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School Group Volunteering Program with Tour

Are you looking for a meaningful and adventurous way to spend your school summer break?

Imagine a break from your academic routine that not only rejuvenates your spirit but also leaves a lasting impact on the world. Our School Group Volunteering Program with Tour in Nepal is your answer to a break like no other.

Join our School Group Volunteering Program with Tour in Nepal!

This isn’t your typical vacation. It’s an opportunity to embark on a journey that will change you in profound ways. Nepal, with its mesmerizing landscapes and warm-hearted people, beckons you to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

This unique program offers you the chance to make a positive impact on local communities

Picture yourself in the heart of rural Nepal, working side by side with locals on projects that directly benefit their lives. Whether you’re teaching English to eager students, contributing to community development initiatives, or preserving the environment, every action you take here resonates with significance.

while exploring the stunning landscapes and rich culture of Nepal.

Nepal, with its towering Himalayan peaks, lush valleys, and serene lakes, becomes your playground. You’ll trek through the foothills of the world’s highest mountains, witness breathtaking sunrises, and be humbled by the sheer power of nature.

But it’s not just about the scenery. Nepal’s culture, a tapestry woven from centuries of tradition, invites you to immerse yourself fully. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene monasteries perched on hilltops, you’ll experience the rich tapestry of Nepali life.

Over , you’ll embark on a transformative journey

This isn’t just a vacation; it’s an opportunity for personal growth. You’ll discover resilience you never knew you had, build lifelong friendships with like-minded individuals, and gain a broader perspective on the world.

that combines volunteering, cultural immersion, and unforgettable experiences.

Each day will bring something new: teaching children the joy of learning, exchanging stories with locals over a cup of chai, or gazing in awe at the stars from a remote mountain village. These experiences will stay with you long after you’ve returned home.

So, are you ready for an adventure that transcends the ordinary? Join us in Nepal, where you’ll not only discover the world but also discover yourself. This is more than a university break; it’s a life-changing expedition waiting for you.

Day 1: Arrival and Warm Welcome to Nepal

Your journey to Nepal commences with an unforgettable arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. As you disembark from your flight, the anticipation of new experiences fills the air. Amid the bustling terminal, you’ll spot the familiar faces of our dedicated staff, Bishal and Ishwor, extending a heartfelt Nepali ‘Namaste’ and a warm smile. Their welcoming presence instantly sets the tone for the adventure ahead.

Following your airport welcome, you’ll be whisked away to your homestay located in the vibrant Pepsicola area of Kathmandu. Here, your host family eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to envelop you in the embrace of Nepali culture and hospitality. After settling into your accommodations and taking a moment to refresh, you’ll embark on a delightful culinary journey. Lunch at a nearby restaurant introduces your taste buds to the flavors of Nepal, with tantalizing dishes like momo and chowmein.

With your energy replenished, the day unfolds with a guided tour around the Pepsicola neighborhood. Accompanied by your tour guide, you’ll meander through lively markets, bustling streets, and charming alleyways. Along the way, you’ll gain invaluable insights into local customs and traditions, deepening your connection to the rich tapestry of Nepali life. As the sun begins to set on your first day in Nepal, you’ll return to your homestay, filled with anticipation for the incredible adventures and cultural discoveries that await you in the days ahead.

Day 2: Nepali lessons and local amenities and sightseeing

After a leisurely start and breakfast, so you can recover properly from your journey, you will start your Nepali language course at the Volunteer Society Nepal office. After meeting the entire Real Journey team you will have lessons from around 10.30 to 12.30 with our highly experienced language teachers. This will also give you a chance to meet any other volunteers joining at the same time. In the afternoon, one of our staff will take you round the local area of Pepsi-Cola where the office and homestays are for the induction period. You will also be told where to keep your valuables and general information about life in Nepal. In the end of afternoon, you will be driven with our guide to see some of Kathmandu’s famous UNESCO world heritage sites. One of our guide, Ishwor, has over 10 years experience taking foreigners round the ancient city and can answer any questions you have on ancient and contemporary Nepal. During your introduction, you can visit the famous Buddhist Boudanath and the Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath.

Day 3: Language Class, Warm Welcome, and the Monkey Temple

On the morning of your third day in Nepal, you’ll embark on a cultural and educational journey. From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, you’ll participate in a Nepali language class, gaining insights into the local tongue and fostering deeper connections with the community. Following this enriching experience, the afternoon is dedicated to the Career Building International Academy(CBIA) School, where a warm welcome program awaits. Here, you’ll be embraced by the school’s spirited atmosphere, engaging with enthusiastic students and immersing yourself in traditional Nepali performances. As the day unfolds, you’ll venture to the iconic Swayambhunath Temple, affectionately known as the Monkey Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site perches atop a hill, offering awe-inspiring views of Kathmandu Valley. Amidst curious monkeys and the tranquil ambiance, you’ll explore this sacred Buddhist stupa, absorbing its spiritual significance and taking in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Nepal.

