A journey to the Himalayas is always a mystery, every hill you climb or every forest that you will discover something new. Whether it’s appreciating the barren land along the world famous Everest Base Camp trek or flying to the most challenging airport Lukla; you are destined to be amazed! Your journey will be with a cultural tour of the major sights in and around Kathmandu. Then we will introduce you to the medieval city of Bhaktapur, and Pashupatinath; the Hindus’ biggest shrine which provides you the inner knowledge of Hinduism where as Swayambhunath and Boudhanath offers you the excellent insight of Buddhism. The white water rafting in the Trishuli River is filled with adventure and camping over the river bank followed by Chitwan jungle adventure. Finally, you will reach Pokhara, known to many as ‘the City of Lakes’. Hire a mountain bike and head towards the unknown; Pokhara is all about relaxation and adventure. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery you will be amazed as you take part in 2 life changing treks. The first will be the Poonhill Trek, short but sweet and filled with loads of interesting sights including the famous Fishtail Mountain, the Dhaulagiri range and just being at the top of Poonhill to experience the sunrise. The second will be the world famous trek to see Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Surrounded by its wonderful scenery as well as the rich, unique culture of the Sherpa people, it’s no surprise that the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. Finally, this trip will end with a journey to The Last Resort where you will free fall 160m high from suspension bridge or swing from the same. If you don’t like Bungy jumping or Swing then you can choose the high rope or rafting. Alternatively, you can check into a spa for a traditional Nepalese spa treatment or massage.
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Namaste! A profound journey awaits you
Welcome to Kathmandu! As soon as you landed in this mystical city, you will be amazed by the site it offers. Your journey to the Himalayas has just begun but you will find yourself feeling you are in this country for many months now. Our representative then will drive you to the hotel at the central Kathmandu where you will be spending comfy nights.
Home of the living goddess
The home of living goddess Kumari; Kathmandu Durbar Square used be also a palace of royalties. Out of three durbars square Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the UNESCO listed cultural sites. The palaces and the pagodas are rich in arts and the superior examples of wooden craft that flourished in 14th century. Spending plenty of quality time now you will head towards the Swayambhunath or monkey temple. Monkey temple is not just home to many monkeys but also it is the perfect example of religious harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism
Nepal has such a unique culture, the cremation process usually is a private and family affair but today you will see it live. Take pictures and videos but make a good distance. From here you then move to Boudhanath; one of the tallest stupa in Nepal. Try some good lunch in one of the roof top café before you head towards Nagarkot cause its 2 hour journey through the winding road. Nagarkot is popular hill station for sunrise, sunset and viewing of mountains. Get an early nap since you will be waking up before the dawn.
Culture and Nature
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the town of Bhaktapur, known variously as the 'City of Devotees', 'City of Culture', and 'Living Heritage. Along with Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The city of Bhaktapur reminds you going to the past. Heading towards Kathmadnu its free time. Explore Thamel or try some local delights.
Ride with the tide
The thrilling journey that takes approximately 3 hours from Kathmandu to rafting starting point is adventurous as well as filled with lots of fun. Get soaked with the tide that you encounter in every rapid. Trishuli river rafting is for all. The mixture of lazy paddle or the high rapids it suits for the new rafters or the frequent rafters. Late afternoon prepare yourself for river side camping. Enjoy the evening with great meal, music
and your favorite drinks.
One horn rhinos calling
It’s time to start your journey through the water highway, the remaining journey is again filled with obstacle, high rapids and lazy river gorges. After the immense hard work and paddling it’s now time to head towards Chitwan Jungle adventure. Get filled with amazing lunch at the resort then rest for a couple of hours. In, the evening head towards the village tour, sunset view and Tharu cultural program. Evening spend the time leisurely.
Your morning starts with various activities to name a few, jungle walk, bird watching, and canoe ride are the most popular activities that Chitwan program offers.
To the city of nature
Pokhara is a sub metropolitan city and is the second destinations and third large city of Kathmandu. It takes around 6 hours by bus and 198 km west of Kathmandu. This is the most famous place for trekking and other activities. Pokhara is one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley in order to view the stunning Himalayan range and gorgeous lakes. In addition to that, Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting and thrilling adventurous sports. You can see most of the hotel near to Phewa Lake.
