Volunteering in Nepal

Trip Duration 1
Group Size 2 to 40
Best Time for Visit January to December

Trip Overview

Volunteering holiday in Nepal

It is a huge pleasure and honor to write this message as president of Friendships Society Nepal (FSN). We have prepared this report for informing our people of the works done by FSN. Sometimes in collaboration with or for other organisations, such as Beyond the Smile, xxx,xxx and xx. The report also includes achievements and future plans for volunteering in Nepal. The report highlights the organization’s commitment to its service and transparency.

It’s been only Seven years since the establishment of FSN. There has been outstanding growth within just a few years. The main aim of FSN is to aid on environment conservation, drinking water, monastery construction, old heritage construction, and sustainable development, education for poor children, helping poor families, small community infrastructure and community health.

Celebrating Five Years of Empowering Communities: Gratitude and Invitation from FSN's Founder President

Our overall aim is to create a better society for the minority and suppressed groups in our community. Our service has reached to majorities of rural places in Nepal like Solukhumbhu, Kavre, Dhading and many more. FSN projects ranges from Hydro Electricity Projects, Drinking water Projects, School education Projects, Women Community Program Projects, Forestry Community Projects to Women Community Program projects, Earthquake rebuilding and green house projects.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our extremely efficient management team and staff who contributed greatly to the continuous growth and success of volunteering in Nepal. We are also equally grateful to the various government and non-government organizations and local and international donors for their immense support, which has contributed to the success of the organization and without whom our mission would have been only a dream.

FSN journey over the past five years has taken us into creating a community that we had always dreamt of. You are always invited to join our programs and you can also come out with your support and contribution if you feel for the cause.

Looking forward to your invaluable help and support!

Founder President FSN


Friendship Society Nepal (FSN) is born with a vision that all humans have a fundamental right to ecological, economic and social security, to the protection and defense of their resources and their livelihoods. We therefore view the conservation of environment and protection of all forms of culture and heritage which will eventually lead to sustainability and development of minority group.

Considering this as a fundamental human duty and a social responsibility, FSN engaged in environment conservation, drinking water, monastery construction, old heritage construction, and sustainable development, education for poor children, helping poor family, small community infrastructure and community health.

We believe that the campaigns and programs we carry lead to improvement of livelihoods of the marginalized community and education of poor children and ultimately overcome poverty and powerlessness.

Established in 2010 FSN is a legal entity registered (Regd. No. 613) with Kathmandu District Administrative Office of Nepal Government under the Organization Registration Act of 1977. The Nepali name of the organization is Mitrata Samaj Nepal (Friendship Society Nepal). Friendship Society Nepal (FSN) is affiliated (Affiliation No. 41452) to the Social Welfare Council, a coordinating and umbrella body of NGOs in Nepal.


Staff strength: A team of 12 staff headed by Executive Director is engaged in implementing projects and holding day-to-day administrative functions.

Executive Committee

Nima Dorjee Tamang                President

Singa Bahadur Tamang          Vice President

Anish Bal                                 General Member

KalpanaTamang                      Member

SudarTamang                            Treasurer

SomChhring                              Member

DomaTamang                          Member

NgimaDorjeeTamang               Member

LakpaTamang                            Member

Furi Maya Tamang                    Member

Chang Helen                           Advisor (Taiwan)

SukabirTamang                         General Member

LakpaTamang                            General Member

Brigitte Muir OAM                     Advisor (Director of Beyond the Smile, Australia)

Eric Renz                                 Advisor (SEED Alliances, USA) and More….


 Trip Highlight

Volunteering in Nepal offers a plethora of rewarding experiences, blending cultural immersion with meaningful contribution. Here are some highlights:

  1. Breathtaking Scenery: Nepal is home to the majestic Himalayas, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Volunteers often have the chance to trek through stunning landscapes, lush forests, and picturesque villages.
  2. Cultural Immersion: Nepal boasts a rich cultural tapestry, with diverse ethnic groups, languages, and traditions. Volunteers can immerse themselves in Nepali culture, learning about Hinduism and Buddhism, participating in local festivals, and tasting delicious Nepali cuisine.
  3. Community Engagement: Volunteering opportunities in Nepal often involve working closely with local communities on various projects. Whether it’s teaching English in rural schools, assisting with healthcare initiatives, or building infrastructure, volunteers can make a tangible difference in people’s lives.
  4. Adventure Activities: In addition to volunteering, Nepal offers plenty of adventure activities for adrenaline junkies. From white-water rafting and paragliding to bungee jumping and jungle safaris, there’s no shortage of thrilling experiences to enjoy during free time.
  5. Spiritual Exploration: Nepal is a deeply spiritual country, with numerous sacred sites and monasteries scattered throughout the land. Volunteers can explore ancient temples, meditate in serene monasteries, and gain insight into Buddhist and Hindu philosophies.
  6. Warm Hospitality: Nepali people are known for their warm hospitality and friendliness towards visitors. Volunteers often forge strong bonds with locals, creating lifelong memories and connections that transcend borders.
  7. Personal Growth: Volunteering in Nepal provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone, facing challenges, and adapting to a new culture can lead to profound learning experiences and valuable life lessons.
  8. Sustainable Impact: By volunteering in Nepal, individuals can contribute to sustainable development initiatives aimed at addressing local needs and improving the quality of life for marginalized communities. Whether it’s environmental conservation, education, or healthcare, volunteers play a vital role in fostering positive change.

