A GROUP of globe trotting students canoed their way to a crocodile farm on a once in a lifetime adventure.

The Duke of Edinburgh students from LVS Ascot returned on August 5 from an exhilarating trip to Nepal.

The three week adventure began with a canoe ride to a crocodile farm, a chance to feed elephants and a brief stint teaching at a Nepalese school.

They also battled monsoon rains and leeches on a six-day hike in the mountains.

Principal of LVS Ascot Christine Cunniffe said: “Our trip to Nepal was exhilarating, varied, educational and inspiring – everything we deliver in an LVS Ascot education but in a setting our students have never experienced before.

"This trip of a lifetime is just one of the opportunities we provide students with to help them flourish and grow, and I am delighted they were such excellent ambassadors for the school and took so much from the trip."

The fifteen students and two teachers arrived in the capital Kathmandu before travelling to world heritage site Chitwan National Park.

The Year 11 and Year 13 students met members of the Tharu tribe and joined in with a stick dance outside their huts made of elephant grass, mud and manure.

The following day a safari provided the opportunity to see one-horned rhinos, wild boars and Asian elephants, which they were able to feed and bathe, as well as a trek through the jungle and travelling by canoe to a crocodile farm.

The final part of the trip saw students take on a six-day trek in the Annapurna mountain range.

They battled heat and humidity walking eight hours a day.

Having reached the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210 metres, the trek continued for several days through monsoon rains.