- Help building a local school in Lamjung
- Stay in a beautiful part of northwestern Nepal
- Enjoy our delicious local food
- Duration: From 2 days
My family has a homestay located in a beautiful part of North-Western Nepal on the top of a hill with stunning views. It is close to the start of the Annapurna Circuit trek. This is where you will stay as a volunteer.
We just have acquired the land for building a school. From now until April 2015 our concentration will be on the building of a new free independent school and started the registering, planning and building process. The intake of the students for the new school will be irrespective of caste and will take the children of the parents who most struggle with school fees, uniforms, books, stationery and meals.
We need people who can help with the building process of the new school. This will involve collecting stones, digging foundations, etc. We're running fundraising schemes at the moment to raise money for materials needed (cement, sand, metal for the roof, water tank, water pipes, electricity, carpet, furniture, school supplies, wifi connection, laptops, etc.) So any help is highly appreciated!
We have 3 lovely basic rooms with two single beds and 1 room with three beds. Our food is sourced from almost entirely local ingredients. We can accommodate vegetarian diets as well.
How to get there:
The quickest and easiest way to get here is by microbus from the small Gongabu bus station (next to New Bus Station) in Kathmandu to Besisahar. Please try to take the early microbus around 6 or 6.30 am. You will find the ticket booth next to the main road. This journey will take about 6 hours but it will stop once for a toilet break and to get some food. Its best to set off no later than 6 in order to catch the pink 161 bus from Besisahar to our village, Guanshahar. This runs once a day from opposite the Tukuche Peak Hotel and leaves around 2 pm. Please tell to the driver to get off in front of hotel Tukuche other wise you will go far from. Watch out for it on the left as you enter Besisahar. Both bus rides are very scenic; the bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar costs around 500 NPR (5 dollars) and the bus from Besisahar to Guanshahar costs 100 NPR.
In case you miss the bus from Besisahar to my village (Gaunshahar) you can either walk yourself (there are many people on route who will be able to point you in the right direction...it will take around 1.5 hours and is around 4km uphill) or we can arrange a porter to assist with your bags. Porter charge is 500 NPR. Alternatively we can arrange a jeep at the cost of 3000 NPR.
- Three meals a day
- Free Wi-Fi