THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD OPEN GOLD
EXPEDITIONS IN NEPAL AND TIBET
The Walking and Climbing Company has been a DofE Approved Activity Provider since 2008 offering the unique opportunity to Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants to complete their expedition in Nepal and Tibet. The following details outline the forthcoming expeditions. These trips are open to individuals booking as well as groups. Support with completing the required practise expedition prior to assessment is also available.
EVEREST BASE CAMP – NEPAL
What a way to achieve your Gold Award expedition! To have completed one of the most famous treks in the world. The required 5 days of assessed expedition is a part of this great trek to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world. The trip includes time visiting the sights of Kathmandu, time with the locals in mountain villages and is an experience of the Buddhist culture. It is a trip of a life time. Further details can be seen by following this link:
September 17th – October 7th
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP - NEPAL
The Annapurna region of Nepal is one of the most beautiful areas of the Himalayas and lends itself exceptionally well to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The route to Annapurna Base Camp follows mountain trails established over many years by the local people and for planning your route, maps will be provided that show these trails and the whole area.
At the start of the trip time will be spent in the vibrant city of Kathmandu and then Pokhara which will give a great insight into the Nepalese and Buddhist culture. The trek will pass through various remote villages where the locals are friendly and welcoming. Further details can be seen by following this link:
May 4th – May 17th
September 2nd – September 15th
GANDEN SAMYE TREK – TIBET
The expedition starts in Chengdu, China before travelling into Tibet. Time is spent exploring Lhasa the capital city where there is much to see including the Potala Palace, the Jokang temple, and the Bharkor Bazaar. The trek is in a stunning area with a variety of terrain - valleys, rivers, lakes, forest and stunning mountain views. The goal is to reach the Samye Monastery however the participants will choose their route through the stunning Tibetan landscape. The terrain is challenging and this trek will take the groups to an altitude of over 5000 metres. The participants will camp, cook for themselves and carry much of their equipment. It will be an experience that will require the groups to work as a team, take care of others and utilise the skills they will have learned in their preparation for their assessment. Further details can be seen by following this link:
July 14th – July 27th
DATES AND COST
For further details including costs please follow this link.
Places can be booked as an individual or as a group. In order to book please complete a booking form available from this website link and send this to The Walking and Climbing Company together with a deposit of £300.
To discuss this or any other expedition please contact:
THE WALKING AND CLIMBING COMPANY LTD 16, Finkle Street, Bishop Burton, Beverley. HU17 8QP
Tel: (0044) 01964 551029 / 0771 8755 031
E Mail: Sbaer@walkingandclimbing.co.uk