Weekends are free to relax and to explore the local area.
You are living with a host family during your stay. Rooms are shared by 2-4 people on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. The rooms have fans, no air-conditioning is available. Hot water and mosquito protection are available. There is a dining room and a lounge area where you can hang out with your fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. There is also a refrigerator that you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are not available. There is no Wi-Fi at the homestay accommodation. Laundry facilities are available at an additional fee.
If your flight arrives on Sunday between 06:00 and midnight, we will pick you up from the relevant airport. Look for the 'The Green Lion Nepal' sign board at the airport outside the arrival gate.
Transfer Coordinator: Prema (she speaks English)
Mobile:+977 9860 270 140 / +977 9813 235 329
If you are lost or have any major concerns regarding your transfer, please try to contact the coordinator at the airport first.
Emergency: Rajesh Shrestha (he speaks English)
Mobile: +977 9851 034 651
Land line: +977 1 437 7623 / +977 14377696
Use these numbers only in case of a GENUINE emergency. If you experience problems with your pick-up, please call the transfer coordinator at the airport first before trying these numbers.
Tourist Police: Dial 4226359 / 4226403
The Tourist Police of Kathmandu are trained to assist you in English. Direct any safety concerns to them.
All volunteers return to our centre in Kathmandu at the end of their project and leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Departure transfer is not included as due to the many different personal plans and return flight times, it's logistically simpler for you to make your own way - whether it is to do more travelling or to catch your flight from Kathmandu Airport.
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school, however, no see-through clothes or low-cut tops are permitted.
What to Bring
Toilet paper, towels, toiletries, mosquito nets and mosquito repellant are NOT provided so you will have to bring these along with you. Please also bring warm clothing, hiking shoes and tidy clean clothes for temple visits, and take care of malaria precautions.
Please remember to take care of the visa arrangements on time.
Money & Shopping
The closest ATM and supermarket are about a 15-minute walk from your accommodation.
We highly recommend buying a cheap local SIM card for your whole time in Nepal, not only for your own personal safety, but also for easier and cheaper communication with the other volunteers, staff and family back home, and especially if you are traveling to us by yourself. You can usually get one during your introduction week. You will have to have 1 passport sized photograph and a copy of the passport with visa to get a SIM card.