18-30 (must be 18 on 1 Sep 2023) when applying
August 2024 (flights are likely to be organised around the first week in August exact dates tbc depending on costs)
£1,480 pp (does not include flights – guide price for flights as of September 2023 was £1,200)
Saturday 2 December 2023 at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
10 November 2023
The maximum number of submissions have been received for this trip – unfortunately, the YFC Travel applications have now closed for the 2024 trips.
Nepal boasts breath-taking natural beauty; an idyllic setting to explore with your group whilst volunteering. Set predominantly in the awe-inspiring Himalayan Mountain range and home to the world’s highest peak; Mount Everest, Nepal is a magical land full of majestic old temples and colourful cities.
In April of 2015, Nepal suffered a catastrophic earthquake which affected the entire region, destroyed many old buildings and temples as well as affecting the lives of millions of people. The country is now bouncing back and rebuilding. The people welcome any help that is available and now is a perfect time to volunteer in Nepal and make a big difference in the local communities.
The group would be placed at one of our care centres in the Kathmandu Valley, just outside the city of Kathmandu. Your role will be to help develop plots for them to grow fruit and vegetables, and you will also spend time with the children at the care centre, playing games and organising educational activities for them. As a volunteer, you will assist with:
Your second week will be spent working alongside a local farmer, helping him and his family maintain and develop his farm. For this part of the project, the group will be involved in:
Volunteers will stay in a family-run hotel in Kathmandu, with transport to and from your placement arranged for your group each day.
At the weekend, your group will travel to Nepal’s second city, Pokhara. The city is built at the edge of Phewa Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas. You will spend the weekend visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples, taking boat trips on the lake and enjoying the breath-taking views.
YFC Travel is generously supported by Young Farmers Ambassadors and NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.