Volunteer in Nepal’s lush, lowland (Terai) jungle with one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers & Asian elephants
At a glance: For those with an interest in nature and who prefer lowland jungles to icy mountains, a placement in Chitwan (Terai) will be just the thing.
Chitwan (Terai) means ‘heart of the jungle’ and is the name given to one of Nepal’s most visited National Parks. This lowland area of jungle and reclaimed arable land is the centre of Nepal’s agricultural production. On top of this, people flock here to see elephants, Bengal tigers and the famous one-horned Rhino in the parks.
We offer a teaching or health placement in Sauraha (Terai), the jumping off point for Chitwan National Park. The town is a thriving tourist centre, but you will be placed around 20 minutes walk from the middle in a rural area. Your homestay will be simple with a pit toilet and cold running water, but with proximity to the tourist infrastructure of Sauraha you can always head into town for an occasional night of pizza and beer.