Volunteering is huge in Nepal, and although it can be great to volunteer and rewarding for yourself and the placements you work with, you do need to be careful how you organise it as 'Voluntourism' is a growing business. I have worked in the past for Projects and Abroad and PoD volunteer (two great organisations) and can give you all the down low on responsible volunteering in Nepal
Having lived in Nepal as a Western women for 7 years, there's not much I don't know about expat life in Nepal (or in general for that matter). From sorting out your life before you leave your home country to what to do on arrival/
Trekking & hiking
Not only do I own a rafting and kayaking company, but also a trekking company in Nepal. I have personally been on over 10 treks in Nepal in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions. I can give you up to date info on trekking permits, routes, best time of year to go and whether or not you should take a guide and porter.
I have owned and operated a whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoning and trekking company in Nepal for the past 7 years. I have facilitated thousands of people enjoying all sorts of adrenaline activities in Nepal over the years. Adventure is my specialty!
Having backpacked around the world before and after university (and every opportunity I now get), I have managed to make every penny of a pound work for me. I can help you find all the best budget hostels, restaurants and activities in Nepal no problem!
I have lived and worked in Nepal for the past 7 years. During this time I have explored almost the entire country and no consider myself and expert on all things Nepali! From life in the cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara) to the rivers and the mountains, there's so much to experience and explore in Nepal and I love helping people organise their trips.