Yamdrok Lake - Tibet - This area works as a DofE/Award Gold expedition as the route does not include steep ascents or descents and is an easy area for camping. Tibet as a country is at a very high altitude so there needs to be time allowed at the start of the trip for acclimatising to this altitude. This allows time to see the city of Lhasa and learn about the culture of the Tibetan people. The accommodation is a mix of camping and lodges to ensure all aspects of the DofE. Award are covered.
Ganden Samye Trek - Tibet - This expedition is in a stunning area of Tibet with a variety of terrain - valleys, rivers, lakes, forest and stunning mountain views. Planning this expedition requires use of the maps provided as well as using Google Earth. As well as completing the assessed expedition for the DofE, it is recommended participants consider spending some time with the people of Tibet, they are a wonderful race and an inspiration to experience due to the unmistakable influence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. This can be a group booking or an Open expedition, all participants must have completed their practise expedition successfully prior to starting the trek.
Create Your Own - The Walking and Climbing Company run a variety of trips for schools, colleges and universities. Many of them start with an idea from a student or teacher. We welcome new ideas and love creating trips to fulfill individual ideas and goals. Call or email us and start a conversation about your group and what you'd like to achieve in Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet. Previous ideas include trekking, DofE, charity work, community projects, geography field trips/research, The International Award, and fund raisers. The Walking and Climbing Company have been an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award since 2008. The company is ATOL and ABTOT bonded.