Himalayan Style Trekking Donegal

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This wild camping trek is designed for adventurous and enthusiastic walkers who like to get off the beaten track. All services will be provided -Himalayan Style!

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Himalayan Style Trekking Donegal

Namaste Nomad are the first to introduce Himalayan Style Trekking Tours to Ireland, and we’re running them here at our base in Co. Donegal. Donegal is the most northerly County in Ireland and is a significant part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It boasts many natural wonders including some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Ireland’s most iconic mountain, an island with it’s own King and one of the longest rivers in Ireland. It is a county steeped in history and rich in culture, with many of Ireland’s greatest artists finding their inspiration here. Pristine secluded beaches and endless rolling hills make this an ideal destination for any nature enthusiast.

We travel like Nomads by foot or boat to a new destination each day and enjoy activities such as Trekking, Climbing and Kayaking. Accommodation is camping and all gear including tents are provided and set up at our camps each day before we arrive. Our staff also cook you delicious, locally sourced fresh food and transport your luggage to each destination. This is a unique and exciting one-of-a-kind tour in the heart of Donegal guided by a team of local guides and Namaste Nomads lead Himalayan Mountain guide Mohan.

Day 1: Welcome

Arrival in Donegal, check in to campsite, evening briefing with dinner and music.

Day 2: Into The Wild

We start our trek today from Crolly to Dunlewey, through Dunlewy forest and along the lake, stopping for lunch at the lakeside centre. Then we trek to our new camp site for our first night Wild Camping (2 hrs) over the Poison Glen. Evening dinner in wild campsite.

Day 3: Trekking

We start early morning with a Sunrise Errigal hike (751m). We return to camp for our breakfast before return to our trekking again. Next it’s a 4 hour trek through  Glenveagh National Park via The Poison Glen. Wild camp for the night with dinner.

Day 4: Inland Activities

After breakfast we trek from Glenveigh to Gartan (1.5 hours). We kayak on beautiful Gartan Lake then stop for a wholesome lunch at Gartan centre. Next we get our climbing gear on for a bit of wall climbing. The bus brings us back to Crolly in the evening, checking back into our original campsite accommodation for hot showers & amenities.

Day 5: To the Island

Today we’re kayaking in the Wild Atlantic Ocean to our nest destination – Gola Island where we’ll be camping wild for the night. Gola became an unhabited island in 1996 but has recently seen the return of people staying in summer. The small island is birthplace of renowned writer, Seán ‘ac Fhionnlaoich and was the inspiration behind the classic children’s song Baidin Fheilimi. In typical Himalayan style our camp is always set up before us with our team busy preparing our next meal. We enjoy a trek around the island before settling down for the evening.

Day 6: Climbing Sea Cliffs

After breakfast at our wild campsite on Gola Island, we kayak back to shore where we dry off with a trek around Cruit Island – an island connected to the mainland via bridge. We then hook into our climbing gear for a bit of rock climbing on Cruit’s rugged coast. Evening we return to our local campsite and farewell dinner and music in local pub.

Price Includes
  • Himalayan & Local Guides
  • Transport on the tour
  • Personal Tents (optional) Kitchen & Dining Tents
  • Transport of Luggage to & from each destination
  • Camping
  • Welcome drinks on arrival & departure
  • Kayaking & Climbing activities
  • All Food on tour apart from pub meals
Price Excludes
  • Travel to Donegal
  • International Flight ticket if travelling from abroad (can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Personal Travel Insurance including medical
  • Pub Meals and drinks apart from as mentioned in Included

Testimonials

See what people are saying about us!

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This was my first time on a hike abroad thumbs up to mohan for his attention to detail, the trip was well planned and organized the views where amazing . Thanks mohan for some great memories I can't wait for my next trip.

BBeno

Trip to picos

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Namaste NOMAD organise the epic trip to Everest Base Camp from Ireland. One of the best service with very experiance guide, sherpa and rest of the team is so friendly. Price is so much reasonable then many company. In service is even better then price. Koi g another tour in 2018 with Namaste Nomad to Island Peak in Nepal.

Trek H

Epic trip to Everest Base Camp.

