Teach and Trek as a gap year program is well combined with trekking in the Himalayas with some days of teaching. It refreshes you and is a short rest for your summer or fall break in the universities. Trek in the beautiful mountains and get in touch with the students at a local school.
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When you land in Kathmandu Airport, you are already 1350m above the sea levels. Upon arrival in Airport, our representative waits you with your name card in the exit gate. Our representatives will welcome you and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival in hotel, we will have surprises awaiting for you to make your first day memorable and exciting.
Today you will start preparing for your trek in the mountains. The famous Swyambhunath Stupa lies in the hill top which is 40 mins from Thamel, and the stupa in the hill top has some good countable stone steps, steep enough for you to introduce how the trekking in the Himalayas would look like. You are supposed to trek 4 days in the mountains. Afternoon you can do the last minute shopping for your trek.
Now you drive along the hilly highways which offers the best of Nepalese Landscape. Nepalese Landscape is a symmetry of rivers, river basin as flat plain lands, hills and high Himalayas. The drive gives you an opportunity to have an excellent views of the Nepalese landscape. The roads would a bit bumpy in some places, tends to make you little bit dizzy but upon arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you will get energized for the tomorrows trek in the mountains.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and from Nayapul you will start trekking & in Day 8 you will be back to Pokhara
Just get relaxed in the city. There are ample of activities that you can participate. To list few
• Zip Flier
• Boating in Fewa lake
• Hike to the Peace Stupa
• Visits to the caves
So, with the varieties of Optional Programs awaiting for you, we give your freedom for the day. We will be definitely there to assist in your program and make your stay rewarding.
Now your desire to see the animals in wild is going to be fulfilled. Chitwan National Park, literally known as the house of leopards extends up to area of 932 Sq kilometer and is the habitat of wild lives and birds and aquatic animals. The Thick Saalwood forest makes you feel that you are visiting the dense rain forest.
Today is the day designed to take you deeper into the Jungle for the Jungle Experiences. The following programs will definitely keep you busy throughout the day.
• Canoe ride
• Jeep Safari
• Jungle Walk
• Meet the ethnic people
• Bird Watching
• Tharu Cultural Program
Now today is to leave the jungles of Chitwan. To start exploring the ancient monuments in Kathmandu valley. Today you will be visiting the most sacred sites of Hindus Pashupatinath and the next sacred site of Buddhist, Bodnath. Finally, in the evening you will visit the local markets and the narrow alleys of ancient Kathmandu and her ancient monuments.
Bhaktapur is known for its monuments (terra-cotta, with carved wood columns), palaces, and elaborately gilded temples. The city is also dotted with pagodas and religious shrines, testaments to its former location along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet. Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides magnificent views of the Himalayas. On our tour we will explore Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, a Nepali Paper Factory, Dattatreya Temple, Peacock Window, Pottery Square, and Taleju Temple.
Your two weeks trekking, nature and culture tours end up here. After your amazing trekking experience now you will start your volunteer programs.
From day 15 you can start your volunteering programs for 2 weeks in different sectors depending upon your experience and skills.
Example of volunteering project: Teaching English to kids Teaching Monks Sports teaching Community work Computer teaching Working with Kids care programs.
Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home with sweet memory of Nepal, Kathmandu, different temples, mountains, nature, peoples and smile.
My time with VolNepal as a virtual intern has been extremely accommodating! The work is flexible and allows me to have some freedom when approaching projects. I mainly worked in the social media team and grant writing team this summer. Additionally, I appreciate that they provide roles that are tailored to each intern, based on our interests and skills.
My experience volunteering with Anish and its local NGO its been really great. It was my first experience in international volunteering, and I cant be happier after all, even tough I did online volunteering and couldn’t get to travel and know the country and its people as I wished initially. I hope not very late I will be able to complete my experience in person with all the team, as I feel really involved in the project already.I was really interested for a long time on getting involved on clean energy projects in developed countries through local NGOs, willing to apply my experience on the field in small projects where the social and human benefits would be bigger than the profitability and financial aspect.To be honest every time I feel more interested on this way of focusing solar energy projects and the relationship between my work and the social targets involved on it have been really boosted through the experience with Anish , and all the different lessons learnt on how to use clean energy to have a great human impact on the life conditions of people out of the sight of global investors . I think I will focus on this side of the industry more and more since I feel there is much to do on people needs through clean energy.
Thank you GAP Year Nepal, I was intern for Accessible Nepal which was a meaningful experience. I did a variety of projects for Accessible Nepal. I wrote a brochure, rewrote grants, researched grant applications for the organization, researched partnerships for Accessible Nepal, wrote blogs about the trips that are offered through Accessible Nepal. One of the most significant projects I did for Accessible Nepal was finding the 10 best accessible travel organizations in the U.S and internationally, and presenting it to the Accessible Nepal team on Google Meets. I had to mention why they were the 10 best accessible travel organizations. It was very valuable to me doing that kind of work. Intern for Accessible Nepal helped me improve writing skills and my public speaking skills. When presenting the project to the team on Google Meets, I became less nervous as time went on. I also got to learn about Nepal when doing a variety of these projects. Internship with Accessible Nepal was a great opportunity, and I’m I glad I did it.
My experience with VolNepal.Org was one of the most beautiful experiences I have had, Actually What I benefited from this experience may not be able to put into words, because it is much deeper than that, Charitable and humanitarian work usually means helping people, But what not much is known about is that we also help ourselves. But what makes the experience more effective was the transparency and our access to information and data with clarity, as well as the trust the association provided us was a strong motivation to achieve the best results. We are learning to use resources to help people and the distressed to make the world a better place for all, In fact, it is part of our responsibility as I learned from Mr.anish and Mr.shiva .. These great persons who led our virtual training with all of interest, They gave us support and assistance step by step, And provide us with everything you need to get the most benefit from virtual training. Indeed, I would like to extend all my thanks, appreciation, and gratitude for what they presented during the training.
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