volunteer in nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

Are you looking for volunteer programs to help those in need? Tired of expensive Nepal Volunteer programs?
  • The best price, guaranteed; starts $99
  • Pay fees directly to your host families and projects
  • Safe and meaningful volunteer experience
  • It will change you forever……………

A trip to the majestic Himalayan country of Nepal will provide you with sweeping visual memories to last a lifetime. Join Global Crossroad in our professional, panoramic volunteering in Nepal program and your scrapbooks will be as full as your heart!

Nepal offers a hugely diverse, always spectacular destination rife with adventure. Go river rafting or trek through the impressive Himalayan Mountains, ride a jungle elephant through lavish foliage or visit the World Peace Pagoda at Lake Phewa Tal. Saturate your soul with the mysterious spirit of beautiful Nepal!

You’ll combine a dramatic tourist destination with meaningful humanitarian assistance to Nepal’s gentle, needy people. Global Crossroad invites you enjoy volunteering in Nepal and help heal the sick, work in an orphanage or be a photojournalist! There are many different opportunities to choose from, so it will be easy to find one that suits you perfectly.

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Dates and Prices

All projects (Volunteer, Language Studies & Cultural Immersion and travel options) begin on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month), though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs at a very affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low so that our volunteers benefit from the lowered program prices. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's application/registration fee: US $299. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects. This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).

  Weeks Kathmandu/Chitwan
Orphanage/ School
(all projects)
Medical Monastery Photo Journalism
  1 Week   $99   $265   $ 185   $205   $ 220
  2 Weeks   $250   $415   $ 235   $330   $ 330
  3 Weeks   $310   $540   $360   $405   $ 440
  4 Weeks   $370   $665   $410   $480   $ 550
  5 Weeks   $430   $790   $535   $555   $ 660
  6 Weeks   $490   $915   $585   $630   $ 770
  7 Weeks   $550   $1,040   $710   $705   $ 880
  8 Weeks   $610   $1,165   $760   $780   $ 990
  9 Weeks   $670   $1,290   $885   $855   $ 1,100
  10 Weeks   $730   $1,415   $935   $930   $ 1,210
  11 Weeks   $790   $1,540   $ 1,060   $1,005   $ 1,320
  12 Weeks   $850   $1,665   $ 1,110   $1,080   $ 1,430
  Weeks Kathmandu/Chitwan
Orphanage/ School
(all projects)
  1 Week   $99   $265
  2 Weeks   $250   $415
  3 Weeks   $310   $540
  4 Weeks   $370   $665
  5 Weeks   $430   $790
  6 Weeks   $490   $915
  7 Weeks   $550   $1,040
  8 Weeks   $610   $1,165
  9 Weeks   $670   $1,290
  10 Weeks   $730   $1,415
  11 Weeks   $790   $1,540
  12 Weeks   $850   $1,665
Medical Monastery Photo Journalism
  $ 185   $205   $ 220
  $ 235   $330   $ 330
  $360   $405   $ 440
  $410   $480   $ 550
  $535   $555   $ 660
  $585   $630   $ 770
  $710   $705   $ 880
  $760   $780   $ 990
  $885   $855   $ 1,100
  $935   $930   $ 1,210
  $ 1,060   $1,005   $ 1,320
  $ 1,110   $1,080   $ 1,430

  • Airport pickup, drop and first accomodation $50
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • Language and Culture Program fee $250
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Language and Cultural Immersion Program

Language and Cultural Immersion Program in Nepal

In Nepal, Global Crossroad offers one week Language and Cultural orientation in Kathmandu. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, where are language program takes place, has two phases. One is a fabled capital populated by hospitable pilgrims and meticulously carved rose-brick temples. The second is a frenetic sprawl of modern towers, which is mobbed by beggars and monkeys and smothered in diesel fumes. These two phases simultaneously demonstrate the country’s history and the invading, inevitable wear and tear of the uncompromising modern world.

Our weeklong intensive language and cultural immersion program includes language training, lessons on history, culture, ways of life, visits to local villages/towns/markets, guided Kathmandu exploration and local tourist attractions. This Global Crossroad program aims to submerge you in Nepali culture, history and ways of life to vastly improve your time of volunteering in Nepal. When you understand the life and culture around you, your experience is richer and more rewarding. However, you can choose to take the Language and Cultural immersion program or go directly into a volunteer project. This experience should not be missed! So many international travelers wish they could have an opportunity such as this to receive a briefing on customs, language and history.

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Nepal Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support

Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Nepal. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.


In Nepal, Depending upon the particular location and situation, volunteers will stay in our Homebase, either with a host family or in a project hostel. The concept of Homebase is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at our Homebase and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relaxed and social and a great place to unwind after a busy day. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared, and there is running water and “western-style” toilets. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. There are many amenities nearby like internet cafés, grocery stores, restaurants and mass transit stops. Orphanage volunteers in Nepal might have the opportunity to stay with the children as many orphanages provide private rooms for international volunteers. These volunteer rooms will normally be shared with a volunteer of the same gender.


Accommodations/Meals/Field Support For Nepal Volunteer Program

In some project volunteers will also stay with a host family. Volunteers staying with a host family usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. Our host families are chosen carefully and are esteemed community members, who have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers. Host family residences are in comfortable, clean and safe neighborhoods and rooms are simply furnished and tidy. Staying with a host family can offer the support system a volunteer will crave during their program and it is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs.

Some of our projects also have onsite accommodation in a hostel type setting. In some of our orphanage or host family projects, volunteers will stay in the project site with other volunteers. Your 3 local meals will also be served in your accommodation.

A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer abroad programs is our volunteer field support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our field support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Nepal and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key field support comes from our country coordinator and in-country staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff and host family offers support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time. You are never alone.

Specific details regarding accommodations, meals, field support and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.

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Frequently asked questions - Nepal

Application Process/ Visa

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NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.