Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program

with Pacific Discovery

newspaper Communitites Creative Arts Communitites Land Conservation Food Arts Expedition Adventure
location Asia
start date September and February annually
salary Travel and Explore
accommodation includedAccommodation included

We've been operating since 2001 and we've taken more than 2000 students on our experiential journeys!

Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

We fly to Lhasa, Tibet to experience the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism and its ancient cultural

heart. Lhasa, meaning ‘place of the gods’, is one of the highest cities on earth, nestled on the Tibetan

Plateau surrounded by mountains. Since the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950, change has been

dramatic, with many Tibetans now living in exile, and as a minority in Lhasa.

During our time in Lhasa we will be staying in the Tibetan quarter and visiting the historically

significant Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. You’ll also get a chance to

visit Bakhor Street market for some gift ideas, attend a Tibetan cooking class and learn how to make

tradition prayer flags. Departing Lhasa we take an incredible road trip across the ‘roof top of the world’ as we traverse the Friendship Highway. We overnight at small villages and towns along the route. We’ll visit stunning turquoise Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Rongphu Monastery and Everest Base Camp at 5150m (16,900ft). Our final day on the road takes us back to Lhasa before we fly back to Kathmandu

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

* English Language Fluency
* Be 18 years or older at time of commencement
* Moderate fitness is recommended. All professional development and training is provided
* Have a passion for travel, adventure, & tourism
* A desire to accept challenges, a thirst for knowledge, a love of outdoor activities or for our natural environment
* Be a social team player that enjoys helping others discover adventure!

Note spaces on this program can be extremely limited.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Program Tuition Includes
Tibet visa and permits*
All in-country transport and travel (not including flights)
All accommodation
All meals
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Kali Gandaki rafting journey
All activities, excursions, entry fees, permits and adventure travel as described in the itinerary
14-day community stay and service project
Experiential core curriculum that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves - working towards a deeper understanding of their values, identity, passions and purpose
Individual mentorship from program instructors, supporting you in your personal goals for the program
Informal lectures from resident experts on conservation, development, eco-tourism, ecology and sustainability
Experienced Program Instructors and local guides
Pre-departure web-page with all information you need in one place to prepare for the program
24/7 emergency contact number for students and parents
Global medical rescue and political evacuation insurance
Instructors have 24/7 access to a physician and a psychologist, for advice and support
Pacific Discovery T-shirt, stickers and a buff
Online image library for your program


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