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.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
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!