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Nepal is a traveler’s wonderland. It is a tiny country that brims with adventure and the promise of all that is mystical and exotic. From mountain trekking to river-rafting to bungee-jumping; from strolling the medieval squares of Kathmandu to spotting tigers and elephants in the jungle; from ancient lakes in Pokhara to the base camp of Everest; from watching the sun set over Kathmandu at the “Monkey Temple” to seeing Himalayan valleys created by glacier flows whatever you choose to do, the mountain nation of Nepal offers one unique experience after the other. High levels of poverty and hunger, poor infrastructure and grossly uneven income distribution mean that volunteers from other parts of the world will find a lot of ways to help the local people. This is especially true for education volunteers (literacy levels are much higher for men than women, but even male literacy rate is only at around 75%) and healthcare volunteers (diseases are rife in Nepal’s rural areas, as is malnutrition).



  • Nepal has the world’s newest constitution. It was signed into effect on September 19, 2015, and was the final stage in a peace process that took almost 10 years. The constitution is the only one in Asia to specifically protect the rights of LGBTI communities, and makes it the first country in Asia to rule in favor of same-sex marriages. Prior to the peace process, Nepal’s people suffered for centuries under autocratic rule.
  • Nepal is home to eight of 10 of the world’s tallest mountains, as well as the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest.
  • Nepal is known as one of the world’s least developed countries, though its government plans to drop this status by 2022.
  • Most Nepali people follow Hinduism, though the new constitution sets the country up as secular.
  •  “Namaste” means “hello” in Nepali.
  • The flag of Nepal is the only one in the world that is not a rectangle.
  • Foreign visitors have only been allowed into Nepal since the 1950s.
  • The staple meal of Nepal is a spicy lentil soup over boiled rice, served with achar or pickles.
  • The sport of cricket is gaining popularity in Nepal, although soccer/football is still the most played sport.
  • Weather-wise, the best times to visit are pre-monsoon (March to June) and post-monsoon (September to November).


  • Religious sites: visit the Buddhist temple of Swayabhunath in Kathmandu. It is a World Heritage Site and, in its uniquely chaotic beauty, it boasts both Buddhist and Hindu iconography. There’s so much to see, you won’t know where to look. Prepare for your senses to be overwhelmed! Once you’ve ticked that off, make like a monk and take a day or two to pilgrimage to Lumbini, where Buddha was born.
  • Wildlife: Both the Chitwan National Park and the Bardia National Park are excellent jungle spots for catching sight of Bengal tigers (if you’re lucky!), bears, deer, elephants, leopards and some of Nepal’s 800-strong species of birds. Bardia is more remote than Chitwan, and is known as more pristine. A quintessential Nepal wildlife-viewing experience is spotting a one-horned rhino while you’re riding on the back of an elephant! You’ll see a healthy population of the endangered long-horned wild buffalo in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Terai, and the red panda is a common sight in the foothills of eastern Nepal. And, of course, in the Himalayas, you’ll see plenty of yaks.
  • The ultimate trek: Getting to Everest Base Camp has become more achievable and accessible these days, even though the hills are extreme and the altitude is 5 545 meters at its highest. But as long as you’re reasonably fit and take it slow, you won’t have a problem. You’ll walk past monasteries and museums, enjoy the warm hospitality of the people of the Solukhumbu region along the way, learn about Sherpa culture, and be rewarded with amazing scenery and a real sense of personal achievement. It’s advisable to hire a guide and/or porter, or join a tour company for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, though it is possible to do it alone. (The Annapurna Circuit is another popular walking expedition, also well worth the effort. For less busy trekking routes, check out the Great Himalayan Trail.)
  • Extreme sports: Mountain bikers will find nirvana in the steep mountain descents of the Himalayas, and those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can bungee jump from a suspension bridge over the Bhote Kosi River. For adrenalin junkies who want to ride the high for longer than a few hours, there are multi-day paratrekking (yes, that’s trekking while paragliding) and kayaking expeditions that run from either Kathmandu or Bandipur.


There are very few direct flights to Kathmandu, and those that there are, are much more expensive than direct flights to nearby Indian cities. It’s a good idea to fly to Delhi, for example, and then to connect to Kathmandu from there. There are direct international flights to major Indian cities from all over the world, so this should not be a problem.

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Volunteer on Construction Projects in Nepal

Project Impact: Building & Development

Destination: Nepal

Price from:  £ 800 |

Make a serious and measureable impact on the lives of communities in Nepal by providing disaster relief after the 2015 earthquake in the city of Pokhara. You’ll join an international team of volunteers in renovating, repairing and buildi...


Volunteer with Children in Nepal

Project Impact: Child and Orphan Care

Destination: Nepal

Price from:  £ 850 |

Volunteer in a care center or children’s home in the beautiful city of Pokhara in Nepal, giving the children personal and educational support while exploring all that this spectacular mountainous region has to offer in your spare time. Y...