At Adventure Aid Nepal, we believe travelling should be an emotional and empowering experience, an opportunity to share ideas and good will, learning from others, inspiring and sharing your spirit and energy to make the world a better place. Going on adventure with Adventure Aid Nepal is a truly different way to experience this beautiful country, away from the tourist trails where you will receive a heartfelt welcome. Take nothing but pictures, leave with memories that will last a lifetime but also leave a footprint of generosity and kindness – it’s what matters most.
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Nepal is a landlocked country bordering China in the north and India in the south and home to just over 26 million people. For most Nepalese people the way of life is simple and basic. With terrains ranging from large fertile plains and small foothills in the south to the Himalayan mountain range including mount Everest to the north. Nepal boats a vast array of cultures, wildlife and plant life, you will not run out of things to see and do whilst in this amazing country.
More than one third of its population live at least 2 hours walk from the nearest road, this meaning access to schools, health care and markets is a constant challenge. Living off the land and managing to deal with constantly changing environments is an essential of everyday life.
The education system in Nepal has gradually improved over the years with an overall literacy rate for over 5’s reported to be 65% in 2011. However, many children don’t even have access to a school and if they do it is sometimes a 2 hour walk to and from school every day.
Kathmandu, the capital city, has a population close to 3 million and is steeped in history and culture. Thamel is known as the hub for most travellers. It is packed with guest houses, restaurants, shops, and bookstores which cater to all tourists. The Juniper Trust schools are situated less than a days drive and two or three days walk from Kathmandu.