Students Tour to Nepal
Nepal is a small developing country in South Asia. It borders with India in the east, south and west and China in the north. Economically, Nepal is among the world's poor country. Though it has very rich biodiversity, culture, tradition, arts and architectures. There are more than 100 ethnic and cultural groups in Nepal. Some of these groups are found in all Mountain, Hill and Terai lowland, whereas, some groups are confined in one geographical area. For example, Tharu indigenous people in Nepal live only in Terai. Though some Tharu people have moved to Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal due to their work. Being a secular country, Nepal is a home of around 30 million people from diverse religious background. Hindu is the dominant population along with Buddhists, Muslim, Christians and other religious minorities. Hence, Nepal is a perfect destination for students wanting to learn biodiversity, geology, culture, religion, arts and architecture.
Development work in Nepal has been putting into operation by the government and non-government agencies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders with the technical and financial support of various bilateral and multilateral donors. Health, education, agriculture and irrigation, climate change, poverty and economic empowerment and gender equality and social inclusion are among the key areas of development work in Nepal.
Women hold half of the total population in Nepal. Patriarchy, discriminatory practices over women and gender-based discrimination against women have been observed as one of the obstacles of gender equality and women's development in social, economic and political sector. The lack of women's meaningful participation in the policy-making is one of the leading factors of non-enjoyment of human rights by women. Patriarchy makes all women to be suffered from gender-based discrimination. But women from marginalized groups, from very remote areas with no development facilities and women under poverty face multiple social and economical problems in everyday life, including domestic violence. Child marriage still prevails in some communities and parts of the country. Many women blamed as practicing witchcraft have been beaten-up and publicly hurt. The 'Chaupadi' practice that prohibits women to stay in their home until the fourth day of their menstruation in the hilly areas of mid and far-western Nepal. Dowry practice is on increase. Women and girls in some communities have been suffering of multiple forms of domestic violence in their husband's home as their parents could not offer as much dowry as demanded by the husband's family. Women and girls victims of the armed conflict face severe social and economic difficulties inside the home and in the society. Therefore, Nepal is the best place for students studying gender equality, women development and women empowerment.
There are many caste and cultural groups in Nepal. Some of these groups are marginalized and are under critical social and economic condition. Exclusion and discrimination experienced by such groups have been the main root causes and consequences of the ten years long armed-conflict in Nepal. Social inclusion of these groups has been one of the main challenges of Nepal's development and peace process. Persons with disabilities, in particular from marginalized communities, are among the most affected population of social exclusion and discrimination. Students interested on the issues related social inclusion and discrimination on ground of caste, ethnic, gender, physical and mental status and geographical condition can learn a lot in Nepal.
Children in Nepal, mainly those studying in the government school, are yet to get free and quality education. The government schools, where children from the vulnerable communities, poor families and rural areas study, lack to give quality education. Many volunteers from developed and other countries have been contributing to improve the quality of the public schools' education in Nepal.
Our company designs various study packages for students interested in social, economical and cultural issues in Nepal, including environment, poverty, human rights and women's development. We organize seminars, workshops, field visits and locate students in different schools, social organizations and communities in the city and rural areas for short and longer period of time.
- Outline Itinerary
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Facts & Map
- Trip Cost Details
- Useful Information
Day by day Itinerary
Trip Cost:Ask us.
Trip cost: USD 00/ per person
- Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation during the study tour in Nepal
- Trekking guide and porters as mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our staff members
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- All kinds of drink during the Nepal stay with us
- Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.
View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulation
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.