5 Best Student Treks in Nepal - Best Time and Cost

  • Kishwor Adhikari
  • Last Updated on Jun 4, 2024

5 Best Student Trek in Nepal

With assistance to the idea of cross-cultural exposure, Student Trek in Nepal gives has the right ingredient of adventure and knowledge. What the students can truly learn is the cultural diversity spread across the nation. Witnessing the rural settlements of Nepalese that is a total contrast to the city life can be a unique experience for the students. 

Showcasing the education system, exposing yourself to the awesome landscape, and wandering in a unique environment will make a perfect blend for student trek in Nepal. Along with that, the rich bio-diversity of Nepal will expose the student to various rear flora and fauna in the Himalayan region. The swift flowers rives, majestic mountain peaks, deep gorges, crystal lake, and everything else is a platform of knowledge during the Nepal student trek. 

Trekking for students in Nepal should be fun, full of exotic memory and at the same time carry a deeply philosophical experience. Our team has worked hard to design these tailor-made tours for universities and school students to Nepal. Let’s dive into the details of the best student trek in Nepal.

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Best time for Student Trek

Autumn is usually the best time to trek in Nepal, the months of September, October, and November are known for their clear sky. In addition, these are the most vibrant days when the entire country celebrates the festivals such as Dashain and Tihar. So it’s also a great time for cultural exposure. Alternatively, Spring is a good time to visit, the beautiful blooms of wildflowers make everything mesmerizing. The weather is warm and stable in spring. 

Summer trek (June and July) might expose the student to rich floral diversity but the occasional monsoon makes the trek difficult. Winter trek (December and January) in high altitude is usually not suggested for students.

Student Trek Cost

Nepal is usually an economic country for the trek, so obviously, Nepal student trek cost is low. It’s even more economical when students travel in a larger group. The cost of food and accommodation in Nepal is very reasonable- about $30/per day. A short trek around the valley can cost as little as $100 while a longer trek can cost over $1500. The basic rule for student trek in Nepal cost is- the longer you stay the higher you pay. 

Mardi Himal Trek

If you want to achieve proximity to the mountains without having to trek for weeks, the Mardi Himal trek is an ideal package. The Mardi Himal trek for students is an easy and beautiful 4-day trek in the Annapurna region that bestows us with breathtaking views of the Himalayan range in the Annapurna region. This trek has the right mixture of adventure, walking, cultural insight, and landscape diversity. 

Students can get to the Mardi Himal base camp with the least risk of altitude sickness. The trail is quite easier in comparison to other base camp treks. Nowadays, the Mardi Himal trek is among the most popular base camp trek among local tourists.


4 Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary:

Day 01:Drive from Pokhara to Dhampus (1 hour) and trek to Forest Camp (6 hours).

Day 02:Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (7 hours).

Day 03:Hike to Viewpoint and Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m), Trek back to Sidding.

Day 04: Drive from Sidding to Pokhara.

Trek Highlights:

  • Gurung culture and lifestyle
  • Sunrise and Sunset view from Badal Danda and the Viewpoint.
  • Forest walk from Deurali to Low Camp.
  • Best place for Bird Watching
  •  Breathtaking view of Annapurna Himalayan range from Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Seeing the iconic Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail).
  •  Short and sweet trek with tons of Himalayan views.

Poonhill khopra Trek

The Khopra Danda trek is a great yet underrated tour in the Annapurna region itself. This trek is ideal for student groups when they want to spend most of their time learning about the Nepalese lifestyle. Students' Poonhill Khopra Trek demands only a few hours of trek, meaning they can spend most of their time interacting with the environment. 

Poonhill khopra Trek for students takes them to the viewpoint that offers a great view of the Annapurnas. They will be living in the house of the local Gurung and Tamang people. Observing the lifestyle of people on high hills, witnessing their household chores, and cultural performance will be a great platform for cultural study.


9 Days Poonhill Khopra Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 7 hours drive. 
Day 02: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedunga (1500m) 4 hours trek
Day 03: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2800m) 7 horus trek.
Day 04: Ghorepani to Swanta (2400m) 4 hours trek.
Day 05: Swata to Dhankharka (3000m) 4 to 5 hours trek.
Day 06: Dhankharka to Khopra Danda (3660m) 4 hours trek
Day 07: Khopra Danda to Khayer Lake (4600m) and back (A day hike) 
Day 08: Khopra Danda to Dobato (3425m) 7 hours trek
Day 09: Dobato to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara(2000m) 6 hours trek. 

