You study medicine or have a good knowledge of how to treat teeth?
Then the people in the villages need you. In this project you go with one guide from village to village, to places where help is needed. The people there don't have a doctor and it needs a few days to reach the next bigger village and so they often have to bear the pain of inflammations or holes in the teeth or other diseases.
You can bring your equipment from your home country and go with it from village to village. Before you come, we will inform the local people that somebody comes to treat them, and they will wait for you and 'line up' to get a treatment.
If you are not able to treat something, because it is too fatal, we will organize a transfer to a hospital for that person, where he/she will be treated.
You will get to know the life in the villages during your work, have great mountain views while walking from village to village and give the people a big favour!
Daily tasks in the project:
You go with your guide from village to village and treat the people there. If you find people with really big problems you cannot heal, you have to inform us and we organise a transfer for them to a good hospital.
Introduction days: Day 01: Yoga Lesson, language class, sightseeing in Swayambunath and Thamel, welcome dinner Day 02: Yoga Lesson, language class, Sightseeing in Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Day 03: Drive to Bhaktapur and sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square and surroundings, visit of Changunarayan Temple Day 04: Free time, Momo cooking lesson in the afternoon Day 05: Transfer to your project and begin of your work there From day 06: Work in the project
Accomodation: Host family
minimal Age: 18
Beginning: every time
- minimal: 2 weeks
- maximum: no limit
(Tourist Visa can be extended until 150 days in one year)
language ability: average English
Locations: where you are needed (especially in villages in the mountains)
Arrival in Kathmandu You arrive in Kathmandu and are transferred to your new host family. Today is no programme, so you have time to rest and recover from the long flight.
Day 01: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Today in the morning you have a yoga lesson and after breakfast language and culture class, You get to know something about the traditions in Nepal and learn little bit of the language, so that you are able to talk a few words in Nepali. Your family will be happy! After that you go for sightseeing in Swayambunath, the "Monkey Temple" of Kathmandu, a buddhist temple with a stupa. Then you go to Thamel a quarter in Kathmandu, where you can find innumberable shops, restaurants and cafes, where you can buy souvenirs or go out for eating.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Today in the morning you have again yoga and language class. After that you visit Pashupatinath, one of the most important and famous temple complexes for Hindus. At the riverbank of Bagmati, the believers burn their dead relatives and strew the ash in the river. After that you visit Bodnath, a buddhist stupa where the buddhists come and pray.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan Today after breakfeast you drive to Bhaktapur by local bus. Bhaktapur which is located in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley is an ancient Newar city abought 8 miles far from the capital city Kathmandu. It was the largest of the three Newa kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, and the capital of Nepal during the great "Malla" Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. It is famous for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. Because of this it is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the afternoon you will visit the big Changunarayan Temple and then go back to your house.
Day 04: Free time and Momo cooking lesson Today in the morning you have free time. If you want you can visit Thamel again or make a trip to Kirtipur, which is only about 30 minutes away, a small town from where you can see the mountains if the weather is good. In the afternoon about 16pm you will have a Momo cooking lesson. Momo is a traditional tibetan food.
Day 05: First day in volunteer project Today a guide picks you up and accompanies you to the first place where help is needed. Maybe you can't start with the treatment today, because the location is far away. then you start the next day.
Your program ends on a Friday and you will fly home on the following Saturday or Sunday.
If you have any special wishes please don't hesitate to contact us. It is also possible to end your volunteering work with trekking or a roundtrip so that it is possible for you to get to know all regions of Nepal.
Please book your trip at least 2 weeks before your preferred start date!
By clicking on 'customize your trip' you can indicate an individual start and end date.
The program starts on a Monday end ends on a Friday, so please choose a Monday for your start date.
You should arrive in Nepal the Saturday or Sunday before.
The program ends on a Friday, so please choose a Friday as end date and book your flight so that you fly back on the following Saturday or Sunday.
Accomodation (in host family) and meals during your whole Stay
Transportation to the location of your project and back to Kathmandu
Information and guidance before and during your trip (for your trip as well as optional trekking tours or visits which are not included in the programme)
Contact Person during your whole Stay
Nepali Sim-Card for your mobile so that you can call for a very cheap Price
Handling cost for the organization of your stay
Certificate (on request)
Visa for Nepal (EUR 35,- or USD 40,-)
Sightseeing which is not described in the program
Personal expenditure: e.g. drinks, souveniers, laundry, snacks, etc.
Vaccination and travel insurance
Extra payment in case of illness, rescue, changes of the program because of acts of nature beyond control, and additional expenses for overnight accommodations, etc. resulting from this
- Proof your insurances: Do you have a valid travel- or health insurance for Nepal? Do you also need a luggage insurance?
- Your passport has to be valid at least 6 months when you entry Nepal and you need at least 1 empty page
- make passport pictures (you need one for visa on arrival and other for Trekking permit)
- check if you have to refresh imunisations or visit a travel medicine doctor and maybe take immunisations against rabies if you work with street dogs or take malaria prophylaxis if you stay longer in Chitwan.
- get visa in your home country or on arrival at the airport (until 15 days: USD 25,00/ until 30 days: USD 40,00/ until 90 days: USD 100,00/ if you stay more than 90 days you have to extend your visa in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
- make copies of your travel documents (passport, flight tickets..)
- check if you have a credit card like Visa or MasterCard with which you can get money from the ATMs in Nepal. There are also money changer everywhere where you can change euros or dollar in Nepali Rupees.
Passport (maybe with Visa or Visa on arrival) and copy of passport
Warm cap in winter. headband
Copy of vaccination card
sleeping bag (for trekking)
pocket lamp, headlamp
towel, hair shampoo, body shampoo, body lotion
Mobile and emergency numbers
Tshirts and sweater
glasses, contact lenses
¾ and long trousers, maybe light trekking and warm softshell trouser, leggings, tights…
Duration: 7+ Days Seasons : whole year Type: Volunteering Activities : Help the people in villages with dental problems or help in a dental surgery No. of Pax : 1+ Maximum Access : Starts From : Kathmandu Ends at : Kathmandu