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Adventure Guide Program - Nepal



12 Weeks




This beautiful, heartwarming country will welcome you into the fold and support you unconditionally through this 12 week program. Nepal is diverse in every way imaginable, and its natural environments are no different as we climb and hike our way through ancient forests, lush jungles, remote high altitude villages and snow capped mountains.

The program will teach you lessons on leadership, technical skills, group dynamics and psychology, hiking, rock climbing and strategies to help you in every area of your life. Home to the Himalayas and a rich, fascinating culture, Nepal will deliver on so much more than you thought imaginable.


10 Feb - 4 May


11 Sep - 3 Dec


8 Feb - 3 May


Our Nepal Adventure Guide Program offers you an incredible 12 weeks immersed in the most iconic mountain terrain in the world.  This Adventure Guide Program is a little different from our other AGP’s as you are constantly moving around, from adventure to adventure. However, the friendly warmth of the Nepalese people means you always feel welcome, wherever you go.


Nepal is a small country between China and India and is home to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. In fact, you can find eight of the ten highest peaks on the planet here - impressive for a country which is about half the size of New Zealand. This means wherever you go in Nepal, you will be surrounded by spectacular beauty and awe inspiring landscapes. The Nepal AGP is brimming with activity and delivers on so much more than ‘just’ training in hiking and climbing, although that certainly makes up the solid foundations of the program. Students can expect to tackle natural cliff faces and experience high altitude trekking - slowly getting used to the complexities of climbing and hiking in these environments.


It wouldn’t be an Adventure Guide Program without your fair share of camping - in woodland, jungles and up mountains. There's something magical about snuggling down in your sleeping bag under the night sky, knowing that tomorrow you’ll wake up to a different view. You'll eat an abundance of home-cooked meals and discover why daal bat is so darn popular, and you’ll find yourself craving your next tasty meal.


During the third month, we undertake a two week trek on the famous Annapurna Circuit. Hiking the Annapurna is without a doubt one of the most magical, life-changing experiences you could possibly have on your travels and we guarantee you’ll be spellbound from the very first day. You’ll wind through mountain peaks and you’ll encounter various climate zones - expect tropical to freezing alpine peaks. Imagine prayer flags dancing in the wind and happy children excitedly welcoming you to their remote mountain village as you pass through, exhausted yet buzzing from yet another beautiful day hiking in the Himalayas. You’ll sip on mugs of chiya chai with your support crew, soaking up the spectacular landscape surrounding you - from here it’s easy to embrace both silence and the occasional rumble from the mountains that surround you. 


For us, the most spectacular thing about Nepal is the people themselves. We have no doubt that some of the most treasured moments you’ll have will be in the encounters and friendships shared with the Nepalese people. These moments will stay with you for a lifetime.



This outdoor adventure course is suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a career to become an adventure guide, or simply to challenge their own understanding of what it means to take on the wild. Gain skills you'll use your whole life as a hiker, climber and lover of exploring untouched regions. Bring on the adventures!



  • 12-week adventure training program in inspiring Nepal
  • All accomodation
  • Food allowance during training
  • All technical equipment, program related transport & travel
  • Experienced Pure Exploration program leader supported by local guides
  • Pure Exploration Certificate of Adventure Guiding
  • International Wilderness First Aid certification
  • White Water Level 1 Rescue Certification
  • Altitude trekking foundation skills
  • Modules on guiding and leadership skills, critical incident management & technical skills
  • Very personalized small group experience, maximum of 12 participants
  • Live, learn and socialize alongside your Nepali instructor team in the diverse environments that is Nepal


  • Fluent in English
  • Be 18-35 years old at time of program start
  • Moderate fitness is highly recommended (for both your own benefit and the benefit of your team)
  • Have a passion for travel, adventure, & tourism
  • A desire to accept challenges, a thirst for knowledge, a love of outdoor activities and for our natural environment
  • Be a social team player that enjoys helping others discover adventure!
  • Confident swimmer


Do you want to know more?

We have answered the most frequently asked questions in the FAQ SectionIf you have any other questions, feel free to fill in this form and one of our program advisors will be in touch.


Nepal AGP 2021 - what's it really like?

Matt, Tucker, Michael and Ollie

Summing up my Nepal experiences in a couple of sentences is pretty hard. I chose to do an AGP to learn new leadership skills. I wanted to progress my career in the outdoor educational sector and really get a new experience in different landscapes in a different country. I feel like I’ve grown as an individual, I’ve improved my leadership skills, my teamwork ability has increased as well and I think it all has to do with our instructors and the people we’ve worked along the way. I’m so grateful for everything that I’ve learnt and all that you’ve helped me with.

Why Tucker joined the Nepal AGP and his favourite day on program


Why did I choose to do an AGP? Because I wanted an adventure. I wanted something completely out of the ordinary, I knew it was going to be hard work but I wanted to put myself through that. I wanted to learn new skills that none of my friends really knew and I wanted to take them on adventures. I also thought it would be a great way to meet people from other countries, not just Nepal but the other students on the program. I picked Nepal because I’ve always wanted to see mountains and you get the best mountains in the world here.

Matt from the Nepal AGP 2021


Coming in I'm not really quite sure what I expected.. I expected crazy outdoor experiences which I've certainly gotten... in a good way, of course. Also just meeting outstanding people all across the country. I think the reality is that both of those things are correct. Nepal is definitely a country I'd come back to, all the outdoors for activities, hiking, climbing, rafting, really anything to do with the outdoors sector. Also the people, the culture, the food has been amazing.. I've loved all the food we've eaten!



Enrollment is open, so the next step would be to check current availability here and then complete your booking.