DOSSIER: VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL
‘Tourism in the Community….and the Community in Tourism.’
A key aspect of Tourism must be to serve the interests of the destination by creating jobs - supporting hoteliers, restaurateurs and the other various service providers. But there should be more; thus Himalayan Encounters is involved in communities on a very personal level. We have defined this as ‘Tourism in the Community and the Community in Tourism’.
This is no glib jingle – and one of the forms this maxim takes is our volunteering programme. This has had wonderful success over five years and is currently active in five locations throughout Nepal.
Besides receiving the input from Global Vision International (GVI), there is another particular part of our programme which seeks people with specific qualities and qualifications; that is to say specific skills to fit particular needs.
If you have an educational, medical or artisan background and if you have a strong desire to direct your mature energies towards making a real difference then you should get in touch.
Typically a specialist volunteer would come for between 8-12 weeks and would be appointed to a specific project. Couples can bring an additional mix of characteristics and aptitudes as well as the support of each other.
- First 48 - and Beyond
- Culture & Customs (Tailor-Made Sample Itineraries)
- Rural Heritage - Pokhara, Trisuli River, Bandipur and Nuwakot
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Whitewater Rafting
- Jungle Safari (Bardia & Chitwan)
- Also At Home Elsewhere in the Himalaya -
Tibet and Bhutan
- Joining the Volunteers
- To 'Summit Up'