Nepal Student Tour

Duration: 12 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-40
  • Max. Altitude 3210m

Highlights

  • Student-centric travel programs that incorporate lots of adventurous activities in cities, national parks, and rural villages
  • Historical tours in Kathmandu, explore palaces, courtyards, temples & monasteries
  • Do white-water rafting under the guidance of professional rafters
  • Trek to Poon hill via lush rhododendron forests and picturesque villages
  • Witness the breathtaking panorama of the western Himalayan mountains and observe the daily lifestyle of mountain people
  • Go on canoeing, jeep safari, Tharu village visit, etc, in Chitwan National Park
  • Learn about Nepali culture, art, architecture, and history

Nepal Student Tour Overview

Looking for a lifetime adventure with your friends? Then you are at the right place. This 12 days Nepal student tour takes you to the city of temples-Kathmandu, explores the city of lakes-Pokhara, and includes a moderate trek to Poon Hill. You will also do white-water rafting and a jungle safari.

Nepal student tour is a specifically crafted 12 days program in Nepal that teaches in-depth about Nepali culture, wildlife, and mountains. It is a perfect adventure trip for students of all ages. The trip combines historical tours in Kathmandu, rafting in the Trishuli river, catching gorgeous sunsets in Pokhara, trekking to Poon hill, and a jungle safari in Chitwan.

In short, the participants will have both cultural and adventurous experiences during the Nepal student tour. In the span of 12 days, you get to explore the three most famous cities in Nepal- Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. You will do white-water rafting and hike to the famous Poon hill via the beautiful Ghorepani village (2,874 m).

The Nepal student tour has something for everyone, whether you want to dwell in history and art or like to go bold in nature. Likewise, the warm hospitality of the locals in every corner of the tour will win your heart. You will explore palaces, courtyards, temples, monasteries, lush forests, picturesque villages, hills, and lakes.

You can definitely customize the Nepal student tour itinerary with us, and we have got great offers for big groups. In Nepal, you will be assisted by a professional team of travelers who will assure your safety and comfort during the trip. We will do all the reservations and make sure you have a great time with your friends/fellow students.

For any further information, we kindly request you to contact us. Our Nepal student tour 2023/2024 booking is open.

Major attractions of Nepal Student Tour

Visit historical monuments in Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore local markets like Ason and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. The tour will be guided by an English-speaking guide or someone who can communicate in your language.

Do rafting in one of the best white-waters

Trishuli is one the most famous rivers in the world among adrenaline lovers for white-water rafting. The rafting will be moderate level and guided by professional rafters. You'll learn a lot about basic rafting skills. Flowing along the swift rush of the Trishuli river, you will work in a team to pass the current and leave the moment.

Enjoy the tranquility of Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal. This city is known as the city of lakes because of all the stunning lakes spread across the city. You stay nearby Phewa Lake, a very touristy area.

You will get plenty of time to soak in the calmness of this lake, along with a beautiful view of Phewa Lake and a lovely sunset. The Lakeside market is like a mini Thamel, full of energetic people, souvenir shops, cafes, hotels, and restaurants.

Witness stunning mountain panorama and lifestyle of the mountain community

The Poon hill trek is a fantastic journey. You will spend four days trekking within the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail goes through small mountain villages and lush forests. The trek lets you unwind and soothe your soul with the rejuvenating air of the western Himalayas.

Mountains like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), etc, are seen during the trek. Likewise, the landscapes keep changing along the way. And the locals are very welcoming and kind.

Explore the deep jungle and meet with the Tharu community in Chitwan

In Chitwan National Park, you will come across many wildlife, birds, and plants. The national park is divided into many sections that include jeep safari, elephant breeding centers, reptile sections, etc. You will do canoeing on the Rapti river. The aquatic animals and birds are well seen during canoeing. Get to see rhinos, elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, etc.

You will also visit a village resided by the Tharu community. Being one of the indigenous groups in Nepal, the culture & tradition of Tharus are worth observing. You can participate in the cultural stick dance and also try on their traditional attire.

Come across the diverse lifestyle, cultural abundance, and rich biodiversity

Nepal student tout will teach you a lot about this country and its people. Even though it is an adventurous trip, you will learn something at every point of the tour. Nepal is home to many ethnic groups, each having its distinct values, norms, and practices. The tour lets you see and participate in some of them.

