A sustainable Tour Operator in Nepal – #GAPNepal

Founded in the year 2011, GAPNepal as a tour operator develops travel programs that connects the travelers visiting Nepal to the traditional communities, allowing them to discover, explore and share each other’s culture, knowledge and ideas. With an aim to achieve a sustainable development goal by promoting tourism in Nepal, GAPNepal designs travel programs in the most sustainable and environment-friendly manner, benefiting both the traveler and the nation. GAPNepal has been committed to designing the trips in an efficient manner where the travelers are encouraged to carry out welfare activities such as teaching in schools and facilitating community interactions as well as cultural exchange programs. GAPNepal offers trips that consider an inclusive and two-way benefit for both the guests and the hosts in terms of cultural immersion, knowledge sharing, and progress of each party.  We believe that the beauty of a place lies in its authentic culture and pristine environment; hence, the programs organized by GAPNepal are designed accordingly. GAPNepal ensures that the weeks spent by the travelers in Nepal are fun, productive, and educational in every way possible. Therefore, we take you on an incredible journey, starting from the very origin of Nepal’s tradition and culture to experiencing the current lifestyle of the people in the mountains and villages.

GAP Year programs in Nepal with GAPNepal

GAPNepal operates with the specific objective of setting an example for its fellow competitors as well as people from around the world to carry out sustainable tours and travel practices. We take pride in the fact that we, as a company, have initiated change from ourselves. We strictly abide by the rules of reducing the use of plastic, paper, and energy as well as promoting the use of eco-friendly products in our offices. We have initiated seminars and programs that encourage people to manage, reduce, and recycle their personal wastes generated. Similarly, our objectives include encouraging travelers to travel responsibly while being mindful of the environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts. A simple traveling experience is offered by almost every travel agencies functioning in the country, but what makes the experience unique while traveling with GAPNepal, is our commitment to provide our clients with the supreme taste of generousness with the simple act of sharing kindness towards the local people and the overall community through the trip. We help you share happiness among the children by offering the gift of knowledge along with a chance to understand the challenges faced by them, and we provide you with a chance to help the locality strategically overcome the challenges.

GAPNepal organizes trips from the foothills of the mountains to the remote summit of the Himalayas along with several thrilling activities like river rafting, paragliding, jungle safari, and many more. We understand that travelers seek experiences that involve more insights into the lifestyle of the local people. Hence, we foster the communication of travelers with people of the local communities by the help of various activities, allowing the travelers to build intimate relationships with the locals. In order to provide a better understanding of local lives, we encourage our clients to stay at the local home-stays, which give travelers a delightful opportunity to converse with people from different backgrounds, listen to their stories, experience their lifestyle, and most of all try the new food every day. Apart from that, we encourage our clients to look closely into the agricultural practice of the local communities and partake in the local festivities and events. However, the travelers also get the chance to tell their stories to the hosts and see for themselves as to how much of a difference they can make in the local lives. Our full-time service and constant communication help us understand our clients and their requirements better, which further helps us to come up with trips that suit them the best.

GAPNepal wishes to provide you with the insights of the core values and cultures of these communities which will not only give you an exposure but will also offer you a sense of belongingness, humbleness, and accomplishment. With a set of rules and regulations based on our philosophy, we hope to be able to promote sustainable tourism in the country and around the world, so that we can make this world a better place and also leave a better world for our future generation.

GAP Year programs in Nepal with GAPNepal

Preventing altitude sickness during Trekking in Nepal

Altitude Sickness is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It is difficult to determine who may be affected by altitude sickness since there are no specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition that correlate with susceptibility. However most people can ascend to 2,500 meters with little or no effect.

Symptoms

Symptoms often manifest themselves six to ten hours after ascent and generally subside in one to two days, but they occasionally develop into the more serious conditions.

Symptoms of Mild AMS:

  • Headache
  • Nausea & Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Disturbed sleep
  • General feeling of malaise

Symptoms tend to be worse at night. Mild AMS does not interfere with normal activity and symptoms generally subside within two to four days as the body acclimatizes. As long as symptoms are mil ascent can continue at a moderate rate. When hiking, it is essential that you communicate any symptoms of illness immediately to others on your trip.

 Symptoms of moderate AMS:

  • Severe headache that is not relieved by medication
  • Nausea and vomiting, increasing weakness and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased co-ordination (ataxia).

With the gain in the altitude, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can affect the trekkers and mountaineers. Here are few to be listed in Nepal

  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Langtang Goshainkunda Trekking
  • Everest Basecamp
  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking – Thorang la pass
  • Upper Mustang “Forbidden Kingdom”
  • Kanchenjunga Trekking
  • Manaslu Area
  • Larke La Peak Climbing
  • Pisang Peak
  • Makalu Trek
  • Everest Expedition
  • Island Peak Climbing
  • Mera Peak Climbing
  • Ama Dablam Expedition
  • Everest Expedition
  • Upper Dolpa and others Himalayas.

 Prevention

  • Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Avoiding strenuous activity in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Avoid alcohol as it tends to cause dehydration, which exacerbates AMS,

Altitude acclimatization

is the process of adjusting to decreasing oxygen levels at higher elevations, in order to avoid altitude sickness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_sickness – cite_note-Acclimatization-16 Extending the time spent at higher altitudes let the body adjust to the oxygen level there, a process that involves the production of additional red blood cells. Once above approximately 3,000 metres most climbers and high-altitude trekkers take the “climb-high, sleep-low” approach.

 Treatment

The only reliable treatment and in many cases the only option available is to descend. Attempts to treat or stabilize the patient in situ at altitude is dangerous unless highly controlled and with good medical facilities.

Top 10 reasons to travel Nepal in 2017

Nepal, the dream destination for the Himalayan lovers has the best of the life time experiences that anyone is looking for during their vacation trips. There are so many unique experiences that makes Nepal as the most valued travel destination in the world:.

  • Cultural wonders of Nepal

Nepal has living Goddess, one of such which doesn’t exist in any part of the globe. And Nepal has array of unique cultures which for the travelers to experience and explore.

  • Ancient world heritages

The capital city houses the seven world heritage sites in within 20 Kilometers. All these heritages gives you the feeling of middle age civilization and also the city planning in the ancient time.

  • Landscape

From 60 meters of the sea level to the 8848 meters of the sea level, Nepal has unique beautiful landscape of rivers, flat lands, hills, mountains and Himalayas.

  • Village life

More than 70% of the total population lives in the villages and the life style is simple. They work in the field for their living and also resemble the simplest form of living where you feel the real happiness. Apart from the modern amenities, the pure form of life makes you feel that you are the part of the nature.

  • Adventures with Nature

Trekking, river rafting, Canoeing are the best adventure moments that can be experienced in Nepal. These all adventures go with the nature. So anyone willing to be in nature for the adventures, Nepal is the ultimate choice.

Views from Thokla Pass 4830m.
  • Beautiful weather

Monsoon, from June to August ist the rainy season. Apart from that weather remains good throughout year. You enjoy the best of the sun shines, free from the weather extremities. Its neither too much cold nor too much hot.

  • Guest Friendly Culture

ATITHI DEVO BHAVA is the quotation written in the holy books. This means that the Guests are God. So, born up with this tradition and the culture, they make you feel that you are with the people of friendly nature.

  • The people of Nepal

Nepal houses more than 90 ethnic communities People of Nepal greet always with the smiles in their face. They are well known for the best hospitality in the world. Their welcoming nature during the trip makes you feel that you are in the world beautiful travel destinations of the world.

Responsible travel
  • Responsible travel and value of money

Tourism stands as the third major sector of the National economy. Every trip you make to Nepal create the jobs to the people working in tourism. So your travel is creating the added value to the economically backward communities.

  • Safe to travel

Nepal is one the safest destination in the world. Nepal neither has any sorts of racial violence nor any forms of discrimination based on religion. Nepal is free from the terrorism and any other forms of global unrest.

So, the travel decision waits in your hand. Plan either during your GapYear or your sabbaticals or during your holidays. GAPNepal will maximize the best of Nepal experiences for you.

Nepal as a Best Valued destination for sabbatical holidays

Welcome to Nepal during your sabbaticals in Nepal. It’s our pleasure to share with your company that Nepal is the best destination for your employees during the sabbaticals. The small but diversified country in landscape, culture, people and the multifaceted experiences, sabbatical in Nepal can be the right solution for revitalizing and reenergizing for the days ahead.


The Nepal Sabbaticals highlights can be presented here under:

  • Buddhist and Hindu cultural sights visit:  Nepal has the best of the middle age monuments describing the Hindu and Buddhist architecture.  Its an opportunity t
    o compare the today’s world with the developments of the middle age. Nepal is the living museum.
  • Trekking: Endowed with the highest mountain ranges of the world, Nepal is the place to go away from the world of modern amenities to immerse with nature. With this true natural experiences it gives the new life skills to cope with the new situations and challengesAdult GAP Year in Nepal
  • Local experiences: Nepal is the land of communities with lots of villages and the communities. A traditional living experiences with the happiest families can teach you to explore the happiness within the basics.
  • Spiritual development: There is opportunity tolearn the meditation and yoga with experienced teachers from Buddhist and Hindu traditions. These learning have been proven to be the best learning for stress management, self-understanding, compassion and cooperation.
  • Relaxation and Luxury travels: With the best of Jungles, Lakes and Himalaya view points, there is ample of time for the relaxations too.
  • Along with the Nepal is the best place for Adventure sports practices like Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding .

With all these ingredients during the sabbaticals, employees will be prepared for the new challenges of work and career.  Sabbaticals in Nepal can be the best alternative to  increase the  work efficiency of the Individuals.