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Photo Journalism Nepal Volunteer!

Are you interested in photography, journalism, and travel? Do you dream of taking a lifetime trip while documenting Nepali life and culture?

Would you like a special opportunity to have a creative, learning and fact-finding experience in beautiful and captivating Nepal?

We got you covered! Global Crossroad has an exciting photo journalism Nepal volunteering project that is the perfect for you.Nepal is a beautiful country set in South East Asia.

Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal is famous for its expansive and breathtaking architecture dating centuries ago. Every year Nepal draws millions of tourists for many reasons including trekking and mountaineering in the famous Himalayan peaks.

When you join Photojournalism volunteer program in Nepal, you will work with guidance of an experienced professional, who works for a respected local newspaper. You will learn to edit, capture photos, aperture control and the art of modern creative photography.

In addition, you will be able to practice your newly acquired skills as you travel around the country capturing historical sights and even Nepalese ceremonies. Your love and passion for photography will be able to show Nepal from a different eye and improve the quality of photography put out on websites to attract tourists.

Become a volunteer and work with professional and seasoned photographers for a chance to learn and experience Nepal’s traditions, culture and attraction sights. Contact GCR about this exciting opportunity today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Please bring your cameras to capture moments when they happen in Kathmandu's busy streets. In this project, you will have a personal schedule and accompany the supervisor (an experienced professional, who works for a respected local newspaper) to events and locations, usually via motorcycle as part of this unique volunteer experience in photojournalism in Nepal.

Volunteering in photography in Nepal is a very meaningful project. You will work alongside professional photographer to capture meaningful moments in the streets. Most of the photography will be those impromptu things that are happening everyday that are sometimes not captured. While exploring you will have a chance to experience Nepal first hand and travel far and wide even live like a local experiencing unique ceremonies and traditions.

Skills and Qualifications

You must know how to operate a camera and understand the concept of modern photojournalism. Environments are fast-paced in which quick thinking is important. You must also be comfortable following direction and taking instructions. Insight into Nepalese language and culture is also valuable when doing volunteer work in photojournalism in Nepal – consider enrolling in our one-week language studies and cultural immersion program.

You will be expected to be patient, kind, passionate about photography and be detail oriented.

While in Nepal, your days will be fun and exciting full of new experiences taking photos around the country. You’ll have great opportunities everyday to practice your photography skills and learn new techniques.

In Nepal, you will work on different sites and go to different functions. Each day will be different and fun. Just be prepared to go far and wide taking different photos and helping with fun new tasks and activities such as editing.

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering in photo journalism Nepal project, you will meet the professional photographer that you will be working with. You will spend the rest of the day to familiarize yourself with the country, safety and rules and regulations of the project.
  • Weekdays: - This is what you will typically expect your day to look like in Nepal
  • 9.00 AM – You will start your day with high energy, with a delicious traditional Nepalese breakfast shared with your host family or the other volunteers.
  • 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM – After breakfast its time to leave and meet your supervisor to discuss on the project and day activities. Usually you and your supervisor will travel to different parts (cultural and historical) or public events to document.
  • 12.00 PM - 12.30 PM – Around noon lunch is usually served. You can enjoy the meal with other volunteers or photographers.
  • 1.00 PM -5.00 PM – You will be out taking photos and visiting fun and amazing projects for work.
  • 7.30 PM – After a long adventurous and fun day its time to settle down and eat dinner, It will also be your opportunity to share with your family all the things you experienced during the day, as you learn more about Nepal and its rich traditions and culture.

Photo Journalism Nepal Volunteer: 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 Photo Journalism(Kathmandu)
  1 Week   $275
  2 Weeks   $460
  3 Weeks   $645
  4 Weeks   $830
  5 Weeks   $1015
  6 Weeks   $1,200
  7 Weeks   $1,385
  8 Weeks   $1,570
  9 Weeks   $1,755
  10 Weeks   $1,940
  11 Weeks   $2,125
  12 Weeks   $2,310

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years)»
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

You will be very comfortable while in Nepal. GCR will offer you accommodation in either a volunteer house, or with a local host family. All accommodation options are located in a safe and serene neighborhood offering you the safety you need while volunteering in photo journalism project in Nepal. Your new home away from home is comfortable, safe and clean offering you a secure living space. You will experience great comfort with modern facilities including running water, free WIFI and western-style toilets. In addition, you will be served three delicious local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Learn more about the accommodation and meal options available for you in Nepal.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

When you join photo journalism volunteer program in Nepal, you will have enough time to explore while working in our volunteering projects. You will work for 4-6 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 more places and relax.

