I am Gagan from Nepal working as motivator and farmer near Kathmandu. My father, mother, me, my with and my little sister are working together at our farm. My father and mother are former English teacher. My with is registered nurse while my sister is studying at grade 8. All of us are well educated so we can talk good English. We also have one dog named Snoopy.
We ranted some land here where we grow organic vegetables (100% pesticcide free). Also, we are about to start organic fish and duck farming. In case of sick, we use plant and typical traditional methods. You can also volunteering at our school near by our farm, where you get chance to interact with lots of kids from different relegions of Nepal.
At a glance, while volunteering with us you will be experiencing organic vegetable and fish farming, typical Nepali culture, food and daily lifestyle and wonderful time with kids at school.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Because our village is non-touristy village so the general living standards are lower than in Western countries. The volunteers who enjoy their time with us are adaptable, flexible and self-motivated. There are lots of little educational or maintenance/building projects you can get involved in, and we are very welcoming, however if this is your first time traveling to Nepal and want to know the real Nepal then our village is the right choice for you!
You can say this is your chance to explore real Nepal and Nepali lifestyle with Nepali culture.
In Nepal.... With Nepali.... Being Nepali......
After the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on 2015-apr-25 Saturday, almost houses are destroyed of my village but... our bad luck the next earthquake (6.9 magnitude) on 2015-mar-12, everything destroyed here. House and water source are completely damaged. Our district is second most destroyed district during the earthquake. After the quake, somehow we manage to built small tin cottage, and all of our family members staying on that small tin cottage.
Lots of people loose their house, lots of kids lose their parents, house and everything. The poor people being more poor so they cannot afford their kids good education. Lots of people didn't get food during the quake, but my family and some of the volunteers donate some amount and we are able to distribute some relief food materials (rice, oil,salt etc) at that time.
After the quake, we are nearly to stand up by our-self, but the Indian government start border blockage then the crisis make us down again. This time, we cannot stand up without help from good people around the world.
Currently we have an organic vegetable farm and starting a fish farm sooner so we need help with farming also for building fish ponds as well .Also we need charity for poor kids at school so we can provide 100% scholarships to them because lots of Nepali people are still poor and they can't afford good education to their children and the truth is without education they can't get up from their poor background. We provide some scholarships but still there are lots of kids whose family can't afford the school fee so if you helping with charity then we can provide more and more scholarships to the needy kids.
You can also help us on our project by fund raising campaign in your country. If you want to support us by funding campaign, let us know so we can provide you details for fundraising purposes.
During your stay, you can have your private room attached with Nepali style tin & bamboo cottage and the area is peacefully quite at night. In room you can get a light bulb, dustbin and bedding with bed-sheet, pillow, Nepali style mattress and Nepali style blanket. Mosquito net and sleeping bags are always welcomed. We have one hour power cut off during every evening.
Everybody share a tin walled toilet. You can go to the small river for enjoy your shower with nature, its peaceful small river down by our farm.
We provide Traditional Nepali meal with truely organic vegetable grown on our own farm. (i.e Daal, Bhat, tarkari and aachar, pulse, rice, curry and pickle) Twice a day. First is around 9 to 10 in the morning and second is around 7 to 8 in the evening. And tea and local snacks as well. Morning, you will get a cup of hot tea/coffee and during the noon around 2 to 3 you will get tea with some local snacks ( snacks if available only ). Sometime milk and curd also provided if available.
10 minutes walk from our home, you can find shops, where you can buy recharge cards for phone, biscuits, bakery products, beers, soaps etc. You can get beer from there and enjoy at our place. If you want, you can share it with us as well.
Because our condition is not so good after the earthquake and the border blockage, we request volunteers to pay $5 per day per person for accommodation. We request you to pay us in local currency.
How to reach to us:
We are 33 Kms far from capital Kathmandu, that is one hour bus travel from Kathmandu. You need to get off at Jugekhola. Its on the way to Pokhara. After getting to Jugekhola, you can make a call to me and after, you will move to our organic farm for your good stay. Its 10 minutes walking distance from Jugekhola on hillside.
You can find local buses from Kathmandu to farm easily. From Kalanki, the bus fair costs less than 1$ per person. We are only 1 hour from Kathmandu so it is easy to go for a day during your stay. After bus, you have to walk for 10 minutes to reach to our farm.
Mostly Volunteers who visited and work at our farm left happily. I can proudly say we are your next family in Nepal. You can feel here as your own home working and helping your own family members.
Here, you can do a Jungle safari, one day cultural trek, meditation under peaceful Banyan (A big Cultural prayer tree) and this all you can do for free.
We are about 1200M from sea level, with amazing view and very fantastic sunset view as well. We (all my family) are curious for know about new things, new culture and new way of talking as well. We also have some no working days so you can go for a day trek or village visit or Shower on Spring.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
2 to 5 hours per day, sometime no working days as well maximum 25 hours a week
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