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Stunning Wilderness Experience in Nepal – Educational Himalaya Trekking

Organisation: Natucate

Country: Nepal

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Stunning Wilderness Experience in Nepal – Educational Himalaya Trekking

Your educational Himalaya adventure

After your arrival in Nepal you will spend your first night in Kathmandu. The following day you get the chance to participate in a sightseeing tour around the city. In the afternoon there will be a quick equipment check before you get introduced into important conservation issues for Nepal as part of a lecture, given by a professional conservationist who is also going to accompany your group during the trek. The next morning you will be taken from Kathmandu to the starting point of your trip, and begin your ascend from Chautara to your first camp in an altitude of over 2,000m. You will steadily approach the highest point of this tour: Panch Pokhari, a mountain lake system of five holy Hindu lakes. On your way up you will walk on unpaved paths, through thick forests as well as open landscapes, go on moderate or steep climbs, cross mountain ridges and see some charming little villages. Moreover, you will pass some beautiful lakes and have a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. On day 10 you will start descending again and depart from your end point Bhothang on the following day to go back to Kathmandu.

During your time in this course, your days start at around 6 or 7am with a cup of coffee or tea that will be brought to your tent. After you have packed your equipment and had a hearty breakfast, you will start your morning hike of a few hours duration. From 11am to 1pm you will rest and have some lunch and then do a shorter hike in the afternoon. At around 4pm you will reach your new destination, set up the camp again and enjoy some afternoon tea or coffee until dinner at around 6-7pm. Throughout the entire trip a conservationist is going to accompany your group, providing you with valuable background knowledge about Nepal's flora and fauna and teaching you about conservation issues that are important for the country.

Your accommodation

You will spend your first night in Nepal in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. There you will share a room with an en-suite bathroom with another participant. During the trekking tour you will sleep in a tent and together you and your group will rebuilt the camp on another site every afternoon. Following your morning coffee or tea, breakfast will be prepared for you and after the morning hike a lunch break follows. In the afternoon, as soon as you arrived at the new campsite, a new kitchen will be set up and more coffee and tea will be served. At around 6 or 7pm a communal dinner is prepared for you. The meals can generally contain all kinds of groceries including common Nepali dishes as well as e.g. pasta or pizza. In general a vegetarian diet is possible. Be prepared to have no electricity, no internet access and no mobile phone reception while you are on the trek. During your time in Kathmandu you can use the WiFi in the guesthouse or even consider buying a local SIM-card. Your camping equipment will be provided by our project partners and will include a kit bag, sleeping bags, liner and a down jacket.

Key data, fees, services:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Start dates: 03 December 2018
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Location: Himalaya / Nepal – Arrival and departure from Kathmandu, ascend from Chautara to Panch Pokhari, descend to Bhothang
  • Accommodation: In Kathmandu: shared room with shared bathroom in a guesthouse | During the trek: tents with shared long-drop toilets
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Other requirements: Physical fitness
  • Suitable for: Wilderness Experience, Adventure Travel, Sabbatical

Fees for 13 days: 2250 EUR


  • Placement in the course
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Transfer from the airport to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the first night in Kathmandu incl. breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu including entry fees
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek
  • Accommodation during the course in a tent (equipment provided)
  • All meals during the course
  • Drinking water
  • Tea/coffee in the morning and in the afternoon
  • Costs for trekking permits and the entry in national parks
  • Daily nature lectures by a professional conservationist
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter’s insurance
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced guides
  • Transfer from the ending point to Kathmandu
  • Free travelling bag from our project partner
  • Certificate
  • 24/7 support throughout the project

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