Namaste. We are a family of five and we live just above Begnas Lake, not far from Pokhara. We welcome you to our property which is situated on a ridge overlooking two beautiful lakes with the Himalayas in the background. We wish to promote eco-tourism on our land as we run a small homestay with 4 bedrooms for guests. We are looking for wonderful volunteers who can help us with tending to our land and helping with daily chores around the house such as: tending the field, gardening, cleaning and maybe some light building work.
We especially would enjoy experienced energetic volunteers who may have some knowledge of: Agriculture, sustainability, tourism, social media, marketing and promotion, blog writing, photography , business experience and as well as environmentalist. If you have these experience you will be a wonderful fit! . We don't have enough space for two people, we request you to apply if you are individual and easy going person. we are interested in work and experience but not any philosophy. We often provide a week and sometime maximum two weeks to volunteer.
We have much to offer to volunteers in the local community. Nearby we have a yoga studio, Vipassana meditation centers, much hiking as well as boating and fishing on the lake. The town is three kilometers away with easy transportation to the Homestay. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet in our natural environment and live like a local.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will be part of a typical Nepali family, you can learn typical cooking, organic gardening, Nepali language and our way of life. We are sure that you can teach us some new things as well. We can also introduce to you a traditional way of farming and roasting coffee beans.
The workload of our new projects continues to grow and the work around the property is too much to handle by ourselves. We are looking for kind souls that would like to help us with gardening, cleaning, working in vegetable field as well as helping to promote the homestay business. Any volunteers who have social media experience would be great. Our volunteers will have plenty of time and freedom to explore the surrounding area of our wonderful community.
The accommodation is a simple bedroom located in a traditionally constructed building which is separate from the main family house so you will have complete privacy. The room is shown in the photos above and benefits from stunning views down to Begnas lake and the Annapurna Himalaya range in the background. There is electricity in the bedroom to charge mobile phones and suggested to bring touch light to go to bathroom. The basic toilet and shower building is next door. The bedroom has a single bed.
If you need to buy anything during your stay there are small shops 10min walk away or you could walk a nice trail down to Begnas Lake, roughly 30min, where you will get anything you might need.
There are a lot of opportunities for you to use your spare time. You can read a book on one of our terraces overlooking the lakes. You can take yoga and meditation classes at the meditation center two minutes nearby. If you enjoy hiking we have many trails nearby that lead to amazing views of the surrounding area. You can also walk down to the lake to rent a boat or go swimming.
You will be requested to work 5 hours in a day anytime we need help and 25 hours in a week and you will be provided holiday on arrival day and the last day of the week and in return you will receive three home cooked meals a day and free accommodation. If you want tea, coffee, cold drinks, mineral water you should buy. You should manage toilet paper and shop yourself. Thank you :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week ( 25 hours/per aweek)
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