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Mountain Leadership Course

If you can lead your peers up a mountain, you can lead in life!

Learn practical climbing techniques and lessons on life while traversing the breathtaking slopes of Nepal!

Dive into one of the most scenic countries of the world, a place where you’ll learn the art of mountain climbing along with leadership skills that will help you ascend to the top of any field you choose to pursue.

The 3 Week Mountain Leadership Course begins in Nepal’s Royal Beach Camp-home of entertaining activities like rafting, kayaking and canyoneering that will be a part of this life-changing journey!

But you’ll climb to many more heights than just Nepal’s Peaks…

The Mountain Leadership Course is full of knowledge, entertainment, team-building, and leadership-building skills!

Experience training at peaks close to the base-camp that extend to 2100 meters. Then, give back to Nepal’s Beautiful Environment by participating in Sustainability Work on a tree plantation that will compensate for air travel and transportation during the trip!

As you travel to different Mountains of Nepal, you’ll be compiling a list of Mountain Tasks and descriptions for presentation to the group at the end of the Mountain Leadership Course so that you can all share in each other’s journeys and leadership lessons learned amongst the slopes!

Your first Trek takes place in grandiose Pokhara! Enjoy a Day Trek involving many stairs to get ready for the journey over the Annapurna Mountain Range the next day that leads to the top of Poon Hill at 3500 meters!

To round out Week 2 of the Mountain Leadership Course, hike along the mountain ridges to the Rhododendron Forest for the perfect view of the rare Machhapuchere Mountain (one of the most unique peaks in the world).

Week 3 of the Mountain Leadership Course begins from the Annapurna Base Camp (4500 meters above sea level) with a dip in the hot springs before two more days of trekking the wondrous mountain range.

The final days of the Mountain Leadership Course back at the Royal Beach Camp involve presenting your Mountain Tasks to the team and then a final day shopping extravaganza in Kathmandu!

The Mountain Leadership Course is full of daily activities that will challenge you, help you grow in mind, body, and spirit, and become more in tune with your surroundings and the parts of your personality that will grow to be a leader amongst your peers!

Trek across one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world and become the leader you were born to be! Spots fill up fast for an opportunity like this! Sign up today for the journey of a lifetime!

  • WEEK 1 – Focus: Introduction & Sustainability.


    Day 1 – Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to The Royal Beach Camp and settle in.

    Day 2 – Introduction to your leader, the team, the camp and schedule. Introduction to one of our activities: rafting, kayaking or canyoneering.

    Day 3Daily Camp Schedule* starts. Introduction to some of our team building games and another one of our activities.

    Day 4 – Training hike to local peak (2100 m) and sustainability workshop.

    Day 5 – Sustainability work through tree plantation the participant is both helping to restore and protect local ecosystems but also compensating for their air travel and transportation in Nepal.

    Day 6 – Rest day. Packing & preparations for the trek.

    Day 7 – Transport to Pokhara. Meet mountain team and final preparations.

  • WEEK 2 – Focus: Trekking & Leadership.

    Day 8  –  Start Trekking**.

    Day 9  –  Trek. This trek goes from one local village to the next and gives great opportunity to meet people, locals and trekkers alike.

    Day 10 – Trek. Tough day with lots of stairs!

    Day 11 – Trek. Watch the beautiful morning sunrise over the Annapurna Mountain Range from Poon Hill (3500 m).

    Day 12 – Trek. Trek along a ridge through the beautiful Rhododendron forest.

    Day 13 – Trek. Spot the sacred Machhapuchere Mountain with its unique peak.

    Day 14 – Trek. Reach Annapurna Base Camp (4500 m).

  • WEEK 3 – Focus: Mountain Tasks & Reflection.

    Day 15 – Trek. Treat yourself with a dip in the hotsprings!

    Day 16 – Trek.

    Day 17 – Final day of trek, return to Pokhara.

    Day 18 – Transport to Royal Beach Camp. Prepare to present Mountain Tasks.

    Day 19 – Present the Mountain Tasks to the team. Feedback session and time for packing. Let’s celebrate your time with us over a campfire BBQ on the beach!

    Day 20 – Travel to Kathmandu. Personal time for shopping or short sightseeing.

    Day 21 – Departure.

    *DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE – Participants work along side our experienced team and have one assigned leader.

    06:00 – 06:30            Morning exercise / yoga / stretching.

    06:30 – 07:00            Morning meeting.

    07:00 – 08:00            Breakfast.

    08:00 – 12:00            Activity or work.

    12:00 – 13:00            Lunch.

    13:00 – 17:00            Work or activity.

    17:00 – 18:00            Tea & coffee. Meeting & debrief.

    18:00 – 19:00            Dinner.

    19:00 – 22:00            Story telling with the team.

    **DAILY TREK SCHEDULE – Participants take turns to be daily leader of the group, with support from our experienced team. The participants receive a number of Mountain Tasks to work, reflect on and later present to the team.

    06:00 – 06:30             Morning exercise / yoga / stretching.

    06:30 – 07:00             Morning meeting.

    07:00 – 08:00             Breakfast.

    08:00 – 12:00             Trekking.

    12:00 – 13:00             Lunch.

    13:00 – 17:00             Trekking.

    17:00 – 18:00             Meeting & debrief.  Mountain tasks.

    18:00 – 22:00             Dinner & relax.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

Free Time

*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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The Mountain Leadership Course (21 Days)

Learn to lead in a truly remarkable location!
US$ 1090
  • 3+ Star Hotels w/Daily Breakfast
  • Twin or Multi-Share w/Bathroom (split by gender)
  • Mountain Trekking in the Himalayas + White Water Rafting
  • Summit a Himalayan Peak!
  • Kayak some of the world's best rivers
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • Learn how to rock climb with professionals!!
  • including:
  • Accommodation w/Meals, Mountain Equipment, River Gear, International Instructors & Guides
  • Certificate of Completion

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