NEPAL STUDENT TOUR

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  • DURATION12 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-40
  • MAX ALTITUDE3210

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Feel the thrills of white water rafting
  • A pleasant drive to Pokhara
  • Trek through lush forests and remote mountain villages
  • Spend a night in Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill
  • Get to see the lifestyle of mountain people
  • Witness striking mountain views and beautiful sceneries
  • Explore Chitwan National Park

Trip Overview

Our Nepal Student Tour is a 12 days adventurous trip in the Himalayas and wilderness of Nepal. You will be exploring some of the most beautiful villages in the Annapurna region, along with diverse flora & fauna in the Chitwan National Park. The tour also offers a guided tour of two beautiful cities; Kathmandu and Pokhara. To provide adventure, experience, and gateway in one package, we have designed the Nepal Student Tour for all the students around the globe.

Nepal Student Tour will introduce you to the adventurous and steep trails of the Himalayas, along with the centuries-old historical monuments. You will be doing white-water rafting on the rushing rivers flowing down from the Himalayas. The adrenaline rush of white-water rafting at the beginning of the trip sets you on track for the upcoming venture. The tour then takes you amidst the lush forests and remote mountain villages in the lower western Himalayas.

Relishing the spectacular beauty of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and tranquility, you drive to Chitwan. Here, you will be visiting an indigenous Tharu village and explore the dense forests. Spend time bird watching and take a jeep safari. You can see rare wildlife like the one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, deer, bear, red panda, etc. Likewise, activities like a visit to an elephant breeding center and elephant bathing are also in the package.

Short but gives you an overall glimpse of Nepal, Nepal Student Tour is one of the best packages for students out there. We also offer especially tailor-made itinerary and costing for large groups. Get in touch with us to know more about the Nepal Student Tour package. You can talk with our representative anytime.

Major Attractions of Nepal Student Tour

Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

On the second of the itinerary, you will head on a historical tour in Kathmandu. During the tour, one of our English-speaking guides will show you the monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. All of these monuments are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour will be fun and let you know so many things about the history of Nepali people.

Feel the thrills of white water rafting

Nepal has got numerous rivers to offer some of the best thrills of white-water rafting. From beginner to professional, there are options for all kinds of rafters. If you want, you can raft to Pokhara or take a few hours rafting trips and drive to Pokhara. You will be accompanied by professional rafters during rafting.

A pleasant drive to Pokhara

You will leave Kathmandu early after having breakfast. The route follows the Trishuli River and goes along rolling lush green hills. On the way, you can see colorful terraced fields, waterfalls, and small villages. The drive is around 6 to 7 hours long. The beautiful scenery will keep you accompanied.

Trek through lush forests and remote mountain villages

The trail to Ghorepani village goes through verdant forests and remote villages. You will cross suspension bridges and come across small ancient temples & stupas along the route. There will be many steep and rugged ascends as well.

Spend a night in Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill

Located at 2,874 meters, Ghorepani is a beautiful village mostly resided by Magars and Gurungs. The village is surrounded by lovely forests of rhododendron, national flowers of Nepa, and snow-capped mountains. Above the village, there is a popular vantage point known as Poon Hill (3,210 m), from where you can see the gorgeous sunrise and western Himalayan Mountains.

Get to see the lifestyle of mountain people

During the trek, you pass by villages like Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Banthanti, Nangthanti, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and so on. All of the villages are resided by people from several communities. You can see daily chores and practices while staying there. It is a good opportunity to have a glimpse of diverse cultures and traditions.

Witness striking mountain views and beautiful sceneries

The views during the trek are breath-taking. Many snow-capped mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), etc along with several hills are viewed in Nepal Student Tour.

Explore Chitwan National Park

In Chitwan National Park, you will do a jeep safari. During the safari, you might get to see animals like the royal Bengal tiger, leopard, red panda, one-horn rhino, wild elephant, boar, peacock, and many others. Likewise, you will do deep jungle walks, canoeing, and bird watching. Visit the elephant breeding center to know how food is prepared for them and get to see baby elephants. During your stay in Chitwan, you also visit the indigenous Tharu village.

Itinerary

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Have a short meet and greet at the airport with our airport representative. You will be transferred to the designated hotel. Let us know if you need anything. The evening is free. You can explore nearby the hotel and go to bed early.

  • Hotel
  • D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These monuments reflect the history, struggles, and victories of earlier Nepali rulers. Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the places included in the tour. Visit the ancient temples, monasteries, palaces, courtyards, and museums. In the evening, you can buy gears or clothing for trekking if needed.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today, wake up early and get ready to enjoy the thrills of white-water rafting in the rushing rivers of Nepal, following down from the Himalayas. The rafting is guided by professional and experienced rafters. You will have a small briefing session before the beginning of the rafting. Later, you drive to Pokhara, which welcomes you with its serene ambiance and beautiful lakes. Spend the evening in Pokhara, strolling in the vibrant Lakeside Market.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 830
  • Pokhara

Drive for two hours to reach the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. From here, the trail through lush forests. You can see tempting views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) on the way. Cross an old suspension bridge on the way and follow a jeep track that leads to Tikhedhunga.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1580
  • Tikhedhunga

After having breakfast, begin trekking towards Ulleri. The trail then passes by mustard fields and dense forests of oak & rhododendron. You will come across lovely waterfalls and streams on the way. Reach Banthanti (2,200 m) and continue trekking to Nangthanti (2,500 m). From here, another two hours of the trek takes to the picturesque Ghorepani village. Ghorepani welcomes you with stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2800
  • Ghorepani

Before you leave Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani, you will go on a short hike to Poon Hill. This place offers breath-taking sunrise and western Himalayan Mountains. The trail is steep and rocky, so be careful. Further, you descend from Ghorepani to Tadapni, passing by lovely orange orchards and lush forests.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3210
  • Tadapani

Ghandruk is one of the famous villages in the lower Annapurna region. Resided mostly by Gurungs, this village also has the Gurkhas recruiter center. It is a beautiful village with great views. From Tadapani, the trail follows a downhill path that leads through lush forests and small settlement areas. You can see impressive views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) along the trail.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1950
  • Ghandruk

It is time to return to Pokhara. From Ghandruk, you descend to Nayapul, following a lush forested path. From here, take a couple of hours' drive back to Pokhara. Enjoy the rest of the day in Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 830
  • Pokhara

Today, you will drive to Chitwan. The route offers beautiful scenery of lush green hills, waterfalls, rivers, terraced fields, and small settlement areas. Upon reaching Chitwan, move to the hotel. Later in the evening, you will be going on a short tour of the indigenous Tharu village. Get to know their culture and lifestyle before heading back to the hotel.

  • Lodge
  • B, L, D
  • 415
  • Chitwan National Park

Park, where you can see diverse flora and fauna. Activities like jeep safari, elephant bathing, deep jungle walk, etc... are involved in today's activities. It will be a wild and adventurous day today.

  • Lodge
  • B, L, D
  • 415
  • Chitwan National Park

Have breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu. The route will be the same, long & scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, head to the hotel. You get the rest of the day to explore and shop. In the late evening, you will be joining a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 1315
  • Kathmandu

Our airport representative will drop you at the airport. It is where we say goodbye to each other until next time.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Day rafting in Trisilu River
  • Two nights hotel 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)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee, which you may get upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu
  • Your 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.

Useful Information

Electricity and battery charge on Nepal student tour

Electricity is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, and in most of the villages of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek part to charges your camera/mobile batteries. However, you may have to pay some fee to recharge these batteries.

We strongly suggest you bring spare/extra batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew for Nepal student tour

We provide a tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02, a Rafting guide for the rafting, a nature guide for the jungle tour in Chitwan national park, and a trekking guide for the trekking part, who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek.

We provide Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group and also provide porters to carry your main luggage on the trekking part. And there is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22Kg, which means 10 - 11 KG from each trekker.

Client Reviews

FAQs

You need to have a moderate level of fitness with daily trekking from between 3 to7 hours to do the Nepal student tour. The tour includes the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and reaches an altitude of 3210m on the Trek. So, You need to be physically fit, healthy, and strong stamina and desire.

No, International flights to arrive in Nepal and to return from Nepal not included in our price and itinerary of Nepal student tour. You need to book international flights yourself.

Yes, You need to have 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.

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

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 the4 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.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Jampa: 3 nights
  • Hotel in Pokhara: Splendid view
  • Hotel in Chitwan: Rhino land lodge
  • Hotel on Trek Routes: simple Mountain lodge: 4 nights

We provide a similar category of hotel if these hotels are not available.

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

We provide a total of 32 meals (11 breakfast, ten lunch, and eleven dinners) on Nepal student tour, and these meals are provided in hotel/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 on 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.

Yes, You need a travel insurance policy when you come for a Nepal student tour. In case of any sickness or any injury on the trek, 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 before booking the tour.

No, we provide porters to carry your main luggage while on a student tour in Nepal. You simply carry a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. as a small load allows full enjoyment of the trek in the Himalayas.

Yes, You have to tip the Nepal student tour staff. However, the tipping for all services provided on Nepal student tour is always a matter of personal discretion, and please be aware that tipping is considered to be a part of the remuneration, and they may approach you for payment.

To give you an idea, US $ 5 for the guide and the US $ 3 for the driver from each on day two, and a total of US $120.00 from each member for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you travel). Our trek guide gives you clearer on trekking.

Yes, you need some money for your expenses on a student tour in Nepal, and it depends largely on your habit. All the meals are included in the price. So, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, a hot shower, etc.

If you do not drink alcohol and shopping, then UD $08-10 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, we arrange airport transfer services once you book the Nepal student tour. There will be our representative with our company board, or your name in the paper to meet and greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful Student tour in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you no need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Nepal student tour, we have given some list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies), these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.