Himalayan Foundation Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
Skype: david.prasain
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Introduction to Nepal

The Kingdom of Nepal, situated in the lap of the central Himalayas, is a country of amazing extremes, from the plains of the Terai to the top of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest). Blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and cultures, Nepal has magnificent landscapes, a colorful culture, timeless rituals and traditions, and a distinct array of architectural styles. Those who choose to visit and explore Nepal will find much to enjoy in this country. Nepal's ancient history, flora and fauna, varied terrain, hospitable people and their cultures are its greatest attractions. This is what brings people from all over the world to Nepal to discover a unique way of life.

HFN's volunteer programs are developed to introduce you to Nepal's diverse geographical and cultural environment allowing you to experience first-hand the many cultural similarities and differences in Nepal. We are dedicated to the promotion of a worldwide understanding of Nepal's culture and are designed for people who wish to learn about Nepalese culture and customs by living as a member of a host family and engaging in volunteer work in various fields.

Program Fees & Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal. Compare our prices and services to other organizations.
One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 300

What you are paying for?
The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program and helps fund work at the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.  
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is not included?
Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$: for 15 days, US$25 for 30 days US$40 for 90 days US$100 Per additional day:- US$2 fine maximum 90 day per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations

Please apply online or email us to confirm exact program fee of your particular program and length of stay.

Fees and other donations are payable by bank transfer or on arrival in Kathmandu.

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