Volunteering at a cow farm in Chitwan 

A special project only for students in the animal sector like vets, farming where you can learn about animal husbandry in Nepal

Name of project: Working on a cow farm near Sauraha, Chitwan.


What is the project about: We are looking for volunteers interested in helping to work on a growing cow farm? It’s a project only for agricultural students wishing to see first-hand how farms are run in a different country. You will spend the day working alongside the owners & staff looking after the day to day running of the animals.  Also there will be time to experience the other side of farming in Nepal on one of the small holdings that rural people survive on. It’s a physical placement so please remember that you can rest, take the day off if needed and experience rural Nepal at its best.


Placement Location: The farm is situated need Sauraha the tourist town of Chitwan.


Start and End Dates: Ongoing starting most weeks except for festivals. Note you can still volunteer in the festivals but there will not be a lot of work going on. Though it’s a good way to see how Nepali celebrates their culture & religion.


Minimum Duration: Two weeks for this project.


Working Days: Usually it’s a 6 day week with Saturday off (plus festivals)




Working Hours: Vary depending on the work load at the time but remember it’s a physical placement as a lot of the work is done by hand so take plenty of rests.


Number of Volunteers at any one time: The farm can take a maximum of 2 volunteers at one time comfortably but if you have a group of agricultural students interested then we can place them in various small holdings around the farm and combine the project with the local school.  


Age Requirements: 17+ are accepted


Food and Accommodation: You will be staying in the local homestays eating traditional Nepali dhal baht, (rice, curry, lentils) as well as fresh fruit growing at the time. Note Sauraha is only 30 minutes away so if you need a break for some western food it’s very easy to arrange.


Visa Type: Standard tourist visa


Arrival and Departure Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu


Placement location: The farm is situated near the tourist town of Sauraha next to the Chitwan national park. It’s around 150 kms away from Kathmandu & takes between 6-12 hours by bus depending on the roads. Being next to the national park there are the chances to go on safari, elephant riding as well as other activities relating to this area. Also you have Sauraha within easy distance so western food, cold beer & traditional music shows are very close by.


Arrival & Orientation: As a volunteer you will be met at the airport by one of the team & escorted to the guesthouse where the team member will make sure you are settled for the night. After a good rest we will take you on some sightseeing to help you acclimatize to Nepal before helping you catch the bus to Chitwan where you will be met by another team member who will escort you to the homestay. .


Registration fee: $100


Length of Program Program Fee $ USD

1 week   $ 100

2 weeks $ 200

3 weeks $ 300

4 weeks $ 400

5 weeks $ 500

6 weeks $ 600

8 weeks $ 800

10 weeks $ 950

12 weeks $ 1100

Every Extra week Cost $ 70


What’s included in the Registration Fee? All of the documentation needed for your application to be processed. Airport pickup and 24 hour support while at the project.


What's included in the Program Fee? Food & lodgings at the Centre and all of the support you need while there plus a donation to the running of the Centre itself.


What extra costs will I have? For tourist activities you wish to take part in & extras like alcohol, cigarettes, etc.


If you would like to see more of Nepal then please let the team member who is dealing with your application. They will help you with ideas & details of all tourist activities around your project.

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