- Population: 27.8 million
- Capital: Kathmandu
- Major languages: Nepali
- Major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism
- Monetary unit: Nepalese Rupee
- More useful information about Nepal can be found here
- More hints and tips
- Visa:Visas are required for travel to Nepal.
To apply for a Nepalese visa in the United Kingdom you should contact the Nepalese Embassy, 12A, Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QU (Tel: +20 7229 1594 or 6231 or 5352); (Fax: +20 7792 9861) Full details can also be found on their website. Please visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information.
- Arrival info: For each project, the volunteer should arrive in Kathmandu a day before the start date in order to attend the orientation meeting in the NIFC office. On arrival, volunteers will be met at the airport. Transport to the project is also generally arranged by NIFC. There is an extra fee for all NIFC projects payable on arrival.
- Volunteers interested in taking part in an NIFC project should have previous experience of volunteering/travelling in a North South context and should keep informed of political developments within the country. Due to the instability within the country, project locations and work may be liable to change and volunteers should be flexible and prepared for this at any stage of the project.
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- NIFC/FFN – New Friendship Club Nepal was established in 1991 by a group of enthusiastic young Nepalese people. NIFC/FFN had and still have the intention to help in the development process of Nepal through voluntary service and to introduce Nepal to the outside world through deeper co-operation. NIFC/FFN emphasize the importance of International youth exchange and voluntary service. NIFC/FFN believe that these global campaigns are contributing to create better understanding, peace, and harmony among people. This is also the organisations responsibility to encourage young people to contribute for better world wherever they live. And voluntary service is an outstanding opportunity for them. FFN is glad to be a part of such an important global movement.
- Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) are a non-religious, non-political, non-governmental, non-for-profit organization (NGO) made up of, educationalists, social activists and other professionals within the field of development. VIN prides itself on empowering the most marginalised communities of Nepal. Since 2005 in coordination with local and international members we have organised volunteering in Nepal. VIN offer a variety of volunteer & internship programs in Nepal which to implement sustainable solutions which promote positive change for the lives of disadvantaged communities in Nepal. Volunteers will do various activities in the communities to take charge of their own development.