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Botanical and Cultural Trip

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Adventure hosted by Purna And Aneta

14 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, tickets, transport
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will be collecting plants, cuttings and seeds for Garden in the Himalaya

In February 2021 there will be a fantastic 10-14 day plant-hunting and cultural trek in the remote Lamjung and Kaski regions of western Nepal. Our trail is carefully tailored to be OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. The maximum altitude will be 3,400m with views of the high mountains, including Annapurna and Manaslu.
We will spend three or four days at a time trekking and camping in the pine and rhododendron forests, and then take a rest day at a mountain village, helping the villagers with whatever seasonal tasks they are undertaking and joining in with local life. The local culture is both hospitable and fascinating - we’ll be experiencing it from the inside rather than as a tourist. We will be collecting plants and seeds for Garden in the Himalayas and studying the montane habitat. The expedition promises to be the adventure of a lifetime.
The trek starts from Pokhara between 6th and 8th February.
We will be collecting plants, cuttings and seeds for Garden in the Himalaya

In February 2021 there will be a fantastic 10-14 day plant-hunting and cultural trek in the remote Lamjung and Kaski regions of western Nepal. Our trail is carefully tailored to be OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. The maximum altitude will be 3,400m with views of the high mountains, including Annapurna and Manaslu.
We will spend three or four days at a time trekking and camping in the pine and rhododendron forests, and then take a rest day at a mountain village, helping the villagers with whatever seasonal tasks they are undertaking and joini…

What's included

  • Accommodation
    13 nights in a camping tent
  • Food
    14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners, snacks, dessert
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee
  • Transport
    2 car rides

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will take 3 hours jeep ride from Pokhara to Taprang village and will walk for 3 hrs to our first camp in the forest.
  • Day 2
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will walk through the rhododendron and Magnolia forest covered with scented Daphnes. We will camp in the forest.
  • Day 3
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    Walk through the forest and pastures. Sarcococoa, Primula and some orchids will be seen . We will reach Sikles village
  • Day 4
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will walk towards Sondha a beautiful settlement by the river where we will chill and relax.
  • Day 5
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will take a day rest.
  • Day 6
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will walk through Tangting village and will camp in the forest at a beautiful view point spot.
  • Day 7
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will reach our highest point 3300mtrs. Karapu Danda, (a million dollar view point)
  • Day 8
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    we will slowly descend towards Lamjung side will camp in the rhododendron and magnolia forest.
  • Day 9
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will reach a remote village Parkyo where we will stay for the night.
  • Day 10
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will have a day rest in this village.
  • Day 11
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will be walking throuhg settlements and forests reaching sundari besi where we will camp by the river.
  • Day 12
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    We will walk throuh Bhachok village and up towards Lamtari where we will camp in a beautiful spot sorrounded by forest.
  • Day 13
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    Descending towards Warchok a gurung village we will reach Bhagwati where we will camp by the river.
  • Day 14
    Botanical and Cultural trip
    Walking for couple of hours we will be picked up by the jeep and will reach pokhara where we end our trek.
From £1,324
/ person

Meet your host, Purna And Aneta

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I was born in Tanchok, Nepal and live in London where I run my gardening business since 2007. I've been leading Botanical Expeditions for the Garden in the Himalayas twice a year, for the last 6 years in the Annapurna Region.
Ultimate vision is a long-term awareness project that preserves native plants and educates the locals about the importance of protecting their natural habitat. I believe that nature (and human spirit) has no boundaries and what is saved and nourished in one part of the world will benefit the whole Mother Earth.
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Where you'll be

All in One Cafe,Lalupate Margha, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

    More tips

    This trip is organised to support and raise fund for the charity project Garden in the Himalayas. A long-term awareness project that preserves native plants and educates the locals about the importance of protecting their natural habitat.

    What to bring

    Sleeping bag, tent mattress, water proof clothing, warm clothing, water bottle, torch light and first aid kit.