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
Depart from London.
*Departures from Manchester and upgrade to world Traveller plus and club class are available on request.
Arrive in Kathmandu. On arrival, meet, assist and transfer to Hotel Shangri-La. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La.
AM: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).PM: Sightseeing tour of Patan City. Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La.
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.
Drive to Beni and start trek to Tatopani. See metamorphics and recent lake deposits. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Trek to Kokhethati following the spectacular Kalingandaki valley. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Trek to Tukche crossing one of the major faults of the Himalaya, the South Detachment Zone. Overnight at Local Lodge
Trek to Jomsom through pine, cypress and juniper forest; glacial geology and exposures exhibiting large-scale folding. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Trek to Kagbeni and look for ammonite fossils; spectacular mountain scenery. Overnight at Local Lodge.
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.
Explore around Muktinath. Visit Hindu temple with everlasting flame, thought to be the result of natural gas leakage. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Trek to Jomsom and explore the narrow streets of the old town. Overnight at Local Lodge.
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.
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.
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.
- Tour Leader
- How to Book this 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
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:
- 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.
It is essential to have adequate insurance in place before your departure. This should be appropriate for your age, health and destination you are visiting.
- It includes comprehensive medical and repatriation cover.
- It provides cover for your whole trip (whether one day or over a year).
- It covers you for all activities.
- Disclose pre-existing medical conditions.
- Take your policy number and the 24-hour emergency contact numbers with you.
- If you are making multiple trips we recommend that you take a yearly travel insurance policy.
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