Trekking Trail and Trip Updates Autumn/Winter 2018-2019
Between September and December this year, Lost Earth Adventures led 14 expeditions throughout Nepal. We trekked through the Annapurna, trotted along the trails to Everest Base Camp, crossed the remote Kang La, crossed the Larkya La twice, the Thorung La on foot and by bike, completed the entire crossing of Langtang to Helambu via Gosainkund Lakes, climbed Pikey Peak, rode the World’s Longest Descent and paddled along the wild rapids of the Marsyangdi river… as well as some others!
Autumn 2018 in Numbers
- 14 successful expeditions
- Over 1665km trekked
- 682km biked
- 75km paddled on rafts and kayaks
- 6 Guides Trained
- A whopping 63,452m gained in elevation (that’s 7 times higher than Everest itself)
- More Dhal Bhats than we can count
- No Yetis yet but, we live in hope…
Each expedition is unique and made up of lots of extraordinary and memorable moments from start to finish and we aim to make our expeditions leave you with a sense of achievement by the time you return home. We do this by helping you tackle any challenges the trails throw at you, whether they’re physical or mental. This season we even managed to help one of our trekkers finish his bike route of the Annapurna Circuit, despite a rather painful dislocated finger.
While our open group treks allow us to bring people together to share in the spirit of adventure, our private treks allow us to work our magic and make dreams come true.
Everest by Chopper and Hoofs
During a scenic Everest flight in a light aircraft, she also got the chance to see the iconic Mount Everest and Lhotse from a different perspective.
Nepal to the Extreme
The season also gave us the chance to create a package full of the best adrenaline rushes that Nepal can offer. Melanie and Derek joined us for a jam-packed itinerary including canyoning, the third highest bungee jump in the world, mountain biking, rafting and paragliding along with some sightseeing and cultural experiences. Not for the faint of heart by any means but the dream trip for thrill seekers the world over.
Despite all the highlights and happy trekkers, the season wasn’t without its hitches. From delayed flights to dislocated fingers, the season highlighted that despite meticulous planning and organisation, adventure travel doesn’t always go quite as smoothly as we’d hope. Nevertheless, our teams did everything possible to smooth out any bumps and our trekkers carried on, had a great time, and went home with even better tales of adventures to regale their friends with.
The Nepalese Team
At the start of the season we ran a training session for our Nepali guides putting an emphasis on practical training to enhance the theory based knowledge they gained from the Nepali government’s scheme. This focused on first aid, leadership skills and mountaineering skills with special attention given to dealing with snowy conditions, avalanches, glaciers and rock and ice climbing techniques.
Another popular addition to our guiding team this season is Usha. Usha is one of Nepal’s first female mountain biking guides and has been a huge hit with our bikers this season as well as paving the way for women in adventure sports in Nepal.
Looking to the Future
We’ve also got good news for the seasons ahead! Nepal has brought an end to its load- shedding electricity system and now has a regular electricity supply. This means people are relying less on diesel generators which is not only a great move for the environment but also means that the haze that used to fill the air in Kathmandu has cleared significantly and that mountain views from Kathmandu are now becoming a regular occurrence. This means future trekkers will be treated to a sneak preview of the legendary Nepalese mountains before they even set off on their trek.
All in all, our autumn 2018 season was the perfect way to finish off the year. We’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the whole team at Lost Earth Adventures and we hope to see you on the trail with us in 2019.