When I was volunteering in Nepal I discovered what a special country this place really is. I have met loads of travellers who have visited Nepal and I haven’t heard a bad word said about the country.
I have been back to Nepal over 5 times now, so I thought I should share with you guys what keeps me heading back to this magical country! Let me know if you agree with my reasons. Disclaimer, I could have written 100 reasons but I chose to narrow it down to just 3!
How can I write about Nepal without mentioning the mighty Himalayas. The world famous mountain range is probably one of the main reasons why people choose to visit Nepal, the star of the show being Mount Everest which is the highest mountain on the planet. If you’re adventurous you can head off on one of many treks, experience various different cultures and take in some of the best views you’ll ever see. Trekking might seem like a bridge too far for some people, but trust me when I say that with a little training you’ll have no problem at all.
In my opinion, people can make or break a destination. If you don’t feel comfortable or welcome somewhere then you’re not going to have a good time, that’s pretty obvious. Well, the people in Nepal absolutely make the place because everyone is so friendly, warm and super helpful. Even the immigration guys, who are usually not the happiest in any country, greeted me with a big smile which was a taste of things to come. You’ll be overwhelmed with how warm Nepalese people are and they’ll leave you with some great memories.
Volunteering in Nepal is something that I will always remember, without question one of the most memorable experiences I have had. I have volunteered all over the world but if you asked me for my favourite place then I’d say Nepal instantly. There are plenty of different options available to suit people’s skills. Make sure you do your research to make sure you choose the right program for you which will also have the most impact. To get an idea of what the projects will be like I always advise people to read reviews and comments from fellow travellers, talk to friends who may have volunteered also – I find this the best way to get an honest opinion of each project Nepal has to offer. Good luck with your volunteering experience if you’re going to Nepal, I’m sure it’ll be awesome!
Have you been to Nepal? If so, please do tell us all about your experiences, tips and tales. All you have to do is pop your thoughts in the comment section below. I think it’s great when we, as a travel community, can share our first hand experiences with others so they can plan the best trip possible. Thanks for sharing guys, I’m looking forward to reading all your comments!