Volunteer in Changunarayan - 12 Days
Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April, 2015 which caused large scale damage. The country and the local community are finding it hard to cope with the destruction caused by the earthquake. Dharma Adventures along with its partners Dharma Karma Society and Rotary Club are helping in the relief and rebuilding process. We are working with the local communities and volunteers in rebuilding the schools, community spaces and religious buildings damaged by the earthquake.
Explore Kathmandu, its ancient cities and its incomparable UNESCO world Heritage Sites.
Visit numerous religious monuments dedicated to Hinduism and Buddhism.
At the ancient city of Bhaktapur the ‘City of Devotees visit the Nyatapola Temple one of the best examples of traditional Nepali architecture.
Take a 30 minute drive to Changunarayan, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Start community work by rebuilding of School in Changunarayan.
Group size 6 to 15 persons
What is my role during the time I am volunteering?
You are expected to help with the rebuilding and assist with the finishing touches.When the group arrives at the location, 80% of the building will have been pre-built since construction will begin as soon we receive the funds. We endorse child safe practices and working alongside the locals. This gives you an opportunity to get an in-depth knowledge of their lifestyle, learn about their culture and build relationships. If you do not want physical work, then you can boost their morale and discuss other needs of the locals. Local villagers love a foreign company and sometimes, even a mere conversation gives them happiness.
Will any gear be provided during volunteering?
No, there will be no gear provided. You need to bring the right gear & equipment with you for the kind of volunteering you are planning to do. You may also be able to source them locally in Kathmandu.
What kind of accommodation will be provided at the volunteering sites?
Accommodation during the volunteering days will be camping style. We will have custom made A frame tents set up for you to be shared on a twin sharing basis. A foam mattress and bed sheet will be provided. Our camping staff comprising of a Sirdar, Sherpa, cook, porters and helpers will accompany you. They will ensure that your camps are ready before your arrival. Food ingredients like vegetables etc. (as per availability) will be locally sourced and prepared fresh at the camp site. Where possible, we try providing benefits to the community and bringing their much needed income.
Changunarayan Project #1Building a school
What are we rebuilding?We will be rebuilding a school in Changunarayan
What funds are required from each participant besides the tour cost?
A B3 (Build Back Better) fund per participant must be raised to qualify for this program, in addition to the tour cost. If more funds can be raised and the total amount exceeds the estimated amount, the balance unused funds will be directed for additional work in the area.
What will the B3 Funds be used for?
The B3 funds will be used for construction materials and labor cost.
• Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
• 11 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on bed and breakfast plan
• All sightseeing as indicated in the program with private vehicle and escorted by English speaking local guide
• All monument entrance fees as per the above program
• B3 Fund
• Nepal visa fee
• Refreshments, bottled drinks
• Insurance and rescue of any form
• Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control
• Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
• Photography charges in the monasteries and monuments
• Any items, services and meals which are not included in the above cost inclusion or mentioned in the above itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 3 - Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 4 - Community work in Changunarayan
Day 5 - Full day Community Service
Day 6 - Full day Community service
Day 7 - Full day Community service
Day 8 - Full day Community service
Day 9 - Full day Community service
Day 10 - Full day Community service
Day 11 - In Kathmandu
Day 12 - Departure