INFO ABOUT LANGTANG
Langtang is best known for its pristine Himalyin Mountain Views, a warm & welcoming culture, and celebrated trekking and mountain climbing adventures. Approximately 150 KM from Kathmandu ( a 10 hour bus ride and 2 -3 days of trekking) The Langtang Region includes the Chinese/Tibet border and is one of the most remote areas in Nepal. Volunteers will have very limited access to telephone, internet, and other commodities.
After arriving in Kathmandu, you will take a bus for about to 10 hours to Syapru Besi and from there you will begin the ascent to Langtang. Approx 3 days of travel from Kathmandu, you will arrive in Langtang. (we can provide you information regarding bus tickets, porters, guides, places to stay on the way, etc.)
Once in Langtang, you will work alongside the Langtangpas as they rebuild their home. You will have the opportunity to do may different jobs while there. From rebuilding homes from the ground up using stone and hand sawn timbers to helping people clear the stone and rubble from the landslide.
While in Langtang you will have many opportunites to speak with the people about their experinces during the earthquake,
Working alongside the Langtang People is a gift and an incredible experince. Not only will you learn how to work and construct things from raw materials with your hands, you will learn many cultural aspects and how they live in their day to day lives. After all, you will be living with them as well! We look for our volunteers to have some experience in trekking and construction, but above all, we are looking for a passion to see the village of Langtang restored by the hands of the people.
Able to work and live without amenities (without power; living in shared accomodations; eating very basic foods; using rudimentary bathroom facilities etc)
Physically Fit ( Hiking; Extreme Temperatures; High Altitudes)
Able to work in unpredictable and unstable conditions
Flexibility; capable to work as part of an international/cross cultural team
3 week minimum availability
English as 1st or 2nd language
Desire to learn and work with raw materials (uncut stone and timber)
Some electrical knowledge (for those installing solar panels and transistors, etc)
You will be responsible for:
All flights and Visa requirements (check with your embassy about Visa requirements prior to arrival)
Travel inside Nepal (This includes porters or guides while trekking)
Accommodations and Food
Providing your own Helath Insurance
TIMS Card and National Park fees
Any trekking equipment
Any type of working equipment you wish to bring or donate to the village
Please know that any type of funding will not be covered by the Langtang Management and Reconstruction Committee. This includes any incidental or unforseen expences.