Help in our start up organic project in the Gangotri Valley, Himalayas & give an extra hand in managing the homestay there, India

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  • Last activity: 27 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Well I used to work in corporates and then decided to live in the Himalayas, so we built a place and sometime rent it out. we are also a start up organic farm.

    Our Place is nestled in the serene and somewhat remote Himalayas of Gangotri Valley, as one has to trek 1.5 km from the road to reach us (after derouting 4 km from the main road). Our village is just a 40 family village & is one of the oldest in this region which bears through their temples and wood carving and in types of wood pieces used. As this is the last village, just behind our Village is a jungle which has a varied flora and also nests majestic Himalayan Monal & Ghorel, if you go a little up, you all find nomads huts (where these people comes in the summer with their herd and goes back in the Rishikesh/Haridwar Jungle after the monsoon. After crossing this one would find high altitude meadows (3800 mtr-4000 mar approx) which is Asia's and one of the worlds largest meadows.

    Nearby our place is Gangotri from where one treks for their spiritual awekenig to Gaumukh and some people stretches till Tapovan, Nandanban, Sunderban for a magical experience of lifetime.

    Nearest Town is Bhatwari which is 10 Km from here but if one has to go for a varied shopping it is Uttarkashi, 30 Km from here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Health wise its the most clean and freshest Himalayan mineral water so staying with us will absolutely impact volunteers health and will make them stronger.
    Sustainable Living.
    Wood craving(one needs to have his own instruments)
    Wild mushroom foraging during the mushroom time.
    knowledge of Himalayan flora & fauna
    Himalayan Herbs knowledge and practicality of it.
    if a Volunteer is into yoga, this place will serve the need.

  • Help


    As we run this place as a homestay, one can help us when we have rental guests in terms of guiding the guests with trek direction and village walk in absence of us & will be a brownie points for us if they can help us in cooking and exchange recipes also.
    Since it snows in the winter, very one in the village has to gather their own stock of wood and we want help from the volunteer also in this(not everyday, its one time or two time job in a week or month).
    Since, our village is a base camp for the high meadow trek one can help us to promote our place as trekking spot also in social media handlers.
    Volunteers can teach village student the basic English or Arts and crafts.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bengali (Bangla): Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I think language is great way with enormous scope to learn any culture and ethnicity. here I can offer you to lean my native language "Bangla" which is also one of the sweetest languages in the world. & vice-versa, I can learn from you.

  • Accommodation


    Dormitory Sleep, which is in the attic and the volunteer will get a huge cupboard space for the luggage and things.
    We have a common room where a volunteer can spend most of the time. Bathroom and toilet is outside the house.
    Kitchen is also outside and shared. we have a veg menu and only eggs are okay but no non vegetarian food as its a spiritual place. but one can have it in Uttarkashi town if we or the volunteer goes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -Hiking and trekking to High altitude Alpine meadows
    -we visit Hot springs nearby for bath in the cold times
    -we don't have any fix time of work for the volunteers, its like work comes when there are guests otherwise we take the day easy-peasy and try to look good food for us with as much as local ingredients and innovate into something or discuss spirituality or Hinduism for instance.
    -Bird watching

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    In the spare time volunteers can work from the common room - we have lpda antenna powered wifi with a small inverter. the wifi will give you a speed of 5-8 Mbps, which is good in given to the Wilderness we are in.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 266485946212

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