Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition has been coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal since its established. Many of our clients ask for volunteering. They would like to help needy people of Nepal while they travel to Nepal. Whenever they search for helping people as a volunteer they always find NGOs and INGOs who charge big money for it. So we thought of why this cannot be free. They will help. They will contribute to needy people. Since we started to coordinate for free volunteering in Nepal. We built up a homepage for free volunteering https://free-volunteering-nepal.org/ and of course, many people started to come here.
Volunteers pay for their food and accommodation only. We have fixed that as well. This is very cheap. They pay USD 10 per day per person in Kathmandu directly to the host family. The host family provides at least two times Nepali food, accommodation, wifi in a day. And volunteers pay Nepali Rupee 800 (USD 8) per day per person directly to the host family on the mountain. The host family provides at least two times of food and accommodation in a day. You are requested to respect Nepali culture and custom. You have to enter the host family house before 9:00 in the evening.
On the other hand, most of the volunteers come with us for free volunteering and the most important thing is they do some trekking or tour because they are in Nepal and Nepal is most attractive and appealing nature for the traveler. And it is not sure they will get a chance to come to Nepal only for traveling. So now, we decided to provide free volunteering + package tour. We will provide this free volunteering only them who buy at least a package tour from us.
We have a very short and sweet and cheap package trip for those volunteers. You may choose any of them. At the moment we have four different packages:
free volunteering + Rafting in Trishuli River
free volunteering + Kathmandu heritage tour
free volunteering + Chitwan Jungle Safari
free volunteering + Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
It is the capital city of Nepal since 1769 AD. It deserved the seven UNESCO World Heritage Monument Zones in 1979 AD, the three Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square (Kathmandu), Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the two Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa and the two Hindu temples of Pashupatinath temple and Changu Narayan temple. People believe the word Kathmandu is derived from Kasthamandap regarded as the one of the oldest building in Kathmandu Valley, built with the holy wood from one single Shorea Robusta, the Sal tree.
The Kathmandu World Heritage Monument Zone which warmly displays palaces, temples, stupas, and museums as the offerings of outstanding witness to the long-established civilization of the Kathmandu Valley from 5 century up to 18 century. All of them are closely associated with Hinduism and Buddhism legends, animist rituals, tantrism, fabulous festivals, mesmerizing Newari art, custom, tradition, and culture.
Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple)
The word Swoyambhunath refers to self-appeared God. Once when Kathmandu valley was a huge lake the Bodhisattva Bipasvi threw a seed of lotus flower into the lake and a huge lotus flower appears with radiant blue light. The radiant blue light was considered the primordial Buddha. Bodhisattva Shantikaryacharya put the slab on self-originated blue light and built a Swoyambhu stupa with rites and rituals. He is also said to have established the Shantipur(sky), Vayupur(wind), Agnipur(fire), Nagpur(water) and Vasupur(earth) the five elements of the great universe.
Monkey Temple is its nickname owing to the huge population residing around the temple area.
Kathmandu Durbar Square which is also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square –is the center of civilization developed during the Malla dynasty in between 12th to 18th centuries. Hanuman means “Monkey God”, Dhoka means“Door” and Durbar means “Palace” in the Nepali language. Since the period of the Malla dynasty, Durbar Square has been the central spot of the political and social evolution of Kathmandu. Archeologically and culturally it is the genuine achievements of the Malla Dynasty. After 1768 the kings of Shah Dynasty ruled Nepal from here until 1886 AD. Kathmandu Durbar Square was ruthlessly smashed due to the Nepal earthquake in April 2015; Nepal government has been managing a big effort to restore the temples and palaces at Durbar Square of Kathmandu.
The Hindu shrine, Pashupatinath belongs to god Shiva, located on the bank of holy river Bagmati is the two-tiered pagoda temple with gold painted roofs and having four silver doors built in 17th century in designed in during the Malla dynasty. According to the legends, fatigue, God Shiva came down to the earth to have a rest to get rid of from the busy work of heaven, tanking a form of golden deer and roaming around in dense forest many years. He was beloved by all animals in the jungle and respected as their supreme God. Gods in heaven felt his absence and found his disguised form the golden dear and caught the horn of it. The caught horns had broken into three parts. One part among the three of it went in-depth into the earth and that was the primordial form of Shiva an iconic symbol.
The majestic Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath stupa, about 11 km far away to the northeast from the center of Kathmandu valley, is believed built during the reign of Lichhavi King Mandadev in the 5th century. The Stupa was on the ancient trade route from Tibet. The Stupa is claimed to entomb the relic of Kasyapa Buddha, the Buddha of third Bhadrakalpa. There are many construction legends associated with the stupa. Among them, the Newari legend says it was built by collecting the dew drops. So it is also called Khasi stupa. According to Newari language, the word Khasirefer to dew drops. Boudhanath is one of the greatest iconic spiritual Buddhist stupas. , there are over fifty Tibetan monasteries around the area built by Tibetan merchants and the large influx of Tibetan refugees over the years.
The renovation of Bouddhanath stupa campaign got successful in 2017 after being damaged by the merciless earthquake in 2015, April.
Our Social Activities
We are coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal as well. And we are supporting to needy people of Nepal through our trekking agency. We are helping some students with their school expenses back on the mountain. You may check those of our social activities on the free volunteering page.
A tour guide will come to your hotel around breakfast time & meet you there with the introduction. Then will bring to the different heritage sites inside Kathmandu Valley. Normally, your morning starts with a short drive to Pashupatinath temple in the first. After Pashupatinath temple, you will have a very short drive to Buddha Stupa. Then, drive to Monkey temple to the south-west Kathmandu. After Monkey temple, you will have another short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will bring you at Thamel via Nepali local market Asan, Indra Chok then will drop you to the hotel.