Culture and adventure for young minds.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Chang Patan
£819 per person
The Himalayan Expedition For Schools is a rewarding adventure to Nepal full of engaging culture, experiences, and inspiration for young minds. Explore an ancient land, become acquainted with Nepalese village life, and trek the Himalayas. Accomplish a project that will make a real difference in people’s lives and benefit you with growth in personal development, confidence and global awareness.
“We loved the wonderful hospitality and friends we made. Our time in Chang Patan was brilliant." Neil Mackenzie, Teacher, UK.
Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary buffet dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.
Morning: Buffet breakfast and Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
Afternoon: Buffet lunch in hotel. Visit the Monkey Temple.
Durbar Square Kathmandu
Kathmandu | Pokhara
Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Visit Rainbow Children’s Home. Morning: Early breakfast then short walk to the Tourist Buses. Leave hotel at 6.30am for 7.00am bus. Travel to Pokhara with guides, approx. 7hrs, lunch en route.
Afternoon: Arrive 2-3pm. Visit Rainbow Children’s Home.
Evening: Receive your trekking brief. Buffet dinner.
Morning: An early start, drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas.
Afternoon: Visit Gupteshor Mahadev Caves, Devi’s Falls and the Mountain Museum with your city guide. The rest of the day is free.
Pokhara | Poon Hill Trek
Start of Trek.
Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast leave by bus for the start of the Poon Hill Trek, 4 nights/5 days.
Poon Hill Trek
Day 2 of Trek.
Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Nayapul, your starting point for the trek, about 1hr from your hotel. Ascend slowly through terraced fields and mountain villages to Ulleri (2073m).
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Poon Hill Trek
Morning & Afternoon: Start with a steep ascent before a more gradual uphill walk taking you to Ghorepani (2775m) On a clear day there are stunning views from Ghorepani, making the climb well worth it.
Walking time: 5-6 hours
Ghorepani | Poon Hill | Tadapani
Morning & Afternoon: Before dawn walk up to Poon Hill (3200m) to see the spectacular sunrise, about 45min. Return to your lodge for breakfast, then trek to Tadapani (2650m).
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Tadapani | Pokhara
Morning & Afternoon: From Tadapani your trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk (1950m) and easy walking back to Nayapul where your trek ends. Drive to your hotel in Pokhara.
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Pokhara | Village
Travel to Village.
Morning: After breakfast take bus to Bhimad, approx 60min. On arrival unpack the bus, buy snacks and have drinks at the local shop then walk to Chang Patan, approx. 20min. Cooking area / admin side, like toilets, dining tent etc. to be set up in advance including firewood.
Afternoon: Lunch on arrival prepared by cook team. Local Community Welcoming Party around 4pm. Dinner 7-8pm.
Chang Patan Village
Morning & Afternoon: Project work rota.
Chang Patan Village
Village | Kathmandu
Morning: After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.
Afternoon: The rest of the day is free for leisure.
Morning: Mountain biking.
Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.
Evening: Expedition meal in restaurant.
Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport
Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.
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Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min
Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.
The best time to go is in July during the summer holidays