Street Dogs

7+ Days
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Start of the project: Every Monday

You love animals, especially dogs and cats? Then this project is perfect for you! In the capital live about 20 000 street dogs. Sometimes the government poisons them, trying to get the population under control. Because of the hustle and bustle in the streets of Kathmandu many dogs die or get wounded by the cars and motorbikes. In Kathmandu are 2 dog projects, where they treat them, and, most important - they castrate them, the only method to minimize the street dogs without killing them. Their aims are to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for lost, abandoned, and abused dogs and cats.
But they are not able to find homes for all the dogs, so after they are recovered from the operation the dogs without family will again be skipped on the streets.
When they catch the wounded dogs and take them to the Dog Center, they write down the name of the place where they found them and so they can bring them to exactly this place again. In Nepal people often don't like dogs so much and also don't have the money to give them food everyday, but often the street dogs find a "family" who gives them the rest of their meals so that it is easier for the dogs to survive. 
The puppies stay in the dog center and for them they try to find a family.
You can't see many cats in the streets of Kathmandu, but if there is a cat who needs help they also come to the Dog Center.
If you want you can help directly in the dog center.

But you can also help the dogs directly on the streets.
You go with a vet to some places in Kathmandu or its surroundings, and see on location which dog needs help. Sometimes the leg is broken, sometimes they have big wounds or inflammations and sometimes they have a lot of vermin in their skin.
You help to catch the dogs, hold them, desinfect wounds etc. 
If you can't help the dog during a short period of time, you also take him to a dog center.

Your work is really interesting, because you will not only help the dogs, you will also explore many places of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas during your work. 

(If you book this volunteering program, lease write if you want to be placed directly in a dog center or help with a vet on the street)

After your booking we will send you detailed information about Nepal and your project!

Daily tasks in the Dog Project:
- Feeding, grooming, walking, and socializing the animals
- Bottle-feeding kittens and puppies
- Assisting veterinarians with clinical operations in either the on-site clinic or mobile clinic
- Locate injured dogs on the streat and support the vet with the treatment, disinfect wounds, give injections...
- Spreading awareness in local communities on how to responsibly care for animals

If you do the dog project on the street and not in the dog center, it is possible that you will not everyday come back to the house of your host family, sometimes you will stay for example in a hotel in Bhaktapur or another place near Kathmandu for 1 or 2 nights. 
 
 
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 and surroundings


 

Introduction days:
 

Arrival in Kathmandu
You arrive in Kathmandu and are transferred to your new host family. Today is no program, 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: First day in the project
Today after breakfast a guide picks you up at home and your first working day starts.


 

Daily tasks in the Dog Project:

- Feeding, grooming, walking, and socializing the animals
- Bottle-feeding kittens and puppies
-
Assisting veterinarians with clinical operations in either the on-site clinic or mobile clinic
- Locate injured dogs on the streat and support the vet with the treatment, disinfect wounds, give injections...
-
Spreading awareness in local communities on how to responsibly care for animals

If you do the dog project on the street and not in the dog center, it is possible that you will not everyday come back to the house of your host family, sometimes you will stay for example in a hotel in Bhaktapur or another place near Kathmandu for 1 or 2 nights. 


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.


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
  • 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 : Care for the street dogs, heal their wounds and castrate them in the project
No. of Pax : 1+
Maximum Access :
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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In our Dog Project, located in Kathmandu, you will help catching wounded dogs on the streets and bring them to the project. There you will care for them, give them food, heal their wounds and most important: castrate them, the only method to minimize the quantity of street dogs in the streets of Kathmandu.
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