• Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
  • Earth Sciences

    Earth Sciences

    "The Himalayan mountain range stretches over 2500 km in an enormous arc from the Indus river in the west to the Brahmaputra in the east. A paradise for those interested in geography, geology and ecology, here you can see all the processes associated with mountain building in progress and witness the effects these have on the plants, animals and people of the region. The spectacular landscape provides a backdrop of stunning beauty.
    We are delighted to present a range of special interest holidays/field trips to the Himalayas, offering you the opportunity to see at first hand something of the amazing geology, geography and ecology of the region ,as well as its culture. We work with partners in educational institutions, geology and geography societies and independent experts to deliver these trips."
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Earth Sciences

In June 2014 Geological Society and IERT University of Jammu’s conference on Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalayas in Leh brought together scientists from around the world to discuss, with stakeholders, how to develop and sustain the region’s rich and diverse resources.  Benefits to local communities, and the nations to which they belong, must be maximised without undue damage to the environment which supports those communities in the long term; something which requires the coming together of modern science and traditional knowledge.  His Excellency Shri N. N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir State and Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for Urban Development & Urban Local Bodies, both attended the conference and expressed their wish to be closely associated with ongoing developments, including educational programmes. Read more

To celebrate this event, Indus Experiences is organising new, interdisciplinary tours led by John MacGillivray (geologist) and Heather Kelly (ecologist). Each tour will take a holistic approach to exploring the Indian NW area of the Himalayas, looking at geological, ecological and climatological aspects and the influence these have had on the people of who live here.

Underpinning everything is the collision of the Indian subcontinent with Eurasia.  This is responsible for the unique geology and topography of the Himalayas which, in turn, affects the climate and ecology.  On this tour we will travel from Srinagar to Leh, exploring various geological sites typical of a tectonic collision zone and examining the flora which the environment supports. Many of the plants may be familiar as garden ornamentals but we will also consider their significance as resources for the people of the region, both as foodstuffs and for medicinal purposes.

Natural surroundings influence how people live and work but are also, inevitably, affected by their presence.  During the tour you will visit some important cultural and historical sites and see at first hand how the balance of nature and man is played out in this dramatic and-awe inspiring setting.

"For me, the Rocks, Routes & Shoots tour was a unique opportunity to explore the geology and landscapes of the western Himalaya. There were challenges during the earlier part of the tour but with good organisation these were overcome. The drivers were brilliant. I particularly enjoyed the comfort and professional hospitality of the Apricot Tree Hotel in Nurla. Accommodation at the Nomadic Life Camp in Korzag was basic but I think we expected that in such a remote location. It was a pleasure to share ideas with fellow geologists and the tour gave me an insight into the richness of the Buddhist religion."

Geoffrey S Dearn FGS

 

Annapurna Nepal Field Trip

Main37 to 21 October 2017 Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes
Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. As well as the primary focus on geology, the history, culture and religious beliefs of the region will also be studied. Our journey will take us along mountain roads and tracks offering splendid views of some of the highest mountains of the Himalaya. We will undertake treks in beautiful valleys, particularly along the Kaligandaki river, where geological exposures are dramatic and the varied flora is abundant. We will come to understand how mountain belts and their associated rock types are created through plate movements. Accommodation will be at good hotels and local lodges. This trip is suitable for amateur geologists, those with an interest in learning some geology and those who simply enjoy being in the mountains.

London Kathmandu Pokhara Beni Tatopani Kokhethati Tukche Jomsom Kagbeni Muktinath Jomsom Pokhara / Kathmandu  London 
15 Days From £2,790

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A Geology Field Trip to The Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan

main17 to 30 March 2018 Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes
Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. As well as the primary focus on geology, the history, culture and religious beliefs of the region will also be studied. Our journey will take us along mountain roads and tracks offering splendid views of some of the highest mountains of the Himalaya. We will undertake treks in beautiful valleys, particularly along the Kaligandaki river, where geological exposures are dramatic and the varied flora is abundant. We will come to understand how mountain belts and their associated rock types are created through plate movements. Accommodation will be at good hotels and local lodges. This trip is suitable for amateur geologists, those with an interest in learning some geology and those who simply enjoy being in the mountains.

 London Kolkata Bagdogra  Phuentsholing  Paro  Thimphu  Cheri Goemba  Punakha  Gangtey  Punakha  Gasa  Thimphu  Paro  Kolkata  London
14 Days £4,820

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Valley of Flowers Field Trip to the Himalayas

Main230 June to 14 July 2018 Led by Heather Kelly & John Macgillivray
Are you a keen walker with a sense of adventure? Would you like to explore the area of the high Himalayas around the Valley of Flowers National Park in Utterakhand? Come with us on this exciting trip. We will see some dramatic geology and visit the headwaters of one of the Ganges’ main tributaries at Badrinath as well as trekking from Ghovindghat to the Valley of Flowers, famous from mountaineer Frank Smythe’s book of the same name. The only way to access the Valley of Flowers is on foot so you need to be comfortable walking distances of up to 14 km per day for four days, whilst carrying your own clothing and personal effects, at altitudes of 3000 to 3500m.

London Delhi Rishikesh Rudraprayag Govindghat Badrinath Govindghat Ghangharia Rudraprayag Rishikesh Delhi London 
16 Days From £2,675

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  quote-mark  That trip changed my life” was – and is – said by each of the 70 students who have been on one of our three A-level Earth Science trips to the Indian Himalaya. It is easy to understand why. From the shock of the heat, the cacophony, the colour and the smells of Delhi to the vast remoteness of the mountains, every day – every hour – brings something new and unexpected and challenging. What had been learned in the classroom or from textbooks is brought into stark focus. The features are clear; kilometre-scale folds astonish even the non-scientists; that hanging valley still has its glacier and the meltwater is rushing beside you. There are granites in astonishing variety, gneiss and schists to die for and sedimentary processes happening before your eyes. In the high Himalaya, uninhabited apart from the summer nomadic goatherds, there are four days of complete remoteness, and the students react positively to this novelty. We were thought foolhardy – even mad - when in 2008 we first proposed the programme but it proved the most successful field trip our Earth Science department had ever run so we repeated it twice more with equal success. The key factor was the advice and support provided by Indus tours. They organised the logistics of the journey and when there were difficulties – either before or during the trip – Indus solved them efficiently and swiftly. It is extremely reassuring and, in our experience rare, to receive regular phone calls from the company boss, based in London, asking if all is well. That is the kind of personal service Indus has always provided. This trip is challenging in many ways; physically, socially, culturally and emotionally but of the seventy students acknowledged that those challenges are what made the trip especially memorable. By the way, it changed my life too. quote-mark2

Paul Trower - Head of Geology
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge

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