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My experience with We Volunteer Nepal – Sam & Bess
My adventure in Nepal with my best friend started with a car ride from Kathmandu airport into the suburbs of the bustling city. Bhagawan and Santosh greeted us warmly, and we began our journey to the volunteer home. We spent two nights in Kathmandu before heading to Pokhara for the 5 day trek to Poon Hill. Our time at the volunteer house was great – the families were hospitable, the rooms were comfortable and the food was sensational. We were served traditional dhal bhaat, along with some amazing spicy side dishes.
Our time in Kathmandu was a cultural whirlwind of exciting experiences. We visited Patan and learnt about its history from a knowledgeable guide, explored the streets of Thamel and made many friends along the way. Bhagawan and Santosh transported us all around the city, recommending places to visit and shops to buy our hiking gear. Our Pokhara trekking itinerary had also been planned for us, and everything had been organised perfectly – our trekking guide, accommodation and food while on the trek, and transport to and from the trekking location.
Our journey in Pokhara was incredible, from the spectacular views offered by the bus ride to the phenomenal trekking experience. When we arrived in Pokhara we were picked up by Saroj, our trekking guide, who warmly introduced himself and gave us details about the hike. The next 5 days were filled with the most breathtaking views I had ever seen. Although the days were quite long and tiring, especially when we had to hike steeply uphill for a few hours, it was all well worth it. The days were spent hiking at our own pace, stopping off at small villages for some tea or freshly cooked lunch. The nights were spent in cosy tea-houses run by local families, who were all extremely welcoming, and happy to have us! Reaching the top of Poon Hill felt like such a huge accomplishment, and was such a stunning sight. Both the ascent and descent were equally as beautiful and joyful. We met many trekkers along the way, some with similar journeys, and some very different. Trekking was such a fulfilling and enriching experience – I definitely recommend to any traveller who is fit and able.
Throughout our journey in Pokhara, Bhagawan kept in regular contact with us to make sure everything was running smoothly, which was very comforting. When it was time to head back to Kathmandu, Bhagawan organised our bus tickets and was waiting at the bus stop to pick us up. Our adventure ended with another spectacular day in the vibrant Kathmandu, exploring the streets, sampling Nepali delicacies, meeting the locals, and saying our goodbyes to the wonderful people who housed us and kept us safe during our trip. Thank you to you all!

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Posted: March 25, 2016
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9
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10
Value:
9
Age:
26

I was first time Nepal in 2015. I was little bit worry before plane landing but the land was safe and the people in airport was many it's like some happened. But every body was waiting their parents, friends, family, guest. Nepal airport is quite small and there is only one international airport. I was met the first guy whose name is Bhagawan waiting for me at the airport. I was really happy to saw them. He was my guide during my time in Nepal. He was very kind and helpful. He was planning perfect to my trip in Nepal.

I had very nice room and the all staff are incredible. I had Nepali language, cultural and orientation class for one weeks it was fantastic. I choose work in orphanage cause i love help to the children. I got each and everything information about the project in my orientation class. After my orientation class they drop me in the orphanage home around in Kathmandu valley. I was work in orphanage and assist the beautiful children. I was helped in the kitchen, help to get ready for school, dropping to school pick them from school, helping solve their home work. That was my daily duty at the orphanage I got amazing experience in Nepal with the children. Nepali people had two time Dall Bhat (rice and lentil) a day everyday it was really delicious. We Volunteer Nepal also offering visit chitwan national park for 2 night and 3 days at the ending 4 days they was arranging my trip in chitwan. Actually i was seen there wildlife safari, tharu culture dance, tharu museum, one horn rhino, many crocodiles and many spices. It was really beautiful i never ever forget chitwan national park. It's once lifetime experience. After that i came back to kathmandu stay in thamel which is bank of tourist. The next day Bhagawan was drop me to the airport. I suggest to all my friends and volunteers Bhagawan and his team is perfect go with We Volunteer Nepal.

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Posted: March 25, 2016
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Bhim Lal
Age:
25

My experience in Nepal was incredible. From trekking poon hill, riding elephants in the Chitwan jungle, living and teaching English in a monastery to young monks.The support staff in Kathmandu is extremely competent and put me at ease immediately. When i was in my project most of the monks were gone on a pilgrimage, so there wasn't actually that much teaching to do.The monastery was awesome and their Buddhist culture. I was wake up early morning around 5 o'clock went to the prayer room and meditation with the senior monks it was amazing experience. I was teach 20 young monks around 5 hours a day there is 5 classroom. The beautiful Nepalese people and of course, the incredible mountains and environment. Not only was I able to meet kids my age and help them, I also go to make friends and through them, I've learned a lot about Nepal. Nepal is completely underrated and had become my favorite country in the world.

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Posted: March 25, 2016
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9
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9
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9
By: Manjuchau
Age:
24

My adventure began as I landed in a bustling Kathmandu airport. I was met by the lovely Bhagawan and driven to his family home where I was to spend my first night. I was made to feel very welcome and felt a sense of ease wash over me. There were two other volunteers there and it was great to hear their experiences of Nepal. After a delicious plate of Dal Bhat ( a local lentil and vegetable dish served with rice), it was bed time. Although it was cold at night I had a very comfortable sleep. I traveled in January and I would advice talking warm clothes and a sleeping blanket for evening/night. It is warm during the day though. The next day after a language/culture lesson we got the opportunity to look around the shops, which are not only colorful but fun as you have to haggle Bhagawan then took us to the cremation site by the river which is opposite Pashupatinath temple and although perhaps and unusual tourist attraction the ceremony is fascinating. Home for a lovely plate of Dal Bhat and chatter around the table then bed as the next day was an early start to get the bus at 6:30 am. I chose to volunteer at Chitwan which is in the country as six hour bus journey from Kathmandu.

The Chepang society orphanage is quit remote and a 25 minute walk down a dirt road from the bus stop; however you are met and helped with your luggage. There are a few shop round about the home where you can get water and stuff. The power supply is limited to 4 hour a days so I suggest talking a multi plug adapter. More or less everything is done manually that is pumping water for the animals, washing is done by hand at the pump, and grass for the animals is cut manually. However everyone pitches in and it really is fun. The home is very self sufficient with eggs, milk, vegetable and fruit which taste delicious although you are kept busy with a schedule a chores and homework there is the opportunity for free time and if you fancy a beer there are one or two hotels within walking distance. The evenings are spent in the children playroom where everyone laughs, chats, sings a songs, dances and generally just spend quality time together. There is also the library school which is about a 20 minute walk to the next village. It is run voluntarily for kids in the next village who don't get the opportunity to get the school. The focus is on not only reading and writing but also play. Thanks to volunteer donation there are some basic resources but never enough. The kids are so eager to learn to read and write English it's humbling. On my days off I went safari and stayed in a hotel where all meals were included. The accommodation was lovely staffs were fantastic. Our schedule included a canoe trip, elephant ride, Tharu culture dance, jungle walk and visit to the elephant breeding center all aided by a guide. We also walked through a village experiencing the life style of locals then sat down at the river to watch the sun set and taste snail soup (optional). The wealth of knowledge our guide had about culture, history and wildlife was phenomenal.

I can't articulate how much I enjoyed my time in Nepal.The main objective of Bhagawan and his team is to ensure your trip is comfortable and enjoyable. The sense of pride in there service is evident as nothing is a problem all of the place I visited had free wi-fi which was great for keeping in touch with back home and positing picture. Life is hard for the locals in Nepal, but the warmth and generosity of the people is amazing and i can't wait to go back.

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Posted: September 11, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9
Age:
28

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