connecting wwoofers from all over the world and creating organic farming movement and culture exchange in Asia

connecting wwoofers from all over the world and creating organic farming movement and culture exchange in Asia

FAQ's

Is the host list transferable to other?
The host list book is issued for each WWOOFers. It is not transferable and should have his/her name, membership number, signature, and joining date that needs to show in case the host asks you.

What Identity documents do I need to show to the host after arrival?
Always make sure to bring the WWOOF book, membership card, and your ID (passport or driver's license) with you when you visit a host. You need to present them on arrival.

Do I need to Inform for your pick up arrangement?
Yes, write an an email to the host or to us, we will see what we can do for you. We will try to pick you up and if not possible, we will guide everything by email. You just read our email and follow up, we guide you how to reach to the host.

How many hours do I have to do work per day?
You are expected to exchange about 4-6 hours per day of your time. Make sure to help hosts with a positive attitude. Also in Nepal, Lots of hosts say-oh do not work, do not work and stay and do the rest - remember that is hospitality that our guest should not work. It is Nepalese traditional idea. We are together trying to break out this taboo by working together that WWOOFers are to help.

What precaution, do I need to make while I am with the host?
Ask your host's permission before you use facilities such as refrigerator, telephone, or computer. Also, try to save water and electricity while staying at a host.

What foods do I get while WWOOFing?
You are expected to eat the food provided by your host. If you are on a special diet, please bring your own food.

What about smoking and drinking?

Smoking and drinking are generally restricted on the farm site without hosts' permission.

What type of help do I get during an accident?
In case you get in any kinds of an accident on the farm, ask to the host for help. Don't try to solve the problem only by yourself.

What types of Item I have to carry while WWOOFing?
Bring suitable clothes and shoes / personal items like an alarm clock, soap, and toothpaste & brush when you go WWOOFing.

Do I get vegetarian food while WWOOFING?
Normally, the host gives you general traditional Nepalese food. If you are vegetarian just simply tell the host that you do not eat meat.

How Do I pay for my WWOOF Nepal membership?
Online through our website, International bank transfer, Western Union and direct deposit in our bank in Kathmandu. Please read our website, brochure for more information and write us an email for any queries or clarification before to join us.

Do I need insurance?
WWOOF Nepal recommends you to purchase insurance covering in Nepal and wherever else you travel. We are not responsible for any loss, injury or damage to yourself or you caused.

Can I share my WWOOF host list with my partner or with other travelers?
No. The Host list is provided to you under the condition that it's not shared. Only WWOOF Nepal members may be hosted at the farms listed.

Does WWOOF Nepal have a dual membership?
Yes, we do. Yes, a single person has to pay $ 40 and two-person traveling together need to pay $ 55 as said on the website.

Do children pay a membership fee?
Yes. Adults traveling with children must also pay for the membership of their children. Not all the hosts accept guests with children, so be sure to check with your host or to us before making arrangements.

Do I just show up at the farm of my choice?
No. You need to first contact the host of your choice and verify that they can host you on the dates you want.

How long can I stay on the farm?
Each farm has different minimum and maximum lengths of stay. They generally run from one week to several months. Check with your host and be sure to establish the length of your stay before you arrive. However, the length of your stay can be always negotiable with the host.

Who can join WWOOF Nepal?

Anyone with a valid passport and visa. WWOOF Nepal will not issue memberships to anyone attempting to get work or immigration visas or intending to illegally enter Nepal or any other country.

Can WWOOF Nepal help me get a visa?
No. WWOOF Nepal will not get involved in any process having to do with visas or travel permits, and will not issue invitations, letters or any document to that effect.

Will WWOOF Nepal helps me in case I have a problem?
WWOOF Nepal does not get involved with your safety and well-being at any time. WWOOF Nepal serves only as a good-will link between farms and travelers and does not evaluate the quality or validity of the programs and facilities available at host farms. However, we may cancel the WWOOF Nepal membership of any hosts or WWOOFers against whom a valid complaint has been filed. To file a complaint, please contact us fdregmi@gmail.com

What type of visa do I need for WWoofing?
Normally you come on a tourist visa and the government of Nepal gives you such visa on your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. No need to take visa in advance. It is little difficult to get another long-term visa, but tourist visa is fast and easy and for Wwoofing it has no problem at all even if you come on a tourist visa.

