Botanical Expedition in Manaslu Region, Nepal, August 2020

 
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Join us for an exciting 14-16 days Plant Hunting Expedition to the beautiful mighty Manaslu region. Some call it the best all-round trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalaya Trail. Manaslu (Nepali: मनास्लु, also known as (Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means "Mountain of the Spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". The Manaslu region is regarded by some to be a ‘beyul’. In Tibetan Buddhism- a sacred valley. Some believe that meditation and prayers are multiplied a hundredfold there.

While our maximum altitude will be 4610m
(RUBINALA PASS) We will enjoy amazing views of the high mountains, including Himchuli, Boudha himal and Manaslu. 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.

Trek starts between 8th and 11th August.
Please call or email for full details and a dossier.

Delphenium brunainum

Saussarea gossipyphora

Saussarea gossipyphora

Meconopsis horridula

Meconopsis horridula

Botanical Expedition and Cultural Trip, February 2020

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Join us in February 2020 for an exciting 10-14 day plant-hunting and cultural trek in the remote Lamjung and Kaski regions of northern Nepal. While our maximum altitude will be 3,400m we enjoy amazing views of the high mountains, including Annapurna and Manaslu. We will be collecting plants and seeds for Garden in the Himalayas and studying the montane habitat.

We 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. The trek starts from Pokhara. Please call or email for full details and a dossier.

 
Primula edgeworthii

Primula edgeworthii

Scutellaria scandens

Scutellaria scandens

Hydrangea grandiflora

Hydrangea grandiflora