Trek Highlights:

  • Magar and Gurung’s culture and Hospitality
  • An awesome sunrise view from Poon-Hill
  • 360 view from Khopra Danda
  • Beautiful Sunset view from Khopra Danda
  • Khayer Lake
  • Ghandruk Village
  • Walk in the Himalayan forest
  • Every day new Himalayan Views

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

This short student trek in Nepal is nowadays the most popular trekking path. Blessed with the awesome landscape and mountain views, the  Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is highly celebrated in Nepal. The journey can be completed only 2 days from Pokhara. Most of the trip is completed in Jeep and students have very little to walk. 

The view of the sunrise with a panoramic mountain range in the background is the major highlight of the Poonhill trek for students. The sub-tropical forest filled with trees of Rhododendrons, Oak, and Pine along with some rear wildlife and the bird will keep the students engaged. It’s a fun, easy, and knowledge trek all combined in a package.


4 Days Ghore Pani Poonhill Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: One-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (1960m), 5-6 hours.

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2835m), 6-7 hours.

Day 03: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m), trek to Tadapani (2520m), 5 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) and drive to Pokhara,3 hour's trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Highlights:

  • Ethnic Gurung and Magar culture and their lifestyle
  • The glowing sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and surrounding mountain chains
  • Bright rhododendron forests and terraced rice fields

Langtang Valley Trek

 Langtang Valley, also popular as the 'valley of glaciers' is full of stunning scenic views. During the entire trek, you will be amazed by the panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayas such as Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa, and Ganjala Peak. The Langtang trek for students takes you to an altitude of 4,000m and more. Inside the Valley, you can witness the true mountain culture in its raw form. They live a self-sustaining and very remote life that you can witness nowhere else. 

If you want to witness the true mountain lifestyle while having an adventurous tour, no other place could be a perfect fit for students. But don’t forget to analyze the trekking difficulty, unstable mountain weather, and remoteness of the region before you take your student to the Langtang trek.


7 Days Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary:

Day 01:Drive to Syaprubensi and trek to Bamboo

Day 02:Trek from Bahboo To River Side

Day 03:Trek from River Side to Langtang Valley.

Day 04:Trek from Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa

Day 05:Hike up to Kyanjing Ri (4850m)or Tserkuri Peak (5020m)and trek back to Langtang Valley

Day 06:Trek from Langtang Valley to Syaprubensi

Day 07:Drive to Kathmandu by bus

Langtang Valley Trek Highlights:

  • Kyanjing Ri, 4773 meters
  • Traditional Tamang villages en route
  • Tibetan influence on the lifestyles
  • Rivers like the Bhote Koshi river and Langtang river
  • Awesome view of Langtang and Langtang Lirung from Kyanjing Gomba
  • New Langtang Village
  • New Life after the Disaster in 2015

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Last, but not the least, we have the most classic and yet the most visited base camp trek in Nepal. For decades, getting to the base camp of Annapurna has been considered prodigious. Student trek to Annapurna base camp is going to be fun and challenging at the same time. 

Trek to Annapurna base camp for students takes about 7 to 8 days. It’s important that the students walk only a few hours and spend long hours exploring the villages and the environment. You will come across some classic settlements- a great place for interacting with the locals. Not to forget about the absolutely stunning view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Mardi, and more. A well-arranged Student Annapurna base camp trek is going to be a memory to cherish for a lifetime.


7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 02: Three-hour drive to Ghandruk by jeep/bus, trek to Kumrung Khola

Day 03: Trek from Kumrung Khola to Sinuwa.

Day 04: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali.

Day 05: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 06: Trek from ABC to Bamboo

Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.

Day 08: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:

  • Gurung culture and Hospitality
  • An awesome view of Mt. Annapurna Himalayan range
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Macchapuchre Base Camp
  • Beautiful villages with lovely people
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Annapurna Glacier


These Students treks in Nepal are amongst the popular and prodigious treks. But most importantly, these trekking to Nepal students are easy to accomplish and safe for the students. It’s important to consider altitude, weather, and facility before you book any of these trekking packages for students in Nepal. 

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Kishwor Adhikari

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