Overall, volunteering in Nepal is an enriching journey that combines adventure, cultural immersion, and meaningful service, leaving volunteers with unforgettable memories and a lasting impact on the communities they serve.


  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your accommodation arranged by the volunteer organization.
  • Attend an orientation session to learn about the program, cultural customs, safety guidelines, and your responsibilities as a volunteer.
  • Explore Kathmandu in the evening, perhaps visiting Durbar Square or shopping for souvenirs in Thamel.

  • Begin your volunteer work based on the schedule provided by the organization.
  • Engage in activities such as teaching English, assisting with healthcare services, participating in community development projects, or contributing to environmental conservation efforts.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with community members, and build meaningful connections.

  • Take a guided tour of Kathmandu’s cultural highlights, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Visit museums, art galleries, and traditional handicraft markets to learn more about Nepali art, history, and craftsmanship.

  • Embark on a weekend excursion to explore the beauty of Nepal beyond Kathmandu.
  • Options include a trek to Nagarkot or Dhulikhel for panoramic views of the Himalayas, a visit to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, or a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, or elephant bathing, depending on your chosen destination.

  • Resume your volunteer work with renewed energy and dedication.
  • Deepen your involvement in ongoing projects, collaborate with local stakeholders, and contribute your skills and expertise to make a positive impact.
  • Take advantage of any additional training or workshops offered by the organization to enhance your volunteering experience.

  • Immerse yourself further in Nepali culture by participating in traditional rituals, ceremonies, or festivals.
  • Attend a cooking class to learn how to prepare authentic Nepali dishes.
  • Engage in cultural exchange activities with local families or community groups to gain insights into their way of life.

  • Reflect on your volunteering experience, the challenges you faced, and the lessons you learned.
  • Share your insights and achievements with fellow volunteers and project coordinators.
  • Bid farewell to the community members you’ve connected with and express gratitude for their hospitality and collaboration.

  • Check out from your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your departure.
  • Depart from Kathmandu with fond memories of your volunteering journey in Nepal and a sense of fulfillment from making a difference in the lives of others.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

Price Excludes

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Gears And Equipment

If you’re considering volunteering in Nepal, here’s some essential trip information to help you plan:

  1. Duration: Volunteering programs in Nepal can vary in duration, ranging from a few weeks to several months. Choose a duration that aligns with your availability and goals for the trip.
  2. Volunteer Organization: Research and select a reputable volunteer organization or NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that offers programs in Nepal. Look for organizations that have a strong track record of community engagement, sustainable initiatives, and support for volunteers.
  3. Volunteer Projects: Consider the type of volunteer work you’re interested in and passionate about. Common projects in Nepal include teaching English, healthcare assistance, community development, environmental conservation, and construction.
  4. Location: Nepal offers volunteering opportunities in both urban and rural settings. Decide whether you prefer to work in a bustling city like Kathmandu or in remote villages nestled in the Himalayan foothills.
  5. Accommodation and Meals: Volunteer programs typically provide accommodation and meals for participants. Accommodation options may include homestays, volunteer houses, or guesthouses. Make sure to inquire about the living conditions and meal arrangements beforehand.
  6. Cultural Orientation: Many volunteer organizations offer cultural orientation sessions to help volunteers acclimate to Nepali customs, traditions, and etiquette. This can include language lessons, cultural workshops, and safety briefings.
  7. Costs and Fees: Be aware of the costs associated with volunteering in Nepal, including program fees, accommodation, meals, transportation, and visa expenses. Compare prices across different organizations and inquire about any hidden costs.
  8. Visa and Travel Requirements: Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa to enter Nepal. Check the latest visa requirements and regulations well in advance of your trip. Additionally, ensure you have travel insurance that covers volunteering activities and medical emergencies.
  9. Health and Safety: Prioritize your health and safety while volunteering abroad. Stay informed about potential health risks such as altitude sickness, food and water hygiene, and infectious diseases. It’s also essential to follow safety guidelines provided by the volunteer organization and local authorities.
  10. Preparation and Packing: Pack appropriate clothing, gear, and supplies for your volunteering stint in Nepal. Essentials may include comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, a first-aid kit, and any specific items needed for your volunteer project.

By thoroughly researching and preparing for your volunteering trip to Nepal, you can maximize your impact, enhance your cultural experience, and ensure a safe and rewarding adventure.


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