Nepal and Tibet Gap Year Semester | Pacific Discovery

Location: Multiple Countries; Nepal: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu and 5 other cities; Tibet: Lhasa, Rural Areas

Term: Spring, Fall

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021


UNIT 54 159 GORGE ROAD QUEENSTOWN, 9300 New Zealand

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Phone: +1 800 655 3415


Discover your passion and purpose. Join us for an impactful, overland journey through the cultural heart of the Himalayas: Nepal and Tibet.

In our Nepal and Tibet Semester, experience Nepali language and culture immersion while home-staying in a rural village and volunteering on a valuable community development project. Trek the Annapurna Circuit and study yoga, meditation and Tibetan Buddhism while living at a small monastery. Enjoy one of the world’s top river journeys, rafting down the Kali Gandaki River. Travel overland across the roof-top of the world between Lhasa and Katmandu, through the spiritual heart of Tibet’s incredible landscapes, amazing historic sites, and Everest Base Camp. You'll make authentic, rich relationships with those living in local communities.

Pacific Discovery is delighted to open applications for our Gap Year Scholarship and Grants for 2021.

We have 2021 Gap Year Scholarship worth US$12,950 and 2021 Global Study Grants available, each up to US$7,000. Applications close before 30th April, so don't miss out! Check out our website for more information!


- Engage with the local Nepali culture through immersion, homestays and community development projects.
- Volunteer in service learning projects driven by the needs of the communities we visit.
- Develop skills in independent travel, yoga, meditation, leadership, trekking, sustainability, conservation and rafting
- Explore the Himalayas highlights – Mt. Everest Base Camp, Kathmandu, monasteries, the Kali Gandaki River, the World Peace Pagoda, world heritage sites and national parks
- Experience transformative personal growth that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves, working towards a deeper understanding of their values, identity, passions and purpose.

Travel Types
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Homestay
  • Rafting
  • Safari
  • Student Tours
  • Trekking
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Eco Tours
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Photography
  • Tours
Degree Level



No experience or qualifications needed, but we like participants to have a positive attitude, be enthusiastic, open to new experiences and other cultures.

Type of Programs
  • Gap Year
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Experiential Learning

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Nepal and Tibet visa and permits
* All in-country travel and transport
* All accommodation
* More than two thirds of meals
* All activities, excursions, entry fees, permits and adventure travel as described in the itinerary
* Week-long volunteer community service project and Nepali language immersion
* Informal lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Group living
  • Other

Participants Travel

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-3 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded