A Nepalese adventure for Merseyside in 2018!


Thursday 30th March 2018 - Sunday 15th April 2018

Who can take part?

Any Explorer Scouts, Network Members or Adult leaders from Merseyside

How much will it cost?

We've set the cost at £2000pp, however with fundraising you should be able to get this figure down.

What's included in the cost?

Return Flights, Hotel Accomodation, Meals, Airport Departure Taxes, Guides and Porters, Permits, Local Taxes, Transport Within Nepal, Training and Preparation Weekends in UK, Travel Insurance, Event Clothing & Necker

Proposed Itinary

There are few more enchanting areas of the world than the Himalayas – and this expedition will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable experience among the country’s famous peaks and sights. Our expedition balances out the awe and majesty of trekking at the roof of the world, thoughtful cultural discovery and charity work with young people in an educational setting. Nepal is a world of discovery.

Covering most of Nepal and translating as “abode of snow”, the Himalaya contains more than 250 peaks. Perhaps the most famous of all - not just in Nepal but around the world - is Mount Everest but less than 200 miles south is the jungles of Chitwan and other National Parks. However, Nepal has a lot more to offer than just the mountains. It has some of the best architecture in Asia and has one of the most diverse cultures in the world.

Poon Hill Trek will give us a real flavour of Nepal, whilst still giving us the breath-taking views. The Himalayan vistas on Poon Hill Trek certainly pack a punch, especially when we climb Poon Hill as the sun rises over these beautiful mountains. The route starts and finishes in Nayapul, looping around Ghorepani and Ghandruk offering the crisp serenity of this high alpine area and a peek into traditional Nepali lifestyle.

We stay in friendly tea houses, tackle a challenging climb of 3300 steps up to Ulleri and follow the River Bhurungdi east past lowland rice fields and thick jungles where you will see monkeys playing and many species of birds resting in the trees.

Annapurna South, Barasikha, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchru (also known as Fishtail mountain), the Dhaulagiri mountain range and Tukuche Peak are all on show on this short trek to Poon Hill into this beautiful region, along with the chance to get to know the Nepali people and taste the local delicacies.

The experiences on this route will provide us with happy memories and stories to tell for years to come, a truly unforgettable trek into the heart of the Annapurnas.

Useful Downloads

If you would like to join our expedition to Nepal in 2018 download the latest information below:

Nepal Expedition Flyer >>

Nepal Expedition Info Pack >>

Participant Application Form >>

Leader Team

Eric Critchley
Kevin Jones
Jennifer Saunderson
Matthew Townend

16 Days of Adventure

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 - Meeting With Trekking Guide, Last Minute Shopping For Our Trek And Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3 - Ride A Bus To Pokhara

Day 4 - Drive To Nayapul (1.5 Hours) And Trek To Tikhedunga

Day 5 - 6.5 hour trek - Ghorepani

Day 6 - 6 hour trek - Poon Hill and Tadhapani

Day 7 - 4 hour trek - Ghandruk

Day 8 - Trek To Nayapul And A 1.5-Hour Drive To Mucchok

Day 9 - Working On CENUK Charity Project

Day 10 - Working On CENUK Charity Project

Day 11 - Working On CENUK Charity Project

Day 12 - Working On CENUK Charity Project

Day 13 - Return To Kathmandu

Day 14 - Free Time In Kathmandu

Day 15 - Goodbye And Farewell From Nepal

Day 16 - Return Home