Day 4: Nepali Language Class and Interactive Workshop

Your fourth day in Nepal promises to be a blend of language learning and creative engagement with the students at CBIA School:

Morning Nepali Language Class (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM):
– As the morning sun graces the Nepali landscape, you’ll begin your day with another engaging Nepali language class, further enhancing your ability to communicate and connect with the local community.

Interactive Workshop at CBIA School (Afternoon):
– In the afternoon, you’ll return to the welcoming environment of CBIA School for an interactive workshop with the students.
– The workshop is an opportunity for you to share your knowledge, skills, and creativity with the students. Whether you choose to teach a subject close to your heart, lead a dance session, or inspire them through art and craft, the possibilities are endless.
– Collaborate with the students, exchange cultural insights, and create memorable experiences that foster cross-cultural understanding and friendship.

Day Four is all about giving back and sharing your talents and knowledge with the enthusiastic students at CBIA School. It’s a day of meaningful interaction, learning, and cultural exchange that will leave a lasting impact on both you and the young minds you engage with.

Day 5: Journey to Chitwan and Village Exploration

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in your Nepal adventure as you head to the picturesque region of Chitwan:

Travel to Chitwan:
– After an early morning departure from your current location, you’ll embark on a scenic journey to Chitwan, a region renowned for its rich biodiversity and lush landscapes.
– As you travel, take in the changing scenery, from the mountains and valleys to the subtropical forests that characterize this part of Nepal.

Arrival in Chitwan (Afternoon):
– Upon your arrival in Chitwan in the afternoon, you’ll check into your accommodation.
– Take some time to rest, freshen up, and recharge after your journey.

Local Village Walk:
– In the late afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the nearby local village.
– Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll meander through the village’s charming streets, interacting with the friendly locals and gaining insight into their daily lives and traditions.
– This village walk provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the rural culture of Chitwan and witness the beauty of Nepali countryside living.

Day Five offers a delightful change of scenery as you leave behind the urban bustle for the tranquility of Chitwan. Here, you’ll have the chance to connect with the local community, discover the village’s unique charm, and embrace the serene beauty of Nepal’s rural life.

Day 6: Canoeing, Jungle Safari, and Jungle Walk

Day Six in Chitwan promises thrilling adventures in the heart of nature:

Morning Canoeing:
– Rise with the sun and start your day with a serene canoeing experience along the Rapti River.
– Drift through tranquil waters while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding jungle and the possibility of spotting wildlife along the riverbanks.

Jungle Safari in Jeep:
– After a hearty breakfast, gear up for an exhilarating jungle safari in a Jeep.
– Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll venture deep into the heart of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its incredible biodiversity.
– Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, and a wide array of bird species in their natural habitat.

Jungle Walk:
– As the day continues, you’ll embark on a guided jungle walk, providing an up-close and personal encounter with the forest’s flora and fauna.
– Learn about the intricacies of the jungle ecosystem, as your knowledgeable guides share insights into the plants and animals that call this lush wilderness home.

Day Six offers an immersive experience in Chitwan’s natural wonders, from the tranquil waters of the Rapti River to the thrilling encounters with wildlife during the jungle safari. It’s a day of exploration and discovery as you connect with the untamed beauty of Nepal’s wilderness.

Day 7: Return to Kathmandu

On the seventh day of your Nepal journey, you’ll bid farewell to Chitwan and make your way back to the vibrant city of Kathmandu:

Morning Check-Out:
– After enjoying a final breakfast in the serene surroundings of Chitwan, you’ll check out from your accommodation.

Scenic Drive to Kathmandu:
– Embark on a scenic drive that retraces your path from Chitwan back to the capital city, Kathmandu.
– Along the way, savor the changing landscapes, from the lush forests of Chitwan to the winding mountain roads as you approach Kathmandu.

Return to Kathmandu:
– Upon reaching Kathmandu, you’ll check in to your host family accommodation, allowing you to settle back into the bustling atmosphere of the city.
– The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 8: Trash Tag Challenge and Continuing the Workshop

Your eighth day in Nepal combines environmental awareness with cultural interaction:

Trash Tag Challenge with CBIA School Students:
– The morning begins with a meaningful initiative as you join forces with the enthusiastic students of CBIA School to participate in the Trash Tag Challenge.
– Equipped with bags and gloves, you’ll engage in a community clean-up effort, collecting litter and waste in the local area.
– This hands-on activity not only promotes environmental consciousness but also fosters a sense of responsibility and camaraderie among participants.

