Nepal Student Tour

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

Nepal Student Tour 12 Days

Are you 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 town of lakes-Pokhara, and includes a moderate trek to Poon Hill. You will also go on whitewater rafting and go on a jungle safari.

Nepal student tour is a precisely crafted 12-day 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 Nepal Student 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 12 days, they will explore Nepal's three most famous cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

You will do whitewater 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. 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 customize the Nepal student tour itinerary with Outfitter Himalaya, and we have 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 make all the reservations, and you have a great time with your friends and fellow students.

Nepal Student Tour 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 whitewater 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.

Major attractions of Nepal Student Tour

Visit historical monuments in Kathmandu.

You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, such as 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 whitewater

Trishuli is one the most famous rivers in the world among adrenaline lovers for whitewater 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. It is known as the city of lakes because of all the stunning lakes spread across the city. You stay near 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 during the trek.

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.

You will encounter many wildlife, birds, and plants in Chitwan National Park. The national park is divided into sections that include jeep safaris, elephant breeding centers, and reptile sections.

You will go canoeing on the Rapti River. During canoeing, you will see aquatic animals and birds, including rhinos, elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, etc.

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

This tour has diverse lifestyles, cultural abundance, and rich biodiversity.

Nepal student tout will teach you much about this country and its people. Even though it is an adventurous trip, you will learn something at every point of the tour.

Nepal has many ethnic groups with 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. You know about Nepali art, architecture, and folklore.

The natural part is as enchanting as the cultural part. The trekking route has numerous flowering plants, animals, birds, etc.

Nepal student tour 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 whitewater rafting in the Trishuli River early in the morning and later drive to Pokhara.

The following day, 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 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 various activities, such as canoeing, deep jungle walking, jeep safari, and elephant rides.

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.

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 walk less than 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, letting the trekkers acclimate.

The risks of altitude sickness during Poon Hill trekking are pretty 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


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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.

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  • Max. Altitude1345

We have an inspiring day ahead of us today. We will introduce you to Nepali culture and tradition.

You'll learn about ancient Nepali history, find 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.

You will tour a few ancient monuments, such as palaces, monasteries, temples, and courtyards. In between, you'll also stop at art galleries and 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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  • Max. Altitude1345

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 rafting starting point.

Professional rafters will accompany you while rafting on the Trishuli River, which is known as one of the best rivers in the world for adventurous whitewater 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. There are rolling green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and waterfalls 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

Our short yet adventurous hike in the lower Annapurna region begins today.

First, we drive for approximately one hour to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, we start trekking and walking past the checkpoint at Birethanti.

The trail gradually ascends through lush forests to Tikhedhunga. It will not be a challenging 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 climb over 3,000 steep stone stairs to Ulleri village.

This trek section demands constant stamina, so try maintaining your pace while walking up, or you'll get tired sooner than you may think.

Ulleri onwards, we leave the forested route and continue trekking, following gentle fields and pastures.

The trail goes through Banthanti village, and we eventually make it to Ghorepani village. It is a beautiful village surrounded by rhododendron trees and offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, etc.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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 is gentle 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 Annapurna region's most extensive Gurung settlement areas. 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 rhododendrons.

From Nayapul, we take a jeep/car/van/bus and drive to Pokhara. We spend the remaining day in Pokhara relaxing and exploring the local market. We go 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 famous place in Nepal among tourists.

Here, you will dive deep into the jungle and encounter wild animals. Once we reach Chitwan, we'll have 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. You will do many activities in the Chitwan National Park. In the morning, we'll go canoeing.

The Safari offers an excellent opportunity to spot exotic birds and aquatic animals. We then have lunch and go on a jeep safari.

During the Safari, you will see animals like one-horned rhinoceros, leopards, monkeys, sloth bears, deer, and the royal Bengal tiger.

Later in the day, we visit the elephant breeding center and look 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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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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  • 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 porter
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking map if necessary (return after the trek)


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

Add-Ons & Options

Everest Mountain Flight

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, an optional Everest mountain flight is available for $250 per person. This thrilling opportunity allows you to witness the majesty of the world's highest peak from a unique perspective.

Essential Info

Permits for Nepal Student Tour

It would help if you had many permits for the Nepal student tour, including entrance fees to visit the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, a river permit for rafting in Trisuli, an Annapurna conservation area project permit, a 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 the Nepal Student Tour

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

Accommodations on the Nepal Student Tour

We provide a 3-star hotel for three nights in Kathmandu, two nights in Pokhara, and two nights in Chitwan, as well as simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the four nights on the trek.

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

Best time for the Nepal Student Tour

Student tours in Nepal are available and doable throughout the year. However, the autumn season (from mid-September to mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March to the end of May) are the best times for Nepal student tours regarding weather and temperature.

Meals & Drinks on the Nepal Student Tour

On the Nepal student tour, we provide 32 meals (11 breakfasts, ten lunches, and 11 dinners). You also have various Nepali and Western meals and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer).

However, these drinks are not included in the cost. You can buy them yourself at the lodge/guest house that is available.

We advise you to bring water purification pills or medicine while coming for the Nepal student tour. You have normal water for free, or you can buy bottled or boiled water.

Travel Insurance for Nepal Student Tour

It would help if you had a travel insurance policy when you come for a Nepal student tour. We transfer you to the nearest hospital in case of any sickness or injury.

You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred during the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that your insurance policy covers these expenses.

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