The historical sites will tell you the brave history of the Nepalese, and the museums will showcase antiques. Get to know Nepali art, architecture, and folklore. The natural part is as enchanting as the cultural part. The trekking route is packed with numerous flowering plants, animals, birds, etc.

Itinerary

The Nepal student tour begins from Kathmandu. Here, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and explore the local market. On the third day, you go white-water rafting in the Trishuli river early in the morning and later drive to Pokhara. The evening is well spent gazing gorgeous sunset at Phewa Lake.

The next morning, you will drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul (1,070 m), and begin trekking towards Ghorepani village (2,874 m). The first stop is Tikhedhunga (1,480 m) via Birethanti (1,025 m). From here, we ascend through lush forests and small villages to Ghorepani village, en route passing by Ulleri (2,070 m). Then you will hike to the Poon hill (3,210 m) viewpoint and descend to Tadapani (2,630 m). Further, trekking the trail drops to Nayapul, and we drive back to Pokhara.

Now, we drive to Chitwan for some wild adventures in the deep jungle. On the day you reach Chitwan, there will be a short visit to Tharu village. Tharus are one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. They will welcome you with their stick dance. The next day, you'll do all sorts of activities like canoeing, deep jungle walking, jeep safari, elephant ride, etc.

We will drive back to Kathmandu and end the trip with window shopping in Thamel. On the day 12th, our airport team will help you with check-out and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

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The Nepal Student Tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Our team representatives will welcome you at the airport and take you to the booked hotel in a private vehicle. Take your time to unpack and freshen up. You'll meet with the core team of Outfitter Himalaya in the late evening.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We have a very exciting day ahead of us today. We will introduce you to Nepali culture and tradition. You'll learn about ancient Nepali history, come across exquisite art, and see some intricate architecture. Early in the morning, we have our breakfast and quickly get ready to leave for the guided tour.

We'll be touring a few very old monuments like palaces, monasteries, temples, and courtyards. In between, you'll also stop at art galleries & museums and explore the local market. The tour involves visits to places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Monkey Temple.

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Wake up early in the morning and get ready to leave Kathmandu. The guide will pick you up from the hotel, and we'll drive to the starting point of rafting. Professional rafters will accompany you during rafting on the Trishuli river. Trishuli river is known as one of the best rivers in the world for adventurous white-water rafting.

After rafting ends, we will have a delicious lunch and get on with the rest of the day, which involves driving to Pokhara. The driving route is very comfortable and scenic. Rolling green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and waterfalls are seen along the way.

We'll spend the evening unwinding at Phewa Lake and enjoying the gorgeous sunset. The Lakeside market is as bustling as Thamel.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

From today onwards, our short yet adventurous hike in the lower Annapurna region begins. First, we drive for approximately one hour to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, we begin trekking and walk past the checkpoint at Birethanti. The trail gradually ascends through lush forests to Tikhedhunga. It will not be a difficult walk on this day, so we'll have a great time adjusting to the surroundings.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1540

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we cross a suspension bridge and follow an uphill trail. We'll be climbing over 3,000 steep stone stairs that lead to Ulleri village. This section of the trek demands constant stamina, so try maintaining your pace while walking up, or you'll get tired sooner than you may think.

Ulleri onwards, we come out of the forested route and continue trekking, following gentle fields and pastures. The trail then goes through Banthanti village, and we eventually make it to Ghorepani village. A beautiful village surrounded by rhododendron trees and offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, etc.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2860

We wake up before the sunrises and hike to Poon Hill. The trail is well-made and uneven. Once we reach the top, we can see the surreal view of the snow-capped mountains like the Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, etc. You will get to see one of the most magical sunrises of your life from Poon Hill.

After some time, we’ll descend to Ghorepani and have a warm breakfast. The trail then descends to Tadapani. It is a steep route until we reach Deurali. From here, the path has a gentle pace up to Tadapani.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3210

We'll begin the day at a leisurely pace. The walking distance between Tadapani and Ghandruk is short. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung settlement areas in the Annapurna region. The trail mostly passes through lush forests and a few small villages.

Almost one person in every family in this village is a Gurkha soldier and works for either the British & Indian army. The mountain landscapes are mesmerizing. We will visit the Gurung culture museum and spend the day observing the mountain lifestyle.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1940

The trail descends back to Nayapul today. We walk through villages and dense forests of rhododendron. From Nayapul, we take a jeep/car/van/bus and drive to Pokhara. Spend the remaining day in Pokhara relaxing and exploring the local market. Do shopping and enjoy the tranquility of Phewa Lake.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

We leave Pokhara today and begin driving towards Chitwan, a very famous place in Nepal among tourists. Here you will dive deep into the jungle and come across wild animals. Once we reach Chitwan, we'll have some time to rest and refresh.

