The High Jungles of Himalaya
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Nepal - The High Jungles of Himalaya
During 10 days and 9 nights, you will discover a fascinating country, and in an untouched jungle with a view on the highest mountain range of the World, you will be initiated to the art of survival, between majestic trees and flowering orchids. You will sleep four nights in a bivouac, in the territory of the forest’s yeti, of leopards, black bear, eagle and the Himalayan marten. A unique adventure, that we guaranty you’ll never forget!
Day 1 - Welcome to Nepal!
We will pick you up at the airport for a transfer flight to Pokhara. You will have a terrific view on the Himalayas, highest mountain range of the World. Flying over the city and having a first peek on the biggest lake of the country, you will then be taken by cab to your hotel in town, and enjoy a traditional nepali meal.
Day 2 - Into the Wild
We gather to get our equipment ready for the expedition, and share the food rations. Whatever you don’t need will be kept at the hotel during the training. A local bus will take us an hour away from town on a typically bumpy road, from where we will walk up the hill through villages to our lodge for the night, by the edge of the jungle. We end the day by a warm meal cooked for us by villagers, and a last night in a simple bed, so we can enjoy our last bit of comfort.
Day 3 - Total immersion
After breakfast, we brief you on basic survival concepts: what is a survival situation? Priorities, danger, goals, … Then it is time to follow the tracks of the Yeti! Your local guide will help you forage some edible and medicinal plants, and show you tracks of the forest inhabitants and places where they lay. Leopards, black bears, martens, will soon have no secrets to held from you. After a few hours trek in the jungle, you will choose an appropriate place to bivouac. Survival will start where time seems to have stopped. You will learn the basic techniques to camp in Wilderness, prepare and start a fire with a traditional method (without lighter or matches!), make your own cutlery, handle stress, eat local roots and leaves, … Night in hammock, beginning of the full autonomy with the help of our experts.
Day 4 - Total immersion, what happens next…
We go on with jungle survival. We will follow animal tracks, find and purify water, forage wild foods, maybe build a shower, and learn more basic survival techniques.
After reaching a site to camp in the jungle, we will see a few hunting techniques and lay some traps. In the evening we will talk about the Yeti and see what realities are hidden behind the myth. Spend the night in hammock or sleep under the stars.
Day 5 - Total immersion, what happens next…
We go on with jungle survival. You will now start to test your knowledge on full scale! You will learn how to use a machete, make fire with the bow-drill technique, cook diner on wood fire, and so much more. We will have an opportunity to visit a little used Hindu temple seated on top of a holly hilltop (altitude 2000m).
Day 6 - Total immersion, what happens next…
We go on with jungle survival. It will start to feel like the jungle is your second home, and you become part of the crème-de-la-crème of survivalists! The day goes with routines of forest explorations, and the techniques get an interesting impression of familiarity. Last night in the jungle will be an opportunity for debrief and assessment, and maybe a little bit of reminiscence. Night in the prairies with a panoramic view on the Annapurna and Machapuchhre.
Day 7 - Total immersion, … it’s drawing to an end…
After a last day trek in the dark and primal forest, you finally get out and reach an isolated pilgrims’ inn, where a warm and comforting nepali meal awaits you. Toilets and a rudimentary cold shower will make you happy in a way you wouldn’t have imagined. The evening will be spent relaxing, drinking and eating, and learning about the way of life of nepali gurung mountain people.
Day 8 - All good things must come to an end
After breakfast at the mountain inn, a long and steep walk down through old stone stairs, suspension bridge and small villages, will lead us to a river where we will have a bath in the natural pools. Then through paddy fields, by small schools and beekeepers flower fields, we will feast our eyes on the old traditions of Nepal. By bus we finally get back to Pokhara, where we can enjoy a hot shower and some relaxing time by the lake. There are multiple bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the night out with your fellow travelers.
Day 9 - Transfer to Kathmandu
After breakfast at the hotel, you will fly to the capital. In Kathmandu you will visit a part of the Valley, a surprising contrast with what you have just been through, but dust and noise will not hide completely the splendor of this fascinating culture. For your last night in the Himalaya, we have chosen for you a charming hotel by the historical center. You will discover the newari culture and its cuisine, and if you want you can enjoy Kathmandu by night.
Day 10 - Going back home
After breakfast at the hotel and a little farewell ritual, it is time to get to the airport to fly back to your loved ones.
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking gear (shoes, pants, warm sweater)
- A pair of flip-flops
- A pair of extra socks
- Poncho or raincoat
- Bug net
- Garbage bag
- Organic soap and towel
- Camera and Go-Pro are allowed
- Phone and camcorder not allowed
- All local transports and transfers
- All accommodations, hotel, inn, bivouac and camping
- All meals and rations
- All training costs
- A survival expert during the whole training
- All taxes and permits
- 24h assistance
The trip includes
- International flights, airport taxes and overweight luggage
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- Personal insurance
Equipment to prepare for the training
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Wow !! (friends will laugh) What an experience !! You come back changed! I learned a lot about myself, tapping on my own reserves, taking care of others, nobody knew each other at the start, to finally become a welded and united group. We shared so many beautiful things, unique moments in one life !! Thanks to Nadia and Denis (from who we’ve learnt a lot and who is a nice person)! Personally it's been a long time that I wanted to do one of these survival courses and I realized a dream!