Come and enjoy the beautiful Indian Himalayas.

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  • Description

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    WE HOST VOLUNTEERS FROM APRIL 20TH until JUNE 30TH 2018 ONLY:

    A total of 8 to 10 volunteers at three different sites - keep reading for detailed information on each property.

    ONE MONTH MINIMUM STAY ....

    We usually split the volunteering calendar - with some flexibility - as follows:

    (1) April 20th until May 31st,

    (2) June 1st until June 30th.

    General information:

    We accept applications from singles and couples. A note for couples: day-time duties will be individual, for example: one person may lead a walk/hike in the morning whilst the other helps onsite - assisting staff as directed - with a switch of roles in the afternoon.

    We provide accommodation advice for Delhi and help with onward travel arrangements to our sites in the north. Please note: Delhi hotel and onward travel costs are at the volunteer's expense.

    We introduce our volunteers as 'co-hosts,' being on hand to interact with guests, who being mostly Indian families, love the opportunity to meet travellers from other countries. Activities include assisting in the check-in/registration procedure, accompanying guests on orchard and forest walks, sharing meals times - meaning you'll eat well three times a day!

    We are looking for physically fit volunteers who love walking/hiking in the mountains as well as possessing a genuine interest in meeting and greeting people. As a reward you'll receive genuine invitations from guests to visit them in their homes all over India upon completing your volunteering.

    We have a zero tolerance policy with regards to drugs. The consumption of alcohol - including days off and away from the properties - must be conducted with respect to our company reputation, showing utmost regard and courtesy to the conservative villagers and traditional villages in these remote areas.

    We place volunteers at three remote locations, all situated in the northern state of Himichal Pradesh.

    Our Retreat in the village of THANEDHAR: (2400 metres) unfolds as a magnificent panorama of mountains, the slopes covered with pine forests or apple & cherry orchards. Nestled amongst the apple blossoms is the Retreat – a getaway that will enchant nature lovers. Please note: there is a climb of 93 steps from the retreat to the road, volunteers can expect to make the return climb two to three times daily. Reasonably reliable wi-fi internet access on site.

    Our Retreat at SOJHA: (2683 meters) With unending slopes of emerald forests this is isolated nature at its most alluring. The Retreat is a solid cedar wood house surrounded by thickly wooded forests from which you get a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan ranges in the distance. Please note: there is a climb of 137 steps from the retreat to the road, volunteers can expect to make the return climb two to three times daily. No on-site internet access, please enquire about Indian purchased SIM cards with data-plans.

    Our camp at SANGLA: (2740 metres) For six months every year, the Himalayan valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti emerge from a thick cloak of snow to reveal a different, secret world. Your discovery of the lesser-known Himalayas can begin at a camp in the Sangla Valley, surrounded by towering mountains on all sides and set on the banks of the Baspa river that surges through the valley. No on-site internet access, please enquire about Indian purchased SIM cards with data-plans.
    Please note: to volunteer at Sangla you need to be physically strong and capable of daily hikes of some endurance.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists

  • Help

    Help

    We are always interested in volunteers with specific skills that can enhance the experience of our guests so please let us know how you can help. Have work experience in hotel management, hospitality, or hiking/guiding? Are you confident and physically fit enough to lead forest hikes carrying a day-pack with packed lunches? Are you a team player and willing to accept any staff chores, like helping our boys in carrying guest luggage up many steps to the car-park?​

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Thanedhar: bedroom with attached bathroom (private for a couple, shared for two singles)
    Sojha: bedroom with attached bathroom (private for a couple, shared for two singles)
    Sangla: Large tent with attached bathroom (private for a couple, shared for two singles)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

My Photo Album

Matt a volunteer on 'Sheelajan' walk
Wendy a volunteer from U.K accompanying guests on' Sidhpur-Hatu' Peak climb.
The village 'Devta' ( Demi-God )
Simone a volunteer from Denmark dressed up in a local attire
Maggie and Trevor volunteers from USA helping make new dishes.
Log cabin in summers
The activity room
The Old Block of the Retreat
Log Cabins in Summers
Log Cabins in spring

























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