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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Volunteer with Children in Nepal

from £945

14 days

Travel to the Nepali city of Pokhara and volunteer alongside an international team in a care centre or children's home,...

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...

Nepal – Caring for Children

from £1115

14 - 56 days

Become fully immersed to help some of the most vulnerable groups in Nepalese society, whilst travelling and exploring this dramatic...

Nepal and India Adventure with Gapforce

from £2400

28 - 56 days

Join us on an amazing and diverse adventure through the lost kingdoms of Nepal and onwards to breathtaking India, including...

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 &...

Essential India & Nepal

from £581

16 days

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

Gap Year in Nepal

from £820

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...

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

from £840

16 days

Trek in the world-famous Annapurna Sanctuary on your gap year, career break or holiday and enjoy the best of Nepal.

Nepal – Medical Internship

from £1115

14 - 56 days

Become fully immersed in an observational medical internship - learning, contributing and building great friendships within the medical community.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

from £1295

14 - 112 days

Immerse yourself in the life and culture of Nepal as a volunteer teacher whilst living with a local family.

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