At a glance: For those seeking a taste of rural Nepal, these mountain homestays will place you right into the midst of the famously hospitable Sherpa people.
Solukhumbu (Mt. Everest) Himalayan Region:
Salleri is a small Himalayan town that serves as the headquarters of Solukhumbu District. It is everything you would imagine from the Everest mountain region: beautiful landscape; hillsides dotted with villages, a lively weekend bazaar, a Tibetan refugee camp, an
d many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Recently road has been connected with Salleri and regular jeep service operates from Kathmandu. The duration of Jeep drive is about 10 hours. The nearest airstrip is at Phaplu, about 20mins uphill walk from Salleri.
Accommodations & foods are in simple lodgings at the local host family with a shared bathroom with pit toilet, but will have running water. There is now also basic internet in the town you can use.
We have following program in Salleri:
Teaching in Schools, Health Clinic, Construction,
Garma is a small village and is a populated locality in Salleri which is 2162metres above sea level. If you are looking to experience remote mountain life then this is your best choice. You will be far from modern services and amenities, but the opportunity of living with the Sherpa people will be a once in a lifetime experience. Many volunteers love the isolation and peace of the mountain lifestyle and do short trips to get closer views of Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Ama Dablam (6,556m).
We have following program in Salleri:
Teaching in schools
Amidst a scenic wonderland, Okhaldhunga offers a truly Nepali experience. The district head quarter is Okhahdhunga which is in the height of 1849 m. from the sea level.It is a small town surrounded by hills dotted with small farming villages. Okhaldhunga’s pristinely breathtaking scenery, immortalized by 20th century poet Siddhicharan Shrestha, invites visitors to a number of local hikes and treks, including a three hour walk to Pokali, the second largest waterfall in Nepal. During certain times of year, the crisp, clear skies give view to the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, providing a perfect excuse to relax in front of the world’s tallest mountain range.Sitting at just over 5000 feet, Okhaldunga is an ideal destination for immersion in a genuine Nepali village. The magic of this town is conveyed in both its hospitality and natural beauty. Although a narrow dirt road now connects this district to the rest of Nepal, the hilly terrain makes travel to Okhaldhunga difficult at best, and at times quite treacherous. For most, a two day walk from the town of Katari continues to be the best and safest way to reach Okhaldhunga. From Kathmandu, the short bus route is about 200 km which is rough and takes a day. Rumjatar is the only airport in Okhaldhunga district which is connected with Kathmandu and Biratnagar Airport. There are 3 flights a week.
Okhaldhunga also offers the setting to accomplish many things, working hand in hand with the community in such areas as education, English instruction, sanitation and waste management, health, youth activities, infrastructure planning and development, and more. Your trip to Okhaldhunga is an all-inclusive opportunity to live and work in the “Real Nepal”, far away from city life.The Okhaldhunga district, with Okhaldhunga as its capital, is part of the Sagarmatha zone of eastern Nepal, one of 75 districts. It spans an area of about 1,100km2 and has a population of over 150,000 people.
Please note that English speaking is much more limited in rural areas than in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. If you want to volunteer in remote, rural areas then please be willing to learn some Nepali.
Sagarmatha Janta Sec. School, volunteering placement in Okhaldhunga for teaching Laligunras School, volunteering placement in Okhaldhunga for teaching Road to OkhaldhungBig grinding stone (“Okhal Dhunga” in Nepali language) with historic importance by which the place is named.