Most people are familiar with the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, but this is not the only trail you can follow to get a good look at the world's tallest mountain. There are other routes that can take you away from the crowds and around the Gokyo Lakes.
Going on a trekking tour in Nepal is an excellent way to spend a year out, enabling you to truly explore the best things this vibrant country has to offer, including bustling cities, hospitable locals and fantastic natural scenery.
Finding out more about different cultures and seeing dramatic scenery are two popular reasons why many people take gap years. If these are things you're keen to do on your travels it's worth taking a tour of Tibet, as doing so gives you the chance to follow the exciting overland route from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
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Trekking to the Everest Base Camp on a gap year is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding journey. As well as taking you close to the tallest mountain in the world, you'll also experience the unique culture of the Sherpas and see Nepal at its best.
If you're keen to incorporate adventurous activities into your gap year travels, it is certainly worth thinking about booking a Nepal tour. The landlocked Asian nation is regarded as one of the best places in the world for hiking and climbing, but - as is the case with any overseas destination - it's important to do your homework before embarking on a trek.
Nepal has long been a destination on the itineraries of many gap year travellers. Although it is perhaps most famous for being the home of Mount Everest - the tallest mountain in the world - and its bustling capital of Kathmandu, there are plenty of other attractions that, although lesser-known, are equally wonderful.
For a culturally rich gap year, Nepal is one destination that is well worth visiting. While the south Asian country offers something for people of all interests, it is perhaps its rich culture that makes it a must-see for backpackers. Although there are plenty of places where you can find out more about Nepal's heritage, Gorkha and Bandipur are two that simply cannot be missed.
There are many reasons to visit south Asia, with one of the most popular being to go hiking in its impressive mountain ranges. So, if you're keen on Bhutan or Nepal trekking adventures, read on to find out how to plan your trip and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Nepal is a stunning country to visit on a gap year, where you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and the chance to see some breathtaking sights. If you want to give something back to the communities you visit, why not volunteer during your travels?
When you begin planning your gap year, you may be focused on finding the most exciting Nepal adventure tours. However, every trip to the nation will begin in Kathmandu and you should make sure you see some of the city's top sights before you start your trek.
So, you’ve decided you want to go on gap year, but you’re a bit confused. There are so many gap year companies out there who want to help your organise your perfect gap year, that you don’t know which one to choose. That’s where we come in to help. Each week at mapthegap.co.uk, we’ll be focusing on a different gap year or volunteer company and giving you the info to help make that all important decision just that little bit easier. This week we’ll be looking at Outreach International.
Taking on the Everest Base Camp trek is challenging but also incredibly rewarding. As you walk through the mountains you will come across many breathtaking sights, so make sure you are prepared - both mentally and physically - in order to fully enjoy your trip.
Each week at mapthegap.co.uk, we’ve been focusing on a different gap year company, to give you the low down on what they offer and places they go to. This week we’re focusing on Gapforce.
For the first time, volunteers travelling with BUNAC, one of the UK’s leading work exchange organisations, will be able to teach English and other subjects in the heart of the Himalayas, following the launch of Volunteer Nepal.
One of the most breathtaking countries in the world, Nepal is a land of ancient mysticism and towering snow capped peaks. With three regional zones covering the thin, landlocked, rectangular country, Nepal’s landscapes are very varied.
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A gap year is a great time to head out into the big, wide world and see it all for yourself, but there is a lot to think about: firstly there are so many options! From backpacking through South East Asia, to inter-railing in Europe or even travelling solo through East Africa: the choice is endless.
Volunteering in the lush landscape of Nepal can provide you with an unforgettable gap year. There are packages to suit all interests, from teaching to trekking, plus community work in the capital, Katmandu, and opportunities at Buddhist monasteries.
Get your walking boots on for an active gap year with Walks Worldwide. Trekking options include tracking snow leopards in Nepal, exploring Moroccan canyons and taking tea in the Himalayas.