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Nepal Volunteer Trip 2024


Basic informations:


Date: 24-31 March 2024

Programme location: Nepal, Kathmandu and Sindhuli (HERE is the exact location).

Looking forward to see you soon!


  • Travel Visa:

    • To travel to Nepal, you must apply for a tourist visa (15, 30 or 90 days), which can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu airport. 15 day visa costs 30 USD.

    • All general information on travel visas can be found HERE

    • Please make a double check the entry requirements for your nationality

  • Covid19

    • Currently, it is not necessary to show proof of a completed Covid19 coronavirus vaccination or a negative test when travelling to Nepal. However, the situation is subject to change, so please follow the latest developments with us. 

  • Forms:

    •  In March you will receive 3 forms in the mail from All Hands and Hearts that are required to register to volunteer. These are: 

      • Volunteer Application – includes some personal information about you.

      • Volunteer Agreement – contains a Code of Conduct and a Hold Harmless Agreement that must be signed online.

      • Background Check – used to screen people to ensure safety at the volunteer camp

  • Next programme:

    • If anyone is interested in arranging another program in Nepal before or after our Happy Hearts donation trip, we recommend Rural Heritage Travel Agency, contact person: Ms. Palpasa,, +977 984-1532656.

  • Take it on the road

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from arrival.

    • Printed documents related to the trip, also in Nepali (e.g. hotel address). Not all locals (e.g. Uber drivers) speak English or know Latin.

    • Cash: Nepali Rupee

    • Charged power bank

Program (Updated on March 18th)


Sunday, 24th March 

  • Arrival to Kathmandu

  • Hotel check in - Kantipur Village Hotel

  • Dinner of the Group - at the hotel restaurant (time to be confirmed), Cultural Orientation - presentation from Rupa (partnership manager in Nepal)


Monday, 25th March

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast at Hotel 

  • 7:30 am: Pick up at the hotel by two little buses

  • Discovering cultural heritage go Nepal:  

    • 9:00 am: Sightseeing of Swayambhunath and Patan City

    • 1:00 pm: Lunch at local restaurant in Boudhanath

    • 2:00 pm: Sightseeing of Buddha Stoupa

    • 4:00 pm: Sightseeing of Pashupatinath and then transfer to Kantipur Village

  • 5:30 pm: Return to the hotel

  • Free time in Kathmandu


Tuesday, 26th March 

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel (Kathmandu)

  • 6:30 am: Hotel check out

  • 7:00 am: Departure from Kathmandu 

    • Transportation to the program at Sindhuli 

      • Approx. 5-6 hours drive, cars will be waiting for the group

      • Stop for 20 mins- tea break

  • 11:30 am: Lunch in Hetauda Town

  • 12:30 pm: Travel to program

  • 2:30 pm: Program arrival

    • Base, school welcoming and site tour

  • 4:45 pm: Attending the team meeting at the end of the day

  • 5:30 pm: Return to the hotel

  • Hotel check in (20 minutes by car from the site)- Surke Thaili Hotel

  • 7:00 pm: Dinner at the hotel


Wednesday, 27th March 

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel

  • 6:45 am: Leave hotel for Janaprabath School visit

  • 7:00 am: Arrive at Janaprabath School

    • Visit previous school

    • Holi celebration (energetic and lively Hindu festival that welcomes the arrival of spring)

  • 9:15 am: Departure to construction site

  • 9:30 am: Arrive at construction site

    • Start work

    • Water break from 9:30- 9:45 am

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch 

  • 1:00 pm: Back to work

    Water break from 2:15 - 2:30 am

  • 4:45 pm: Attending team meeting 

  • 5:15 - 7:30 pm: Dinner at the base

  • 7:30 pm: Return to the hotel


Thursday, 28th March 

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel

  • 6:45 am: Leave hotel

  • 7:00 am: Arrive at construction site 

    Start work

    • Water break from 9:30 - 9:45 am

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch 

  • 1:00 pm: Back to work

    • Water break from 2:15 - 2:30 am

  • 2:45 - 3:45 PM Community Activity

  • 4:00 pm: Stop working

  • 4:45 pm: Attending  team meeting 

  • 5:15 - 7:30 pm: Dinner at the base, Volunteer engagement activity

  • 7:30 pm: Return to the hotel


Friday, 29th March 

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel

  • 6:45 am: Leave hotel

  • 7:00 am: Arrive at construction site 

    • Start work

    • Water break from 9:30 - 9:45 am

  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Small thank you ceremony

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch 

  • 1:00 pm: Pick up belongings at hotel- check out

  • 1:30 pm: Departure to hotel Samana in Hetauda, afternoon check in 

    Here we decided to split the trip back to Kathmandu into two days to make the traveling back to Kathmandu more comfortable for the group.


Saturday, 30th March 

  • Breakfast and hotel check out

  • 9:00 am Departure to Kathmandu

  • 1:00 / 2:00 pm: Arrival to Kathmandu 

  • 7:00 pm: Goodbye dinner at Dwarikas


Sunday, 31st March 

  • Hotel check out

  • Flight back home


    Notes: Please, have some cash in USD and local currency (Aprox 500USD per person). We will be paying some of the local hotels and Sightseeing in Kathmandu in cash.


    See you soon in Nepal.



Natural Disaster and School Profile:

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital Kathmandu, the worst in more than 80 years. Sadly, more than 9 000 people lost their lives, 23 000 others were injured and there was widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure. More than 5 000 schools were damaged or completely destroyed as a result of the earthquake. On 12 May 2015, a second earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the country, causing further devastation and loss of life.

Together, we're going to rebuild one of these schools! We will be involved in the construction and finishing work on a school called Shree Bhanubhakta Secondary School. Due to the extent of damage to the original school buildings, two brand new buildings had to be built from the ground up to rebuild the school. This school will serve more than 250 children and is located in Tinkuna village, in Sindhuli district (Bagmati province) southeast of Kathmandu.


What you need to have to volunteer at the working site:

  • Sturdy work boots (above the ankles)

  • Headgear

  • Water bottle

  • Construction clothing (including waterproofs)

  • Repellent, sunscreen

Travel, accommodation and travel costs, including any extras in Nepal, are the responsibility of each member of the expedition individually. 


Thank you for helping us change the world for the better!


Thank you for your willingness to help

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