Volunteer Program Fees

Program Fees and Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Look around and you will find we offer value for money, and strive to meet every need of our Volunteers .

Please be awere of our program application and booking charge: US$30 - this is a non-refundable fee which covers processing your application and pre-departure support and is not deductible from program fees* starting from.

One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$ 300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 325

*All fees are US dollars or foreign currency equivalent.

What you are paying for?

The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program, as well as providing some finaceal support for Living Orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community. Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport and transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is not included?

Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fees Tourist visa fees USD: US$ 25: for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days US$100 for 90 days. Additional time- US$2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 days stay per year. visit for Visa
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $15 to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water.
  • Entrance fees to the cultural Heritage - $ 16 for main cultural sites;
  • Any other Donations

Please apply online or email us to confirm the exact program fee of your particular program and length of stay.

Fees and other donations are payable by PayPal transfer or on arrival in Kathmandu.

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