Himalayan Expedition for Schools

Culture and adventure for young minds.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Chang Patan

14 days

£819 per person

Trip Info

Overview

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.

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“We loved the wonderful hospitality and friends we made. Our time in Chang Patan was brilliant." Neil Mackenzie, Teacher, UK.

Day 1 - Lunch, Dinner

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.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu

Kathmandu Sightseeing.
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

Durbar Square Kathmandu

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Pokhara

Pokhara

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara

Pokhara Sightseeing.
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.

Sarangkot

Sarangkot

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Poon Hill

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Nayapul

Nayapul

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Ghorepani

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Poon Hill

Poon Hill

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Pokhara

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Chang Patan Village

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Village

Morning & Afternoon: Project work rota.

Chang Patan Village

Chang Patan Village

Day 12 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Village | Kathmandu

Morning: After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free for leisure.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 13 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu

Morning: Mountain biking.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening: Expedition meal in restaurant.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 14 - Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

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Our Prices

  • 11-30 People £813

Please contact us if you wish to tailor this holiday to add or remove activities or days to suit your dates and budget.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation  including tented camp in village
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Experienced local mountain guides and porter
  • Insurance for mountain guides and porter
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Day 4
    Pokhara
  • Day 5
    Pokhara | Poon Hill Trek
  • Day 6
    Poon Hill Trek
  • Day 7
    Poon Hill Trek
  • Day 8
    Ghorepani | Poon Hill | Tadapani
  • Day 9
    Tadapani | Pokhara
  • Day 10
    Pokhara | Village
  • Day 11
    Village
  • Day 12
    Village | Kathmandu
  • Day 13
    Kathmandu
  • Day 14
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

10 Tips To Get Sponsorship For Your Expedition

When to Go to Nepal

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.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Himalayan Expedition for Schools

The best time to go is in July during the summer holidays

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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Holiday price from: £819 p/p

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