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I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)

_rakheejethwa

Everest base camp

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I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just first time adventurer you'll notice when you search on line for somewhere to visit that there are plenty of web sites and travel companies that seem to offer very similar packages, similar routes, similar landscapes all promising the same experience.This is my second time to Himalayas, first time to Everest base camp (with a different Irish Company). I recently travelled to Island Peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad team. No matter how much research you do regarding a trek the experience will be a unique and personal journey for you, there are a lot of variables to consider. I enjoyed my first experience, however when I compare both treks covering similar routes albeit different destinations I cannot stress how impressed I am with the leadership, professionalism, sincerity, and uniqueness that is offered by Namaste Nomad.From the outset there is trust, honesty, and a deep motivation by Mohan and his team to understand and satisfy your reason for joining an adventure with them. Whether you travel alone (like me), as a couple, or a group of friends you will soon feel part of a wonderful group with the necessary time to oneself and others yet the room to feel like you’re on holiday although you have a mission. They offer great advice from well seasoned experienced staff, your safety and well being are always monitored and cared for, food and accommodation is lovely and varied. The people you meet, the guides and helpers, and the places you visit and stay along the way are easily passed by other tour companies.With our 2018 trek to Island Peak plans had to change due to weather conditions and our itinerary was altered and managed seamlessly by Mohan and his team with coordination with Kathmandu. This unplanned adjustment offered a window to a successful summit for the majority of our party, although we met groups who failed either side of our new summit day including a group of 19 who were left so disappointed. I am a seasoned hiker but this was my first time using ropes and having to complete some technical mountaineering, the training and equipment was provided by Mohan and his team including Dawa J Sherpa (5 time Everest summiteer) all helping to micro manage each group member on the day.The uniqueness offered by Namaste Nomad is that they genuinely care that you get the most from the adventure you choose. Other companies testify to the same but sometimes really it is left up to you to make the most of what they offer, they're running a business however to Mohan and Namaste Nomad it is more than just a business, one experience and you'll understand what I mean. They have set a real benchmark for me.

ronandelaney

Whatever your reason for adventure Namaste Nomad holds it

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Himalayas, they are beautiful, intimidating and challenging. You might think they are perhaps to hard for you? Well, they are hard, but in our everyday life we are often very comfortable. We need to be challenged from time to time to remind ourselves that we are more than our houses, jobs and what others think of us. I needed that break and challenge two years ago. I joined Mohan and his team on the journey to Everest Basecamp. And lets get the boring (but important) stuff out the way. The team is as professional as it gets. We had the nicest food, best accommodation and best guides. Mohan created atmosphere of community and support. I often looked at other groups (that probably payed 2 or 3 times as we did), and they did not had the service and the fun that we did. But apart from all of the pragmatic stuff, they are the Himalayas themselves. My choice was to abandon the internet altogether (its there if you need it) and enjoy being there. For two weeks, the world forgot about me as i forgot about it. All i cared about was walking. It was like a meditation, an it was simple. Just one foot after another until we reached the destination. Mohan does expeditions the way they should be done. He cares about your spirit, what you eat, what you drink, how you sleep. He knows that those things will get you there and help you with the altitude. His team is supportive, and very experienced. I will be a repeat customer one day, and not once.

Jarek M

Everest Basecamp 2016

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I am a professor at George Mason University. Namaste Nomad arranged our study abroad trip to Nepal (Conservation Storytelling). We had used another company the year before and have spent many years in Nepal. This company out performs anyone else in Nepal and anywhere globally. Mohan (the CEO) is extraordinarily knowledgable and works very hard to make sure everything is exactly as you need. The people that work for him are the absolute best available in country. Our guide had led multiple tours up Everest and I 100% trusted him with our lives. Our drivers were the same. In addition, Mohan cares very much about the world, the environment and the ability to share cultures and beliefs. And this is how his company is run. With responsibility and heart.

JennLewDC

Great for Student Learning Trip!

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Did the errigal sunrise hike. We didnt see the sun because of the mist and the Rain, but is was still a very beautiful trip to the top. Had a great guide (Malachy thanks again) and the trip was well organized by Mohan.

Tim Sterken

Errigal sunrise hike

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I have achieved my goals of adventure eye opening experience of pure amazing life's memories that were very special for me personally. Sometimes in life l realise ed to crab life opportunity with both hands life is short . Travelling is my passion and adventure is dream . Married to the mountains lol There is no other feeling to compare the sense of accomplishment where your own feet has taken yourself one step at a time to the summit and importantly back home safe again. Never give up on your dreams . I can't wait to begin my next adventure I have now travelled a few times with this group and will again travel to island peck 6000mtrs to see again some very good friends l have made from previous trips All ways felt very well looked after never had any worries at all . Safe and sound at all times . Food accommodation l never had any issues Enjoying the whole experience Can't wait For this adventure to start. Namaste Josephine

Seoasimhin

Island peck Nepal india

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Just come back from Bhutan and India, had the most amazing time. Mohan looked after us well and always made our travels easy, taking care of everyones needs. I experienced some amazing sights which I do not think I would have on any average tour, we really did see the real India. I am now planning my next trip. Can not recommend them enough.

Julie J

Bhutan and India


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