Nepal is one of world’s most popular and prominent adventure destination, endowed with abundant natural resource and heritage. Starting at 60 meter ASL in the southern plains to 8848 ASL on top of Mt. Everest, every few thousand feet of ascent or descent bring a new environmental playground with abundant adventure. Nepal can boast of the Himalayas with 8 out of the 10 world’s highest mountains, 6000 rivers, 5350 lakes and 12 national parks – all within a small geographical capsule of 54,000 sq. miles.

The majestic mountains, endless precipitous hills, dense tropical forests, wildlife under natural habitat, multifarious flora & fauna, lakes and waterfalls, roaring mountain rivers turning into meandering lowland tributaries and environmental diversity offers multi-fold adventure opportunities in Nepal. For a tiny country, Nepal packs in an amazing plethora of outdoor adventures – mountaineering and rock-climbing, trekking, trail-running, skiing, ski-diving, thermal paragliding, bungee jumping, mountain biking, canyoning, white-water rafting, kayaking, trout fishing, bird watching, camping and jungle safari. Every year, thousands of adventure enthusiasts make their way to Nepal for a fix of adrenalin rush. The tradition of outdoor adventure has crowned Nepal as the cradle of adventure legends and celebrities.


Each internship is individually customized, designed and organized with consultation with the Intern, taking into consideration of personal circumstances such as objectives, physical conditions and preferences on the following arrangements. Outdoor Adventure and Sports may be focused in any of the areas mentioned below,

Mountaineering, Trekking & Cannoning, Trail-Running, White-Water Rafting & Kayaking, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Extreme Sports, Environment Conservation,  Adventure Sports Gear, Medicine,  Rescue Operation & Evacuation, Safety Standards & Regulations, Certification & Accreditation, Photography, Film and Journalism, Wildlife and Park Management, Expedition Management, Travel Management, Risk Management.


  1. Fall: September 2nd to November 30th – 90 days
  2. Spring: January 17th to April 16th – 90 days
  3. Summer: May 22nd to August 20th – 90 days


Select cities or towns or villages in Nepal upon consultations and recommendations. 

Curriculum and Activities

Choices will be available in terms of the form of internship sought by the Interns such as focus sector, office or field experience. Based on consultations with the intern, the final host institutions or adventure companies and locations shall be confirmed. 

Institutional Hosting

Depending upon sector preferences, internship host may be selected that best fulfills the objectives of and interest of the Intern. Wide range of institutions, national parks and Nepal Government agencies and private adventure operators may be considered as host of the internship. Some examples of institutional partners are suggested as follows

Nepal Tourism Board, National Parks under Nepal Government, Sports Council of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Mountain Guide Association, Nepal Mountain Instructors Association, Himalayan Rescue Association, Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal, Trekking Agents Association of Nepal, Nepal River Rafting Association, CIWEC Clinic, Mountain Institute, Nirekka Adventures, Asian Trekking, Off the Wall Trekking, Ultimate Descents, Social Tours


An expert in outdoor adventure and sports will be assigned to the intern as a mentor to advise and guide the academic and professional substance as well as the field experiences of the internship. 

Orientation Program – 7 days

  1. Homestay – 1 week
  2. Culture: “do-not” precautions / hygiene behavior / festivals / ethnic mapping / ethnic mapping
  3. Language: basic conversational Nepali / gender gears / status protocols
  4. Living logistics: getting around / shopping / electricity / internet / phone – mobile
  5. Talk Series: Outdoors Adventure and Sports in Nepal
  6. Consultations with internship mentor
1 Orientation to Nepal and Internship / Introduction to Mentor
  Local Homestay
2 Travel Excursion
3 Travel Excursion
4 Host Institution – Job Shadowing, mentor consultation
  Move into apartment accommodation
5 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
6 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
7 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
8 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
9 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
10 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
11 Host Institution – Kathmandu, mentor consultation
12 Internship Report, mentor consultations
13 Personal Week



  1. Urban Housing:

Shared Catered Apartments – includes weekly cleaning and maintenance

Facilities – bathroom, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, washing machine, basic furniture and bed mattress, fan or heating appliances,

Utilities – electricity and water not included

  1. Rural Housing – includes weekly cleaning and maintenance, cooking and laundry

Facilities – bathroom, kitchen with stove, basic furniture and bed mattress, fan or heating appliances,

Utilities – electricity and water included 


A getaway trip which includes visit to another part of the country with some sort of culture exposures and outdoor adventures. Exact dates and destination to be planned upon consultations.

Internship Cost: Full Package – US$ 7400

The cost covers airfare from the nearest international airport, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation session, accommodation, all inclusive two weeks excursion, mentoring and academic consultations. Cost quote to be firmed up individually for each internship customized to intern’s requirements.

Internship Cost: Without Airfare – US$ 5900

Internship Cost: Without Airfare and Excursion – US$ 4200