The start of a venture
Himalayan Schoolies didn’t start out the way businesses typically do. Instead it started with deep firsthand experience. After finishing boarding school back in 1998, Matt brought a one-way ticket to the USA with no plans and just enough cash to get from one place to the next. Hopping across the States, South America, and Europe, an idea hit him – to enable other Schoolies to experience the world this way. As he continued to travel, broke but having an amazing time, that concept stayed in the back of his mind.
Seizing the moment
Fortunately, Matt didn’t have to wait too long for an opportunity to come along – and he seized the chance to explore. When his mum got a call to help train teachers in Nepal, the pieces began to fall into place. At the time, the Rotary International was interested in assisting schools and providing an opportunity for youth to take part in something bigger. The infrastructure, network, and professionals that Matt had on the ground, as part of his other venture, gave him the perfect opportunity to take his idea to the next level
Schoolies with a difference
The result of the plans Matt set in motion was Himalayan Schoolies, the traditional fun you associate with end of school celebrations but with a twist. Matt’s vision gives you a chance to get off the beaten track and head to destinations that are simply not visited by tourists, period. This creates an awesome schoolies trip. Those that want to see more of the world, head on an adventure of a lifetime, make new friends, support good causes, and have completely new experiences when they finish school don’t have to look any further
Himalayan Schoolies has now been running for 3 years and it’s an experience that can have a huge impact on your life. You’ll finish your trip with a whole new outlook on the world, helping you to understand what to do with your life. Overcoming challenges, embracing the different, and learning new things means your confidence will soar – Himalayan Schoolies is a transformative experience that you’ll love.
To empower Schoolies through innovative and responsible travel experiences
Make a positive Impact for yourself and others
As you already know, Matt, Founder of Himalayan Schoolies, was inspired by his own experiences when it came to setting up the business. Today he still travels extensively, and is passionate about sharing his interests. Recognising how travel broadened his horizons, new experiences are at the heart of his ethos. Since that first trip many years ago, he’s continued to head to new destinations, completed hundreds of treks, and scaled many mountains, with plans always in the works for his next adventure
Plan your schoolies celebration now
Caught your interest? You can learn more about how you can be part of schoolies celebrations with an adventurous and volunteering twist now. Check out the details of our next trip here and get in touch to register your interest.