Had a great volunteer experience that really combined the highlights of the cultural areas and remote regions of Nepal. It was great to get to see all the main attractions in Nepal and having time to stay in Kathmandu and getting the chance to experience the more traditional lifestyle teaching in a secluded mountain town. Everything was great and it was an unforgettable experience.
Bijaya is the best, he really has a great understanding of Nepal and was great at explaining everything about the spiritual nature of the country and provided great insights into things i never would have even noticed. The school and family were so friendly and i even got to learn some Nepali. Overall a once in a lifetime experience and I am thankful for finding Third Eye Volunteer
My experience working in Nepal was kickstarted by this organisation. Although my plans deviated significantly from what they originally were, Bijaya and his family remained extremely accommodating and welcoming. As a veterinary student, the experiences I've had over the past 3 months have been priceless in terms of learning different approaches to medicine (under extremely difficult circumstances) and making valuable contacts. I cannot wait to be back in Nepal to take advantage of some of the opportunities this place offers!
fter leaving Holland for Nepal for a month with 15 other students, I had no expectations of what my journey would bring. Luckily this organisation in Nepal made us feel at home from day 1, keeping us interested with very informative city-trips, an amazing two weeks of voluntary work in Thulibesi, a great trekking adventure and a safari in Chitwan to top it off.
Anything our group could've wished for in a tourguide, Bijaya seemed to have. His knowledge of cities, culture, and religion, and combined with his ever-appealing smile and sense of humour, he made sure our group never got bored. His succeeding efforts and dedication into showing us all the beauty in Nepal in such a small timespan is brilliant. My trip would not have been the same without this great man, and if (or when) I return to Nepal, I definitely know that the first thing I would do would be to visit this man again.
This August, we went with a group of 16 students to Nepal, initially as a volunteering tour. Bijaya, our friendly, spiritual, polite, humorous, and helpful guide and friend, made sure we had a place to eat, sleep, and work in one of Nepal's friendliest, most remote, and purest communities, called Thulibesi. Despite clear, concise, yet intensive contact on forehand, we could not have imagined that someone who we didn't meet in person on forehand could be so devoted and friendly to our group from the minute we arrived. He proved to be a great guide, a great joker, a great spiritual leader, and most of all, a true friend. He accompanied us not only during the volunteering, where he arranged everything from transportation to relative mild food and offered guidance through the construction work and communication with locals, but also during the two weeks we spent afterwards, visiting Nepal's touristic hotspots such as Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Thamel, and the Last Resort. All out of compassion, and with a good heart, as we did not make any arrangements about his guidance beforehand. Bijaya and Nepal Spiritual Trekking will definitely amaze you and, besides providing you with a great trip, get you in closer touch with spirituality if you're willing to learn.
This August (2013) I travelled through Nepal. With a group of 15 other students we participated in the Volunteer Program that this organization offers. An impressive and memorable trip abroad I can say and for a huge part this is thanks to the services of our guide (and now good friend) Bijaya. As from day 1, everything was arranged and we did not have to worry about anything. Bijaya is a thoughtful, sympathetic and reliable man who likes to share his knowledge about spirituality or the Nepali culture but also has an adorable sense of humor. This combination of traits made staying in Nepal a very special memory that I can harvest from for the rest of my life. We felt directly at home and connecting with local people was a lot easier through his help. He approaches people in a personal way, which is a relief with respect to the commercial approaches that I have encountered at other organizations. I would recommend the services offered by Bijaya (and thus the organization) to everyone who comes to Nepal. It is the best thing you can do and really takes your trip to a higher level!
Together with 15 students from the Netherlands, we were going to start one of our biggest trips in a lifetime; experiencing the beautiful country of Nepal. Voluntary work, hiking in the Himalaya and sightseeing in Kathmandu, it was all in the planning. We had put our faith in the hands of Bijaya. He should arrange the program for a whole month. It was the best decision we have ever made, I would lie if I would say that Bijaya wasn't the main reason that the trip was such a big success.
Actually, Bijaya was there from moment A till Z. He picked us up from the airport, all together with minivan to put our luggage on the roof, and he also waved every participant goodbye when he/she was leaving. It is a once in a lifetime guide, who find being a good person more important than making money out of his tourists. We as group are looking back on a Nepal trip which was more than a success. It was an experience our group will never forget anymore.
