Immersive travel semester in Dolpo

75 Days

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TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
March 15, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Available $6,645
5 Available
March 15, 2024 - May 28, 2024 Available $6,645
5 Available

Summary

Get the most immersive Himalayan adventure and learning experience in this El Yak exclusive 75 day travel-study tour.

Designed primarily for high school and college students but suitable to all travel enthusiasts looking for meaningful, alternative travel experiences, this immersive travel-study summer semester takes you across central and western Nepal for a guided in-depth experiential exploration of the Himalayan plains and the mid-hills, into a common urban family home in Kathmandu Valley for an amazing homestay experience and genuine introduction to Nepali lifestyle and culture, and into 2 rural family homes in Dho-Tarap valley for another homestay experience to explore Dolpo culture and lifestyle while doing community service and/or independent project (on education, health, energy or sector of your choice) for deep engagement with local community.  

This exclusive 75 day long immersive travel experience has been designed in partnership with Vision Dolpo, a local non-profit based in Dho-Tarap, Dolpo to maximize direct benefits to the local community through homestays and local teahouses or tent-hotels (instead of camping which is the preferred or the only tour agency provided option for most travellers in Dolpo), hiring of local guides, and consumption of local foods and goods.

Led by the finest instructors with over 6 years of leading and designing alternative learning focused travel and non-travel curriculums, the best local guides for an immersive local adventure experience, and the most accomplished adventure guides in the Himalayas for weekend thrill-seeking and exploration. Book your immersive adventure and learning tour now!

Community Benefits

Tour concept, itinerary and program budgeting done in collaboration with Vision Dolpo, a local non-profit started by youths of Dho Tarap valley which oversees, among other health, education and energy related programs, the adminstration and operation of Crystal Mountain School, the first formal school in the region. El Yak and Vision Dolpo have designed this itinerary to maximize the benefits of travelers in the region to the local communities. This program is part of a larger partnership with the local community in Dolpo to develop tourism in the region.

Overview

Get the most immersive Himalayan adventure and learning experience in this El Yak exclusive 75 day travel-study tour. Designed primarily for high school and college students but suitable to all travel enthusiasts looking for meaningful, alternative travel experiences, this immersive travel-study summer semester takes you across central and western Nepal for a guided in-depth experiential exploration of the Himalayan plains and the mid-hills, into a common urban family home in Kathmandu Valley for an amazing homestay experience and genuine introduction to Nepali lifestyle and culture, and into 2 rural family homes in Dho-Tarap valley for another homestay experience to explore Dolpo culture and lifestyle while doing community service and/or independent project (on education, health, energy or sector of your choice) for deep engagement with local community.

Immersive travel-study experience in the majestic land of Dolpo

  • Led by instructors and guides with national and international experience in designing local educational curriculum and travel experiences
  • 2 weeks of urban homestay and experiential travel-study in Kathmandu valley,
  • 4 weeks of family homestay and community work in Dho-Tarap
  • 3 weeks of trekking in the Dolpo region
  • 2 weeks of mindful exploration of major places in western and central Nepal

Itinerary

Please refer to the program summary for a standard timeline and overview of activities. Detailed day-by-day (or weekly, as needed) itinerary will be provided during program orientation .

Costs

Costs include

  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Pick-up or drop-off service from and to the airport
  • Hotel stay in cities, homestays or local teahouses during trips
  • Transportation costs within the country including domestic flights (if needed)
  • All adventure, community service, independent study, or stated program costs
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, daily wages and insurance of guide(s) and porter(s) during the trip (tips to supplement our guides earnings is highly encouraged)
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use especially if you have specific medical requirements.)

Costs exclude

  • International airfare and Visa charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Your gear and/or equipment (unless request for rental during booking/inquiry)
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, or laundry
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency

Join Our Fixed Trip Starting Date

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
March 15, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Available $6,645
5 Available
March 15, 2024 - May 28, 2024 Available $6,645
5 Available

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Immersive travel semester in Dolpo
25% Off
From $8,860 $6,645
/ Adult
  • All tours led by local guides with years of experience in the Himalayas
  • All tours follow international safety standards
  • All tours explore local homestays and teahouses where available
  • All tours contribute directly to local communities
  • All tours offer group discounts of up to 50%