Gorkha School Volunteer Program - 18 days

Things to Know
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 1800 m
  • Trip Type Volunteering
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • This is a great opportunity to engage in philanthropic activities in a remote village of Gorkha District
  • Chance to experience Nepali traditions, customs and cuisine 
  • Discovering hidden gems of off-the-beaten-path
  • Stay with the local families  and get a chance to know the Nepalese way of life
  • This is a great opportunity to foster your education skills in a new environment 
  • Genuine opportunity for real volunteerism

The Gorkha School Volunteering Program is a meaningful initiative that allows individuals to contribute to education in the Gorkha region of Nepal. By joining this program, volunteers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of local students and communities. The program focuses on enriching the educational experience by assisting teachers, organizing educational activities, and providing individualized support to students. Volunteers also engage in extracurricular initiatives such as sports events and art workshops, fostering holistic development. The program promotes cultural exchange through living with local host families, immersing volunteers in the local way of life and fostering mutual understanding.

Additionally, volunteers may participate in community development projects, contributing to the long-term growth and prosperity of the region. This program offers personal growth opportunities, allowing volunteers to develop leadership skills, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. By dedicating their time and energy to the Gorkha School Volunteering Program, volunteers become part of a network of change-makers, positively shaping the future of education in the region. Embark on a unique Gorkha School volunteering program, an authentic and immersive journey that unveils the untamed beauty of Nepal's Gorkha region. Experience the enchantment of staying in traditional homes, where the warm hospitality of local families intertwines with awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters, creating an unparalleled adventure. Engage in meaningful interactions as you participate in local activities and contribute to the community's well-being. Experience the joy of teaching at the village school, sharing knowledge and embracing cultural exchange. Delight in the flavours of authentic local cuisine, savouring traditional dishes that showcase the region's rich culinary heritage. This remarkable journey offers an opportunity to forge lasting connections and create cherished memories while immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Gorkha's rural life.

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  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our officials will be there to greet you. They will accompany you to your hotel using our private tourist vehicle. 

  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time4-5 hours

We will start the day with breakfast at your hotel, and then take some introductory sessions. There, we'll have a quick lesson to learn some essential Nepali words and phrases that will be useful for daily conversations and teaching in the village. The lesson length can be adjusted based on what the group prefers. After the lesson, we'll go on a guided sightseeing tour of important historical, religious, and cultural sites in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.

  • Altitude1702 m
  • AccommodationLocal house
  • Time6 hour drive and 1 hour walk

Our main target is Hansapur, but Bhachchek is a renowned destination that serves as a central hub connecting several villages in the area. To reach Hansapur, we will embark on a journey to Bhachchek. It is a popular and well-known village that acts as a gateway to other nearby villages. After our 1-hour walk from Bhachchek, we will arrive at the village of Hansapur. As we reach the village, we will be warmly welcomed by the villagers. Their hospitality and friendly nature will make us feel right at home. It will be a heartwarming experience to be greeted by the locals, who will be excited to have us as volunteers in their community.

  • Altitude1500m
  • Accommodationlocal House

Upon arrival at the school in Hansapur, a special welcome ceremony will be organized to greet the volunteers. The school staff, students, and community members will come together to extend their warmest greetings and appreciation for your presence. This welcome ceremony will mark the beginning of your volunteering activities in the school and community. It will be an exciting and memorable moment, filled with cultural traditions, heartfelt speeches, and joyful interactions. Following the ceremony, you will dive into your volunteering work, engaging in various activities such as teaching, assisting students, organizing educational initiatives, and contributing to the overall development of the school.


During their free time, volunteers can fully immerse themselves in the local community, engage in cultural activities, explore the surroundings, and participate in traditional dances, music sessions, and leisurely walks. Saturdays are reserved for exploring nearby beautiful places, while one day during their stay is dedicated to social awareness programs and activities, where volunteers share their knowledge and skills with the local community. These leisure time activities offer valuable opportunities for connection, cultural exchange, and personal growth, enhancing the overall volunteer experience.

  • Altitude1500 m
  • AccommodationLocal House

As the school volunteering program comes to an end, a heartfelt farewell program is organized by the school to bid farewell to the volunteers. It's a special event filled with gratitude and appreciation for the time spent together. Emotions run high as everyone says their goodbyes and cherishes the memories created during their time at the school.

