Outdoor Explore Adventures

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Middle Earth Trek (BC)

 Ancient volcanoes trek within the beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor

This circuit is a ideal for those who have some backpacking experience and want to explore a new area or try some scrambling in the British Columbia mountains. The route is demanding and requires a good level of fitness. We will be carrying heavy packs over steep terrain to access some of the more interesting scrambling peaks.

Program Details

Dates: June 17 - 21, July 15 - 19, and August 5 - 9, 2019
Price: $995.00 (minimum 3 people to run)
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • One experienced guide
  • Insurance for the guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  •  Transport to and from the trip location
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Note: Certain price exclusions apply. Please contact Outdoor Explore for more information.
Contact: info@outdoor-explore.com
 

The Middle Earth Trek gets its name from the mountains along the route. This range is known as the Tolkien group, and includes a series of mountains named after Lord of the Rings characters. This part of British Columbia is perfect for multi-day backpacking trips with the majority of the time spent above the treeline, in a rugged, alpine landscape.

This area is remote and wild, situated right on the border between the Coast Range and the Interior Range, meaning the landscape is very varied from glacial and snow capped peaks, to rocky volcanic ridges. The route passes a number of crystal clear lakes with sandy beaches which are ideal for swimming.

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Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in a truly remote and wild landscape
  • See glaciers formed in the last ice age
  • Scramble up summits and hike along rocky ridge lines
  • Walk through alpine meadows bursting with colorful wild flowers
  • Camp in beautiful wilderness settings with incredible sunset and sunrise opportunities.
  • Learn the history of the area from knowledgeable guides
  • Comfortable camping with high quality dinners supplied by Nomad Nutrition
  • Dip your toes in glacial fed rivers and lakes
  • Relax in the peace and quiet of nature.

Powell Forest Canoe Circuit (BC)

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Multi-day canoe trips in Canada are a perfect way to get deep into the wilderness while enjoying peaceful and relaxing settings. Canoe across crystal clear lakes, surrounded by steep, snow capped mountains and lush forest. Camp on scenic shorelines with a roaring campfire while watching the sun set over distant peaks.

Powell River is a town located on the Sunshine Coast in BC. This area is well known for its beautiful canoeing, kayaking and hiking. There are many lakes in this area which form a perfect circuit for multi-day canoe trips. The Powell forest canoe circuit takes us 5 days, departing from, and returning to North Vancouver. We will take 2 ferry crossings which offer incredible views of the ocean and surrounding islands and mountains. If you’re lucky, you may spot a Whale or Orca!

Program Details

Dates:
May 20 - 25, 2019
June 24 - 29, 2019
July 29 - Aug 3, 2019
Sept 2 - 7, 2019
Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2019

Full Price: $1,350 (min 3 ppl to run)

  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • Experienced and knowlgeable guide
  • Canoe rental (one canoe per 2 or 3 people)
  • Insurance for the guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  • Transport to and from the trip location
  • Ferry fees
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Park permits and land use fees
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
  • Solar charging for electrical devices while on trip
Meeting Place: North Vancouver

Contact: info@outdoor-explore.com

 

The Powell Forest Canoe Circuit is approximately 57 km, covering 8 lakes split by 5 portages. A portage is a short hike where we must carry the canoe from one lake to the next. Canoes are lightweight and can be carried by 1 or 2 people. Portages range from 0.7 km to 2.8 km, and paddling stretches from 1 km to 28.5 km. Campsites are well equipped with pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits.

This is the perfect setting to view wildlife. Common sightings include bald eagles, black bears, beavers and deer. The forests are laden with Cedar, Spruce and Fir trees, including some ancient old growth forests.

Highlights:
  • Canoe across crystal clear lakes
  • Camp on peaceful shorelines
  • Campfires and all the amazing food that comes with them
  • Peaceful wilderness settings
  • Wildlife and bird watching
  • Ferry crossings with spectacular views
  • Lots of opportunities for swimming
  • Fully guided adventure

Langtang & Helambu Trek (Nepal)

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Langtang & Helambu Trek

The snowy south face of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) peers right over the looming green mass of Shivapuri, and presides over the closest trekking area to the Kathmandu Valley. Here you may join Hindu and Buddhist devotees on a full moon pilgrimage to the high-altitude lakes around Gosainkund, explore the unfrequented passes overlooking Tibet up from the flower-scattered alpine meadows of the Langtang Valley, and enjoy the heartfelt hospitality of Sherpa and Tamang households. Rhododendrons blend into moss-hung pine giants, yaks trundle down pastures on their way home, and in the monsoon, the blanket of clouds filling the lower valleys transports you a world away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Kathmandu.

Program Details

Date: April 6 - 22, 2019
Price: $2,250

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel. Breakfast is included and rooms are on a 2 person sharing basis.
  • Trekking permits, National park entry fees, TIMS Card & all government taxes.
  • Private transportation to and from the trekking area.
  • All pickup and drop off transportation from and to the airport for international flights.
  • One day sightseeing tour in & around Kathmandu (largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Boudhanath; the most important Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath; the ancient monkey temple, Swayambhunath).
  • All lodging & meals during the trekking period. 3 meals per day: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/all hot drinks
  • One local Sherpa guide. One porter per two guests. Depending on the size of the group, additional staff may be required.
  • Cultural celebration meal in Kathmandu after the trek
  • Insurance for all local staff & porters
  • One locally made duffel bag with Outdoor Explore Logo will be provided by us for the trek, it is yours to take home if you wish
  • A comprehensive medical kit (bring your personal first aid kit with personal medications).
Note: Certain price exclusions apply. Please contact Outdoor Explore for more information.
Contact: info@outdoor-explore.com

An ideal destination if you are short on time or simply want to cut out the uncertainties of air travel, Langtang and Helambu offer landscapes and cultural experiences every bit as spectacular as anywhere else in Nepal. The Helambu and Langtang trekking areas are a hop and a skip away from Nepal's capital city. You can literally walk out of the Kathmandu Valley to get there. Yet you can still experience the intact, unique cultures of Tamangs, Newars and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. The welcoming Sherpas who live here call themselves Hyalmo after the name of their sacred valley, Helambu. Here is a green and pleasant land of quiet villages, terraced slopes and pine forests leading up to Langtang National Park, perfect for relaxed, culturally oriented trekking.

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A little more adventurous is the popular route to the alpine lakes of Gosainkunda, holy to Hindus, Buddhists and Tamang shamans alike. Time your visit with the August full moon, when thousands of pilgrims trek up to bathe in the frigid waters at 4,000m, and you're in for an intense experience. The Great Himalaya Trail passes over into Langtang via the 5,308m Tilman pass from where you can see right into Tibet. The descent delivers you into another, very different hidden valley, of glaciers, alpine meadows and cheese factories. After sampling the delicious yak cheese and curd, you can head homeward via the verdant gorge of the Langtang Khola, keeping an eye out for families of playful grey langur monkeys and the iridescent Impeyan Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, Nepal:
  • Visit Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), a 2,000 year old Buddhist Stupa
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa with its’ 130 ft. dome
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple with its holy cremation site
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi along mountain roads
  • Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers'
  • Visit traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages
  • Visit old Buddhist shrines, Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Hike to the holy Gosainkunda Lake and other pilgrimage sites
  • Climb Tserko-Ri (4,984m) for stunning views
  • Panoramic views of Mt Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala PeakTibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Beautiful rhododendron fores