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Social Entrepreneurship as Responsible, Sustainable Tourism for Nepal

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“A charity dollar only has one life. A social business dollar can be invested over and over again.” – Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate   Why I Believe in Social Entrepreneurship Thank you for giving me the chance to tell you why I think social entrepreneurship is the best option...

Volunteer in Nepal Best Questions to Ask

Volunteering in Nepal can go one of two ways.  Either you will totally love it and will be ready to come back before you get home, or you will be disappointed and feel that you basically paid a lot of money to stay at someone’s home, eat mediocre food and make little impact on...

When is best time to travel to Nepal?

The best time to travel in Nepal is up to you… that’s the true answer!  But I get this question a lot and so I thought I would share some insights into the seasons of the year and why you may choose one over the other.   Guidebooks like the Lonely Planet Nepal (which we LOVE)...

TREKT & Mtn Fund Nepal Announce Volunteer Medical Trek

TREKT Himalaya of Florida teams up with the Mountain Fund in New Mexico to offer Volunteer Nepal Medical Trek  ST. CLOUD, Fla. (July 9, 2012) — Nepalese-American tour operator, TREKT Himalaya, LLC., with offices in Saint Cloud  and Kathmandu, Nepal has teamed up with the Mountain...
Nepal Volunteers - Learn to Eat Daal Bhat with Hands

Food in Nepal – It’s polite to eat with your hands!

Remember your mother saying, “get your fingers off that food!” Or something similar? Most westerners grow up being told NOT to eat with their hands, but when you travel to Nepal, get ready for some finger-licking Nepali Thali! It’s actually polite to eat with your hands in Nepal,...

Nepal Travel – Expect the Unexpected

For years it has been my personal mission to give tourists the best information I can about Nepal travel.   It is easier as a “transplant” to Nepal (my husband is Nepalese, and I am American) for me to see the things that would seem a unique and even startling to a Westerner...
Nepal Visa and Customs - Kathmandu Airport

Nepal Tourist Visa – for Volunteers and Trekkers

Nepal Visa and Customs – Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu   Traveling to Nepal?  Going to Everest Trek or here to volunteer?  You don’t need to get a visa in advance, Nepal visas are issued upon arrival.    But there are a few things you need to know when filling out the customs form....