- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Nepal
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: None
- Program Length: Semester, Quarter, Other
- Start Month: September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Other, Tents
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
Iconic landscapes, isolated mountain villages, warm friendly locals, Nepal is unforgettable and carves a place into your heart like no other. Spend 12 weeks in the world’s most dramatic landscapes gaining hiking and climbing guiding qualifications and experience, crucial outdoor skills and a chance to focus on you.
If you’re a mountain person, we’re sure Nepal has always been on your bucket list. Our program will give you an authentic and constructive chance to experience the magic of the Himalayas. This 12 week program is broken down into different key areas that focus on building your repertoire of skills and experience. Your time will be split between intensive practical and theoretical training, gaining world-recognised guiding qualifications, plus experience in the adventure tourism industry. All this will give you the best entry into the adventure industry possible, or skillset for becoming a confident outdoor adventurer.
Month 1: Nailing down the fundamental skills
Month 2: Hiking, climbing and wilderness medicine
Month 3: Advanced trekking & climbing and final assessments
To become a global guide, you will embark on a remarkable journey of learning, experiences and coaching. Nepal’s diverse and spectacular outdoors will be your classroom, with lessons on leadership, technical skills, leadership, group dynamics /psychology and strategies to help in every area of life.
While this is an Adventure Guide Program, it's not all about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. There will be cultural activities and exchange; sightseeing and touring; personal development; community and social events; free time and plenty of opportunity for exploration.
Whether you are looking for a stepping stone into the adventure tourism career pathway as a guide, or just an awesome educational opportunity to live in the most amazing places on earth, the Pure Exploration Adventure Guide Program is an epic, constructive, and rewarding way to spend 3 months abroad!
You’ll love arriving into Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal, sitting at the foothills of the mighty Himalayan mountains. It’s a wonderful melting pot of travellers from around the glove, Buddhism and Hinduism religions, beautiful locally sourced gems, and mountaineering culture...it’s the perfect place to begin our journey together.
From here you’ll launch your expeditions into the iconic Himalaya.. seen from a distance from the capital, tempting you with the adventures that await. We’ll venture off the beaten track and into some well known and lesser known places, meeting locals, taking in that magic Nepalese spirit you feel all around you.