Participants on our Pokhara base contribute to a range of community development projects including teaching, construction, women’s empowerment, public health and international relations efforts. Downtime calls for trekking to mountains and lakes, and connecting with Nepali culture.
Nepal is a majestic country full of cultural diversity and chances to enjoy a range of outdoor adventures. Volunteers will have a chance to explore Pokhara and its many temples, trekking and white water rafting whilst being placed at one of the various projects in and around beautiful Pokhara, gaining a personal insight into the Nepali people and culture during your stay.
Please note that GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy that is implemented on each program. As part of the policy, participants will be required to complete a DPS check, Police Clearance, or a National Background Check where necessary, and to comply by the policy.
Cook Nepali and Tibetan dumplings family-style
Share customs and cuisine in a Tibetan community
Join a Monk chanting session
Bike around Fewa Lake
Boat on Fewa Lake and learn local folklore
Watch a movie in a natural amphitheatre
Learn Buddhist principles at the World Peace Pagoda
Visit a Newari mountaintop village