Namaste! My name is Deo Kumar Rai and our farm is located near Ilam in the district of Sulung, in Maipatal village. Our homestay is located approximately 700 km away from the capital city near Nepal's tea capital of Ilam. It is situateted altitude of 2250 m. So there will be cold during the winter but this is quit higher overlooking place and northen side is lagre about 600 hagtor beautifull cumminity forest .This is one of the most beautiful and lightly touristed areas in Nepal, famous for its beautiful tea gardens, Natural and historical lake, Nepal's second tallest water fall, Red panda sightiYng area, Beautiful forests, and mountains.
This is an evolving community based farm project which is currently focused on producing kiwis, shitake mushrooms, ground apples, and other fruits and organic vegetables. We have many projects in mind to broaden the farm's focus and are always open to new and creative ideas. Please come stay with us to experience real Nepali living and help us to build our community farm!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
At our homestay, you will experience rural Nepali living, delicious Nepalese food, and learn about traditional Nepalese farm practices such as our own way of grass harvesting which have been passed down for generations. Volunteers can also learn techniques of plant grafting and working in our various nurseries including kiwi , Cherita, Himalayn Yew and Guderning
We are hoping to receive help in designing and building structures for kiwi farming, building a bamboo cottage for lodging, and creating a flagstone road which is able to withstand the monsoon season. We also want to work on building a salamander hatchery to help with habitat restoration and an orchid nursery. Finally, I want to build a wooden fence around the homestay area. Volunteers are asked to help for 5 -6 hours a day with 1 days off per week. During the weakend volunteers can go visit Todke Nepal Second Talest water fall , Natural Maipokhari lake and forest walk , Hiking Ilam tallest place Sandakpur and Second Tallest Place Chentapu.
Little information for you
Why so important View point Sandakpur and Chentapu . You can see very best view of Kanchanga , Kumbha Karna and many other mountain range eastern Region of Nepal. at the sametime Sunrise. So you can enjoy when at the sametime mountains and Sun rise starts very little lighting then you see every second keep changing the color of mountain fantastic golden to more lighting then white but other side sun also be beginning golden to brighter then brighter.
Volunteers will be able stay in a combined room of up to four people in their own house. There are four rooms, so we are capable of housing up to 10 to 14 volunteers at once. The volunteer house has electricity and a shared bathroom with western toilet and hot shower. Part of the house is still in construction, but we use solar power and are connected to the grid. We are trying to build a separate kitchen for the volunteers to use, but currently the kitchen is shared between the workers, Family , the volunteers and sometime with other guests. You are welcome to use the kitchen as you wish. There is currently no internet at the homestay, but we are working to change this for the future.
There is another accommodation also available TOP of the Kiwi farm and first faller of caw set. It has bamboo bedrooms and small separate bamboo kitchen. This accommodation is less facilatede.
I am not always on the farm property, but there will always be someone helping the volunteers and making sure they are taken care of.
Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals a day of Nepali traditional food. We use many local food and vegetables in our cooking. The food is simple, but delicious, healthy cultural food.
This is one of the best trekking areas in Nepal. You will be able to see a beautiful lake, the second tallest waterfall in Nepal, majestic views of the Himalayan mountains including Kanchenjunga, the third largest mountain in the world. There are good hiking trails in the area with incredible views, depending on the season. In the local village, we have a shopping market for vegetables and fruits where you can you meet local Nepalese people. We can help you with transportation and give you directions to all of the best sites, and hopefully help you see a red panda! We have another Organic Agriculture Farm. There is beautiful Organic Tea Gurdren , KIWI farm and Cadamom nursery and farm. So we can bring Voluners to go there and give opputunity to work over there also.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 6 hours a day, 2 Days a week if Wan to go hiking to Sandakpur Volunteers get up to 4 days off and Chentapu 3 days off.
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