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MoUNTAINS & MEDITATIONS
  NEPAL 

JOIN US FOR A MAGICAL nepalese ADVENTURE in 2024

19th October - 2nd November 2024
(14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS)

Nepal is one of our favourite places in the world, and we're delighted to be offering this one of a kind adventure. On this 14 day, 13 night adventure you'll explore the beautiful Langtang Valley on a 9 day trek, culminating in the opportunity to reach the summit of Kyangjin Ri at 4350m and enjoy spectacular views across the Himalayas! However, as with all adventure, it's all about the journey. Taking our time to trek from tea house to tea house you'll get to truly immerse yourselves in the remarkable environment of the Langtang Valley, and the incredible people that call it home. Time spent in these mountains is meditative by nature. From the mountains we journey to the Tibetan Buddhist enclave of Boudhanath to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and meditation.

Led by our  co-founder Josh (who has 15 years experience leading international expeditions), and an expert local guide, this supportive adventure is a unique combination of mountain adventure, meditation, and immersing yourself in the culture of the Nepalese landscape and its people.

We welcome solo adventurers, couples, families, friends or small groups.

 Join us!

Price: £1,675 per person (excluding flights)

OR £1,725 per person (excluding flights) - including an optional Zoom prep session (recommended)

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here's AN OVERVIEW OF our adventure itinerary
Day one

Arrive in the remarkable city of Kathmandu. Make your own way to Hotel Yambu, and meet the wonderful owner Raj, check out the back streets of Thamel, or Durba Square if you have time, and be ready to have a team meet and catch-up at 3pm. Here you'll meet The Living Project's Josh as well as your local expert guide. Our local expert guide works for our incredible in-country agents who support the team with in-country logistics, making arrangements and support The Living Project in providing effective safety, and if required, emergency response.  Together your guide and Josh will answer any questions. After the introductions head out into the sights, sounds and smells of Kathmandu and grab a bite to eat before getting some kip. 

Day two

Start at your own pace today. Today is all about "landing" in Nepal and preparing for the trek ahead. We’ll breakfast at the hotel before you have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu a little more - maybe checking out the famous Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), and grabbing some of Nepal's famous Momo's for lunch. We'll come together in the evening for a final check in preparation for our travel day tomorrow. We'll head out to a local restaurant together for dinner.

 

Day three
We'll start fairly early this morning. After enjoying a final Yambu breakfast we'll jump in our private transport for the 8hr drive up into the mountains and the village of Shyabrubesi where we'll have dinner and spend the night. The drive is spectacular, winding higher and higher into the mountains, and we'll stop halfway for lunch. 
 
DAY FOUR

We start early in the mountains. Waking with the light for breakfast we'll meet the rest of our support team (assistant guides and porters), hand over our main luggage, strap on our day packs and begin the trek into the Langtang Valley. Langtang National park was established in 1976. Human impact in the valley is limited but not absent as permanent local villages exist in the valley and they actively help maintain the biodiversity and ecology of the park. In 2015 the valley was hit by a devastating earthquake. Josh has returned to the valley twice since then and it is amazing to see how the rich flora and fauna has over time, returned (he even saw bears last time), as well as witnessing the remarkable people of the valley honour the tragedy, and re-build their lives after it. Throughout the trek you'll explore mesmerising rhododendron and bamboo forests, broad meadows and pastures, breathtaking waterfalls and all the while be surrounded by awe-inspiring snow-capped Langtang Himals. Today we begin our climb, moving slowly to ease our bodies in, and begin to acclimatise as we gain altitude. We'll trek for around 5hrs to our first overnight stop, at Bamboo (a Tea House). We'll have lunch on route.

 

DAY FIVE

Settling in to the routine of waking early to enjoy the day, we'll breakfast and set off for Ghodatabela at 2,900m. Today's trek will be around 6hrs and towards the end of the day we'll mindfully leave the forested lower slopes behind, and pass through alpine pastures that funnel us ever higher into the valley ahead. We'll share a meal round the fire in our tea house, and maybe do some star gazing before settling in for a good night's  sleep.

DAY SIX

Today sees us trek for 5-6hrs to the new village of Langtang situated at 3,400m. Our route today passes over the site of the 2015 earthquake, where the old village used to be, before passing the evocative memorial and entering the new village of Langtang where we'll spend the night in our tea house. 

 

Day SEVEN

After breakfast we’ll continue our trek bound for Kyangjin Gompa at 3,800m. A journey of 4-5hrs we'll take our time as we get higher into the mountains , stopping for lunch on the way, and noticing the change in environment up here. We'll likely encounter Yaks on the trails, working to bring everything required for life up here from the valley below, and it'll be noticeably colder up here.

