Nepal & India Adventure



Embark on an epic gap year journey through the Indian subcontinent. Over 8 weeks you will go from the highest mountain in the world, through India and on to the beaches of Goa. We have used our twenty years experience to put together the best that India, Nepal and Goa have to offer whilst giving you all the benefits of volunteering. An exotic combination of volunteering programs in two countries combines with an epic 2,000 mile adventure.


Highlights

  • Canoe Safari in the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • White Water Rafting on the Trishuli River
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Sunset at the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the home of the Dalai Lama
  • Assist on amazing Tibetan Refugee project
  • Relax on pristine white sand beaches of Goa

Phase 1: Kathmandu and Royal Chitwan - Your adventure begins in the lost mountain Kingdom of Nepal.  Arrive in Kathmandu where you meet your leader and join your group for the next 8 weeks. Explore this mountain capital, visit the Monkey temple and more before heading over the mountains and down into Royal Chitwan and the home of the Bengal Tiger.  

Phase 2: Community Volunteering - Undertake vital community work in an orphanage in Pokhara with young children up to 17 years old and also on a farm the orphanage uses and where the older kids go outside from term time and at the weekends. Help the kids with their school work, help run classes and plan activities with them. On the farm you will get active in building, gardening and looking after the animals living there. Learn Nepalese cooking while helping to provide a sustainable future, rest weekends include white water rafting and other exciting activities.

Phase 3 & 4: Trek to Everest Base camp - Fly to Lukla and start our trek to Everest Base Camp. Guided by government Sherpas, we pass through remote mountain villages before reaching the world famous Everest Base Camp (Sagarmāthā in Nepalese).

Phase 5 Delhi & The Golden Triangle - We swap the mountains of Nepal for the smells, sounds and colours of India. The hustles and bustle of Delhi, exploring by tuk tuk, then off for a week’s tour of the Golden Triangle, Red Fort and the incredible Taj Mahal, one of the modern Wonders of the World! 

Phase 6: Dalai Lama & Tibetan Refugee volunteering - Next you head up to the old colonial Hill Station of Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama. Teach monks English at the Tibetan Open School - an amazing and fulfilling way to give back to these welcoming people. 

Phase 7 & 8: Rajasthan, Mumbai & Goa - The final leg of your adventure takes you first through the state of Rajasthan, land of the Kings with majestic forts and lavish palaces, and jungles and sand dunes. Continuing South you’ll spend a few days exploring India’s second city Mumbai before reaching out final destination – Goa! Clear seas, pristine beaches, exquisite cuisine and friendly people welcome us as we near the end of our epic adventure.


To get a deeper insight into the volunteering projects you will take part in just have a read through our articles describing them more in detail. You find them here:

India - Volunteering in the Tibetan Refugee project

Nepal - Volunteering with children in Pokhara


What's Included

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support & video briefing
  • Experienced Gapforce Leaders supervising throughout the program
  • Airport transfers
  • Internal flight to/from Lukla for the Everest Base Camp trek
  • Flight from Nepal to India (8 weekers only)
  • Welcome and safety briefing
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transport between core locations and to/from included tours
  • Volunteering project donation
  • All activities as listed on itinerary
  • Organised social activities
  • 24/7 UK emergency backup
  • Gapforce T-shirt


Why India Nepal and Goa?

From the highest mountain in the world, down through the sub continent, to the seas of the Indian Ocean - this is your complete gap year experience. 

Travelling with Gapforce benefiting from our twenty years experience, led by our UK trained Gapforce leader, ensures you have an amazing and complete experience with a lower level of risk than travelling independently. Designed for gap year students who want to see the world and become global citizens, you will also make friends for life, sharing this life adventure. Don’t miss out, contact us now!

Gapforce Ultimate India Experience

This was my first real traveling experience and as I was nervous about going on my own, so far away and for so long I wanted to know I'd be looked after. Gapforce made me feel confident that I would be in safe hands from the very start. Before going I was given plenty of information and if I had any questions my emails would be answered, usually within a couple of days. I was also contacted on a few occassions, including a few days before I went, to make sure I didn't have any further questions.While I was there I had an amazing experience. The coordinators were all very friendly and helpful. I felt they knew what they were talking about and welcomed questions. They were also more than happy to help you plan things to do in your free time.The only complaint I have is that I booked a 'beach week' as part of my trip, but soon after I arrived I was told this probabaly wouldn't be possible due to the monsoon season and that it would be a better idea to do an extra volunteer week. I was quite disapointed I hadn't been informed of this beforehand, especially as there was quite a large difference in price between the 2 weeks. However I requested a refund as soon as I got home and again my email was answered quickly and I recieved and apology and told a refund would be made.This also worked out quite well as I got more into the volunteering than I expected, so I was more than happy to do 2 weeks of it. I was quite worried about it to begin with, but again the coordinators were a great help and supported me the whole time. I knew I was not expected to do anything I wasnt comfortable with and I was given as much help or as much freedom as I wanted. Overall I had a lovely experience and definitely feel comfortable to travel again in future.


Nepal Road Trip

I am from China and study in UK. I traveled here with Gapforce from UK! This was an excellent trip when I spent one month in Nepal. Delicious food, friendly people! Chitwan national park was wonderful, wild animals and elephant riding! The experience in orphanage was memorable!! Meeting lots of children and staying with them was happy! Dan is a reliable guy who take care for one month! Many thanks

Vincent, China

To EBC and Back Again

To say that this trip has changed my life is a huge understatement. Within a matter of five weeks, I've been to dozens of temples in Kathmandu, went on an elephant back safari through the jungle in Chitwan National Park, worked at a wonderful orphanage and trekked to Everest Base Camp. While this trip isn't for the faint of heart, I can highly recommend it. GapForce has been a great company to travel with and I wouldn't change a thing about my time spent in Nepal.

Mary, Texas

Greatest Experience

I had a wonderful trip! I just did the nepal part, but it was amazing. We were able to see many various parts of the country. This gave me the chance to get to know different subcultures within the main culture. Of course the Everest Base Camp trek was a main part of the trip! It was beautiful to see the untouched nature. Luckily we were able to make it to Base Camp, that was an absolute highlite of the trip!! This was quite exiting because I suffered a day from altitude sickness, but thanks to the expedition leaders (who were of great help) I was able to continue! Thanks a lot GapForce for this experience of a lifetime

Quinten

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  • Duration: 4 to 8 weeks
  • Departures: April, September

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