don't expect that from our volunteers.

While in the village, you would be teaching at the local school.

Our Village Volunteer Program is tailored to groups and individuals. We can cater for a group of friends, a college class, a single person or a couple. Your program will be custom built to suit your experience, wishes and departure date.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The ability to speak English and to work well in a team.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 09:30 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Take on Nepal are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

You will visit some of the Buddhist temples in Kathmandu. During your free time in the village, you will go on hikes, you will visit the local monastery and become completely immersed in village life.
At the end of your volunteering placement, our student program incorporates a visit to spectacular Chitwan National Park where you will go on a jungle safari to see the diverse wildlife of this region.
We can also organise treks for you to undertake. Our professional team will ensure that you experience the best that Nepal has to offer.



What's included?
All accommodation
A professional English speaking guide
Most meals
Food and accommodation on 2 day trek to Batase Village
All transportation within Nepal
All government fees and taxes

Nepal Visa fee
Your international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Cost of extra porters if required
Travel insurance
Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills and bottled water. Though we don't cover these costs, our guide will be able to assist you in locating anything you need

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Our team will always be at the airport to meet you.


In Kathmandu you will share a room with one other person. The accommodation is in the tourist district of Nepal, it is clean, comfortable and all rooms have ensuite facilities.

During your volunteer program, your accommodation will be in a purpose built volunteer home. You will share your room with 2-3 other people and will have access to clean toilets and a shower.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

We provide all of your meals during your teaching placement in the village. There are a few meals that are not covered and these are during your free time in Kathmandu.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Langtang/Nepal between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Take on Nepal will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Take on Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Nepal

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Nepal. Please check the visa regulations for Nepal.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Nepal and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Nepal.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
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Langtang, Nepal, 45300 Langtang, Nepal
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