1. Where we are based
Krishnapur, a semi-urban town, located in the Chitwan district in the middle of southern Nepal, 146 km south of the capital city Kathmandu.
When you come to Krishnapur, you’ll find yourself in an area of plains surrounded by beautiful green mountains. Two major rivers the Narayani and the Rapati, flow around our location and there are many beautiful lakes within a short distance. Chitwan National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site and very popular with volunteers, is just a 10 minute drive away.
There are also many attractive places nearby that tourists love to visit like the Maula Kalika Temple, Devghat, Shibaghat, Bis Hajar Taal (‘Twenty Thousand Lake’), and Chitwan National Park. All this and more is located just a few miles away.
We’ve got hospitals, clinics, police, ambulances, buses, three wheelers, auto rickshaws and taxis readily available. And internet and telephone services too! You’ll find a friendly, mixed community here, with many castes and tribes living together harmoniously. All of our volunteers have described Krishnapur as a fascinating, safe, social place to live in.
How to get here
It takes about 5 hours by car or 20 minutes by plane to reach us from Kathmandu. Buses and flights operate daily.
We are located 10 minutes drive from the hospitals who also provide emergency services. Ambulances are available at all times.
2. Dadagau Village, Gorkha
- Organic farming
- Teaching children
Where is it?
Located in the Gorkha district in northern central Nepal, Dadagau Village is a mountainous, fertile and sparsely populated rural village. The locals have created ingenious terraces for farming and so much of our Horticultural program is located on those terraces and the fascinating mountain geography.
There are many poor people living in the village, and the tribal communities of Magar, Gurung, Baram all live together in perfect harmony. You’ll soon feel at home with the locals who are very helpful and easy-going.
Unique remote location
This village is located on the top of a mountain from which you’re treated to breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas – including Himal Chuli (7,893 m) and Manasalu (8,156 m), the 8th tallest peak in the world.
With mountains, waterfalls and streams all around, you’ll find so many beautiful destinations within walking distance. Like Tare Raha, a mysterious water pond where it’s believed you can see stars in the daylight, just a half hour walk away, and Lakhan Chhehara, a beautiful, cascading waterfall. Or why not scale Sulikot the sharp, pointed mountain, adjacent to its sister mountain Rupakot?
You will enjoy the ideal summer season here, with temperatures reaching up to 33 degrees Celsius. Generally though, this is a very cool place to live. The rainy season is just beautiful, with a range of waterfalls and raging streams surging through every gorge of the mountains.
How to get there
This project location is about 230 km west of the capital Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, it takes about 7 hours by bus to get to Bhaluswara village, and then an additional couple of hours walking to reach the town. There are no flights to the town, but buses are available every day.
Hospital, transportation and internet services are a few miles away, about a couple of hours walk from the destination. You’ll find a telephone service available at the location, and the local health post is one hour’s walk away in another village called Lakuribot Bhanjyang.