This fast-paced expedition based outdoor leadership and guide education in the Himalayas, challenges students to push their limits and reach new heights in their professional and personal life.

HIGHLIGHTS

> Reach the SUMMIT OF
   A 
HIMALAYAN PEAK


> Paddle some of THE
   WORLD'S 
BEST RIVERS


> PRACTICE SUSTAINABILITY
   for the future of the outdoors.


> START YOUR CAREER
   through the international
   network of adventure 
   businesses.


> EXPEDITION BASED, 
    
CHALLENGE FOCUSED 
    LEARNING


> INTERNATIONALLY  
   RECOGNISED 
AWARDS & 
   UNIVERSITY CREDIT

BUILD A CAREER IN THE OUTDOORS

Learn the skills needed for a career in the growing field of adventure tourism. This fast paced education is designed to equip you with knowledge and experience of both the hard (technical) and the soft (interpersonal) aspects of working in the outdoors.

You will become a versatile, skilled and internationally qualified leader who embody the spirit of an true outdoor guide. Along with the unique field experience, you will graduate with an edge that allow you to find work around the world.

EXPEDITION BASED TRAINING

The education is expedition based and time is spent training and learning in the Himalayan mountains and on its rivers. In the mountains we focus on high altitude trek leading and mountaineering, including summiting a peak. While paddling some of the world's best river, we specialise in raft guiding and white water kayaking. 

During the education you become part of the team, learning how expeditions are managed, building problem solving skills and confidence. Collaboration is key, promoting inter cultural competency and the outdoor hospitality mindset.

 

FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

The training is mixed with a hand picked university course to foster a deeper understanding of the guide profession, and you will graduate with international awards that proves highest standard of safety and guiding skills. 

Sustainable practices are integrated throughout and you will gain understanding as well as practical tools to act responsibly in the outdoors. Making it possible for you to influence the future of adventure travel.

 

International Mountain & River Guide Education

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
 

REQUIREMENTS:

- Passion for and experience in the outdoors. - Willingness to learn from & share with others. - Good physical health; Confident swimmer and capacity to walk for 8 hours in varied terrain. - Minimum age 18 years.

EDUCATION FEE:

The fee covers permits and national park fees, technical - and group equipment, instructors, support team, international awards and university credit, transportation, accommodation and food in Nepal. Partial scholarships available. For more details, please download the prospectus.

Accrediting bodies & Partners:

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University of Applied Sciences

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Find answers to the most commonly asked questions under FAQ

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STARTING DATES:

15th February or 1st September

 

2023 - Limited places left

2024 - Places available

2025 - Open for applications

LOCATIONS:

Langtang Mountain Range,

Sun Koshi, Kali Gandaki &

Trishuli river. 

DURATION:      

15 weeks in Nepal.

100%
are using their skills
in everyday life.

97%
working in the outdoors
within 6 months.

46%
of our graduates
are women.

Our graduates
are working in

12
different countries
world wide.

Map of work opportunities for graduates at SUMMIT Adventure Academy
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Want to know more?

Download the prospectus or send us a quick questions and we will be in touch.

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