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Overview

 Highlights


  • Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Erosion, Sustainable Development
  • Habitat Conservation, Climate Change, Potamology
  • Stunning Trek in Annapurna Mountains
  • Chitwan National Park wildlife safari
  • Learn about the Gurung community of sleepy Ghandruk
  • Fully supported camping based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • Himalayan mountain views on the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Temples, Palaces and Markets sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will visit Nepal to explore how geography matters to the people of this mountain kingdom, and see how nature has shaped it into one of the world's most interesting and beautiful countries. We will spend four whole days trekking through sweeping valleys and over dramatic passes, always under the silent presence of the world's highest peaks, camping each night and learning about the rivers, mountains and villages that we see. This Annapurna range of the Himalayas contains many colourful Hindu/Buddhist villages where the hardy yet peaceful inhabitants of this land go about their lives. After trekking and camping for four days we will travel to the humid Chitwan National Park with a chance to see alligators, deer, rhino, elephant and if we are very lucky, tigers!

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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur

Day 3

Fly to Pokara and trek to Dhampus (2-3 hours trekking)

Day 4

To Landruk (4-5 hours trekking)

Day 5

To Ghandruk (3-4 hours trekking)

Day 6

Trek to Nya Pul - Pokhara (3-4 hours trekking)

Day 7

Pokhara to Chitwan National Park

Day 8

Chitwan National Park

Day 9

Chitwan to Kathmandu

Day 10

Depart Kathmandu


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing time and physical effort
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate

To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking terrain, the altitude, the number of pass crossings and the length of the trek. The Annapurna Trek is graded introductory - moderate. This is primarily due to the low altitude gains and the condition of the trail which is well defined and not unduly demanding. During the trek you will be walking for up to five to six hours a day at a slow but steady pace. You will need a reasonable level of fitness (remember there is no such thing as an easy trek) and we suggest 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise, (either cycling or jogging) three times a week for the three months leading up to your trek. Hill walking with a daypack in variable weather conditions is also recommended.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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