Read more about exciting destinations in Nepal

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our first priority. GCR will ensure your safety by carefully vetting host families and securing the volunteer house. You will also be connected with in-country coordinator who is available 24/7 incase you need anything. In addition you will be offered a comprehensive insurance and evacuation plan to ensure your safety throughout yourproject.

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

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: FAQS

Arrival and Departure

You need to fly into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for our photojournalism volunteer project in Nepal. You will be required to fly into Nepal one day prior to the start date of your volunteer project.

Global Crossroad will provide you with airport pickup services. A local representative will be waiting for you at the airport. However, GCR does not offer airport drop-off service at the end of your project, but your in-country coordinator or host family will be more than happy to help you arrange this.


You need to obtain a tourist visa to work on our photojournalism program. You can obtain a tourist visa from the Embassy of Nepal in your home country. A single entry tourist visa for 90 days will cost you exactly $100.

If you have no time to go to the embassy, there’s on-arrival-visa available at the airport for the citizens of USA, UK, Australia, Canada, etc. You can extend your visa if you wish to continue working in our photojournalism volunteer Nepal programs. Just pay a quick visit to the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara. And make sure to bring your original passport and some photos.

Check out this link  for more information regarding visa extension in Nepal.


If you want to travel and work in our photojournalism project then it is necessary to get vaccines for Malaria, Rabies, Polio, MMR, chickenpox, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Japanese Encephalitis.

GCR suggests consulting your local doctor before taking these vaccinations. Check out this website for more information about these vaccinations.

What is the name of the newspaper that I will be working for?

You will be regarded as freelancers and you won’t be working for just one newspaper. However, if you would like to work with just one publication, “The Rising Nepal” is a great option. Please specify in your resume.

What are the working hours when committing to a volunteer experience in photojournalism in Nepal?

Your hours will depend on the specific story in which you are covering. However, typically you can expect to work between 4 to 5 hours a day.

Are there any specific details that I should be aware of at this point regarding the volunteering program in photojournalism in Nepal?

There are some aspects that you must consider while in Nepal. If you wish to work with only one publication, please specify that in your resume and inform your country coordinator. You must also be open-minded and adaptable to ever changing conditions. Remember that this is a freelance opportunity.

Why Photo Journalism Nepal Volunteer?

It will be a great opportunity to improve your photographic work in an international context. After participating in the project, you will be free to choose specific photography field to work during your entire stay. You can choose to join either photojournalism with basic training, freelance photojournalism or photojournalism with local media.

You will have a creative, learning, and exploratory experience:

Nepal provides a picture perfect backdrop to learn about photojournalism. From the majestic snow-capped mountains, to the cultures and the people of Nepal, the country presents photographers and cultural enthusiast with an abundance of opportunity to really enjoy and enrich their experience.

You will work under the close supervision of a seasoned professional:

While volunteering in Nepal photojournalism project, working with a professional and seasoned photographer, he will guide you and teach you all the skills required to make it as a good photo journalist. Some of the new techniques you will learn include editing photos, taking advantage of light, aperture control and etc.

You will get the opportunity to learn photography

This Photojournalism project offers you a chance to learn photography and boost your professional career in this particular field. The experience you will gain will also improve your self-confidence to be a perfect photographer. Such an experience looks exceptional on future goals.

You will visit a new country and meet new people:

While participating in Photo Journalism project in Nepal it will be a perfect opportunity for tour Nepal. You will experience new cultures, traditions and also get to familiarize yourself with unique wildlife, topography, and more new interesting entities. You might pick up a new language and make new friends.

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,
Nature Conservation and much more.

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

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