Trek to Teach Nepal is a teaching and trekking program. If you are interested in doing some good work while you travel, volunteering in Nepal is a great choice for you.
Gain some heart-filling volunteer opportunities teaching the marginalized Chepang community. You will be posted as their guest teacher. Based on our experience, our itinerary allows you to trek and volunteer for a week each. However, based on your interest, we will customize the trip.
Volunteering in such schools will help the students of those villages will elaborate them for their future. It also helps the school to train its students in the best way possible.
This trek takes you to a Chepang village of Chitwan. Chitwan itself is a very natural city with one of the beautiful national park in Asia.
The Chepang are an indigenous Tibeto-Burman people group numbering around fifty-two thousand mainly inhabiting the rugged ridges of the Mahabharata mountain range of central Nepal. Chepangs is originally nomads of Chitwan with their distinct culture, language and lifestyle. You will experience all of this first hand as a Trek to Teach Nepal Volunteer.
Over the past two or three generations, the Chepang have begun to slowly shift from a semi-nomadic lifestyle to agricultural. They farm and grow maize, millet and bananas. The severe topography often challenges farming. So, the forest is still an important source of food for them.
Historically, they collected wild yams and tubers, caught fish and birds and hunted wild animals for living. With increasing population, lack of arable land and few irrigation options, malnutrition is a great challenge for children. Chepang men and women are egalitarian with no clearly defined social heirarchy.
People with western influence are clearly in touch with technology, and through this, they are learning and advancing day by day. However, in remote areas of Nepal with a scarcity of education tools, it is very hard for the schools and the children to keep up.
The remote village schools do their best, but their facilities, supplies, and educational materials are limited and dated.
We need volunteers who are fluent in English and help us bring supplies to the schools and help those villages increase their literacy and connection to the world.
You will stay in home stay where accommodation and meals are provided. However, there are no possibilities to arrange a separate bath and toilet in the villages. You will be served locally produced rice, vegetable and dal (lentil).
The Chepangs have been really friendly, helpful and supportive to our volunteers. Before entering the village, we will conduct some session to train you about the language and culture.
We will also arrange jungle activities in Chitwan and sightseeing in Kathmandu for your refreshment which are inclusive within the cost.
Chepang village lies in low altitude; there is no possibility, or risk and fear of happening altitude sickness. The weather is also not so cold. Despite of sunny whole day, night will be a bit cold as compared to day. We recommend Trek to Teach Nepal volunteers bring sleeping bags, flashlight, seasonal clothes, trekking shoes, toiletries accessories, simple medicine and common travel accessories. It’s better to carry insect repellent, moisturizer and sunscreen.
Contact us directly if you would like to spend your precious time volunteering and helping the children of the Chepang community.
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Airport pickups and drops
All meals during trek and volunteer
English speaking guide
All government taxes
Insurance medical, travel, personal belongings
Flight international and domestic
Personal expenses such as gift items, beverage, water bottle
Visa renewal and obtaining.
Other expenses incidental cases.