In the evening, we'll visit a Tharu village and mingle with them. Tharus are one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. We'll learn a lot about their culture and traditions. They will welcome us with their traditional stick dance and delicacies.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude415

We have a full day in Chitwan today. The day is well spent doing various activities in the Chitwan National Park. In the morning, we'll go canoeing. This gives us an excellent opportunity to spot some exotic birds and aquatic animals. We then have lunch and go on with jeep safari.

During the safari, we get to see animals like one-horn rhinoceros, leopard, monkey, sloth bear, deer, royal Bengal tiger, etc. Later in the day, we visit the elephant breeding center and spend some time looking around.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude415

We drive back to Kathmandu today. The drive will be relaxing. Upon reaching Kathmandu, the team will drop you at your hotel. Unpack and freshen up. Spend the remaining day window shopping in Thamel and visit nearby tourist sites like Garden of Dreams, Keshar Library, Narayanhiti Palace, etc. We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

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  • Max. Altitude1345

This 12-day adventurous trip in Nepal comes to an end. We drop you at the international airport today. Our airport representatives will bid you our last goodbye.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Day rafting in Trisilu River
  • Two nights Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Four nights lodge accommodation on trek
  • Meals during the tour as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit, and monument entrance fees
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Chitwan
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu - Rafting - Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu by Private tourist bus
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking map if necessary (return after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Your personal expenses
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any expenses which are not in the including section

Essential Info

Poon Hill trek difficulty

By the nature of the trail and elevation rise, the Poon hill trek is considered one of the easygoing treks in the Himalayas. This trek is perfect for beginner trekkers and doable for all age groups. You will have to be healthy and can walk 5 hours a day to participate in Poon hill trekking. Don't worry we take ample breaks during trekking, so you'll not walk 5 hours straight.

The Poon hill terrain is mountainous and has lots of long ascents and descents. The trekkers have to be mentally stronger than physically to do this trek. Some parts of the trail are steep and trodden. The most demanding part of the trek is when you climb almost 3000 staircases on the way from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

Altitude sickness

Nayapul, the starting point of the trek, is at 1,070 meters. From here, the trail ascends to Poon hill, the highest point of the trek at 3,210 meters. The elevation gain is minimal, and the trail has a gentle pace, which lets the trekkers acclimatize along the way.

The risks of altitude sickness during Poon hill trekking are quite low, and even if you get any symptoms, our experienced guide will help you subside them.

Below are some symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • headache
  • vomiting
  • difficulty in breathing
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite

Optional tour & trek packages for students

We have many tour and trek packages that are great options for students. Whether you want to go comfortable or dare to push beyond your limits, we have programs that will meet these requirements. Check out our budget travel packages and educational travel packages.

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Permits for Nepal Student Tour

You need many permits for the Nepal student tour. And, which are entrance fees to visit the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, river permit for rafting in Trisuli, Annapurna conservation area project permit, TIMS permit, and national park entry permits to visit Chitwan national park. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book a student tour in Nepal.

Transports on Nepal Student Tour

We provide private transport for airport transfers, sightseeing tours & for the rest of the parts such as Kathmandu-Rafting-Pokhara and Pokhara –Chitwan-Kathmandu.

Accommodations on Nepal Student Tour

We provide a 3-star hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu, 2 nights in Pokhara, and 2 nights in Chitwan. And simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the 4 nights on the trek.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house. Please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Best time for Nepal Student Tour

The student tour in Nepal is available and doable throughout the year. However, the autumn season (from mid-September to mid-December) & spring season (from the beginning of March until the end of May) are the best time for Nepal student tours in terms of weather and temperature.

Meals & Drinks on Nepal Student Tour

We provide a total of 32 meals (11 breakfast, ten lunch, and eleven dinners) on the Nepal student tour, and these meals are served in hotels/lodges. You have a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals and drinks such as coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well. However, these drinks are not included in the cost. So, you can buy them yourself at the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Nepal student tour since you have normal water for free and use it and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Travel Insurance for Nepal Student Tour

You need a travel insurance policy when you come for a Nepal student tour. In case of any sickness or any injury, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. And, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

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