Weekends are free to relax and to explore the local area.
You are living with a host family during your stay. Rooms are shared by 2-4 people on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. The rooms have fans, no air-conditioning is available. Hot water and mosquito protection are available. There is a dining room and a lounge area where you can hang out with your fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. There is also a refrigerator that you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are not available. There is no Wi-Fi at the homestay accommodation. Laundry facilities are available at an additional fee.
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.
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.