Organic Farm

7+ Days
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Start of the project: Every Monday

Dhampus is a beautiful, very small village surrounded by fields and hills and in the background you can see the high mountains of the Himlaya. It is only a few hours away from the touristic town Pokhara.
Here you experience the simple life and culture of the people in Nepal out of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. There is a small farm with 40 cows. You can help the people on the fields, milk the cows or help them producing local products. 
Near the farm you can find several bee hives and the people there produce delicious honey. You can also support them with producing cheese or herbage - depending on the season.

 

Daily tasks in the organic farm project:

-         help with cooking
-         help on the fields
-         milk the cows
-         collect wood for the fire
-         help with cleaning the farm
-         optional: teach the children at school

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: 16
Beginning: every Monday
Duration: 
- minimal: 2 weeks
- maximum: no limit
(Tourist Visa can be extended until 150 days in one year)
language ability: average English
Locations: Kathmandu

 

Introduction days:
 

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: Yoga, language class & 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: Yoga, language class & sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today in the morning you will 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: Transfer to your project

Today a guide comes early in the morning to pick you up and drive with you to the project. First you drive about 7 hours near to Pokhara and at last you have to walk little bit. After your arrival you have free time. Your volunteering work will start the next day.


Daily tasks in the organic farm project:
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 You get up about 7.30 in the morning and have breakfast
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 After that you will go with your host family to the stable, clean the ground and milk the cows
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 When you come back you will have lunch
Then you go with the other people of the village to the fields and help there. Depending on the season you plant or harvest rice, pull out weed or plough the ground.
You can also join them with cutting grass and bring it like everybody else in big baskets, which you carry with a thick band around the forehead to the stable and give it to the animals.
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 In the evening you can collect wood for the fire or help cooking

 

optional: support the teachers at school


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 and 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.


Price:
Duration Price 
minimum 1 week                       US$ 540
2 weeks US$ 735
3 weeks US$ 945
4 weeks US$ 1090
5 weeks US$ 1220
6 weeks US$ 1290
7 weeks US$ 1390
8 weeks US$ 1480
9 weeks US$ 1545
10 weeks US$ 1590
11 weeks US$ 1720
Start Date End Date Availability Price  

Cost Included

 
  • Transfer from/to Airport 
  • Our team will care for you
  • Sightseeing as described in the program
  • Momo Cooking Lesson
  • 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)

 

Cost Excluded

 
  • Visa for Nepal (EUR 35,- or USD 40,-)
  • International flights
  • 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 
Formalities:

- 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
  • gloves
  • Cash
  • sleeping bag (for trekking)
  • Credit card
  • backpack
  • Flight ticket
  • pocket lamp, headlamp
  • Insurance card
  • towel, hair shampoo, body shampoo, body lotion
  • Mobile and emergency numbers
  • maybe adapter
  • Tshirts and sweater
  • glasses, contact lenses
  • ¾ and long trousers, maybe light trekking and warm softshell trouser, leggings, tights…
  • tissue
  • underwear
  • USB flash drive
  1. cardigan, jacket, in winter warm jacket
  • book, mp3-player…
  • rain shield: umbrella, rain jacket, (rain trouser)
  • hiking stick
  • different kinds of socks
  • laptop
  • sports shoes, loafers, trekking shoes, sandals, flipflops for shower
  • recharger, rechargeable battery,
  • pyjamas
  • mosquito net, mosquito protection spray
  • swimwear
  • medicine: against headache, diarrhea, vomiting, cough syrup, nasal spray… cream against insect bites and sunburn, disinfectant, plaster, …
  • sunscreen: suncream, cap, sun hat, sunglasses
  • camera and memorycard (recharger)

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 7+ Days
Seasons : whole year
Type: Volunteering
Activities : Experience the simple life and culture of the people in Nepal by helping them on the fields
No. of Pax : 1+
Maximum Access :
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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You will stay in our amazing, small farm in Dhampus with view of the Himalaya and support the people on the fields and with the animals. You can also support them in producing local products like honey, cheese and herbage, which they sell on the market. 
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