Learn more about the volunteering options Globe Aware offers to Nepal.
Fewa Lake is a famous and popular tourist destination in Nepal, and all the resorts in the area are of high standards. The volunteers may view the Resort's web site at www.basecampresort.com.
Our Nepal program is on hold until the following situation eases or changes:
Construction on the Alakapuri SAHARA Peace Home, first aid, hygiene, and sanitation training.
Projects vary depending on the number of volunteers, which projects were finished (or not) with the prior group, what priorities have changed, weather conditions, which supplies are available, and often the interest and fitness level of the volunteers. For these reasons, specific projects are often not fixed until the week prior to your arrival and can even change upon arrival.
You will be staying at the Base Camp Resort nearby the popular Lake Fewa. Volunteers will stay for a week. Two volunteers will share one room (if same sex). Hot and cold water, showers and flushing toilets are available at the resort. There will be ample foods and drinks available to the volunteers, such as fruit juice, bottled water, soda's, tea, and coffee. Apple(Jomsom), orange, banana, papaya, guava, pomegranate, and others depending on the season. Nepali local food (rice, lentils, vegetable curry, bread). Green vegetables including mushroom, Pulse, Gundruk (a typical Nepali soup made od dried spinach), mutton, buff, chicken, and fish.
Items that are needed: stationary and sports item, first aid items, clothes, and teaching materials.
You will take a trip to Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, Davies Fall, walk along lakeside, sightsee beautiful snow capped mountains, visit the Tibetan Refugee Community, Paragliding, Ultralight flights, walk to the Japanese Peace Camps, boating on Lake Fewa, and take a walk to Sarangkot Height sightseeing the facinating Fidhtail and Annarpurna Range
We advise against all but essential travel to Nepal during the current period of enhanced tension as there is a risk of being caught up in violence on the streets. The political situation in Nepal remains tense and unpredictable and levels of violence remain high across Nepal. On 24 April 2006 the King announced the reinstatement of the parliament following a three week programmed of nationwide political demonstrations and street agitation by the political parties and the Maoists. The Royal Government subsequently lifted all curfews and the ban on public gatherings. Many of the large scale demonstrations from 6-24 April 2006 had turned violent as security forces opened fire on crowds, beaten protestors with batons and made hundreds of arrests. A number of people were been killed and it has been estimated that up to 2,000 people have been injured in Katmandu Valley since the demonstrations began, with another 2,000 people injured in the rest of the country.