Faculty-Led: Nepal Environmental Study & Trek

16 Days- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Dhampus, Landruk, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, & Pokhara

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Visit Swyambhunath Stupa
  • Visit Tribhuvan University & attend a reception hosted by the University
  • Guided tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Visit Women's Environment Preservation Committee
  • Visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Five day Tea House Trekking with study in theAnnapurna Sanctuary
    • Hike through Pokhara, Phedi, Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, Tolkha, Landruk, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Birethanti, Tirkhedhunga, and Nayapool
    • Study the culture and environment in Landruk
    • Study waste management in Ghandruk
    • Hike up Poon Hill
    • Study water quality and urbanization in Pokhara
  • Present your programs at a farewell reception at Tribhuvan University


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 & Day 2 – Travel to Nepal

International flights from the U.S. to Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 3  – Welcome to  Kathmandu

You will arrive in Kathmandu and be greeted by your Program Leader. You will head to your guesthouse to check in and drop off your bags. After that you will visit Swyambhunath Stupa if time permits. In the evening you will have a welcome dinner with Nepalese instructors.

Day 4 –  Kathmandu- Tribhuvan University

In the morning you will have an orientation at Tribhuvan University, located just 5 km from Kathmandu's city center.   You will attend lectures there in the afternoon. You will have an evening tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located 13 km east of Kathmandu, and spend the night in Bhaktapur.

Day 5 – Kathmandu

In the morning you will visit WEPCO (Women's Environment Preservation Committee) and in the afternoon you will visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening you will attend a reception by Tribhuvan University.

Day 6 –  Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus Phedi

After breakfast at the guesthouse in Kathmandu, you will set out for the drive to the Annapurna Sanctuary near Pokhara. You will have a stop in Pokhara and then start your trek in Phedi and make your way to Dhampus where you will overnight at a tea house.

* Walking time this day is approximately 4 hours.

Note: There is also a direct jeep service from Pokhara to Dhampus from Pokhara, however it is weather dependent and during the month of July it is advised to walk Phedi to Dhampus due to monsoon rains.

Day 7 – Trekking Dhampus to Landruk

You will trek from Dhampus to Landruk, passing through Pothana, Deurali and Tolkha prior to reaching to Landruk. In Landruk you will study the culture and environment of this mountainous community and spend the night there in a tea house.

* Walking time this day is approximately 4 hours.

Day 8 – Trekking Landruk to Ghandruk

Today you will trek from Landruk to Ghandruk (also called Ghandrung Village). The trail is more challenging, switching between uphill and downhill. You will spend the night there in a tea house.

* Walking time this day is approximately 4 hours.

Day 9 – Ghandruk

Today you will study waste management in Ghandruk.

Day 10 – Ghandruk to Ghorepani

Today you will trek from Ghandruk to Ghorepani and spend the night there in a tea house.

* Walking time this day is between 6 and 7 hours.

Day 11 – Ghorepani to Nayapool, transfer to Pokhara

You will have an early morning hike to Poon Hill for some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas. You will then start your descent, passing through Birethanti and stopping for lunch in Tirkhedhunga. Once you reach Nayapool, you will be picked up in your minibus and drive to Pokhara to check into your lakeside hotel.

* Walking time this day is approximately 7 hours.

Day 12 – Pokhara

Today you will study water quality and urbanization in Pokhara and prepare presentations in the afternoon.

Day 13 – Pokhara-Kathmandu

You will take an early morning drive to Kathmandu in a private minibus. Once you arrive at your guesthouse you will have time for presentations and preparation for the final program.

Day 14 – Kathmandu

Final presentations followed by a farewell reception at Tribhuvan University.

Day 15 & 16 – Departure from Kathmandu

Final departure transfer to airport for your flight back home.






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Full-time Tour Manager

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Air, Land & Water Transportation

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Accommodations

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Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

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Meals

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