Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Nepal
Total Cost: $2,050 (book with a $250 deposit)



On this volunteer program you will spend two weeks volunteering on a variety of projects aimed at protecting the natural environment in and around the Kathmandu Valley. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively as you volunteer with the local community to increase awareness of key environmental issues.


who can volunteer?

If you are studying environmental science, want to gain experience teaching or working with children, passionate about protecting our natural environment or are someone who just wants to use your skills to make a difference, the Nepal Sustainability Challenge is perfect for you!


what you'll be doing

You will be volunteering with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver workshops focusing on important topics relating to environmental sustainability. The aim of these workshops is to improve awareness in the community of environmental issues, and teach practical things that can be done to protect their natural environment. Topics might include recycling, safe waste management, water use, climate change and sustainability. You'll also have the chance to work on some more practical projects. These could include creating a community garden, organising a community clean-up, establishing an environment club at a local school and more!  


weekly structure

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your volunteering days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to Kathmandu to explore the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites and get lost in the city’s winding streets full of delicious food and wonderful culture!


Extend your volunteer trip

After your volunteer program you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you’ll embark on the epic 5-day Poon Hill trek! Beginning in Pokhara, you'll have an afternoon to stroll around the lakeside city before getting ready to start your trek the following day. You'll pass through picturesque mountain villages, lush forests and small streams as you make your way to the Poon Hill summit - 3200m above sea level. The Poon Hill lookout has the most incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges that you'll be lucky enough to see at sunrise before beginning your descent, fresh on the knowledge you just trekked into the highest mountain range in the world!

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Program Date: 23rd Nov - 7th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 07 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 25th Jan - 8th Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 08 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Nepal, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Your volunteer work improving environmental practices in the community will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: