Itxasne Nebreda, Spain August 2016
My expirience was wonderful
I took 2 weeks Nepal Education Trip, which was a mix between holidays and community programs I had been a fantastic experiencie, which I enjoied a lot. Nepal is a great country to do amazing activities same time learning a new culture. I had little difficulties to comunicate in the school and the family due to language barrier. But in general my expirience was wonderful and I recomended it to everybody. Thank you GAPNepal team
Wade Miller, USA- October 2016
New foods, experiences and immersing:
Nepal is an amazing country with a beautiful countryside and mot importantly beautiful people. Honestly the most comforting and humbling place to visit. I have learned a lot about myself through trying new foods, experiences and immersing my self in a culture, which is very different. I cannot say enough about the team and their connections through out the country.
Timmie Nielsen, 2014 February, Denmark
A journey into a dream
Have you ever thought how it is to be live and experience a world of a really good book with adventures and landscape which leaves your mind in wonders? The mountains and the culture aspect within them does that for save. The trip to the base camp were like a dreamscape wherever you looked you looked in awe even the day with rain and mists and around us it were live walking in the legendry mist all mountains from the universe of jr.tolken.
Thanks Nepal team for an amazing trip and help a dream become reality.
Blake Middleton, US - October 2016
Food & People -
The amount of welcome, love and openness amongst the Nepalese people was simply indescribable. The views, food and people will keep me coming back to your wonderful country!
Signe Buhl, October 2016
Time in Nepal - Can't Describe
We will come back in the future No words can describe out time in Nepal. This country is truly amazing. The people, the food, the Himalayas, the tea, the religion, the culture... We could keep on going! We love this country so much, we don't feel like going away soon. Signe Buhl Denmark.
Clara Amalie Lisbjerg, Denmark October 2016
Will come back in the future -
Thank you so much Santosh and Anish for being so helpful with planning every thing and cooperating with all our questions and us. You are the best! There is no doubt we will come back in the future, still so many beautiful places we want to explore. Hugs and a lot of love from Clara.
Darren, USA, April 2016
I have had a lot of fun and valuable experiences here in Nepal. I just went with the flow and enjoyed every unique day. I’ve learned how to transform my negative thoughts into positive ones, meditation with monks, went elephant riding, bungee jumping, met a lot of really cool people, met a lot of new friends, learned more about the world, more about myself and grew as a person. That only a few of the positive experiences that I’ve had, this program is awesome! Thanks guys.
Alex Bonner, Israel June 8th, 2015
The big earthquake of 2015 was a very interesting time for all. On one hand, we saw a lot of devastation, on the other- a happy nation that is always smiling, regardless of the situation. I’ve been with the family of VolNepal for 3 projects, rebuilding schools, restoring hope in the hearts of locals and inspiring individuals.
VolNepal you’re the best!
BEN Apps, UK, 2016 April
I feel like I would have enjoyed the trip more if there was a bigger group, however this was something that couldn’t be helped. I learnt many important things and the teachings were very valuable. The teams were so helpful and friendly. Shiva was very knowledgeable. I would advise that the free time is lessened and the teaching time is increased. The scenery was amazing on the one clear day we had more clear days haha. Chitwan and Pokhara were amazing.
Mark Mathias Carlsen Maak, 2012 October, Denmark
There was a lot of transportation which took a lot of time but the things we experienced when we finally got there was worth the transportation time the hotel stays was also fine like the feeling of back to basic sometimes which I also got to try when we were out in nowhere .I got my adventure which I expected of this travel the people in Nepal and Tibet were very nice but also learned to watch out for my things. The travel together with my travels have giving me a bigger perspective.
Jonas Funch, 2014 Feb, Denmark
The Nepali people are very open. Throughout the entire volunteering projects many opportunities have been presented –even pushed upon the participants. Usually they have to seek out the possibilities themselves, but the school project has been so rich in possibilities beyond imagination…
If you choose this yet rarely taken gift “please embrace the possibilities and know that everything is possible. Everything from being able to held presentation in front of 120 formal teachers to changing the entire method of teaching on a private school-such a privilege and ace honor. Please do seize this and do not be afraid of it.
Marie Soleil, 2014 Feb, Switzerland
It was a great time here in Nepal and also in Tibet. The program was funny many new things to see adventure was little bit sad that I couldn’t do everything and it’s why I couldn’t enjoy everything but it was a great experience and I hole to come back again. There were so many helpful people includ9ing the guides from Nepal. Thank you so much. Without this help trip won’t be that funny.
Trine-Larsen, 2014 Feb, Denmark
Go, Do, Learn
I think it was great to ride on my Nepali motorbikes! But maybe extra helmets.mum will kill me when she hears! I liked the school project we really got involved with the locals’ think that it is great that we are shown how to take a microbus, it gives us more freedom and a better feel of the city. Maybe put an extra language class just before we go to the orphanage .I could not remember what I had learned in the beginning. A couple of more clay in Bhutan would have been nice. We only got a shallow expression of the country and its inhabitants we were just lucky that we were able to join a local party
Elizabeth Hollase, 2014 Feb, Denmark
Dal Bhat and great experienced
Being away from home nearly 2 months require coo rye and a heart that loves travelling not one day is spending getting I chose to go to Nepal. This trip has been absolutely perfect.
From seeing all the temples and a new cremation to river rifting massage and the bigger mountains in the whole world. Though it has been hard with all the days with sickness and diarrhea there was always supportive friends and guides nearby. My mind and thoughts have been through a lot and I have learned much more than I ever expected especially about Nepal and Tibet and I am having a hard time leaving Nepal all the new friends I have got along this trip.
Larke, 2014 Feb, Denmark
It would be nice it we had a chance to live with a family who didn’t have a lot of money and we could help them like a really farm. But the family needs to have water. Nicer and wilder river fating. Too much difference from the packed program in the beginning compacted to the time on the orphanage. It should be possible and a nice idea to change the program if you watch to do something else.
Sigrid, 2014 Feb. Denmark
I thought the programme was good but in the beginning there was a new thing to do every day and it was a little bit stressed and if you where sick you would miss a part of the programme, at that’s little bit sad and maybe you should consider having a little time to get to know each other in the beginning of the programme with like some social activities and also more flexibility in the programme so it would it would be easier to stay one more day in a great place or go home one day earlier if you want to. But over all great experience and great support doing the programme.
Anne Lund Borre, 2014 Feb, Denmark
It took some time to get used to Nepali time something we encountered daily! It was really difficult on the beginning but after a few weeks it became sort of a blessing that we always have 10 more minutes to get ready. The awesome about Nepali time is that everything is possible even if you change your flight in the very last second everyone will be in their toes to help and make everything possible and comfortable.
Katharine Tyrsted, 2013 Feb. Denmark
Great trip with many impressions and life changing stories
In Annapurna we saw how the local people lived and we just couldn’t believe the conditions .it really opened your eyes for how some people in some countries live. Tibet was also special to see how china controlled Tibet.
Christen Oldenburg, 2014 Feb, Denmark
Another part of the world
Nepal is a country that’s lets you try all the things you don’t have at home. The variety of nature is so vast with everything from animal life like that of Africa and with wasteland surrounded by cloud punk turning mountains.
But the nature is net all. Nepal us a developing country with big D,and really live with only 12h of power a day or sometimes without water for a shower really opens your eyes to how luckily we are in the western part of the world . Nepali people are said to be some of the richest people in the world and they are everywhere you go. People are willing to help or just go for a chat and as part of the volunteering work you really meet this volunteering nature. On top of this to live with the locals also means daal Bhat morning and evening.
In the program you will meet more than just the culture. in Bhutan you got to see one of the worlds must extraordinary building tigers nest at monastery 900mto see all the beauty up a diffside.in the Tibet you get the chance to see all the beauty of the Buddhists culture. And with a bus ride either in or out of the country you will see even more of the amazing Himalayan Mountains to sum up this tour. it has changed the way I see life this tour have been a life changer.
Nicoline Godsvig, 2014 Feb, Denmark
This trip has been such a good experience and I have just loved almost every moments here I think the programme is very well planned and was a good mix of adventure sightseeing trekking and voluntary work’s like that we start with sightseeing and learn about the nepali culture before the voluntary and local family. Especially I would really thank you guide for always being there and being ready to help us with whatever we need.
Anna Soffie, 2014 Feb, Denmark
I really liked to be a teacher in the governmental school; therefore I would have appreciated if we had talked to about our expectations to the volunteering work if we had talked about that I would have been there from the beginning. Overall I will praise you for your support. It has been more than expected.
Soffie Buggie, 2013 April, Denmark
I was really happy with my trip in general. The adventure was incredible and I will never forget it. River rifting was a bit less for since it was a very gentle trip. Whenever I got sick the staff was really helpful. At the orphanage it would be nice if it was possible to help out the school since it is otherwise some really long days. If possible one more day in last resort not so much driving in Tibet we spend a lot of time in the bus.
Zoe Linder, 2014 Feb, Switzerland
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to waiting down a review about the last three months here in Nepal. During this long but somehow also really short time filed. period of time I was able to explore Nepal in every kind of way I could even think about we could experience some action with the river rafting and Bungyjump we could enjoy the beautiful nature on the trekking tour. we could get to know the culture by visiting temples and other important cultural sites and least we could get in touch with the local people which leads me to have a big family and a lot of friends here in Nepal now. in addition to that it has also been really fascinating to travel to Tibet and Bhutan as well because through those beautiful countries (both on the cultural and scenic aspects)it was possible to see even more at this part on the cultural and scenic aspects.)it was possible to see even more part of part of Asia’s at the end I can say that there has hardly ever been a moment of boredom during the last 3 months which sadly also includes that time passed so incredibly fast. But at the end it is a good sigh and I am really happy to have been able to experience this intense and adventurous journey. our group was amazing I loved the fact of having all of those awesome people around me 24/7 its nice to go home and know that I got a lot of new friends from Denmark now whom I could share all my thoughts my experiences my joyful moments with. so finally with all the good and some bad (like being really sick for a week )experiences I can only say that it was totally worth it to come here for me and I am keeping the memories deeply build in my heart. This was a trip I will never forget.
Emilia Holm Adams, 2013 April, Denmark
Amazing culture, much bus
I think my journey has been mostly amazing beautiful giving and hilarious. Tibet was the most cultural part of the trip but also the part with most waste time in bus that was a shame but I think necessary the time in Nepal has been great. Packed with experiences and adventures. But it might have been nice with little free time in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu.
Katharine, 2013 April, Denmark
I had 4 really good weeks as everyone from Nepal was really warm and fun people who are good at English and socializing with us.(the group).it was cool that the program was very booked so that we benefited as much from the experience as possible. Especially santosh and Anish was very good guides and very helpful I felts safe the whole time. It was very interesting to see so many different parts of Nepal all in all a very rewarding experiences.
Monica, 2013 October, Denmark
I think the programme is very good because it helped me test and move some of my personal limits especially through trekking and bungy jump. I like the very social aspect of the group but I do not see our contribution to the local community unless we choose to do volunteering work.
Lena Marie, 2013 October: Denmark
My Nepali experience
From the moment I sat my feet in Nepal the cultural shock (not shock in negative way) began and it kept on going. whether was walking in the streets of Kathmandu and seeing a man with 20 dead chicken on his bicycle or driving in a tourist bus a little bit scared, it is culture and it is awesome. However there are naturally things about other cultural from your own which you don’t understand. here I am thinking about the act of hitting children being forced in to a marriage and follow rules nobody knows why exists have though taken it all as an experience and the best thing was always to see the people smile I really liked that.
Nepal has made me feel alive in so many different ways whether it was walking in the street looking out the window driving in the bus or jumping out from a bridge everybody has been so nice and helpful staff guides that’s for that I couldn’t have asked for better Nepal experience.
Camilla Thybo, 2013 April, Denmark
Journey of my life
I really had an amazing here in Nepal .these two and half months went so incredibly fast can’t believe all the different experiences I had in such a short time. The first month we were like real tourists, but I think that after we came back from Tibet .Nepal became our second home. it felt like home coming back from that trip to cross the bridge at the border that was a crazy feeling that I didn’t expect. off comes bungy jump elephant safari river rafting base camp etc. was amazing experiences too to be a volunteer here have been so difficult from the volunteers work I have done back home and it was so much more difficult than I expected it was a big challenge for me also how life is in Nepal .i will never forget this journey and Nepal will always be in my heart.
Simon Torp, 2013 April, Denmark
I Love the Mountains
I had a really good stay here in Nepal .I think the program for the first month was perfect. We all had a wonderful time and you were helping us all time think maybe that you don’t need to send guide with us on the rafting Chitwan Pokhara trip. it would have been nice to be our self and we have your phone
Number thinks the trip to Tibet was really good but the guide didn’t tell us so much about Tibet, maybe because he couldn’t it would have been nice if he had told us more. Everest fantastic .the volunteer work good but also difficult .i learned lot about the Nepali culture maybe too much. it was amazing tour and I think a really good partner in Nepal .
Jacob Ulf FOG, 2013 April, Denmark
Overall, the experience has been rewarding and insightful however I did experience some difficulty while trying to acquire visa for Bhutan.
Alicia Bondington, South Africa, June 17th, 2015
Where to begin… wow words cannot describe the experience I had working with you guys to rebuild schools after the earthquake. My heart is filled with such fond memories and I will forever cherish the way you treated me and how friendly and caring everyone has been during my stay here. I wish you all the best for the future and may you get tons more volunteers (equally as awesome as us) to come and assist you in all the great work you guys are doing. I will miss you dearly and hope to be back one day again.
Take care of yourself and big hugs.
Andreas Luyts, Belgium, June 9th, 2015
After one of the most useless rescue missions after the earthquake I’m so happy to have found such a great organization as VolNepal that really makes a difference. I’ve worked with awesome volunteers in 3 different schools in the surrounding of Kathmandu and loved every minute of it. With blisters on my hand and a sore back my time to go has now come but I will never forget this and hope to return soon.