A Gap Year in Nepal

Why go backpacking in Nepal?

Nepal is one of those countries that everyone loves. It’s quiet, cheap and easy to travel. Most importantly, it’s packed full of fun activities and trips, and is home to the mecca of hiking; Mount Everest. Backpacking in Nepal is kind of a must.

Nepal is in South Asia, wedged between the cool heights of the Himalayas and the hot plains of India. And it’s the Himalayas that dominate your views and conversations. Ever present, they’re like sentient beings overlooking the land.

Hikers flock to the Himalayas to trek the regions of Annapurna and Everest. There are a number of treks you can choose from, from easy day-trips to week-long expeditions. But if trekking isn’t your thing then there’s world-class white-water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking and bungee jumping.

But it’s the Nepalese that make the country worth coming back to year after year. Their hospitality is world famous – after all, they want you to have the best time possible so you keep on coming back.

Things to do in Nepal

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In-Class TEFL Course in Kathmandu

from £1,068

20 days


Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Kathmandu and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Medical Elective Volunteering

from £180

1 - 84 days


Trusted by over 80,000 volunteers, IVHQ is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible Medical &...

Sports Coaching in Pokhara

from £775

14 days


Lead sports sessions in the mountainous city of Pokhara, working in local schools and at children's homes to promote wellbeing...

Gap Year Nepal

from £30 per day

28 - 112 days


With AV, it’s about more than a whistle-stop tour of the sites. It’s about getting to know the people and...

Volunteer Expeditions in Nepal

from £2350

35 days


Nepal is famed for its stunning landscapes and vast mountains, including some of the tallest in the world! But it’s...

Essential India & Nepal

from £581

16 days

India, Nepal

From Delhi to Kathmandu, embrace the traditions and customs of India and Nepal on this exotic 16 Day tour. An...

Nepal Child Care Volunteering

from £775

14 - 84 days


Volunteer with children in nurseries and schools. Live in a family-run guest house and really experience Nepali culture in the...

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