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Himalayan Explorer

Himalayan Explorer

Experience the mighty Himalayas during this two-week trip through India and Nepal. Start in Delhi and learn about Hindu culture in this historic city before exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites in Amer and Agra, including the incredible Taj Mahal. Travel to Kathmandu to experience some of the region’s famous adventure activities. Raft the Trishuli River and camp overnight. Trek from Pokhara, the gateway to the Himalayas’ Annapurna Circuit. Opt to zip line and bungee jump in this mountain before returning to Kathmandu to conclude your epic journey.

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Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Countries:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    16 Days
  • Ages:
    14-18
  • Cost:
    $5,995 plus
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Activities

    On-Program Travel

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Countries:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    16 Days
  • Ages:
    14-18
  • Cost:
    $5,995 plus
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Activities

    On-Program Travel

CARRY-ON

A hiking backpack with a rain cover is the best for your carry on.

  • Passport
  • $40 USD – for visa on arrival
  • Wallet
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Ear phones
  • Chargers
  • Water bottles
  • Change of clothes
  • Medications
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
  • Consent to travel form
CHECKED LUGGAGE

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack that is waterproof or water resistant is ideal.

Clothes

  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Waterproof rain pants
  • Quick drying t-shirts – 4 – these should be made out of fabrics such as nylon and polyester.  See this site for more information.
  • Cotton t-shirts – 2
  • Long sleeve t-shrits – 2
  • Lightweight, quick drying pants – 2 – ask for the lightest weight trekking pant at your local outdoor retailer
  • Midweight hiking pants – 1
  • Shorts (Knee length) – 2
  • Quick drying underwear – 6-8
  • Quick drying socks – 6-8
  • Trekking socks – 1-2
  • Medium weight fleece jacket – 1
  • Warm Base layer – 1 top and 1 bottom
  • Swim suit
  • Water based shoes or sandals (keens, chacos)
  • Waterproof hiking boots – these should be completely waterproof and broken in!
  • Pajamas

Toiletries

  • Shampoo and Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant (35% DEET)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Extra medication
  • Tissue travel packs

Gear

  • Watch or Clock with an Alarm
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Water bottles – 2 liter capacity
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sunglasses (w/ cord)
  • Quick drying towel
  • Headlamp with extra batteries – 1
  • Lightweight work gloves

Optional Items

  • Nepali phrasebook
  • Deck of cards
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Personal med kit
  • Sneakers – for wearing around town
  • Gaiters – for leech prevention
  • Travel duct tape
  • Portable, packable umbrella
  • 2 large garbage bags – used to protect clothing / gear from rain