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Volunteer travel to an organic farm near Pokhara

Support and live with a Nepalese family who loves organic farming.

Volunteer travel to an organic farm near Pokhara

from 420€ por persona
Open all year round but not recommended during the rainy months (June-September).

The project is located on an organic farm just a few kilometres from Pokhara, Nepal. In this particular project, work is being done in 3 different areas:

  • Permaculture: The focus is on food production, renewable energies and the achievement of ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of resources. In this way, they promote the preservation of habitats suitable for sustaining life in the future. In this project, apart from living and learning first-hand about Nepalese culture, you can also learn about organic farming, renewable energy, sustainability, and of course contribute your own knowledge.
  • Community development: Agriculture is one of Nepal's main sources of income with 85% of the population making a living from it. Its long-term objective is to train both young people and local farmers in organic farming and its benefits, thus promoting sustainable food production. 
  • Education: Only for stays of one month or more, it is possible to collaborate in the community school.

This project works towards achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation
SDG 12 Responsible production and consumption
SDG 13 Climate action
SDG 14 Underwater Life
SDG 15 Life of terrestrial ecosystems
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  • Project Location
    Pokhara, Nepal
  • Volunteer hours
    The number of hours and working days is flexible, we recommend working 3-4 hours per day.
  • Volunteer activities
    Help with meal preparation, construction work and farm animals.
  • Minimal collaboration
    1 week
  • Incluido
    Tumaini accompaniment
    Hot water
    Lunch
    Accommodation
    Dinner
    Kitchen
    Local Coordinator
    Training course
    Breakfast
    Airport pick-up
    Volunteer liability insurance
    WIFI
  • No incluido
    Tourist activities
    Travel insurance
    Flight

Volunteer Program

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Voluntary activities
Activities may vary depending on the time of year. In general they are:
  • Help in the organic vegetable garden: watering, sowing, harvesting fruit and vegetables, etc.
  • Help in preparing meals
  • Help with construction work
  • Help with the farm animals.
 * There is the possibility of teaching in a nearby school for boys and girls from the community, but this requires a long stay of more than one month.
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Profiles required
It is not necessary to have a specific profile to participate in this solidarity trip. The only requirements are:
  • Level of English (intermediate level equivalent to B1, no diploma required).
  • Be of legal age or, in the case of minors, they must be accompanied by adults. The minimum recommended age to participate is 6 years old. 
  • Be open-minded, tolerant, supportive and willing to learn. Flexibility is essential, as tasks may change depending on the needs of the NGO, similarly the ability to work in a team since volunteering is done in coordination with other people.
No specific volunteer profile is required, but it is important to note that the work is carried out in the open air, so a good level of knowledge and experience is necessary. minimum physical fitness
The project is particularly suitable for:
  • People looking for a project where you live with a Nepali family.
  • People who want to learn more about organic farming and how it works on a farm.
  • People with notions of permaculture.
  • People interested in Nepali culture
  • Teachers, professors, social educators or any professional or student in the education sector to collaborate in community schools.
 
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A day in the project
"Breakfast at 8 in the morning. Start work at around 8:30 in the vegetable garden doing different tasks such as sowing: ploughing the land, clearing weeds, harvesting... until 11:30 or 12:00. Lunch around 12:00 h. Rest until 16:00 and have tea. Collaborate another time during the afternoon. Dinner at 19:00 and off to bed to rest or read. I remember how the philosophy of calm and relaxed life is transferred to the way of working the land. Doing everything by hand, without haste but without pause".

Miren Ariztegui Aguerrebere, volunteer in November 2019.

 

Project Location

Project

This small organic farm is located just 13 km from Pokhara, with beautiful views of Begnas Lake and the Annapurna mountain range. This area is the only place in the world where the nearby mountains rise from 1,000m to 8,000m, a true mountaineer's paradise. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu.

Climate

Rainfall is possible from May to October, especially in July and August. July is the warmest month and January is the coldest month. The best time to visit in terms of weather is from autumn to spring, the dry season.
The cost varies according to the duration of your solidarity trip. The costs are approximate as they depend on the exchange rate at the time of payment. The prices are for a private room with single bathroom, but if you prefer a shared bathroom, the prices are a little cheaper, just ask us!
  • 1 week: 420 €.                           
  • 2 weeks: 515 €.
  • 3 weeks: €615
  • 4 weeks: 710 €.
  • 6 weeks: 785 €.
  • 8 weeks: 935 €.
  • 10 weeks: €1,050
  • 12 weeks: €1,200

What is included?

From Tumaini::
  • Search for the solidarity trip that best fits your profile and interests to provide an enriching beneficial experience for both travellers and NGOs.
  • A guide of the project with useful up-to-date information on the status and needs of the project.
  • Support during the preparation of your trip: visas, vaccinations, tips for buying your flight, advice on what to visit, essentials to carry in your backpack, practical information (money exchange, transport, timetables, culture, etc.).
  • Tumaini coordinator available by email or phone whenever you need to solve all your doubts. Sometimes, if possible, face-to-face meetings are also held.
  • Online course on solidarity travel and responsible tourism, mandatory for volunteers to get the most out of their experience.
  • Contact, if possible and on request, with volunteers who have already been in the project.
  • Contact, if possible and on request, with people who are going to travel on similar dates to chat before the solidarity trip, resolve doubts or organize it together.
  • Basic Tumaini Nepali-English dictionary.
  • Accident and liability insurance specialized in volunteering.
  • Follow-up during the solidarity trip.
  • Letter of reference or certificate of solidarity travel/volunteering on request.
  • CO2 offsets by planting a tree and monitoring it for three years on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.
On the part of the project:
  • Accommodation in a private room with a choice of single or shared bathroom.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Internal road transport from Pokhara airport to the project.
  • Local Coordinator.
What is not included?

  • International ticket
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa
  • Extras such as personal excursions, shopping, etc.

Your trip will contribute to the growth of the project. The total cost of your solidarity trip is divided into two parts:
  • A contribution to Tumaini for the efforts and assistance of the volunteers.
  • A contribution to the project for board and lodging.
Your stay generates a direct benefit for the NGO, with your solidarity trip, you are directly contributing to making the project self-sustainable.

Services

  • Single or double room
  • Western bath, with hot water 
  • Pick up from Pokhara airport

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