• Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

  • Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

    Annapurna Nepal Himalaya

     
    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.

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London Kathmandu Pokhara Tatopani Ghasa Kalopani & Kunjo  Jomsom Kagbeni Muktinath Jomsom Pokhara  Kathmandu  London


Geology Field Trip to Annapurna - Nepal Himalaya

Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes

5 to 19 October 2019

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Depart from London Heathrow for Kathmandu, flying on an overnight flight. 

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You will be met on arrival by a representative of Indus Experiences, and escorted in an air-conditioned vehicle to check-in for two nights at the Shangri-La hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 

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Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambunath (Monkey Temple). Afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan City / Bhaktapur / Pashupatinath Temple. 

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After breakfast, drive to Pokhara through a subtropical region of Nepal. View Precambrian rippled sediments at Gurkha Village. View mountains of Annapurna Range. Overnight at Shangri-La Village Resort.

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Drive Pokhara to Tatopani via Beni. See metamorphics, recent lake deposits and landslides. Overnight at local lodge. Visit hot springs. 

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Trek Tatopani to Ghasa following the spectacular Kalingandaki Valley. This is a 14 kms trek with 820m height gain. An attractive shorter option is available. Overnight at local lodge. On this very pretty walk through sub-tropical vegetation we cross the Main Central Thrust and see a range of increasingly rocks.

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After driving to Kalopani, where we stay at another local lodge, we trek on a circular route eastwards from the Kaligandaki river through Chhyo, Kunjo (Konjo on some maps) where we visit the Taglung Gompa, on to Kokhethanti and back to Kalopani. c.10km trek with shorter variants. Limited height gain. We are in metamorphic rocks of the Greater Himalayan Series most of the day. In good weather this route offers splendid mountain views. 

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Trek northward up-stream from Kalopani to Marpha via Tukuche crossing one of the major faults of the Himalaya, the South Tibetan Detachment Zone, north of which spectacular Tibetan / Tethyan folded strata can be seen, all un-metamorphosed. Among these are the Lower Palaeozoic Nilgiri limestones. Vegetation includes pine, cypress and juniper forest. Apples are grown and apple juice and apple brandy can be purchased. This is a 14 km trek with 140m height gain. A shorter variant involves completing the trek at Tukuche or Kobang (9 or 7 km). Transport back to Kalopani for second overnight stay at the Kalopani local lodge. 

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Drive from Kalopani to the village of Syang, just west of Jomsom, where dramatic glacial geological features can be seen as well as exposures exhibiting large-scale folding. Visit small ‘Tibetan’ village of Syang and take tea. Look at water worn rocks in river bed around Jomsom and search for ammonites. Overnight at a local lodge. 

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Trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni (11kms with less than 100m height gain) in the morning to see the impressively folded rocks in the cliffs of the wide valley. These tectonised but unmetamorphosed rocks contain ammonites. Dramatic mountain scenery amidst arid ‘Tibetan’ landscape. A shorter variant to this trek is available. Visit Red House Museum in the early evening. Overnight at local lodge in Kagbeni.

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Driving to Muktinath we will stop at Jharkot on the journey to visit this ancient village, study the geology and admire the woven handicrafts. Some may wish to trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath, taking a ‘tekkers path’ that is away from the main missionary route, involving a 13km trek with a 950m height gain. Those taking this route will be rewarded with ammonite fossils scattered through sheep pastures surrounded by snow covered mountains. In any event on arrival at Muktinath we reach 3760m above sea level, our highest point of the trip. We spend the night at a local hotel, one of many hotels for the pilgrims that visit this holy mountain fastness, at the foot of the highest pass of the Annapurna circuit, the Thorung La. Muktinath is holy both to Buddhists and Hindus.

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Explore around Mukinath. Visit Hindu and Buddhist temples, including a Hindu temple with an everlasting flame, thought to be the result of natural gas leakage. If the weather is suitable some may wish to trek to the Gyu La, a pass at 4000m with excellent mountain views. Drive to Jomsom and visit small museum. Overnight at local hotel. Splendid views of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m). 

Jomsom village (2700m high above mean sea level) is the headquarters of the Mustang District. This village is located partly on glacial deposits and partly on lacustrine deposits, on both banks of the river.

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End trek and fly Jomsom to Pokhara, a spectacular flight through the mountains. Transfer to hotel where some may wish to visit the spa and pool. Rest of the day free to visit Pokhara exploring the bustling town, lakeside amenities, mountain museum, the Peace Pagoda and a limestone cave. Overnight at Shangri-La Village Resort.

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Transfer to Airport for flight to Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel and rest. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural programme and interactions with Everest summiteer. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La. 

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Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight home.

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Dr Danny Clark-Lowes is a geologist, educated at Cambridge and London universities, who has given industry training courses on geology at locations throughout the world, as well as publishing scientific papers and books. He is also a mountaineer who has climbed in the Swiss Alps and in the Himalaya. He will lead this tour to Nepal which will look at aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya, and will help participants achieve an understanding of how mountain belts and their associated rock types are created through plate movements.

The Cost From

Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis                      £3,370.00

Single room supplement                                                  £395.00

 

Cost Includes:

  • International and internal air fares inclusive of all taxes in economy class. Club class supplement is available on request.

  • All transfers by private air-conditioned coach.

  • Accommodation in Shangri La Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on half board basis.

  • Full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and Pokhara with an English speaking guide.

  • 8 nights /9 days trek inclusive of accommodation at local lodges on sharing basis with all meals as per lodge menu, services of local English speaking Sherpa Guide, Sherpa Sirdar and porters, where applicable, sleeping bag, trek permit fee etc.

  • Farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant with cultural programme and interaction with an Everest Summiteer.

  • Services of Dr Danny Clark-Lowes, Geologist.

  • Complimentary mineral water while driving and on sightseeing.

  • Full ATOL & ABTA bonding.

 

Cost does not include:

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  • Travel Insurance

  • Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Items of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, etc.

  • Tips and gratuities.
  • To book this tour , please compete the booking form, sign and e-mail it to us. A non-refundable deposit of £500.00 per person is needed at the time of booking. Balance payments will be due 8 weeks before departure. You can make the deposit payment by debit card or electronic transfers to our bank. Credit card payment will be charge at 2% extra. Our Bank details are on the booking form. Bookings are confirmed on first come first served basis. When the tour is full we will take about 5 additional names on the waiting list to replace their booking with any cancellations etc.
  • If you wish to join the tour and fly from any country other than United Kingdom please contact us for land only arrangements.

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