• 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 Beni Tatopani Kokhethati Tukche Jomsom Kagbeni Muktinath Jomsom Pokhara / Kathmandu  London


Geology Field Trip to Annapurna - Nepal Himalaya

Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes

7 to 21 October 2017


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Depart from London.map

*Departures from Manchester and upgrade to world Traveller plus and club class are available on request.

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Arrive in Kathmandu. On arrival, meet, assist and transfer to Hotel Shangri-La. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La.

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AM: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).PM: Sightseeing tour of Patan City. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La.

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After breakfast, drive to Pokhara through a subtropical region of Nepal. View Precambrian sediments. PM: Boat ride at Phewa Lake. View mountains of Annapurna Range. Overnight at Shangri-La Village Resort.

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Drive to Beni and start trek to Tatopani. See metamorphics and recent lake deposits. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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Trek to Kokhethati following the spectacular Kalingandaki valley. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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Trek to Tukche crossing one of the major faults of the Himalaya, the South Detachment Zone. Overnight at Local Lodge

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Trek to Jomsom through pine, cypress and juniper forest; glacial geology and exposures exhibiting large-scale folding. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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Trek to Kagbeni and look for ammonite fossils; spectacular mountain scenery. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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The trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni (11kms with less than 100m height gain) must be commenced in the morning to see the impressively folded rocks in the cliffs of the wide valley to best advantage. These 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 Mustang Gateway Hotel again.

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Explore around Muktinath. Visit Hindu temple with everlasting flame, thought to be the result of natural gas leakage. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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Trek to Jomsom and explore the narrow streets of the old town. Overnight at Local Lodge.

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End trek and fly Jomsom / Pokhara. Transfer to hotel. Full day visit around Pokhara exploring the bustling town and the lakeside amenities. Overnight at Shangri-La Village Resort.

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Transfer to airport. Fly Pokhara / Kathmandu. On arrival, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening: Transfer to Nepalese Restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural programme and interaction with an Everest summiteer. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La.

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Transfer to Kathmandu airport for onward flight.

*If you are traveling to India for the first time and wish to visit Agra, Jaipur or any other area of the country, extension tours and tailor-made holiday services are available on request. Please visit www.indusexperiences.co.uk/special-interest/earthsciences for detailed information on the tour.

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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                      £2,790.00

Single room supplement                                                  £390.00

 

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:

  • Visa fee

  • 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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  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

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