Weekends free. Please note, however, that some monasteries have a different weekend system as they follow the lunar calendar.
Volunteers will stay at the volunteer house in Kathmandu during the introduction week. Then on Sunday you will move to your accommodation at the monastery where you will be teaching.
The volunteer house is 5 km away from the city centre and has rooms with 4 to 6 people sharing on a single gender basis and space for up to 36 volunteers. The modern bathrooms with hot showers are shared with your roommates. There is a modern kitchen and dining room, a frigerator where you can store food and beverages, a fully furnished living room, live-in staff on call 24/7, a garden with a comfortable, covered area for relaxing including a smoking area as well as 24/7 security. Other amenities available at the centre are a TV with SKY, DVD player and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately the internet connection might occasionally be slow and irregular. Laundry facilities are available at an additional fee. Single rooms can be booked in advance and at extra cost, however, please note that single rooms are always subject to availability.
The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15-minute walk away from your accommodation.
Rooms at the monasteries are shared normally between 4 to 6 participants with shared bathroom facilities. Wi-Fi is very limited at the monasteries. Please note that in Asia, cold showers are the norm.
If your flight arrives anytime Saturday or Sunday, we will pick you up from the relevant airport.
Transfer Coordinator: Prema (she speaks English)
If you are lost or have any major concerns regarding your transfer, please try to contact the coordinator at the airport first.
Emergency: Rajesh Shrestha (he speaks English)
Mobile: +977 9851 034 651
Land line: +977 1 437 7623
Email: [email protected]
Use these numbers only in case of a GENUINE emergency. If you experience problems with your pick-up, please call the transfer coordinator at the airport first before trying these numbers.
Tourist Police: Dial 4226359 / 4226403
The Tourist Police of Kathmandu are trained to assist you in English. Direct any safety concerns to them.
All volunteers return to our centre in Kathmandu at the end of their project and leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Departure transfer is not included as due to the many different personal plans and return flight times, it's logistically simpler for you to make your own way - whether it is to do more travelling or to catch your flight from the Kathmandu airport.
Local (vegetarian) dishes on site, 3 meals a day during weekdays, 2 meals a day during weekends.
At the monasteries only tea is served, no coffee.