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KE announces 2 new trips in Nepal

22 Mar 2019 - KE Adventure Travel announces 2 new exploratory reconnaissance trips in Nepal – and is looking for travellers to join them

KE Adventure Travel announces 2 new exploratory reconnaissance trips in Nepal – and is looking for travellers to join them

KE Adventure Travel are launching two brand new reconnaissance trips in Nepal, designed to access little-visited, remote parts of the country that no other UK tour operator is offering. They are seeking travellers to join them on the very first departures of these epic exploratory adventures.

The first of these adventures is the Dolpo to Mugu Reconaissance , a 4-week trek on the lesser-known paths of the Great Himalaya Trail from Phoksumdo Lake and Shey Gompa to Mugu in the north. Travellers will be invited to trek on a network of secret trails which wind their way through the wild Dolpo region, connecting valleys, villages and age-old Bhuddist monasteries.

Not only will this be the chance to access a stunning, remote range of the Himalaya, but also offer travellers an insight into the people of the Dolpo-pa, who are descended from Tibetan settlers and make their living from trading between these steep-sided valleys. Over the course of 3 decades, numerous KE groups have visited Dolpo and undertaken a variety of different itineraries; but this will be their most ambitious itinerary yet. As Product Manager Kit Wilkinson says, this is an absolute must for ‘anyone who has stood at Shey Gompa and looked wistfully to the mountains of the north’.

The second is a two-week exploration of the beautiful and unspoiled ‘Middle Hills’ region of Nepal, offering some of the finest ridge-walking and best wild camping places in the country. The group will trek from Arun in the east to Dudh Kosi in the west through a landscape dominated by idyllic farmland and traditional villages. On Ghyang Peak, they’ll reach a high of 3600m and be treated to views of Kangchenjunga, Makalu and Everest.

This is a perfect trekking holiday for those looking to experience the ‘real Nepal’ whether you are a first time or regular visitor to the Himalayas, with plenty of opportunity to discover the Nepali culture along the way. Kit Wilkinson says that when it comes to Nepal, “people go for the mountains, but return with stories of the people they encountered.”

Places will be limited, so watch this space, and to find out more, email
KE has been running adventure holidays in Nepal since 1988 with an initial focus on climbing trekking peaks. The very first trip in that year did get to Everest Basecamp – but the main objective was the nearby 6000 metre peak, Lobuche East. Over the succeeding three decades this pioneering company has picked up, reconnoitred, developed and refined a great number of trekking and trekking peak itineraries. This continual product development means that KE has explored the length and breadth of Nepal, from the Tibetan border in the far north-west to Kangchenjunga in the remote north-east, and developed one of the most extensive and specialist ranges of Nepal product worldwide.

Over 50% of KE staff have worked, trekked or visited Nepal, and are deeply passionate and committed to supporting this beautiful country. Over the years KE has raised £240,000 to support its partner charity, The Juniper Trust, which works to help build infrastructure in the communities in Nepal. During 2019 and 2020 KE will be working with them on a unique new project: building 20 schools for 2020.

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KE Adventure Travel offer nearly 400 different active adventures, including walking, trekking, climbing and cycling holidays and family adventures in over 90 countries worldwide. Established in 1984, KE Adventure Travel is an IATA Accredited agent, a member of ABTA (W4341), AITO (5075) and holds an ATOL license (2808).

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