Continuation of Workshop:
– In the afternoon, you’ll return to the workshop you started earlier in the week at CBIA School.
– Building on the skills and knowledge you’ve shared, you’ll have the opportunity to continue teaching, engaging in artistic endeavors, or leading dance sessions with the students.
– The workshop provides a platform for cultural exchange, creativity, and continued learning, strengthening the bonds between you and the local community.

Day Eight offers a blend of community service and cultural exchange, reinforcing the importance of environmental stewardship through the Trash Tag Challenge while nurturing educational and artistic connections with the students at CBIA School. It’s a day dedicated to making a positive impact and creating lasting memories with the young minds of Nepal.

Day 9: Hike to Nagarkot and Sunset Viewing

Day Nine promises breathtaking views and a memorable hike to one of Nepal’s most picturesque destinations:

Morning Start:
– After enjoying a delicious breakfast with your host family, you’ll set out for an adventure-filled day.
– Be sure to pack essentials like comfortable hiking shoes, water, and sunscreen for your hike.

Hike to Nagarkot:
– Your journey begins with a scenic hike to Nagarkot, a charming hill station known for its panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.
– As you ascend through lush forests and along winding trails, the cool mountain air and the anticipation of the views ahead will invigorate you.

Spectacular Himalayan Views:
– Upon reaching Nagarkot, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest on a clear day.
– Take time to soak in the majestic scenery and capture photographs to cherish.

Sunset Viewing:
– Nagarkot is renowned for its stunning sunsets, and you’ll have the privilege of witnessing this magical spectacle.
– As the sun begins its descent behind the mountains, the sky transforms into a canvas of vivid colors, creating a mesmerizing backdrop to the Himalayan peaks.
– Find a comfortable spot to relax and savor this awe-inspiring moment, which will leave an indelible mark on your Nepal experience.

Day Nine is a day of adventure and natural beauty, culminating in a stunning Himalayan sunset that will leave you in awe of Nepal’s incredible landscapes. It’s an experience that embodies the essence of the country’s majesty and tranquility.

Day 10: Sunrise, Return Hike to Bhaktapur, and Local Bus Journey

Your tenth day in Nepal promises another day of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural exploration:

Early Morning Sunrise Viewing:
– Begin your day with an early rise to catch the mesmerizing sunrise from Nagarkot.
– The breathtaking views of the Himalayas bathed in the golden hues of dawn are an unforgettable sight and a perfect start to the day.

Breakfast in Nagarkot:
– After soaking in the sunrise, enjoy a hearty breakfast amidst the tranquil surroundings of Nagarkot.

Return Hike to Bhaktapur:
– The morning sun illuminates your path as you begin your descent from Nagarkot back to Bhaktapur.
– This hike offers a different perspective of the landscape, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty from a new angle.

Local Bus Journey Back to Your Homestay:
– As the day progresses, you’ll board a local bus for the journey back to your homestay.
– This local mode of transportation provides an authentic experience as you share the ride with friendly locals and witness daily life unfold along the route.

Evening Return:
– As you return to your homestay in the evening, you’ll reflect on the day’s adventures, from the tranquil sunrise in Nagarkot to the cultural exploration in Bhaktapur.
– Share your experiences and stories with your host family, deepening the connections you’ve forged during your stay.

Day Ten is a day of contrasts, from the serene sunrise to the bustling streets of Bhaktapur, offering you a diverse and enriching experience of Nepal’s landscapes and culture. It’s a journey that encapsulates the essence of this captivating country.

Day 11: Free Day, Souvenir Shopping, and Farewell Dinner

Your eleventh and final day in Nepal provides an opportunity for leisure, reflection, and a farewell celebration:

Morning at Your Leisure:
– Begin the day at your own pace, allowing you to rest, relax, or explore at your leisure.
– Take this time to revisit your favorite spots in Kathmandu, savor a leisurely breakfast with your host family, or simply unwind before the day’s activities.

Souvenir Shopping in Thamel:
– In the late morning or early afternoon, venture into Thamel, the bustling heart of Kathmandu known for its vibrant markets and eclectic shops.
– Here, you’ll have the chance to indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping. Browse through colorful stalls filled with traditional handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, and unique mementos to take home.

Exploration and Cultural Discovery:
– As you stroll through the streets of Thamel, you can soak in the lively atmosphere, interact with friendly local vendors, and immerse yourself in the eclectic fusion of cultures that define this neighborhood.

