Trek and Raft in Nepal
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Join us in 2018 for this expedition involving a 6-day trek in the Annapurnas and a 3-day white water rafting trip on the mighty Kaligandaki river.
The Poon Hill trek is a trek that leads you into the lush foothills of the mighty Annapurna range. Our goal during this 6-day trek is to reach the top of Poon Hill a viewpoint from where you can see the 8000m Himalayan giants of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri at close quarters. At 3210m Poon Hill gives you stunning views up close to the Himalayas without the difficulty and arduous nature of high altitude trekking. This trek gives a taste of the fantastic trekking Nepal has to offer. You will be staying in local 'tea houses' where all your meals will be cooked. Porters will be carrying your main bag during the trek and we will be employing local guides who have worked with ODL on previous trips to Nepal.
Once we have completed the trek we will be rafting down the mighty Kaligandaki river from the end of the Annapurna circuit trail. Named after 'Kali' the goddess of destruction this river drains from the Tibetan plateau and plunges down through the Himalayas. We will be rafting through pristine jungle and past temples and traditional Nepali villages. With beautiful sandy beaches to camp on this river trip is considered one of the best in Nepal. No prior rafting experience is required but you must be confident in the water.
On returning to Pokhara we will have a celebration meal in a lakeside restaurant and then get ready for an early transfer back to Kathmandu.
Our trip organizer (and OutdoorLads Member) Nick Read, is a qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader and expedition guide who has been working regularly in Nepal for the last six years. He led a successful OutdoorLads trip to Everest Base Camp in 2014 and 2017 and a raft trip on the Sun Kosi in 2012. The trip is being run through Pride Expeditions, a company owned and directed by Nick Read.
This price for this once in a lifetime adventure is £1650 which includes all accommodation and transfers in Nepal. It also includes a welcome meal in Kathmandu and a celebration meal on the 8th November. All meals during the rafting trip are included but you will need to pay for your own meals in the tea houses during the trek. You will also need to organize and pay for your own international flights.
HOW TO BOOK
Bookings and Deposits: To book your place on this trip (or secure a place on the waiting list) please pay a £400 deposit direct to Pride Expeditions with your surname and initial in order to identify the payment:
- PRIDE EXPEDITIONS
- Sort Code: 090129
- Account: 09543216
Please message the Event Leader Nick Read with your full name and email address in order to receive further documents.
On receipt of your deposit, a confirmation email will be sent. Attached will be a comprehensive medical form for you to fill in as well as booking terms and conditions. Once ten people have paid a deposit the trip will be guaranteed and further payments can be made in installments. If you cancel after the trip has been confirmed and bookings have been made in Nepal you will lose your deposit. All monies must be paid by the 2nd of September 2018. Deposits are fully refundable until the trip is guaranteed and bookings are made at which point the terms and conditions will come into force.
Please be aware that it is the booking of the deposit that secures your place on the trip or waiting list, rather than booking onto the trip via the OutdoorLads site.
The price for this once in a lifetime trip is just £1650 which includes all accommodation during our time in Nepal and all transfers including to and from the airport on arrival and departure. It also includes a welcome meal and farewell meal and all food whilst we are white water rafting. International flights to Kathmandu are not included in the price. You will need to organize these yourself.
What to bring
Once you have booked onto this trip and your place has been secured by you paying a deposit a comprehensive kit list will be sent out to you via email. You will also receive a document detailing the necessary visa requirements and inoculations for Nepal.
Food & drink
During the trek, we will be staying in tea houses where the Nepali owners will cook all your meals for you. You will be able to choose from a range of meals on a comprehensive menu. You will need to pay for these meals yourself. Whilst white water rafting we will be camping on beaches beside the river. All meals will be provided. These will be basic meals cooked by our rafting guides who double as our chefs.