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Nature Conservation Volunteer Project in Nepal!

Are you a nature lover and would like to join other environmentalist to protect nature in the wake of climate change effects?

Are you looking to travel to Nepal to connect with nature while hiking and trekking in the mountain ranges? Volunteering with nature conservation in Nepal is excellent choice for an adventurous and compassionate traveler.

Nepal has so much to offer travellers from its delicious local cuisine, to wildlife game parks, to magnificent palaces and temples with fascinating and unique architecture.

The country is gorgeous with snow-capped mountains popular to attract rock climbers, mountaineers and regular hikers. Nepal has vast landscapes including sub tropical and mountains.

Unfortunately, Nepal's natural resources, particularly its forests, deteriorate more each day due to the nation's high dependency on natural resources. There is also lack of awareness amongst the local population regarding the negative effects of deforestation.

Local NGO’s have been working to raise awareness and promote reforestation activities. Global Crossroad's nature conservation volunteering program in Nepal is designed to support Nepal's indigenous species conservation efforts by offering free tree seedlings for planting and teaching people the importance of conservation.

When you join nature conservation program in Nepal, your passion to protect and conserve nature will inspire other Nepalese communities to join in the movement. In addition you will feel fulfilled and satisfied knowing that your actions on environmental sustainability will impact positive change in the environment for the future.

If you would like to join in the environmental conservation movement to preserve Nepal forests and nature for positive impact, contact us for an opportunity to follow your passion today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

The volunteering opportunity with nature conservation in Nepal is located in the rural village of Chitwan. As a volunteer in Nepal, you will prepare nursery beds, sow seeds, weed, trim, prune, and thin various indigenous tree species. The planted seedlings are grown and nurtured by our volunteers. Later, they will be distributed at no charge to villages in other parts of Nepal. Depending on the season, additional tasks may include planting, collecting seeds, replanting, eliminating diseased trees, and inventorying fauna and flora.

Volunteering in nature conservation project in Nepal is a very meaningful project. Being a part of a nature conservation project and contributing to save the eco-system not only gives you a lifelong memory, but also helps you gain invaluable work experience in nature conservation field, Your work will encourage other community members to join and protect the environment. You will also learn new ways and techniques that are applied to protect environment in Nepal.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications are needed to join our volunteer experience with nature conservation in Nepal. However, insight into Nepalese language and culture is valuable when volunteering with nature conservation in Nepal and you might want to consider enrolling in our one week language studies and cultural immersion program. Note that many of the projects are quite physical, so you must be in good physical shape. You should be enthusiastic, self-starter, hand worker and passionate about protecting the environment.

Participating as a volunteer, we can assure you that everyday will be fun and with exciting new experiences. You’ll have a great opportunities everyday to share your skills love and passion for nature to impact positive change in the society.

In Nepal you will work with NGO’s and governmental organizations and each one has its own needs, tasks and program, there is no fixed schedule or exact daily itinerary. Just be prepared to help at all times in many exciting tasks and fun activities.

  • First Day: On your first day of conservation volunteer project in Nepal, you will be taken to the placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff you will be working with. You will have the rest of the day to familiarize yourself with the country, safety and rules and regulations of the project.
  • November-February 10am-5pm
  • Weekdays: - This is what you will typically expect your day to look like:
  • 7.00 AM – You will start your day positively with a delicious local Nepalese breakfast.
  • 7.00 AM - 10.00 AM – After breakfast you will set out to leave for a new day full of fun and exciting experiences ranging from weeding, watering, filling plastic bag, digging nurseries
  • 10.30 AM – Lunch is usually served. You can enjoy delicious Nepalese lunch you’re your host family.
  • 10.30 AM - 2.00 PM – Work Break. You can now spend your free time exploring exotic surroundings of the community and market place
  • 2.00 PM – You can grab Tea and snack time with your host family ready to get some more work done.
  • 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM – You will get back to work for more exciting activities in the project
  • 7.00 PM – After a long fun and exciting day you will settle down for dinner. This will be an opportunity to learn more about Nepal and its rich traditions and culture

Nature Conservation Volunteer Project in Nepal: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in Nepal

All volunteer programs in Nepal start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Price: Volunteer in Nepal

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Nepal programs at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Nepal application and registration fee cost US$299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Nature Conservatgion(Kathmandu/Chitwan)
  1 Week   $150
  2 Weeks   $270
  3 Weeks   $390
  4 Weeks   $510
  5 Weeks   $630
  6 Weeks   $750
  7 Weeks   $870
  8 Weeks   $990
  9 Weeks   $1,110
  10 Weeks   $1,230
  11 Weeks   $1,350
  12 Weeks   $1,470

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Language and Culture Program fee $250
How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Program Orientation
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteer trip to Nepal program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your programs last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.