Farewell Dinner in Thamel:
– In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a heartfelt farewell dinner in one of Thamel’s cozy restaurants.
– The evening will be filled with laughter, cultural exchanges, and shared memories as you reminisce about your incredible journey in Nepal.

Celebration and Gratitude:
– The farewell dinner is a moment to express your gratitude to your hosts, fellow participants, and the beautiful country of Nepal that has welcomed you with open arms.
– As you raise a toast to your adventures and newfound friendships, you’ll carry the spirit of Nepal with you into the future.

Day Eleven is a day of reflection, celebration, and a chance to collect the perfect mementos from your time in Nepal. It’s a fitting conclusion to your unforgettable journey, filled with gratitude and the anticipation of future adventures.

Day 12: Departure from Nepal

On your twelfth and final day in Nepal, it’s time to bid farewell to this beautiful country:

Morning Check-Out and Departure:
– In the morning, after a last delicious breakfast, you’ll complete the check-out process at your accommodation.
– Make sure you have all your belongings and travel documents ready.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport:
– Our dedicated staff will assist you with your transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring a smooth and stress-free departure.

Farewell to Nepal:
– As you board your flight home, take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey you’ve experienced in Nepal.
– Cherish the memories, the friendships you’ve made, and the profound cultural and natural beauty that has left an indelible mark on your heart.

Safe Travels:
– Your adventure may be concluding, but the experiences and lessons you’ve gained will stay with you, enriching your life and broadening your perspective.

Day Twelve is a day of transition, as you prepare to return to your home country with a treasure trove of memories from your immersive and unforgettable journey through Nepal. Safe travels, and may the spirit of Nepal accompany you on your future endeavors!

While you volunteer with Volunteer Society Nepal you will be staying with a Nepali host family. By living with a family you will gain a greater insight and understanding of Nepali culture. You will be part of a Nepali family, eat together with the family and play with the children. Many volunteers tell us this unique insight into the culture of Nepal is a key part of why they come back again and again.

The standard of lodging will depend on whether you are in a rural or urban area. In a rural area the facilities will be basic with minimal running water and a squat toilet. In an urban placement you will have a flushing Western style toilet and a shower. All of your food will be provided for you at your home stay and you will never be more than 30 minutes from your place of work. For more information on what to expect in a home stay have a look at our food and accommodation page.

All our host families have conducted a training regarding hosting volunteers adequately. They know how to ensure hygiene and provide security. They will treat you as a member of the family.

When you arrive on placement you will be introduced to your host family by the VSN representative and given a full tour of the premises. Many of our host families have children and many of our volunteers enjoy helping them with their English, learning to cook Nepali food and mixing in with their life. The other way around, we experience volunteers learn a lot from the hosts and children regarding the life in Nepal.

At the host families you will stay with fellow volunteers. It is always possible to stay as a couple or group of friends in one host family. You should consider the host family as you temporary family in Nepal. They can help you regarding how to discover the neighborhood, advice on travels and offer you warmth in times of homesickness.


You should not expect luxury on your stay in Nepal. Nepal is a developing country and may well be different from what you are used to at home. However, you will have your own room unless requested otherwise, and the rooms are always clean and comfortable. The quality of toilet and washing facilities vary significantly between placements. If you are based in Kathmandu you may find you have a hot shower and a Western style toilet in your homestay. However, if you are in a rural placement then it is more likely that you will have a traditional squat toilet and a cold shower. If you feel like having a hot shower and flushing toilet is a priority then make this clear when you are applying and we will see if it is possible to find you one of our better equipped host families.


The electricity supply in all areas is limited. Due to nationwide electricity shortages the government imposes power cuts of around 12-14 hours a day. In the cities some houses have backup batteries that will run low power bulbs in key rooms, but in the rural areas you can expect to use candles. A head-torch is a very useful thing to bring.


On placement you will usually eat with the family and share the same food as them. At least two meals a day are provided for you while volunteering. The usual meal times are between 9 and 10 AM and 6 and 8 PM. You will usually be served the national staple of Dal Bhat Tarkari which is a tasty and filling plate of rice, vegetable curry, lentils and pickles. It may occasionally have meat such as chicken or mutton in it, although if you are vegetarian this can easily be explained. This may be supplemented occasionally by noodles, eggs and other snacks dependent on your host family and placement


Your hosts family will provide you with clean drinking water on your placement.

Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus and Buddhists. The cities of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur and Chobhar are located in this valley, and each displays excellent examples of Newar art and architecture. The valley is the cultural and political hub of Nepal, but this melting pot of traditions and different Nepali >>>>

Pokhara and  Kaskikot

Pokhara valley is located at the very center of Nepal and is dominated by the peaks of the Annapurna mountain range. The town of Pokhara (913 meters), is only fifty kilometers from Annapurna 1 (8,091 meters), and the sharp decline of six thousand meters within the short distance of only twenty-nine kilometers gives the region. It is famous for the peaceful Phewa Lake and the magnificent >>>>


Why pay for volunteering?

You probably asked yourself on occasion. Why pay for volunteering? After all…you’re offering your services free of charge… and on top of that you have to pay? How ridiculous is that?? The question one should ask though is: “what is it I’m paying for?” In the following points, we will shed light on this question, and hopefully will have answered any misconceptions many people have on volunteering. As a potential intern/volunteer you need to understand that below is a list of reasons why a program fee is required.

1. Airport Pickup & Transfer

After traveling halfway around the world to a country you’ve never visited, there should be someone who will greet you at the airport who then grabs your bag and whisks you away in a car. When it comes time to leave, you have someone willing to help you lug your bags back to the airport and seeing off you.

2. Logistics

The most difficult part of picking up your life and plopping down in another country is all the logistics involved. From finding a place to live to obtaining the perfect volunteer placement, the details are much easier to accomplish when you have a local there to guide you or take care of it for you — who, obviously, needs an income. Additionally, we have our own project developed to place our volunteers and have also developed relationships with many schools, hospitals, and orphanages in the every part of Nepal where we can get you to the placement there.

3. Language and Orientation

As a volunteer, you can be very useful. However it takes time to understand not only your role but how your placement organization works as well as local cultural practices and etiquette, which is why orientation and trainings are a crucial part of any responsible volunteer program. The orientation will include language training or cultural orientation by our staff. The fees paid by you will help us to develop our training programs and hire on quality individuals to run them.

4. Food & Accommodation

We charge fee may not only set up your accommodation but also include the cost of living in your program fee. The program we arrange at a homestay, you will have your meals cooked for you by the host family, in which case you would be charged in advance.

5. in-Country Assistance

Perhaps the volunteer placement isn’t all you hoped it would be. Or you need help sorting out a banking issue, renewing a visa, or tracking down a doctor who speaks English. Having associated with organization in-country to help with issues that inevitably arise can be invaluable, especially if you aren’t fluent in the local language. We know which doctors to visit when you’re sick, where the best place to buy a bus ticket is, how to avoid being scammed, and so much more! Plus we are around to help at all hours of the day, so if an emergency happens on a weekend or in the night, we are always available for you to call. We also keep in touch with family members if the unlikely happens and you need to be evacuated from the country or fall seriously ill. For those with worrying parents the peace of mind might be worth the money!.

6. Programmatic Support & Continuity

We charge fee may not only set up your accommodation but also include the cost of living in your program fee. The program we arrange at a homestay, you will have your meals cooked for you by the host family, in which case you would be charged in advance.

7. Trips and Excursions

We offer you to choose trips for you a wide range of volunteering, trekking, tour, rafting, peak climbing, jungle safari, home stays program including tours to Tibet and India to experience the unique beauty of the Himalayas region, to enjoy the customs and food of the diverse people who call Nepal home; to be awed by the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, jungle and ancient cities and to have the journey of a lifetime, this is a great way to see the country without being responsible for the logistics. Plus it means you will have the opportunity to better acquaint yourself with your fellow volunteers and local staff. Note: In some cases, you may work directly for the organization in need of volunteers and there may be volunteering program with little fee. These organizations may be local or international, and their process for applying generally differs from our organization as it will be more tailored to their requirements and needs and less so on those of the volunteers. But, be aware that they usually are unable or unwilling to provide above mentioned logistics and support like arranging housing, orientation, sight -seeing, language classes, visa Assistance, 24/7 support and social and Cultural activities etc.

Cost Includes:

  • 24 hour airport pick up & drop off
  • accommodation
  • meals (breakfast & dinner)
  • email and telephone support
  • volunteer handbook
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • 100% placement reservation
  • dedicated vsn project & travel mentor
  • regular program inspection
  • staff salaries
  • office rent & office supplies
  • free internet service at office
  • government taxes & membership fees
  • women’s development program
  • scholarships for low income students

Cost Excludes:

  • flights to Kathmandu
  • visa cost
  • travel & health insurance
  • domestic flight costs
  • transportation costs for the volunteers who want to work outside the Kathmandu valley
  • sundries such as personal items, extra beverages and entertainment
  • personal travel & sightseeing
  • transportation service during weekends travel