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 WWOOFer. It is not transferable and should have his/her name, membership number, signature, and joining date that need to show in case the host asks to do show.

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?

If you buy the ticket ( Bus, Jeep , Van ) to get to farms, you have to let either us or the host know your arrival time on the ticket in advance for pick-up arrangement.

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 positive attitude. Also in Nepal, Lots of host say-oh do not work, do not work and stay and do 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 for help.

What types of farm and how many hours am I working each day ?

The work varies depending on the place you choose and the season. WWOOF Nepal has many types’ farms, like orchards, vegetable farms, stock farms, permaculture, tea farms, coffee farm, schools, etc. You normally work 3 to 4 hours and be sure that farmers never press you for extra hours as they always give you big hospitality as their own family members.

What precaution do I need to make while I am with host?

Ask your host's permission before you use facilities such as refrigerator, telephone, or computer. Also, try save water and electricity while staying at a host.

What foods 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. 

How many days Minimum I have to do WWoofing?

We suggest a short stay at first, until you and your host find out how well you relate. The shortest stay can be 2-3days.

What about smoking and drinking?

Smoking and drinking is generally restricted at the farm site without hosts' permission. 

What type of help I get during accident?

In case you get in any kinds of accident on the farm, ask host for help. Don't try solving the problem only by yourself.

What types of Item I have to carry while Wwoofing?

Bring suitable clothes and shoes / personal items like 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?

There are 4 ways. PAYPAL, bank transfer, or Western Union and direct deposit in bank in Kathmandu. Please read our brochure for more information.

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 travellers?

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 dual membership?

Yes we do. Yes single person has to pay US $ 40 and two person travelling together need to pay US $ 55.

Do children pay a membership fee?

Yes. Adults travelling 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 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 at 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 travellers 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 at fdregmi@yahoo.com.

What type of visa do I need for WWoofing?

Normally you come in 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 other long term visa but tourist visa in the best choice and for Wwoofing it has no problem at all even if you come in tourist visa.

How much is the membership fees?

The membership fees are US $ 40 for single and US $ 55 for person 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 village and making friend, helping as a fund raiser, tree planting, swimming, playing with children , helping marriage celebration and many more fun activities.

Why Wwoofing in Chitwan, Pokhara and Lumbini is 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, riding bareback on these beautiful and incredibly graceful creatures as they wash in the river. It is very interesting trying to stay on an elephant as it goes for a dip! Elephants walk soundlessly, so you only hear the noise of the foliage as they brush past. People will teach you that if you hold onto their ears from the ground and put your food up their trunk, they will lift you up. It certainly is an unusual kind of elevator! You then climb onto the top of their heads and then onto their backs.

In addition, you will see many birds, as well as rare rhinos, sloth bears and tigers. Your heart will be pumping when you hear the safety instructions of what to do if you see these animals. For example, if you see a sloth bear, stand together, look big and make lots of noise. For a rhino, run in a zigzag fashion and climb at least 10-15 feet up a fairly thick tree: if it’s not strong enough, they can knock it down. If you’re facing a tiger, stare directly into its eyes and walk slowly backwards! Needless to say, your eyes will not leave the guides! You will also enjoy staying in traditional thatched huts, with only kerosene lamps for lights, listening to the sound of the river, with fireflies glowing and beautiful tropical foliage surrounding you.

Lumbini is the birth place of Gautam Buddha and Pokhara is a mini city and a starting journey for Annapurna trekking. You will meet many international tourists in Pokhara as a bonus and visit many places in the city, as this is where the program finishes.

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 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.

Is there any reason to worry about losing my membership fees?

No, not at all. The WWOOF Organization has well-established international ethics, concerns and obligations. Be assured that you will be well looked after. Our main aim is to build an organic Nepal, to develop humanistic thinking, international brotherhood, organic advocacy and peace.

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 thamel area or basanta pur Darbar square where you meet 100 hotel.Pleae pay 5 dollar to 7 , 8 dollar in between.

What types of assistance will I receive in Katmandu?

We meet you in exceptional circumstances only. If need we meet you in person. But look we are happy to communicate by email every time. Just wait a few mints you get reply from our desk.

Where can I meet MR Regmi?

MR Regmi is always busy. Only in exceptional case he will meet you in person. He prefers to communicate by email and be sure that we would respond you as fast as we can.

How do I send in my membership fees?

Please write us an email for more information to send payment, we will send everything details shortly.

Will there be opportunities for elephant riding; boating, meditation and jungle walking while Wwoofing?
Yes, if you Wwoof in chitwan area it is possible but you need to do these all activities in your own cost. Some host will help you to make possible for such activities and we can recommend you the host if you are really interested.

Do you have 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 to go 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. To write about all its attributes would be too long for this small piece, but assuredly, you will want to return next year to take the same host as it will become a lifelong memory for you. While walking in the mountain to reach to the host, you feel it is like swimming in a beautiful river or flying in the sky as in a dream.

What type of clothing do I need to bring, while Wwoofing?

We recommend that you bring clothes that are appropriate for the season that you will be in Nepal, i.e. the winter season. Winter (December-February) can be very cold with snowfall in the northern regions of the country, so one should dress as if they are going skiing or snowboarding.

Participants should be professional in appearance and may have to dress in a way that is slightly more conservative than they are accustomed to.  For women this means wearing clothes that cover the shoulders and have high necklines.  Men should wear shirts with sleeves that come at least to the elbow.  Jeans are acceptable but may not be comfortable for walking long distances.  Pants should allow for easy movement, while skirts are often handy for long walks and may be bought cheaply at shops in Kathmandu.

We recommend that you bring the following clothes: light shirts, warm shirts or sweaters, trousers, long underwear for winter, comfortable walking shoes and a rain jacket.

So far with the host, they look after you and no need to worry at all how to sleep and what food to eat.

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 US $30 and can be extended up to two times at the Department of Immigration.

What about accommodation and services in Kathmandu?

When you arrive in Kathmandu, we may be able to pick you up from the airport, but we cannot guarantee an airport pick-up.  We highly recommend that you to 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$4-10 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 exchangers 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 WWoofer 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.

What types of work you are doing while WWoofing in Nepal ?

Whether urban or rural area, you are volunteering and directly participating in the community. Potential projects and responsibilities of volunteers can include but are not limited to: teaching English, local school building, organic farming and gardening development, creating awareness for organic agriculture, crop harvesting, planting, grass cutting, painting, building toilets, decorating classrooms, cooking, village visiting, conservation work, orphanage care, paper recycling, educating house-mothers, working with the deaf and disabled, youth empowerment, harvesting herbs, roses and fruit, jam preparation, cheese preparation, local wine/alcohol preparation, making bread, harvesting hay and straw, milking cows, working in the fields, involvement in anti-GMO and farmers’ rights campaigns, knitting clothing, helping program and organize cultural events,   feeding and caring for farm animals, introducing and/or maintaining permaculture, chopping wood, fencing, planting trees, planting vegetables, harvesting and/or marketing fruits and vegetables, gathering berries, nuts and other naturally available foods, renovation work, keeping the land clean, cleaning waste, drawing water from wells, pulling weeds, cutting firewood, visiting hosts with WWOOF Nepal team members in many parts of Nepal to help establish the WWOOF Nepal Model Village Project, working directly in communities to expand organic farming, working in handicrafts, installing and maintaining solar power, bio gas promotion projects, etc etc etc. You also participate in report writing, proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation of the community as per WWOOF Nepal’s guidelines.

Top Notice

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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