Nepal School Trips & Expeditions
About school trips to Nepal
A country as diverse as Nepal lends itself to a diverse expedition. From treks to Annapurna and the foot of the mighty Everest to astonishing wildlife such as Bengal tigers to elephants, Nepal has something for everyone
Pupils can trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, 17,600 feet above sea level, and see some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet, including the peak itself. Along the way students can stop to rest and eat at traditional tea houses, adding a cultural element to the ultimate geography and physical education experience.
We also run a variety of volunteer projects for a school expedition in Nepal, where pupils can help to protect the home of wildlife such as the endangered Bengal tiger.
Our history and religious school trips to the many splendid World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, including the surrounding temples and valley, ensure this once lost kingdom is gaining in popularity. Contact us for some unusual School trip ideas!
Support we offer on school trips to Nepal
We support schools embarking on trips to Nepal in a variety of ways, including:
- Tailormade itineraries to match your school’s learning objectives
- A launch evening at the school for parents, students and teachers
- One point of contact for planning and preparation
- A comprehensive pre-departure briefing
- A highly qualified Expedition Leader to accompany your group
For more information regarding planning and executing an expedition to Nepal with your school, see our comprehensive guide on how to plan a trip here.
You will take an overnight flight from the UK to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport you will be met by your Gapforce Expedition Leader and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. After a welcome and safety briefing, there will be a chance for an orientation walk of the local area, take a visit to some of the local shops and market stalls. Then back to the hotel for a welcome dinner.
Today you head to the town of Pokhara, a place of stunning natural beauty with Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks & serene lakes. In the afternoon you can enjoy boating on Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, and see Barahi Temple, built on an island in the middle. Next is Bindhyabasini Temple, the centre of religious activity in the old bazaar, followed by a trip to Devil's Falls.
Today you will travel to your project. On arrival, you will meet your hosts and begin your project work. The exact nature of your project work will be determined nearer the time. It will include plenty of interaction and activities with the children.
Today you will spend the full day at the school. Project work may include building wells, renovated buildings or running educational workshops.
Today is your final day so you will be able to finish your project work and say your goodbyes to the community. In the afternoon you will return to Pokhara for a dinner, kit check and briefing on the amazing 4 day trek that lies ahead!
POON HILL TREK
Starting at about 8 am you will transfer to Nayapul and the beginning of the Poon Hill trek. This morning you will trek from Nayapul to Birethanti where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue trekking past pine forests and rivers to Tikhedhunga Village and stay overnight at a traditional tea house.
POON HILL TREK
Today the hike becomes more challenging as you climb for 5 - 6 hours. After breakfast you trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani via Ulleri passing thousands of stone steps along the way. Tonight, you will stay at upper Ghorepani village with amazing views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri Mountains.
POON HILL TREK
Very early today you will begin trekking in order to reach the Poon Hill viewpoint in time for sunrise and incredible views of the Annapurna range! After breakfast, you will continue trekking through the rhododendron forest to Ghandruk village for your overnight.
POON HILL TREK
Today is the last day of your trekking as you trek downhill to Nayapul via Birethanti. Your 4 days of trekking comes to an end at Nayapul and you will then transfer back to Pokhara and check into your hotel. This evening you will enjoy a celebratory dinner and well deserved hot shower!
White Water Rafting
Today you will return to Kathmandu with a chance off to do some White Water rafting along the way. Rafting is great fun and also provides you with a different way to view your picturesque surroundings. You will arrive into Kathmandu in time for dinner.
Today you will enjoy a full-day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley and the cultural and religious heritage of Nepal. You’ll visit splendid historic places in Kathmandu Valley that are listed as World Heritage Sites, including hidden temples and courtyards full of drying chillies. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner and chance to reflect on an amazing experience.
Return to UK
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kathmandu International Airport to catch your return flights home
Gapforce Nepal Expedition Leader
Throughout your expedition you will be accompanied by a Gapforce Nepal Expedition Leader. Gapforce is renowned for the select team of enthusiastic leaders who run our worldwide expeditions.
We hire great people experienced in delivering inspiring and safe travel experiences, many of whom have graduated from our intense 4-month Nepal Expedition Leader Training which includes:
- Mountain Leader Training
- RGS Off-site safety management
- RLSS Water Safety
- QA Level 2 Activity First Aid
- Rescue Training
- Wilderness Medical Training
- Advanced Survival Training
- Expedition Planning
- Incident Management