Pokhara is a city of leisure and adventure activities. You will be guided to the major places of interest in Pokhara such as Phewa lake, Davi’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat cave, Tibetan refugee camp and museum
Experience the Trekking
Enjoy the trekking in Annapurna Region
The city of lake
This should be a lazy day to start. Since it is a free day in Pokhara today, you can engage in various activities that suit your interest. Cycling around the lake side or paragliding; you can sit down and relax or test your limit with various adeventure sport.
Back to the city of temple and pagodas
After such a luxurious slumber in your hotel bed, it's going to be hard to get up. Your sumptuous breakfast is going to help, though, as is the fact that you'll be heading back to Kathmandu today. Evening relax with your favorite drinks but before you can explore the Touristic Mecca Thamel
Follow your step
Its free day today so follow your step where it leads to you. Try places where tourist never go or try local delights. Kathmandu has lots to offer. Whatever you do it’s your call. Prepare yourself for the next day hard work at the community rebuilding.
The trek to Everest Base Camp provides spectacular views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m),Pumori (7161m), AmaDablam (6812m), and many more. Surrounded by this dazzling, dizzying scenery, as well as the rich, unique culture of the Sherpa people, it’s no surprise this is the most popular trek in Nepal. ? Nothing compares to the feeling of being in the presence of the planet’s tallest peak. But if someone were to ask you “Why? Why trek to Everest Base Camp? ” the answer may not come easily.
The trail passes through the lush rhododendron forest of DudhKoshi valley and into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to the red panda and the elusive legendary snow leopard, breathtaking views, life-changing experiences, new friends, cold air, cold toes, cold nose, yaks, yaks, and more yaks—expect all these things and more when you trek to Everest Base Camp. But in the Himalayas, one of the wildest, roughest, remotest regions on Earth, it’s what you can’t expect that makes trekking here so exciting.
Whether it’s a snowy peak or a snow leopard, a mountain goat or the Yeti, a little bit of the unexpected waits behind every expected turn. Once in the park, the trail winds through the Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and GorakShep, finally arriving at Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters including a short hike to KalaPattar, from where you’ll catch the sunrise over or the sunset opposite Everest.
How many of your friends have seen Mount Everest in person? How many have actually touched it why do runners run, climbers climb, and swimmers swim? What drives someone to reach for new heights? The determination to challenge yourself, to overcome obstacles, is not easily explained. But when you come up over that last little hill and see the multicolored flags of base camp, flapping in the wind, you’ll know in your heart the answer to the question “Why?”
For the best views and weather, the prime times to trek to Everest Base Camp are from mid-March to May and from September to mid-December.
Rest because you need it!
Enjoy your day today on your own. Gap Year Nepal suggest you to stroll around the local areas where normally tourist won’t go. Try local delights that suit your taste bud. The list of to do things in your free are more than you have imagine, get some information from our expert.
Share your precious time in the community
Our work includes helping rural communities develop their infrastructure, capacity building and education, creating awareness about and developing information communication and technology, improving literacy, building economically selfsustaining activities, working on various women, children, and gender issues.
Reflection of the great work at the community
Your precious time in the community and your expertise in building the communities have and will prove to be one of the best experiences in your life. Reflect the moment that you had spent in the community surely it will enlightens you in many aspect.
Great way to end your adventurous journey
Last Resort is located on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border.The Last Resort offers amazing adventures in spectacular settings, including the world famous bungy jump, the amazing new Tandem Swing, and thrilling White Water Rafting. The natural surroundings and the spa make the resort also a great destination to those looking to just relax.
Drive Back to Kathmandu
Last Resort is located on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border. The Last Resort offers amazing adventures in spectacular settings, including the world famous bungy jump, the amazing new Tandem Swing, and thrilling White Water Rafting. The natural surroundings and the spa make the resort also a great destination to those looking to just relax.
Your amazing journey to this Himalayan Nation has come to an end. Today it is your free day. You can shop in local market, souvenirs for your friends and family or loved ones. Evening awaits you with traditional Nepalese food and cultural show at the authentic Nepalese restaurant.
Take back a glimpse into your soul
Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home with sweet memory of Nepal, Kathmandu, different temples, mountains, nature, peoples and smile.