Day EIGHT

Today is an opportunity to wake early and head for the nearby summit of Kyangjin Ri at 4,350m. A steep hike, but not a technical one, leads to remarkable views over some of the Himalayas highest mountains, up into an ever-retreating glacier, and back down the incredible valley you have just walked up. That's if the weather gods do their thing of course!

We head back down for lunch with the afternoon open for you to rest, relax and explore. We'll gather for dinner as always and spend another night here in Kyangjin Gompa.

Day nine

Having spent the last few days looking up, today we'll begin the wonderful trek back down the valley, enjoying the views from a different perspective. We'll hike down for 6-7hrs, back into the trees and stop for the night at Lama Hotel, 2500m.

Day TEN

Our final day sees us follow a stunning ridge that leads us back down to Shyabrubesi. It'll be about a 7hr hike today, with a celebration meal in Shyabrubesi to top it off! We'll spend the night here, revelling in our adventure.

Day ELEVEN

We'll say goodbye to our support family today. After breakfast we'll jump back into our private transport bound for Boudhanath, a Tibetan Buddhist enclave built around a remarkable Stupa in the far east of Kathmandu. Our journey will once again be a slow 7-8hrs, giving us some welcome time to rest and reflect on the adventure so far. Arriving in Boudha we'll check in to the lovely, family run, Valley Guest House, and if time, head out to watch the sunset over the stupa from a rooftop nearby.

Day twelve

Boudha is a tangibly spiritual place. A perambulation around the Stupa, surrounded by mantra reciting buddhists is a mediation in and of itself. Today is a day for you to explore this unique place and people, enjoying lunch in a local eatery, and immersing yourself in what calls you. In the afternoon there will be an optional guided mediation, before a team dinner and bed.

 

Day thirteen

Another day for you. We'll share an optional guided meditation either first thing, or again in the afternoon, and around that the day is yours. Perhaps grab a taxi and head further afield? Or spend the day reading a book overlooking the Stupa - what a treat. Tonight we'll enjoy a final celebration meal together and give thanks for the journey shared.

Day FOURTEEN

Return home x 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Qualified and Experienced The Living Project Leader - co-founder Josh Bulpin who has extensive experience leading expeditions in Nepal

  • Local expert guide

  • Trek support including porters

  • Required group safety kit

 

DAY ONE

Accommodation in Hotel Yambu (twin/double sharing )

 

DAY TWO

Breakfast​

  • Accommodation in Hotel Yambu (twin/double sharing)

DAY THREE

Breakfast

Private transport from Kathmandu - Shyabrubesi

Accommodation in local guest house (twin/double sharing )

 

DAY FOUR

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner​

National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS Permit) 

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY FIVE

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner​

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

 

DAY SIX

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY SEVEN

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY EIGHT

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY NINE

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY TEN

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Accommodation in tea-house (twin/double sharing)

DAY ELEVEN

Breakfast 

Private Shyabrubesi to Boudhanath

Accommodation in Valley Guest House (twin/double sharing)

 

DAY TWELVE

Breakfast 

Optional guided meditation

Accommodation in Valley Guest House (twin/double sharing)

DAY THIRTEEN

Breakfast 

Optional guided meditation

Accommodation in Valley Guest House (twin/double sharing)

DAY FOURTEEN

Breakfast 

Optional guided meditation

Accommodation in Valley Guest House (twin/double sharing)

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flights (please don't book until we confirm team size has reached minimum 8 guests and the adventure is going ahead)

  • Airport Transfers - available for extra £10 pp each way

  • Personal Insurance - you must have adequate travel insurance in place that includes cover for activities being undertaken

  • Personal Kit (list provided)

  • Drinks 

  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions above

  • Single Room Supplement £95pp

  • Optional activities not mentioned above during time in Kathmandu/Boudhanath

  • Personal spending money

  • Tips for local guides/porters etc 

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FAQ- How fit do I need to be?

There's no doubt, the trekking element of this adventure is a physical challenge. Days are quite long, and we will be heading up high. The views and personal gratification are however entirely worth it! The timings above are based on us taking it slowly, mindfully. We are all about the journey through this remarkable people and place and each person has their own "summit" on any adventure of this kind. Our job is to help you explore yours.

We are supported throughout by porters to carry the majority of our gear, but each person will be expected to carry around 3-5kilos of their own necessaries during the day. Ultimately - the fitter you are - the more likely you are to enjoy the experience as much as you can.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out x 

BE TRUe.
LIVE WILD

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