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

Trekking Through the Jungle on a Gap Year

Trekking Through Deep Untouched Jungle

Ryan shares his summary of the trek week of our Expedition Leader Training program. We aimed to challenge ourselves on trek. We set out to travel through Bri land – through rivers and into deep, untouched jungle. Our first day began with a boat ride across the Sixaola River and then trekked for the next six hours – most of which was in the Bris River. … Read More

Mountain Leader Training in Wales

Learning about Mountain Rescue in Wales

Our new group of Trainee Expedition Leaders have started their Expedition Leader Training program in Wales. Read on to hear an update from Ryan about what the team have been up to so far. The first day the 5 of us and Elliot met at the bunkhouse, shared food and got to know each other. For the next few days we learned … Read More

Belize 2015

For the next phase of our expedition leader training we were joined by three medical students (medics) from Cardiff for the expedition medicine part of their course, and later a fourth medical student on a gap year. After an evening meal together we set off the next day for waterfall camp for the medic’s basic jungle training, which was also … Read More

Nepal April 2014 Last weeks!!

Orphanage    After the jungle safari, Cory, Dan and me had been to the orphanage, spent one week with those lovely kids. The P.A Nepal is an orphanage which rescue the children from the prisoner’s family. There are nearly 100 children studying and living in that orphanage. With the slogan “Namaste, Uncle” my first class in Class 4. Frankly, I … Read More

Gap Year Programs

Nepal June 2014

After the first week in Kathmandu Cory and I were much more familiar with the local conditions and customs. Kathmandu is full of my fellow Chinese people which did not surprise me. We took a three hour trip by tourist bus along a rugged road at low speed to arrived at the much looked forward to, WHITE WATER RAFTING!!!! We … Read More

Gap Year Programs

Nepal June 2014

Over an iced lemon tea, I realized it’s difficult to distinguish a human skull from a piece of bamboo. After 29 hours of terminals and tarmac, the captain announced touchdown in Kathmandu. I had left Portland, Ore. USA on May 31 and crossed the International Dateline somewhere between western Alaska and eastern Siberia; for me, June 1 arrived after only … Read More

Gap Year Programs

Nepal April 2014

So the final two weeks of our trip began, a trip to Everest and back! We began the journey by flying into the most dangerous airport in the world on a plane little bigger than a bus. It was a little nerve racking to say the least, but we landed safely in lukla ready for our journey to begin. We … Read More

Gap Year Programs

Nepal April 2014

When we arrived at the orphanage we were greeted with a sea of smiling faces and Kanchan (head of the orphanage). Straight away we were all involved in playing games with the children, such as table tennis and cricket. Cricket matches became a daily event, with the formation of two teams against one another. Each day the games became more … Read More

Gap Year Programs

Nepal April 2014

With out newest group member, Henry arriving just the day before, we woke up bright and early Saturday morning to catch a tourist bus to Chitwan National Park. After 4 and a half hours we made it to our first stop…. WHITE WATER RAFTING! It was a blast! We swam in the river, rafted through some tricky rapids, and some … Read More