As someone who loves volunteering in my own community, it was an amazing experience to step into an unfamiliar place and learn about their lifestyles and customs while completing this internship. All the team of GAP Year Nepal and Accessible Nepal helped me successfully complete my assignments by checking in with me twice a week and giving me feedback on the work I had completed. With their guidance, I was able to build connections and immerse myself in the Nepali culture. Within this internship, I worked on the social media posts and stories for the Accessible Nepal Instagram page. By doing this, I learned more about marketing and how to address different audiences via social media. I also have created lesson plans for the ages 7-16 on topics such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having good behavior. Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the Accessible Nepal team thoroughly and hope to have the opportunity to visit Nepal soon.
This summer I interned with GAP Year Nepal and worked in Himalayan Circuit, a travel company located in Nepal. This experience was unlike any other previous ones that I have held. I am an avid volunteer in my community, whether it be helping children or packaging foods. This role had me strategizing with two key players: Shiva and Anish. These two individuals led me to my success by assigning me work and checking in with me. I am grateful for this experience due to the fact that I was able to build connections with people and gain a better understanding of Nepal.Within this internship, I focused on the social media for the Instagram and Facebook pages. Other elements include correcting the English language for the travel and trekking descriptions. Some other projects included working on cover stories for raising awareness and why choosing Nepal after COVID-19. All of these projects utilized my grammatical and syntax skills. These skills allowed me to become a better writer and focus on a different type of writing. The only difficulty that I encountered was the difference in time zones, at times the calls became too late. This is not an issue with my experience and changes could be made.
We are so thankful to have met Linda and been invited to join the GapYearNepal team. It has been an absolute pleasure working with some amazing people and helping the Nepalese rebuild after the earthquake. The work you guys re doing is so great! I wish GapYearNepal all the best for the future.
Gap Year Nepal, The things I have experienced since I joined this wonderful team of people are exceptional. You give people the opportunity to rise above themselves, volunteers and locals alike, and together achieve something unparalleled. Thank you so much for making that happen. You guys and we all together rock!
Dear Gap Year Nepal Team, Thank you so much for including me and making me feel like one of the team. My time here in Nepal has been so very special. I have learned so much in the last two months about humanity, teamwork and the human spirit. I would like to thank everyone who contributed their time whether it was a week/day/month, every small action helps! I hope Nepal rebuilds its walls and restores itself to its former beauty. I will be back soon to see! What an incredible country, with such humble human beings. It was an absolute pleasure visiting your country! Keep up the amazing work Gap Year Nepal. Until we meet again, lots of love
Thank you for this beautiful opportunity and chance to give just a little bit of my energy and time to do something nice and good for others that need help in difficult time of their lives
5 weeks3 projects1 amazing team, Gap Year Nepal. I’m very grateful for having been involved!! You guys are amazing!Bis Bald!
I arrived at a busy time for Gap Year Nepal, meetings, meetings, meetings!! So many people, donors, volunteers, NGOs, advisers, busy but very productive. I have had the great pleasure of working with such a beautiful group of souls, so much light and love! Anish, Shiva, Santosh, my chori (Bijaya), Didi, al the team looked after me and made sure I was ok. The earth was rocking but we were all together working for Nepal and its’ wonderful people. A fabulous experience and very treasured. Resilience! So much light and love,
I really can’t that Gap Year Nepal for the experience they have given me. After the devastating earthquake of 2015 I initially found it really hard to find a way to help out. However thankfully, I soon found Gap Year Nepal and they offered everything I was looking for. I ended up spending a whole month with these guys rebuilding schools in and around Kathmandu and it was unforgettable. Not only did I have an opportunity to finally get sucked in, and give something back to Nepal but I also made some incredible friends along the way. Really golfed to be leaving, but I’m certain I will back one day. FOR REAL YO PEACE OUT GAP YEAR NEPAL YEAH.
My experience in Nepal (3 months) I flew in from South India and met a chaotic Kathmandu. It was not love at first sight. I moved out to a little village, Nuwakot and like that. I taught science in an English school which was challenging. I really loved the students. My family was very nice. Then after four weeks I moved back to Katmandu to work in Kanti Children’s Hospital. They didn’t have any plan for me but I hanged around with the students. They took care of me. But I didn’t do any proper work there, just observing. I went 10 days to Kapan Monastery for a Buddhist and meditation course, which I can really recommend. I went to yoga at Pranayama, which I also would like to recommend. Thank you for helping me around,