Nepal

Schoolies Unearthed - Nepal

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It's time to swap out your school shoes for hiking boots

Challenge yourself to the ultimate trekking adventure, climbing the exhilarating heights of the world famous Himalayas, home to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Snow capped, vast and dotted with the coolest mountain goats and yaks, the Himalayas have to be seen to be believed.

Our Schoolies Unearthed Nepal itinerary combines all the best parts of this dazzling country - you’ll trek, you’ll volunteer in a community, and you’ll have enough downtime to soak up the buzzing city of Kathmandu.

Leave your schoolies week with a newfound sense of accomplishment, inner peace and appreciation for the Nepali people and the country’s epic landscapes.

Some highlights of ya trip

This trip is what dreams are made of, as you'll get the opportunity to:​

  • The stuff dreams are made of! Trek for 6-days in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains with an awesome crew and knowledgable guide. 
  • Help out on a sustainable volunteer project and experience a mountain village immersion, supporting local development initiatives.
  • Visit insta-worthy temples and markets in Kathmandu - don't miss the famous "Monkey Temple!"

Participate in a sustainable project

Since 2015’s devastating earthquake, the people of Nepal have slowly been rebuilding their lives and infrastructure - but there’s still a long way to go.

You and your Schoolies Unearthed crew will lend a hand and contribute to a range of sustainable projects which are closely aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Help to build and renovate schools, water tanks, and other much-needed community buildings while immersing yourself in true village life - living Nepali style and gaining a rich, rewarding cultural experience along the way.

Your trek

Grab your boots and take a deep breath, this is your chance to take part in one of the TOP trekking experiences in the world.

Participate in a breathtaking 6-day trek - a journey that will become the stuff of legends! Hike your way through snow capped peaks, take in soaring views and indulge in hot, sweet chai tea at the end of each long day.

Your accommodation will be small tea-houses (mountain huts) perched high on the hills, with food expertly cooked by your local Nepali trekking guides.

Suitable for all fitness levels, experience the thrill of waking up under the clear Himalayan skies - a schoolies story to remember!

Exploring Kathmandu

Outside of the big trip highlights - your trek and community project - we’ve made sure you’ve got tonnes of time to relax and explore the magical city of Kathmandu too.

Kathmandu is like no other city in the world.  On the surface chaotic, loud and frenetic yet at the same time calm, peaceful and spiritual.

Full of character and atmosphere, street sellers push their wares and people go about their lives against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues, all perched a stone’s throw from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

Wander around the Monkey Temple and take some amazing photos, check out Durbar Square, or stroll around Thamel looking inside the many mountain goods, craft and souvenir stores.

Grab yourself some hot ‘momos’ and kick back with your trekking buddies, watching the world go by.

Accomodation

While in the capital city Kathmandu, travellers can relax in guesthouse accomodation with dorm style rooms (only sharing with other Schoolies peeps from your team). 

During your Himalayan trek, you'll stay in traditional mountainside teahouses, with a few days of camping thrown into the mix.

All tents are supplied, carried and set up for you by your porters at each stop. All you have to do is show up, kick off your boots, enjoy a hot meal and cuppa in the communal "living room" tent, and then get settled in for the night!

Brief run-down

Trip Length

  • 12 Days

2019 Departure dates

  • 18 November - 29 November 2019 
  • 25 November - 06 December 2019
  • 02 December - 13 December 2019

2020 Departure dates

  • 18 November - 29 November 2020 
  • 28 November - 09 December 2020
  • 05 December - 16 December 2020

Trip cost

  • $4,490 AUD  (flights included)
    • *Book with a mate and save $200 with our 'Mates Rates Discount'

Inclusions

  • International return flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, or Auckland.
  • Travel insurance
  • All meals, accommodation and transport
  • 6-day trek with local guides 
  • A leader to guide you the entire way
  • Sustainable volunteer project
  • Epic adventures and sightseeing activities unique to your destination
  • 24-hour back up and support from Australian/New Zealand Support Centre and staff overseas
  • Free Schoolies Unearthed merch (t-shirt and cap)
  • Pre-departure pack and support from your own personal trip manager. 

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