everest base camp trek

Know Before You Go: FAQS, Nepal & India Adventure

Program: Nepal & India Adventure Location: Nepal, India Duration: 4 or 8 weeks   With Gapforce’s adventure travel program in Nepal and India, it’s time to think big. From giants of the animal kingdom like elephants and rhinos, to the Everest Base Camp Trek, to the vast and varied landscapes of India and the bustle of its metropoles, there is … Read More

How to volunteer Sustainably in India

Lha Charitable Trust Volunteering is great way to contribute to a beneficial cause. But, not all volunteer programs are created equally. Gapforce aims for sustainability, and as such, we are committed to exerting a positive impact on the regions, countries and communities in which we send our volunteers and interns. This is no different in India, where the organization called … Read More

India’s Bewildering Diversity

This week we read our final update from our team in India team who have travelled far and wide – experiencing an array of diversity in the last two months. At 8pm on May 21st, we carried our rucksacks through the dense night-heat to the bus that would transport us from the serenity of Udaipur to Mumbai – India’s financial capital. The journey … Read More

Visiting the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is as good as they say

This week our team of travellers update us after seeing the Taj Mahal on their Nepal and India gap year adventure. 14th May My blog begins on departure from McLeodganj. We swapped what felt like our home in India for 700 km of road and 20 hours of trying to find a comfy position. The destination was Agra – possibly the … Read More

Meeting His Holiness the 14th Dalai-lama

This week our team of passionate volunteers share another summary from their Nepal and India Adventure below.  After a long 7 hour drive we finally arrived in Amritsar. We were hit with the heat and the crowds of people trying to sell us various Indian memorabilia, but the events ahead made it all worth while. After a short break we made our … Read More

Teaching tibetan refugees

Welcome to India!

This week our team started their Indian journey, before making their way in to India. Anna shares her summary of the latest week on our Nepal and India Adventure program below.  Albeit sad to wave goodbye to half the group and leave behind the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, our Indian adventure was calling! Our flight landed smoothly and, once off the … Read More

Riding a Canoe on Crocodile-Infested Waters

Odette shares her summary of the first week on our Nepal and India Adventure program in April 2017. After months of planning, everyone finally arrived safely in Kathmandu. Although tired, everyone got stuck into meeting each other and tucked into MoMo’s (Nepalese version of a dumpling). The first couple of days were spent exploring Kathmandu and the local town, Tamal. On day one – we … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Explore Southern India with Lucy

I spent 4 weeks in South India, which was my first real traveling experience, and had such an amazing time! I spent the first week doing the induction, the second week trekking and the last 2 weeks volunteering in Goa. I visited 4 different states, met some great people and gained some brilliant life experience. I must admit I spent … Read More

Volunteer Stories!! Ollie’s trip to India

Hi everyone, we’re all in very high spirits here at Gapforce HQ as the sun is absolutely BEATING down in London. Today’s blog is a special one because it’s written by one of our volunteers who is currently in India with Greenforce. Below is an update we received from him earlier this week. “I spent the second week living with … Read More