We did voluntary construction work in the village where Biyaja was raised. He acted as boundary spanner between us and the local community. We slept for 10 days in this village, which is only since 6 years available by road, and we really got to know the unique culture of the 1.000 people. After this, we went hiking into the Himalaya with Biyaja as guide. It was around his 50th time he was doing te trip, and acted as the perfect guide to bring with you.
As you can see, nothing but praise for this organization. If you don't only want to see the Kathmandu area, but also want to actually learn something from the unique culture Nepal has to offer, combined with a funny guide who became a friend to us al, I can only recommend this organisation.
If you plan to visit Nepal you should connect to Bijaya, the owner of Nepal Spiritual Trekking and the Chairperson of Third Eye Nepal Volunteer. He is a very good person and will help you.
After an eight month correspondence period in which I exchanged numerous emails with Bijaya, the owner of Nepal Spiritual Trekking and the Chairperson of Third Eye Nepal Volunteer, I finally embarked upon my journey to Nepal.
During the planning period, Bijaya was very prompt and informative in each of his emails. He was very interested in ensuring that my trip was just right for me. Prior to the trip, we exchanged emails discussing what items were needed (so much - school supplies, warm clothing, toiletries etc), and I brought a duffel bag full of items for donation.
The trip itself was amazing and wonderful and brought much food for thought.
I chose to stay with Bijaya and his family in lieu of a hotel in Kathmandu. This was a wonderful experience and far more enriching than I would have received, had I stayed in a hotel. Bijaya's family is warm and welcoming, they cook wonderfully, and as I found with much of the Nepali culture, they share what they have lovingly and give all that they can of themselves.
Bijaya has a vast and expansive knowledge of Nepali culture and spirituality, and was engaging in questions I posed to him about the country and it's history, as well as current trends and practices.
When I departed Nepal, Bijaya was able to take the donations I brought over, to a village in need, outside of Kathmandu. The items were well received and Bijaya followed up with me after his trip to disperse everything. I would highly recommend Third Eye Nepal Volunteering (and Nepal Spiritual Trekking) .
Are you looking to expand your comfort zone and experience another culture? Well I was. And I sure got it! Living with Bijaya, Raj, and Sapana was an absolutely wonderful experience! I met Bijaya online through his Third Eye Volunteer organization and expressed my interest in volunteering in veterinary medicine, where he made all the arrangements for me. Bijaya is a wonderful host and has an incredible knowledge base about Buddhism and Hinduisim - he even wrote a Master's paper on aspects of these belief systems. As a questioning scientist, an avid yogi, and frequent meditation practitioner myself, I was there to learn from Bijaya and he would intelligently and politely answer any challenging question I asked him. Visiting the Boudhanath Stupa and Shiva Temple in the same day was quite a remarkable experience. If you ever go to Nepal, I highly recommend taking Bijaya's tour and serving as a volunteer!
I traveled around Nepal alone this Jan. Though I only spent three days in Kathmandu, Bijaya kindly took me to several popular tourist spots and I really had a good time. Thanks to Bijaya and all his friendly family, I not only experienced the beauty of this ancient country, but also explored my inner self. This is beyond description. I stayed in Lamjung, a small village where natural beauty is at hand, and volunteered to teach in a private English boarding school. The way they educate is quite different from my background, hence sparked quite a culture shock, in a good way though. Aside from the school, I met my mother in Nepal during my journey. Bijaya's mother took good care of me. I guess I was a child in her eye. I felt warm and happy whenever I arrived my home in Lamjung. And I literally at the verge of weeping when I must say goodbye to Bijaya's mom. Nepal is famous for its natural beauty as well as the ancient buildings, but in my point of view, the most beautiful scenery in Nepal is its people.
With small amounth of money after my PhD. I decided to travel out of central Europe. I found one contact person and volunteering work in Nepal for afforestation in protected areas. So I grab this chance and went to there. But things changed and I can not work for that organisation and afforestate, but my friend from volunteering organisation found me very quickly other opportunity. He offered me job in Himchully English boarding school like a teacher under Annapurna. I spent there three amazing months with great teachers, amazing children surrounded with breath taking nature. With teachers I visited many places all around, lived in different families, saw so many traditions and places. Tasted many different food, met really friendly people and had just great time. But my favourite was a hanging around in Nepali jungles and hills in my school area. Of course Nepal is not richest country on the world and has also some troubles and problems, but people are happy here, still are not dirty from all that consume way of life. I knew I had to go to Nepal, but I didn´t know why. Now I now. Because it is a coutry, where you can find your self. Country with lot of time for your self and with speaking mountains. That mountains is speaking to everyone in their hearts.