Our self-directed and self-led expeditions are designed on a simple framework, emphasising those aspects of developing world and adventure travel which create the most transformational opportunities, and are catalysts for experiential learning. This style of trip has a strong focus on building resilient, inspired, and confident global citizens with a positive view of their relationships, communities and self - through providing challenging and exciting experiences, in a secure environment. Students will develop personally, as a team, and as global citizens. With self-directed destinations and itineraries, student led travel is an inspiring growth opportunity for your school, teachers, and students alike!
Every group is unique and so is every itinerary. Contact us to discuss options that may suit your needs – we can provide example itineraries or a more in-depth bespoke quote.
Nepal is a landlocked country set between the plains of Northern India and the high plateau of Southern Tibet. Bordered to the North by China, and to the South, East, and West by India. Within the small area of Nepal there is the greatest range of altitude on earth - ranging from the Terai, only 100m above sea level, to the summit of Mount Everest at 8,848m.
Aside from its impressive terrain, Nepal has a lot more to oﬀer visitors;Enjoy spectacular trekking opportunities amongst the stunning peaks of the Himalayan Mountains, reaching possible altitudes of 4500m; spend time relaxing in vibrant Kathmandu; explore Durbar Square or visit the ‘Monkey Temple’. The capital and only major city in Nepal is Kathmandu, the ultimate travellers’ crossroads, and a huge trekking station.
Nepal also boasts a vast array of fascinating temples as well as areas of lowland jungle that are home to a huge variety of ﬂora and fauna. These features combine to make Nepal a destination of real diversity.
Student expeditions to Nepal are generally centered around either trekking or community service (although conservation & wildlife projects are also possible), or a combination involving elements of both. With a range of treks such as the Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill and Langtang on offer, ranging from 3 - 17 days, there is something for every student group demographic. Community service projects vary depending on needs at the time, but typically involve tasks such as tree planting, digging irrigation ditches, renovating playgrounds or painting schools - all of which provide a wonderful opportunity for cultural interaction with the friendly and welcoming local people.
Mongolia, a Central Asian country bordered by Russia and China, is home to the world-famous Gobi Desert and some of the most remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the world. Contrastingly, the capital of Ulaanbaatar is a vibrant conjunction of traditional and 21st Century lifestyles - discover the infamous history of Genghis Khan and visit architecturally significant areas such as Sukhbaatar Square.
Challenge your students and embark on a unique expedition through this region - traveling by horseback and staying with local families in traditional Mongolian ‘Ger’ camps, students will be exposed to a different way of life, and experience natural phenomena such as the ‘Singing Dunes’ and Flaming Cliffs near Bayanzag.
Any trip to Mongolia will expand cultural understanding and geographical & historical knowledge, whilst providing an unforgettable character building and life-changing experience.
Sri Lanka provides a strong mixture of history and culture, with its diverse natural landscapes present throughout. Visit Pidurangala Rock, Little Adam’s Peak and Sigiriya World Heritage Site to take in some of the natural views that Sri Lanka have to offer.
The island’s compact size and varied scenery and wildlife make it perfect for a student expedition. With multiple World Heritage sites and expansive hill trails, trekking expedition opportunities are in abundance, and the significant elephant population has led way to pioneering elephant sanctuaries and projects, making Sri Lanka the perfect destination for an authentic and sustainable Wildlife Conservation based experience.
Combine any trip with exciting adventure activities such as a game drive in Yala National Park or rafting on the Kelani River, providing the perfectly varied and thorough trip of this fascinating region.