11 day journey

1st of April 2023 - 11th of April 2023

Himalaya Expedition - Ruby Valley

Our travel team opened a new accessible hiking trail in Ruby Valley, Nepal. Because of the remoteness of this new trail, you can only access the start of our journey with a helicopter. An energetic start of an unforgettable adventure through the Himalayan mountains.

Experience the mountains, valley's and jungle of the Himalaya like you were an explorer in a National Geographic documentary. Enjoy views of Mount Everest from the helicopter and find your way back to civilization after being dropped into an unknown part of the highest mountain range on Earth. Travel across snow and stone covered mountains, through forest and jungle back to safety. You will learn new survival skills which enable you to navigate through this enormous landscape and sleep in self-made shelters.

Helicopter expedition

The Himalayan expedition starts with a helicopter dropping at 4.000 meters. (13.200 feet)

You will be dropped in the middle of the wild at an unknown location on top of a mountain. As part of the escape the wild series, you will need to find your way out towards civilization. In this journey, you will experience all the types of terrain and the required skills to survive here.

In order to move across the mountains and through the jungle, we will need to work together. We will escape oxygen deprivation, we will sleep in self-made shelters, we will start our fire with basic tools, and we will be purifying water for drinking and eating.

To find our way out through the mountains and the jungle, we will teach you how to navigate and safely move through this majestic environment. Once we reach destination X we can escape back to civilization.

Before and after our Himalayan expedition we will have all the comfort we need in our luxury hotel with a restaurant, wellness and astonishing views.

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Before we embark on this journey, we make sure to give you all the tools and knowledge to get you ready to Get Out There:

  • Sportanalysis and personal workout plan (6 weeks before departure)

  • Material knowledge

  • Get-together with expedition members prior to the trip

  • Group training

  • Personal contact for all your questions

expedition location

Location

Ruby Valley, Nepal

activity level expdition

Activity Level (1-5)

Level 3 (Intermediate)

Our expdition guide

Guide

Koen De Leeuw

expedition training and preperation

Training course

Preparation starts 6 weeks in advance of our expedition with technical and physical training
 

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Himalaya expedition

Trip overview

Day 1

We land in Kathmandu and relax in our comfortable accommodation. We take a tour through the city and get to know each other during dinner. 

Day 2

Together with a guide we dive into the history of Kathmandu and the Nepalese culture while enjoying the local cuisine along the way.
Last preparations for the expedition will be done at our hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast, we fly towards our starting point by the most beautiful helicopter flight in Nepal through the Himalaya mountains. We land on a mountain pass at around 4,000 meters in Ruby Valley.

We will stay close to our landing zone for the rest of the day and during the night, so we can enjoy the view on the surrounding Himalaya mountains.

You will set up your tarp tent to sleep in, learn all about fire starting without lighters, and we teach you how to filter water in the mountains, and so much more.

Day 4

We start the day with a cup of coffee, and a stunning view on the sunrise. After breakfast, we start to navigate down into the valley. There is no path to follow, so we will make our way across a moon landscapes towards an ancient forest. We will teach you all about navigating in the mountains along the way.

Tonight we sleep one more night under the stars with a view on Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

 

Day 5

We encounter the first signs of civilization while we pass by small mountain villages. We sleep at a farm stay during the night where we emerge ourselves in the local culture.

Day 6 - 7

We make our way towards the bottom of the valley while walking through jungle, passing by waterfalls, and hiking through rice fields.

We spend our nights at farm stays where we will get a warm welcome and a well-deserved local meal.

 

Day 8

We squeeze the last kilometers out of our legs towards the end of the valley. 4x4 off-road vehicles are waiting for us to drive us through the rough terrain towards Pokhara.

 

We stay in a luxury hotel with a unique heritage story. In the evening, we celebrate our expedition during dinner in the city.

Day 9

We get up early to catch the sunrise on the Annapurna mountains while enjoying breakfast. In the afternoon, you will have some leisure time to relax, to have a yoga session in the mountains, or go for a mountain bike ride.

In the evening, we enjoy a dinner at the lake while watching the sunset.

Day 10

After breakfast, we will fly from Pokhara back towards Kathmandu.

In the afternoon we will visit the Monkey Temple which has the last steep climb of the expedition ;)

We stay in a luxury hotel with pool and wellness, so you can fully charge your batteries.

Day 11

We say goodbye to Nepal and fly back home.

Practical info

When

1st of April 2023 - 11th of April 2023


Price

€ 4200

 

What's included​

  • Briefing & preparation

  • Sportanalysis and personal workout plan

  • Group training and get together with the team

  • Professional guidance

  • Hotels & transportation costs

  • Domestic flight (from Pokhara towards Kathmandu)

  • Food & water (+ tasty snacks along the way)

  • Survival challenge in the real wilderness

  • Safety gear:

    • EHBO

    • Satellite connection

  • Survival materials

    • ​GoreTex​ Bivi bag for your sleeping bag

    • Tarp

    • Water filters

Not included

  • Flight towards Kathmandu (From Brussels airport)

  • Extra drinks in the hotel

  • Travel (annulation) insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal backpack

  • Sleeping pad

  • Sleeping bag

Optional costs

Extra food and drinks outside the team activities in the hotel before and after the expedition.

Packlist

During the preparation of this expedition, we will go through the equipment that you will need together. This is how we make sure you will be safe during our Moroccan desert expedition.

Renting gear

Ask us about renting options:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Backpack

  • ...

Buying gear

Buying gear is possible until two weeks before your expedition.

Have a look at our partner page to see all the brands we work with, and contact us for more information about buying the perfect outdoor gear for this expedition.

Guides

Safety is our number one priority. On this expedition, we work together with our Get Out There guides and local guides. The experts with whom we work together have the necessary experience as mountain-, survival-, outdoor-, and wilderness guide. They are also Wilderness First Responders, in order to keep medical assistance close by.

 

The local guides are fluent in English and will be able to teach us about the cultural aspects of the adventure.

 

Insurance

We ask every participant to prove that they have insurance that extends to the full period of the travel experience. In Belgium, we can suggest Allianz or KBF for this.
Get in touch with your insurance to make sure all the activities you will experience are covered. We are happy to help you with finding an insurance with the right coverage.

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Helicopter dropping Himalaya mountains

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tarp tent nepal camping

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Kathmandu city view
Kathmandu city view

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Helicopter dropping Himalaya mountains

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