Are you looking for an opportunity to live with a family and work on an Organic Tea farm during your stay in Nepal? Consider spending time with us at our Tea Garden.
Location: Our organic tea farm is located halfway between the terai plains and Ilam Bazaar. It is around 600km far from the capital city of Nepal.
Ilam’s rolling hills are lush green with tea gardens. Thick white fogs alternatively descend to veil the gardens and then suddenly vanish.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Ilam — “Queen of Hills”– is one of the richest districts in Nepal in terms of its bio-cultural diversity, natural landscape and flourishing professionalism in agriculture, especially in its cash crops sector. Ilam is also the most famous District of Nepal for the production of tea and well-known for its special brand: Ilam Tea
Responsibilities: As a volunteer of , you will gain hands-on experience helping the tea farmers and local communities to cultivate and harvest organic tea through sustainable farming methods. Tasks and projects vary depending on the season and current needs. Farm maintenance chores include soil preparation, weed control, starting seedlings, tea plantations, pruning, harvesting, processing and packaging.
Accommodation: Volunteers stay at a home with our families. Nepali people are extremely hospitable and volunteers will be well looked after, however the accommodation will be typically Nepali and therefore basic by Western standards. Toilets and showers are usually Nepali style, and the electricity supply in many places can be unreliable. We have lots of previous experience in looking after volunteers. Volunteers are given a simple room with very basic things.
Meals: Based on Nepalese dining customs, we provide two major meals a day plus two tea and snack breaks. Tea is served around 7 am. Brunch is served around 9 to 10 am and is usually typical Nepali food, dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Tea is served again at around 3 pm with local snacks. Dinner is at around 7 to 8 pm. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling. Vegetables mostly comes from our own gardens. Fresh milk and curd are also provided if available.
Let us kindly inform you that all volunteers are kindly requested to contribute to our evolving village farm, by paying $5 dollars(600 rupees) per day per person for your food, accommodation.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4-5 hour per day (25 hour in week)
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).
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