Our place is located in the small village of Nagarkot, in Bhaktapur district. Lying in the hills of this district, it is 35 km from Kathmandu and a one and half hour bus ride by public bus. It is just 3 km away from the renowned Nagarkot tower and High Street, a tourist attraction full of hotels which attract travellers during the dry season when mountain views are clear.
I am Pramila Parajuli and my family and friends live and work together. We are Brahmin people. Around the village, there are different ethnic groups like Tamang and Newars, and also Brahmin. Our effort is to provide our guests with a Cultural and lingual exchange along with learning the traditional way of living.
Surrounding the village there is a large jungle where an occasional leopard, tiger, or bear can be spotted. We use spring water for daily purpose. This water is drinkable without purification as it comes directly from the earth, purified naturally through stones and aquifers. However, we use chlorinated and filtered water for drinking purpose.
Fun activities will include trips to the forest, singing, dancing, games, etc. With both work and play, we encourage volunteers to take creative liberties, feel free, and most importantly- have fun while learning.We will provide you nepali cooking classes (many different dishes).we can teach you our nepali language and we like to learn yours too.If people like to learn yoga i can teach the basic every morning.
In rural Nepal plastic poses a problem. There are no garbage incineration plants and therefore, farmers and families burn the plastic themselves. We ask our guests to be aware of the amount of plastic they bring into our house, as we don't like to burn the plastic ourselves, but will do so when it accumulates.
Our Future Mission
We aim to support the local community and empowering women, for example, offering sewing classes and providing farming skills/jobs in a friendly, supportive environment.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Teaching English: If you are interested, you can also teach English or any other subjects to the village children. In return, you can enjoy the smiles and laughter of the children.
Things you could bring from home: For our place we are always in need of gardening gloves. As there are mostly women working here, we need them in small to medium sizes. We love books and entertain an ever-changing bookshelf for our visitors. New additions are always welcomed! Also, people in the village live off their land and seldom get the chance to buy things. Should you have kids clothe (all sizes) lying around your house, please consider bringing them to Nepal. The same goes for old phones and laptops (if still working). ;-)
Nepali, English, and Hindi
We have a very simple house for the volunteers, located within the garden, with two separate rooms. Sometime you might have to share room also.
At the moment, volunteers are kindly requested to contribute financially to our home .To be honest we do not have any other extra income.So we would be enormously grateful if you could contribute 5 Euros per person per day for hosting you. (this will be 600 in nepali rupees.)This is very important for the survival of the household and also to provide you a decent food and accommodation. We have a firm belief that you will understand this fact and act accordingly.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
3-4 hours per day with great flexibility.
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.