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Come and enjoy the beautiful Indian Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Please READ ALL INFORMATION and please CHECK THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR before applying. Thanks!

    We are looking for physically fit team players who love walking/hiking in nature, possessing a genuine interest in meeting and greeting people.

    One month minimum stay and we usually place volunteers for whole calendar months, for example: the month of May, the month of June etc.

    Preference given to volunteers aged twenty-five years and older.

    Due to our very remote locations, where electricity and internet coverage can be unreliable, we are unable to host volunteers who are bringing their own telephone/internet-based work/studies with them. Sorry!

    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 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 Himachal Pradesh:

    THANEDHAR: (2400 metres)
    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.
    From Delhi: volunteers will stay in Shimla for one or two nights before travelling by local bus to Thanedhar (half day travel) ...

    SOJHA: (2683 meters)
    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 wi-fi internet access, please enquire about Indian purchased SIM cards with data-plans.
    From Delhi: travellers will travel by bus in the Manali direction, then by local bus through Kullu - Aut - Banjar - Jibhi - Sojha.

    SANGLA: (2740 metres)
    Please note: to volunteer at Sangla you need to be physically strong and capable of daily hikes of some endurance.
    No on-site wi-fi internet access, please enquire about Indian purchased SIM cards with data-plans.
    From Delhi: a one (or two) night stay (to lessen the potential for altitude sickness and travel fatigue) in both Shimla and Rekong Peo is highly recommended.

    All three properties maintain between 6 to 8 full time staff. We choose local villagers wherever possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our three sites are situated in very remote areas. This remoteness has allowed the local people to continue to lead simple lives whereby traditional values are still very much in evidence. To witness this firsthand, perhaps making friendships along the way with local villagers, being the recipient of their curiosity and hospitality, is a learning experience to embrace, respect and cherish.

  • 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 chores, like helping our boys in carrying guest luggage up many steps to the car-park?​

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Thanedhar: shared bedroom with attached bathroom .
    Sojha: shared bedroom with attached bathroom.
    Sangla: Large shared tent with attached bathroom.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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

Host ref number: 14761419244a

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