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Mountains above the clouds

15 Fun Facts About Nepal

Nepal is a pretty incredible country! From the world famous mountains and breathtaking scenery to the amazing wildlife and friendly people. Nepal has it all and has been attracting adventurers from all over the world to explore and conquer it’s beauty. There are numerous guidebooks out there which will tell you facts about Nepal, the…

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Janey in Pakistan

Meet Janey!

Guide and Co-Owner of River and Soul Adventures, you’ll see me around from time to time (i.e. all the time)! I’ll be the small, smiley, Scottish (lacking the accent) girl taking you into the wilds of Nepal on one of our many adventures. So I thought it was only fair to introduce myself to you…

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Callum Morrison

Meet Callum!

Hi everyone, my name is Callum and I like to think of myself as an Adventurer Extraordinaire! I’ve always had a taste for adventure, catalysed at a young age from travelling and sailing all over Europe with my family. Having caught the adventure bug, I decided to pursue a lifestyle and career around what I…

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Extreme white water rafting - Nepal Adventure Tour

Rafting the Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki is a River and Soul favorite! This river is named after the Goddess of Destruction, Kali, and known for sixty rapids in 60 minutes. The Kali Gandaki is normally a 3 day trip however you can up it to a 4 day trip by starting further upstream if you are keen for…

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Annapurna Sunrise in Pokhara,Nepal

The Annapurna Sunrise

The Annapurna Sunrise is an experience that stays with you for a lifetime. It is one of the world’s most beautiful spectacles that I have ever witnessed. We make a point of getting out clients to witness this on every River and Soul tour! I remember the first time I saw it like it was…

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Listen to your guide

Why you should always listen to your guide

I’ve run hundreds of trips and tours, and been on hundreds too. If there is one piece of advice I could give about being on a tour is, to ALWAYS follow your guide’s advice! There are so many reasons why you should do this. But I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 reasons why…

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Ben Narnain Summit

What do our guides get up to when not on-tour? Vol. 1

We’ve set up this series of picture posts to show you what guide life is like when no ‘on-tour’. Since we currently only run trips to Nepal in Spring and Autumn our guides have a lot of free time. So what do they do?? Well they don’t just sit on their arse all day that’s…

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Everest Lake Trek

7 Reasons Why You Should Still Visit Nepal

As most people around the world are aware, on April 25th 2015, Nepal was shaken by an earthquake that measured over 7.8 magnitude on the richter scale. This disaster of colossal proportion was then followed by a large aftershock on May 12th, again bringing much of Nepal to a standstill. Now, many people are wondering…

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Lets Talk Shit - Nepal Toilet

Lets Talk Shit…

Poo. Poop. Stool. Feces. Ass Snake. Corn-eyed brown trout. Shit. So many names. Some childish, some vulgar, and some downright rude! It’s the one thing that we all do and yet one thing that no one really ever wants to talk about. It’s funny how society is built, to ignore and repulse something that is…

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Gaun Pharka Village in Nepal

My First Time to Sirubari

Touching down into Nepal, the first 3rd world country I’ve ever experienced, was mesmerising. The difference in culture, organisation and money was all pretty overwhelming. Little did I know that entering the Panchamaul Valley to the village of Sirubari would make the experiences of Kathmandu and Pokhara look tame! Now out of the cities I…

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