Volunteer in Pokhara and experience the relaxed lakeside living that has made a top destination in Nepal
At a glance: There are few places in the world where you can wake up to see the mighty Himalayas reflected in the calm waters of a lake surrounded by lush green terraced hills. The postcard destination of Nepal, this gives you good mix of city comforts and rural beauty.
Situated at the base of the panoramic Annapurna Mountain range, Pokhara is 198 km west of Kathmandu. It is famous for the peaceful Phewa Lake and the magnificent views of the Annapurna range; it’s crowning glory being the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. Our volunteers here often take the chance to do treks into the Annapurna Sanctuary ranging from the 5 day Poon Hill trek to the full 18 day loop of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
If you choose to volunteer at a placement in Pokhara you will be in a developed homestay near the centre of town. This will have a flush toilet and perhaps a warm shower. You will also be within a short distance of all the tourist infrastructure of internet cafes and restaurants.
You can also choose to work at Kaskikot village, located on a mountain side at an altitude of 1788m with panoramic views of Annapurna. The volunteering placements for teaching at a school and health centre are available here, however modern amenities and luxuries may not be available at Kaskikot village.