How much are the membership fees?

The membership fees are US $ 40 for single and the US $ 55 for people traveling together.

What types of Works are included in the WWOOFing?
Organic farming development, , watching and talking local Tribe, jungle walking, boating, cutting, cleaning, cooking, writing, teaching, meditating, English teaching, Learning Nepalese lessons, visiting villages and making friend, helping as a fundraiser, tree planting, swimming, playing with children , helping marriage celebration and many more fun activities.

Why is Wwoofing in Chitwan, Pokhara, and Lumbini important?

Because of Chitwan national park. Chitwan National Park is incredible. In the middle of the river in the park, there is a small island around which you can row in low wooden boats. You can also take a ride on an elephant, see many birds, as well as rare rhinos, sloth bears, and tigers. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and Pokhara is a mini city and a starting journey for Annapurna trekking.

What is included in your membership fees?
Nothing. All over the world WWOOF membership fees is in the stander rate and nothing included, everything you have to make your own.

Will I be able to meet other WWOOFERS while WWOOFing?

It is a chance and if you want to meet other WWoofers please let us know.

Is there any way I get refund my membership fees?

No, not at all.

Is this a legitimate WWOOF Organization?
Of course, yes. We established WWOOF Nepal in 2003 and MR FD Regmi is a founder of WWOOF Nepal. Mr. Regmi is also the founder of WWOOF India and he has handover WWOOF India to MR Harish Chandra Tiwari who is a co-ordinator of WWOOF India at present.

How do I go from Kathmandu to Thamel?

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you then take a taxi to the Thamel area. Tell to taxi, you go either the Thamel area or Basantapur Darbar square where you meet 100 hotels. Please pay 5 dollars to 7 , 8 dollar in between.

What types of assistance will I receive in Katmandu?
We meet you in exceptional circumstances only. . But look we are happy to communicate by email every time. Just wait 1 to 2 days, you get a reply from our desk.

Do you have an opportunity for trekking while Wwoofing in the mountain?
You can trek while to go to the host or you have to organize it yourself if you want to go long trekking.. While going to the host in the mountain, you have the opportunity to encounter the hidden beauty of the natural surroundings that welcome you in every nook and cranny.

What about visas and other concerns?
Visas: Kathmandu will most likely be the point of arrival for volunteers. You will have to obtain a visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport, or a border station if you are entering by train. A 60-day visa costs the US $40 and can be extended up to two times at the Department of Immigration.

What about accommodation and services in Kathmandu?
We highly recommend that you go to the Thamel and Basantapur tourist areas to find accommodation. There are many Westerners in this area and a number of hotels and guesthouses to choose from. Accommodation ranges from US$5-10 per night, and you may be able to bargain for a cheaper rate. In Kathmandu, you can find almost any service you might require during your trip. There are money exchanges and ATMs located throughout the area, as well as many internet cafés. It is easy to send mail or packages, but receiving mail is less reliable, as the central post office is often disorganized.

Can I pay membership fees after my coming to Kathmandu?

Possible. But we always prefer at least 2 to 3 months ago so that we can manage everything.

Does WWOOF Nepal help to WWOOFERS to make joining to the host?
Yes, we do. Once you give us the host number, we can contact the host and tell them about your coming.

Is it difficult to contact the host? Do hosts in Nepal speak English?
Not really. They speak simply English. That is why WWOOF Nepal helps you to make your joining.community as per WWOOF Nepal's guidelines.

Why Join WWOOF Nepal rather than other Volunteer organization?

WWOOF specializes in linking people who are passionate about healthy food, healthy living, and a healthy planet. Join us, show us your support for the organic movement and start learning (or sharing) ways of living a more sustainable life. As a member, you will be plugged into an international network of like-minded people and ready to offer local advice and support.

