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Himalayan Region

Volunteer in the heart of the Himalayas among the rugged Himalayan mountain people that have made Nepal famous. For those seeking a taste of rural Nepal, these mountain (Himalayan Region) homestays will place you right into the midst of the famously hospitable Sherpa people.

Mt. Everest Himalayan Region


In Salleri you can teach in Schools, teach English in a monastery, work in a Health Clinic or work in Construction. Salleri is a small Himalayan Region town that serves as the headquarters of the Solukhumbu District. It is everything you would imagine from the Everest mountain region: beautiful landscapes, hillsides dotted with villages, a lively weekend bazaar, a Tibetan camp, and many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Recently a road has been connected with Salleri and regular jeep services operate from Kathmandu, taking about 10 hours. The nearest airstrip is at Phaplu, about a 20 minutes uphill walk from Salleri.

Accommodation & food are in simple lodgings at the local host family with a shared bathroom, squad toilet, but will have running water. There is now also basic internet in the town too.


In Garma, you can teach in schools, work at a Health Clinic or work in Construction. Garma is a small village in the Himalayan area, which is 2162 meters above sea level. If you are looking for remote mountain life then this is your best choice. You will be far from modern services and amenities, but the experience of living with the Sherpa people will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Many volunteers love the isolation and peace of the mountain lifestyle and do short trips to get closer views of Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Ama Dablam (6,556m).


In Okhaldhunga you can teach in the schools. Okhaldunga is an ideal destination for immersion in a genuine Nepali Himalayan village. The magic of this town is conveyed in both its hospitality and natural beauty. A narrow dirt road connects this district to the rest of Nepal. The hilly terrain makes travel to Okhaldhunga difficult at best, and at times quite treacherous. From Kathmandu, the bus route is about 200 km, which is rough and takes a full day. The best and safest way to reach Okhaldhunga is a two day walk from the town of Katari. In the area are a number of local hikes and treks, including a three-hour walk to Pokali, the second largest waterfall in Nepal. During certain times of year, there are crisp, clear skies that show views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.