Life in Nepal
Nepal is considered a multicultural, multilingual and secular state. Even though it is a very small country in comparison to its neighbors, Nepal has widely diverse landscapes. They go from the rainforest flat areas in Terai to the highest and coldest peaks in the Earth. Nepali people are mainly Hindu, although they have deeply rooted ancient Buddhist tradition in the town of Lumbini, where Siddharta Gautama –the founder of Buddhism– was born.
Nepalese culture is influenced by Indian culture in the South and Tibetan culture in the North. Many similarities may be observed as regards clothing, lifestyle, language and eating habits. Dal-bhat is one of the most traditional meals in Nepal. It consists of lentils, rice and other vegetables.
Our programs in Nepal allow our volunteers to live and participate in the locals’ daily lives and activities, while helping the ones in need live a better lifestyle. Our projects focus on the local people and their specific needs. We work along with the local community, so you can be sure that your work will help them directly. Volunteering is about giving and receiving, and we want to make sure you have the best intercultural experience.