Accommodation and Meal

In nature conservation Nepal volunteer project, GCR will offer you accommodation in a host family. The host family accommodation is comfortable, safe and clean offering you a secure living space. It has a homely feel to it and it will be your home away from home. You will experience great comfort with facilities including running water, electricity, electric fan, and western-style toilets. In addition, you will be served three delicious local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Learn more about your accommodation and meals in Nepal.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While in Nepal you will have enough time to explore while working in our volunteering projects. You will work for 4-5 hours, from Monday to Friday, leaving you plenty of time during the week to check local places around you and experience diverse culture and understand their history. Over the weekend you will be able to travel far across the country exploring the temples or hike in the mountains.

Read more about exciting destinations in Nepal.

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our priority. GCR ensures the safety of all Nepal nature conservation volunteers by carefully vetting the projects and accommodation including keeping you well connected with in-country coordinators and local field staff.

Additionally, GCR provides in-country support to volunteers throughout their stay. This begins from the time you arrive at the airport and includes a detailed orientation process.

Your in-country coordinator will be available, should you need help with anything you need.

Read more about the safety and in-country support GCR provides.

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: FAQS

Arrival and Departure

You will be expected to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to be able to participate in GCR’s nature conservation Nepal volunteering program. You are advice to arrive in Nepal one day before the start date of the project.

Global Crossroad will provide you with airport pick-up services and transfers to your designated accommodation option. However, keep in mind that we won’t be offering any airport drop-off service once the project is finished.

Remember to contact the country coordinator if there are any delays or change of plans regarding your flight to Nepal. That way, we can reschedule pick-up time at the airport.


A Nepalese tourist visa is required for you to travel to Nepal for volunteering work. You can obtain one by visiting the Embassy of Nepal or a consulate based in your home country. Make sure to have it done few weeks before the start date of your volunteer project.

There’s on-arrival-visa available at the international airport. Citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia can apply for on arrival tourist visas and start working on our Nepal volunteer work programs.

Tourist visas are available for 15, 30, and 90 days. It will cost you US$25 for 15-day visa, US$40 for 30-day visa and US$100 for 90-day visa. You can also apply for a visa extension by visiting the office of Immigration Department in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

If you want to learn more about Nepalese tourist visa then check out this website


Vaccinations for Hepatitis B, chickenpox, Yellow Fever, Polio, Japanese Encephalitis, MMR, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis A, and Rabies are compulsory when you come to volunteer in nature conservation project in Nepal.

Click this link to get more information about vaccinations for Nepal.

Will I be working alone or will I have assistance?

As a volunteer with nature conservation in Nepal project, you will be assisting a nursery leader. The nursery leader will be in charge of developing timetables and projects for the volunteers.

How many hours a day do I need to work?

You will normally work 4-5 hours day.
November-February, volunteers work 10am- 5pm
March-October, volunteer hours are 7am-10am and 3pm-6pm

Any important information you want to share.

This project is physically demanding and requires you to be physically fit and willing to work outdoors for long periods of time. It is recommended that you bring sun block, a hat and gloves.

Why volunteer in Nepal in nature conservation project?

Nepal is a beautiful country with an astounding amount of biodiversity, but it faces threats such as deforestation and pollution. Plant the seeds for change gain invaluable work experience in a developing country!

You will gain practical work experience in the field of Nature Conservation:

Taking part in a nature conservation project and contributing to save the eco-system not only gives you a lifelong memory, but also helps you gain invaluable work experience in nature conservation field. The experience gained through the valuable volunteering work is unmatched and priceless that let you advance in in the field of conservation.

You will learn new skills and Knowledge:

Volunteering in nature conservation project in Nepal helps you learn new skills and knowledge that are very significant for providing you with direction you need. Your passion and dedication during volunteering period will show what a dedicated, hard worker and a better person you are.

You will teach you to be focused on your goal

While participating in the project you will take a practical role and be able to learn about conservation techniques. Along with saving the eco-system, your passionate volunteer work will also teach you to be focused on your goal, and plays a vital role in your bright and successful career.

You will cultural sensitivity

As nature conservation volunteer in Nepal, you will learn about gestures, body language, conversational and conservational customs that may differ from your home country. These lessons you learn during your volunteering period are very interesting and help you increase cultural sensitivity.

You will donate your time and talent:

GCR’s conservation projects are also a great way to donate your time and talents, and gain valuable experience that lasts forever. This is an exceptional chance to work in a completely new setting, where you will work for something greater cause, to help preserve the natural ecology of Nepal.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Nepal

No matter your passion or interests, GCR offers a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Nepal such as
Work in an Orphanage,
Teach English,
Teach Buddhist Monks,
become a medical volunteer,
Photo Journalist Volunteer Project, and much more.

For more information on our exciting programs in Nepal, contact us today.

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