Nepal Pokhara


City Population: 250,000

Language: NEPALESE

Currency: RUPEE


Nepal is something of an enigma. Awe-inspiring mountains, intricate temples, lively festivals, coloured robes and prayer flags make it one of the most spiritual and uplifting places to travel and wind down. At the same time climbing or paragliding in the world’s biggest mountains, rafting down crashing rivers or tracking tigers in their natural habitat make it a prime destination for thrill seekers and wildlife lovers all over the world.

Pokhara has a real traveller vibe and you can spend hours wandering around cool cafes and craft shops, rowing the tranquil waters of Phewa Tal (the lake) or visiting Tibetan market stalls. The Annapurna range is a constant temptation for most students, and most group together to arrange biking, trekking, horse riding, rafting and paragliding.  If you are looking for something more enlightening there are plenty of local temples and Tibetan villages to explore and cultural Kathmandu is just a short flight away.