Trip Details

Volunteer Teaching in Pokhara Nepal

Whether you’re looking to become a teacher, or simply love working with children, this is a great opportunity to practice your skills in a place that really needs you! Pokhara is a vibrant town that sits amidst the mountain ranges of Annapurna and is known for its outstanding beauty and adventure activities.  Here, there are many children with a low level of literacy, and who have little chance of reaching their potential. Your influence will help to build their confidence and perhaps even ignite the spark of a brighter future! And of course, after your day of volunteering, you can enjoy all that Pokhara offers its adventurous volunteers!

Encourage Children to Love Learning and Dream Big!

You will be working with children in local schools, and teaching in a range of subjects such as Maths, Geography and Music, to help them grasp the basics of the English language. Additionally, you’ll be helping teaching staff prepare for classes, and you will also be encouraged to use your own creativity to get your students engaged! Patience and understanding is key for this programme, however, as many of these children have had a difficult start in life and will need a little extra support.

Come to Pokhara and Discover a City filled with Adventure!

Pokhara offers something for every type of traveller; for those who want to know more about the city’s culture, you’ll find ancient temples and museums as well as local events to take part in. If you’re more of an adrenalin-junkie, you can take up paragliding, paddle-boating and many other adventure activities! In fact, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll likely find it in this understated city, with a wealth of treks, white-water rivers and hills to navigate on your time off! However, you’ll also be able to kick back and relax with new friends at your accommodation, or take a stroll and simply enjoy the ambience of Nepali life!

Why Volunteer Teaching in Pokhara?

  • Be part of a programme which aims to give local children a better future.
  • Improve your skills, and share them with local teachers
  • Choose from a wealth of adventure activities throughout the week!
  • Get to know other volunteers and plan your own excursions
  • Discover authentic Napali cuisine, with all meals and beverages* included

*tea, coffee and drinking water

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

You will be working with children of varying ages from Kindergarten to Senior High school. The number of students in each class is on average 25 and you will be at the school from 10:00 – 16:00. Throughout the day, you will take part in 7 teaching sessions, each one lasting for 40 minutes, with breaks in between.

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer Teaching
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer Teaching
  • Dinner

Please note: This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Evenings and Weekends

Your evenings and Weekends are yours to do with as you please, and you can choose to explore the area or simply chill. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and plan excursions further afield for the weekends.

Places to Visit

There are plenty of things to do in Pokhara, you can go on a hike, take up water-rafting, or simply relax by the lake and enjoy soaking up the culture. In any case, you’ll find exploring your surroundings fascinating, with busy markets, shops and restaurants to check out.


From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Kathmandu

Trip Accommodation

Pokhara offers spectacular scenery, adventure activities, accommodation and food choices galore. Throughout your time kindergarten volunteering here in this beautiful city, you will not be short of things to do!


Our accommodation is located in a calm and peaceful neighbourhood, and your stay will be comfortable here. Inside, you’ll enjoy single-gender dorm rooms, with shared bathrooms and plenty of communal living spaces. In fact, you will probably spend a lot of your time on the balcony, overlooking the view of the mountain range, only 20km away!

Food Arrangements

Your meals are included in the programme, and you will discover the authentic cuisine of Nepal, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish during the week, although vegetarian dishes are always on the menu! Furthermore, if you choose to, you can cook for yourself in the functional kitchen, and store your food in the communal fridge provided.


Worried about getting money out? Don’t be. There are ATM’s around our centres. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Additionally, there is a local supermarket about 30 minutes’ walk from the centre, with much to see along the way.


From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s)

  • Kathmandu

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Book your volunteer travel  holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure.  It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China.  As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal.  The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us.   We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.

Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs.  The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
DBS, Police Background Check
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa