Donate Your Skills to Rebuilding… (trip)

Donate Your Skills to Rebuilding Nepal

  • Nepal
  • Volunteer Vacations
  • Learning
Nepal, Asia

from £1,250* per person21 DaysApril-December
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Inspired Escapes 15 people max

Dig deep and lend a hand to help get such a culturally significant and influential country back on its feet. You can help Nepal by pitching in to rebuild houses for people devastated by the earthquakes in 2015.

Nepal is a travellers dream, an adrenaline junkie’s rush and a Buddhist’s spiritual home. It is home to iconic and picturesque hikes; plenty of bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking and paragliding experiences against some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes; historically fascinating is the Buddhist religion and centuries-old stupas and temples you can visit. The country is home to a diversity of gentle and friendly-natured people.

Sadly, on the 25th April 2015 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Kathmandu followed by two major aftershocks and hundreds of minor shocks. According to official statistics more than 8,600 people have died and more than 22,000 people have sustained injuries. Hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings have been devastated or destroyed, leaving many families homeless and stranded.

We are giving travellers the opportunity to be a part of the solution. Be a part of the rebuilding of this beautiful, spiritual nation – getting directly involved with local communities and be inspired by their resilience. 

Some of the families in the earthquake-affected areas have received tents, food, medicine and other relief materials. However, the plastic tents cannot withstand the downpour of the monsoons. This is the immediate threat to the people in the earthquake-affected villages. A coordinated initiative can provide shelter to many families who otherwise are very vulnerable. This initiative requires skilled and semi-skilled international volunteers who can provide technical and manual assistance to build shelters using the local resources. Volunteers will also be needed to provide health, safety and sanitation advice and to provide post-disaster consultations.

Inspired Escapes is looking for a group of volunteers consisting of at least one civil engineer or architect, a carpenter, one public health personnel and a few students or semi-skilled workers who are willing to do menial work and build the shelters. The minimum size of the volunteering group is ten people.

Volunteers will be treated to a real sense of real Nepalese culture and will feel like members of a truly amazing community project. For those travellers who want to make a real human difference in this world, this is the perfect opportunity for you. 

We recommend our volunteers contribute their work either in Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk or Dolkha district because of the magnitude of the impact and need of the support in these locations. 

You can opt for a 15 day itinerary instead of 21 days, please enquire for further details.

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU - You will arrive at Kathmandu Airport where you'll be greeted by a member of the Inspired Escapes team. We will transfer to our hotel.

DAY 2: BRIEFING AND EXPLORING - After breakfast we will have a briefing from the local staff where we will go through safety procedures, the work you will undergo and answer any questions you may have. You have the afternoon free to explore Kathmandu city, ask our team for ideas for places to visit. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: TRAVEL TO CAMP - After breakfast we will depart to one of the earthquake affected villages of Nuwakot District. The journey from Kathmandu to the villages takes between 5 and 6 hours and involves a drive and walk. Our focus is on six villages: Sundaradevi, Thaprek, Samundratar, Ramati, Dhandkharka and Rautbesi. Depending upon the size of group, we will decide whether your group will go to one village or two more. We will reach where we will be staying for the new 2 weeks, a tented camp.

DAY 4-18: HELP REBUILD A COMMUNITY - Our work at the village will start today and will continue for the next 13 days. Some of the activities you will partake in are: drafting of an action plan, holding meetings, designing buildings, carrying building materials like timber, stone, sand, cement, iron rods, corrugated tin sheets etc, mixing sand and cement and painting the walls of the houses. For activities needing technical skills, we will seek help from local masons, carpenters and other technicians. But those of you having these skills, you can help them with their work and make things easier. We will be focusing mainly on re-using the local resources like wood, bamboo, stones, iron rods, corrugated tin sheets especially from the damaged houses which will reduce the cost of building new houses and the fund can be utilised in buying other materials. For this we will work with the locals to re-use what resources we can. The new houses will be more eco-friendly by utilising the local materials so the homeowners can repair their houses themselves in future . We will draft a plan of action in consultation with the local bodies and people. Innovative and environmentally friendly ideas are most welcome. Once the plan is developed, building can begin. You will spend nights in the tented camps and eat meals prepared by cooks.

DAY 19: TIME TO GO - Today will be your final meeting with the locals and time to say your goodbyes.

DAY 20: NEPALESE DINNER - Transfer to Kathmandu for final evening. Tonight we will have a traditional Nepalese dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 21: FINAL GOODBYES - Today at a time that suits you we will transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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