I want to Volunteer in several different countries? Is there any international membership?
There is no international WWOOF membership number. WWOOF is a network of local organizations providing a local and friendly service that speaks the local language.

How do I become a WWOOF Host?
If you have a farm, small holdings and garden Please write us an email through the contact page or write directly at wwoofnepal@gmail.com to get complete information and an application form, we will guide you completely.

Can you help me to get a job?
No, we can't. Please note WWOOF is not a work agency. Please keep in mind that WWOOF is not a paid work. WWOOF is a cultural and educational exchange.

How old do I have to be to go WWOOFing?
If you are 18, you can come for WWOOFING to Nepal.

Am I too old to go WWOOFing?
There is no maximum age. In fact, many hosts prefer mature WWOOFers who have specific skills.

Will you sponsor my trip?

We cannot help with travel cost to/from a farm. All travel cost is your responsibility.

How much will it cost to go WWOOFing?

Ensure you budget the following. Subscription fees to WWOOF in the country. All travel expenses, including travel to WWOOF country, and travel to/from between host farms, accommodation en route, insurance, toiletries/ medicine, mobile phone/ internet access, day trips/ treats. If you don't have study working boots, and a sleeping bag. Please note, Nepalese family gives you traditional bed as well.

Do I need to speak the local language?
No. in Nepal hosts normally speaks English and you should communicate with very basic English.

Can I WWOOF with my friends?
Yes, but be careful paying the membership fees. You need to pay relevant fees for your friend too. If you include your single membership fees to your friend to the host, it is completely illegal. If there's any confusion, please write us an email at infowwoofnepal@gmail.com

How can I contact WWOOF Nepal in Emergency?
Please write an email, we check and monitor emails 24/7. Even though we are not responsible for such measure, we will try our best to help you. Please call Suvadra at 9843037421 and tell her your situation and we will try our best to help you.

Why I volunteer through WWOOF Nepal and not by another organization and what is the differences?
WWOOF Nepal is an international organization and have great vision and mission and working globally for the organic agriculture movement and for the vital cultural exchange. We get only small membership fees written on the website. While other volunteer organizations cheat you and their sole aim is to earn money and exploit to volunteers. Many organizations have only international offices and send volunteers to Nepal. Their aim is just to become a big organization and earn money. Our aim is to change the planet and we are connected all over the world and we are a local organization having local offices worldwide. A few such organizations have cheated us and stole our host lists by signing up many times. We request to WOOFERS, please sign up with a local organization and not to sign up with such a criminal organization

Do WWOOFers make contribution while staying with the host ?
Yes they do. US $ 2 to $ 3 per day per person directly to the farmers and we have informed this issue at WWOOF international conference.Because of recent earthquake in Nepal made Nepalese farmers’ economy very weak and also, all the developing countries are expecting for a contribution.Also , the WWOOF international conference has given mandate for such contribution for the developing countries. If the host asks more - this is completely illegal and WWOOF Nepal liable to remove such hosts from the host lists.


Sub: Unique membership Number
Dear WWOOFERS, Thank you very much for joining us.
Kindly note before you reach to the host you are supposed to get an unique membership number from WWOOF Nepal in writing that you need to show to the host and give your name and membership number to the host . That WWOOF Nepal often visits to the host and makes random verification of the membership number and verifies whether you paid the membership fees. . Kindly note this is your complete responsibility to show your suitable identification clearly written your name and address and give your membership to the host or WWOOF Nepal staff if any inspection . That WWOOF Nepal frequently verifies your membership number on the site. Failures to do so we will remove you from the host property and inform to the police as soon as possible. This is a new law implemented to stop illegal WWOOFers as you know we always respect to the genuine WWOOFERS and completely help our level based for any problem. Also you can get your membership number in writing to WWOOF Nepal at wwoofnepal@gmail.com
WWOOF Nepal Team

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