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Jeroen W.

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Review for Third Eye Volunteer Foundation Nepal, Kathmandu , , Nepal

Rating: 5 stars  

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 I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add another Bijaya

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer