Volunteering: Additional Costs for NEPAL

The things you have to keep in mind before actually booking your volunteering “adventure”:

(1) Flights

(2) Accomodation

(4) Visa

Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25   / € 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40   / € 45 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 / € 105 or or equivalent convertible currency

(3) Vaccinations

Talking about Vaccinations…

these can turn into a “Never Ending Story”, taking several months from your first till your last shot. Plus there might very well be side-effects.

So, see your doctor well before your departure date to talk about a schedule and especially the costs!

Don’t be surprised: Depending on your health-insurance, you might end up having to pay up to 90% of the costs.

In our case our pharmacy-receipts for vaccines came up to more than € 500 each!

Some official charities like the RedCross will of  course cover those costs for their employees and volunteers, but for private helpers – like us – those immense additional costs can really be a reason for nor being able to afford the trip! Just keep that in mind before planning the rest!

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