Backpacking in Nepal: The Best Things To Do, See and Visit

Landlocked at the roof of the world, Nepal was a land of mystery before its borders were opened to the rest of the world in the middle of the 20th Century. Now it welcomes visitors with a characteristic friendliness and charm. Although most famous for mountaineering (containing 8 out of the 10 highest peaks on Earth), there is so much … Read More

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

Everest Base Camp Challenge – Participants’ FAQs

Introduction Compared to its larger Asian neighbours, Nepal might not seem like much. Yet this small country is a land of giants. Here live elephants and rhinoceros; snow leopards and tigers; crocodiles and pythons; and, as legend has it, the dreaded yeti.

Volunteer in Nepal and Change Lives

Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Well you are certainly not alone. Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise, combining Himalayan peeks, elaborate temples, charming villages tucked between hills and jungle adventure. Additionally, each year, hundreds of travellers arrive here to give back through volunteering, working on an incredible range of development and conservation projects. Need a little more convincing before taking the … 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

Volunteering abroad in Nepal

Our Final Week Volunteering in Kathmandu

This week our team finish up their time in Nepal, before making their way in to India. Eve shares her summary of the latest week on our Nepal and India Adventure program below.  Our final week of the Nepal leg of the trip was volunteering. For the past five days we have been helping out at the Prisoners Assisstance of Nepal in … Read More

Trekking Everest Base Camp Gap Year

13 Days Hiking Through the Himalayas

Max shares his summary of the second week on our Nepal and India Adventure program in April 2017. Our day began on the 8th April with an early start to get to the town Lukla. Unfortunately we had to wait for a while as the flight timing in Nepal is somewhat unreliable. The flight to Lukla was about as calm as can be expected for what is essentially a … 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