Rebuild Home Volunteer Program – 8 Days

It’s been two years since the Earthquake of 2015 and still there are many houses that need a rebuild. This program aims to bring international volunteers so that they can help us rebuild the damaged houses.

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  • Country
    Nepal  
  • Duration
    8 Days  
  • Level
    Moderate  
  • Altitude
     
  • Starts
     
  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Volunteering/Day Hike  

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About Rebuild Home Volunteer Program – 8 Days

Trip Information

On April 25, 2015, 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal causing large scale destruction. As of now, the number of deaths is about 9,000, the number of the injured is more than 13,000 and about 8 million Nepali people have been affected. It is the deadliest natural disaster in Nepal in more than 81 years.

The scale of destruction is so grand that Nepal alone can’t deal with it and therefore we need the help of foreigners like you. We have designed this voluntourism itinerary in such a way that you at first spend your time in rebuilding activities in the remote villages of Gorkha which lie at the epicenter of the deadly earthquake.

For volunteering, we have chosen Gorkha for deploying the foreign volunteers like you because, first, the epicenter of the devastating earthquake was in this region. Second, it is the remote part of Nepal and close to Tibet, away from city like Kathmandu, so earthquake disaster relief hasn’t reached here as much as it should. The people of Gorkha are helpless, suffering and need your help. And third, most of our trekking guides and porters from local company Glory Himalayan Club is from Gorkha region. They have lost their houses but luckily none of them have lost their family members.

Once you are done with volunteering activities depending on your time we encourage you to indulge in various touristy activities which are safe and get chance to know more about the beauty of Nepal. The activities can be a trek to Everest Base Camp, visit to Chitwan National Park; rafting at Trishuli or Budi Gandaki etc. Indulging in such activities can also help us make sure to every people of the world that Nepal is still a best place to travel and enjoy its beauty of nature despite of such calamities. Your visit can also be a boon for enhancing our tourism in such situation.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 1- Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1,345 meters). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2- Drive to village in Gorkha. Overnight at camping

  • Day 3 to 6- The Rebuilding Activities in the Village. Overnight at camping

  • Day 7- Drive Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 8- Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

Trip Details

  • Day 01- Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1,345 m).

    You arrive at Tribhuvan Int’l Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. 

    Overnight at Hotel. No Meals Included

  • Day 02 – Drive to Gorkha Village

    On this day, we transport you to one of the villages of Gorkha which lie at the epicenter of the earthquake. We will use 4WD jeeps and you have to do a few hours of walking too. Our focus is on five villages: Aruchanaute, Arbang, Manbu, Thumi and Arupokhari. Depending upon the size of group, we will decide whether your group will go to one village or two or more. The journey from Kathmandu to the villages can take from 7 to 9 hours.

    Overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 3 to 6 - The Rebuilding Activities in the Village.

    The rebuilding activities of the houses of the village start in this day and will continue for the time of 5 days. You won’t be engaging on works that require technical expertise. The activities you will do are simple: carrying housing equipment like timber, stones, sand, cement, tin, iron rods, aluminum sheets etc, mixing sand and cement, painting the walls of the houses and so on. For activities needing technical skills, we will hire building professionals. But if you have skills, then you can help them in their work and make things easier.

    We will be focusing mainly on re-using the resources like woods, bamboo; stones, useful rods especially from the damaged houses which can minimize the cost of building new houses and the fund can be utilized in buying other needy materials. For this, we will definitely discuss with the locals and inspect those damaged houses so as to re-utilize the resources. The houses will be more eco-friendly by utilizing the local materials and also the local family can repair by themselves if its required.

    You don’t necessarily have to do only the works we have mentioned above. You can do anything you see as absolutely essential. All that matters is that you help the victims of the earthquake of Gorkha to lessen their suffering and to get back on their feet. Any types of new ideas you can always feel free to discuss with the team which can be helpful to overcome the circumstances.

    Overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

  • Day 7- Drive Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner.

    You will be driven back to Kathmandu from the village. And, at the end of the day, there will be farewell dinner for you in a Nepali restaurant with cultural performance. We have organized this dinner program to bid you goodbye and say thank you for your noble efforts in rebuilding the village of Gorkha.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included

  • Day 8 - Transfer to the airport for your final departure

    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast Included

     

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.

  • Twin sharing accommodation in a two or three star hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.

  • Local Glory Himalayan Club licensed English speaking guide for the trip.

  • Accommodation in tented camp with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the village (two person in one tent) - food prepared by ACE the Himalaya expert cook and kitchen team.

  • All ground transportation required in Kathmandu and to transfer you to and from the village by 4WD jeep.

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage from Arughat - village - Arughat (We assign one porter for every two guests).

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

  • USD 300 donations per person from the cost you have paid to buy this trip (This amount is to buy the construction materials to build the houses.)

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.

  • Official expenses.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu. (Requires approximately USD 1 to 15 per person per day)

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page) (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page). (See the international flights page)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Personal Equipment (Click the equipment tab).

  • Tips for guide, staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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Total Duration 8 Days

It’s been two years since the Earthquake of 2015 and still there are many houses that need a rebuild. This program aims to bring international volunteers so that they can help us rebuild the damaged houses.

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