In the evening, an enchanting cultural program takes place, showcasing the vibrant traditions and talents of the local community. Volunteers, along with the students, teachers, and villagers, gather to enjoy traditional music, dance, and other cultural performances. It's a night of celebration and joy, where the richness of the local culture is celebrated and shared.

The farewell program and cultural evening leave a lasting impression, creating fond memories and strengthening the connections formed between volunteers and the community.

  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7 hours

The trek to Bhachchek Bazaar and the return journey to Kathmandu create an incredible journey, filled with adventure, cultural encounters, and natural beauty. We will host a farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and music in the evening.

    We wish you safe travels and hope that the memories and experiences from your time in Nepal will stay with you forever.

    You can choose how long you want to volunteer for in the Gorkha School Volunteering Program. Whether it's a few weeks, a month, or even longer, you have the freedom to decide the duration that works best for you. 

    Trip Cost Details
    • Arrival / Departure management 
    • Twin-sharing accommodation in a tourist standard hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu including Breakfast
    • Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private tourist vehicle
    • Basic accommodation in local villagers' homes including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • All ground transportation in Kathmandu and Village transfer by Private tourist vehicle
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage up to the village Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
    • Farewell Program on the last day in the Village with a cultural programme
    • Note: USD 100 donations per person from the cost you have paid to the School for students from marginalized communities in the village
    • International flight fare and airport departure tax
    • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
    • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
    • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
    • Personal Gear and Equipment


    Useful Info

    The Gorkha School Volunteering Program offers flexible durations for volunteering, involving activities such as classroom assistance, individual student support, and extracurricular initiatives. Cultural exchange is fostered through living with local host families. Language requirements vary, but English proficiency is often sufficient. Safety and support are prioritized, and accommodation and meals are provided. Program fees apply; volunteers should have valid passports and may need visas. The program will positively impact student education, and reflection is encouraged.

    Program Duration

    The Gorkha School Volunteering Program offers flexibility in the duration of your volunteering. Depending on your availability and commitment, you can volunteer for a few weeks, a month, or even longer.

    Volunteer Responsibilities

    As a volunteer, you may be involved in various activities such as assisting teachers in classrooms, organizing educational games and activities, providing individualized support to students, and participating in extracurricular initiatives. The specific tasks assigned to you will depend on the school's needs and the program's objectives.

    Teaching Support

    Your assistance in the classroom can range from helping students with their assignments and homework to conducting small group activities and facilitating discussions.  Also, have the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise in specific subjects or skills.

    Cultural Exchange

    The Gorkha School Volunteering Program provides a platform for cultural exchange. Immerse yourself in the local community, living with host families and participating in community events. Overall activities help you understand the local culture, traditions, and way of life.

    Language Requirements

    If you have some knowledge of the local language (Nepali) which gives you more chance to know the inner level of understanding, it is not always a prerequisite for volunteering. Many schools have English as a medium of instruction, and basic communication skills in English can be sufficient. However, a willingness to learn and adapt to the local language and customs is highly appreciated.

    Safety and Support

    The program organizers prioritize the safety and well-being of volunteers. They provide orientation sessions, guidelines, and support throughout your volunteering period. It's important to follow the instructions and guidelines 

    Accommodation and Meals

    Depending on the program, we provided accommodation in a house of local host families or designated volunteer houses. This allows you to experience the local way of life and foster meaningful connections. Meals are typically provided, allowing you to savour the local cuisine.

    Program Fee

    These fees typically cover accommodation, meals, education support for local students

    Required Documentation

    Volunteers must have a valid passport and that is required to obtain the appropriate visa for their stay in Nepal.Your education degree and social engagements help us to identify and support preparing a good program. For visa information please visit the link Nepal Visa Information.

    Impact and Reflection

    The Gorkha School Volunteering Program aims to make a positive and sustainable impact on education in the region. Take the opportunity to reflect on your experience, and learnings, and contribute to the program's ongoing efforts to enhance educational opportunities for local students.

    Remember to communicate with the program organizers, ask questions, and gather all necessary information before embarking on your volunteering journey with the Gorkha School Volunteering Program.

    For this package, we take care of carrying heavy items like equipment and supplies either by vehicle or with the assistance of porters. However, it is important for clients to carry their personal belongings that they will need throughout the day. These items may include money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream, and toilet paper, among others. To ensure convenience and easy access, it is advisable to pack your personal items in two separate bags. This way, you can keep your essential belongings with you while the heavier items are handled by our support team.

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