What’s in a name?

Pure Land is a projection of the mind, a mental construct but it is also real – to the same extent that our world and everything around it is real. Dhama Master Thich-Thien-Tam

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Pure Land Expeditions has grown over the years. Darren Clarkson-King is still the catalyst for all adventures but now our team of international guides has grown. Our NEW affiliate resorts in India and Nepal offer a great base and we are also part of Round Peg Square Hole – Live The Dream (UK).  Andrea Clarkson-King has joined as a full-time staff member. She has many years of experience running  expeditions, even more with teaching and leading teams. Andrea also volunteers  at welfare projects that advocate  local culture.



“Just got back from an amazing trip rafting in Bhutan with Daz and Andrea as our awesome hosts, their attention to detail made the whole trip run perfectly.  I would not have wanted to visit Bhutan without getting to know a bit about the country, its people and their way of life and this trip had just the right balance of sightseeing and rafting.  The hidden kingdom of Bhutan is fascinating, the rafting was great fun and the whole experience was greatly enhanced by Daz and Andrea’s hosting. We were a mixed bunch of travelers ranging from skilled kayakers to first time rafters and Daz and Andrea ensured that everyone on the trip was well catered for. Daz is a highly experienced kayaker and fills you with total confidence and Andrea is a delight to be with. Roll on the next trip.” CHRISSY – BHUTAN 2015

“I found the coaching on the trip consistent along with good general build up of skills.” JOE – NEPAL 2015
“The trip was adventurous, yet safe and not only did you and the highly proficient team take care of all matters on the water you also ensured we had the best experience off the water and it was a pleasure for you to become a friend and one of our group.  The idea of having a weeks boating running up to the Malabar festival worked really well and the festival itself was just a blast! The trip was the experience of a lifetime…”  SIMON – INDIA 2015

“[…] you made our trip and my own personal trip ; especially at how you handled our last day, which was phenomenal. We would both like to take a leaf out of your book and follow your great example.” DARREN – INDIA 2015″So thank you – thank you to the boys on the trip who made it a great holiday.  Thank you to Nepal for having such fantastic rivers and people.  And thank you to Daz, Adam and Anton for looking out for us.  You can all do a lot worse than head out that way for a paddling holiday.” DAN – NEPAL 2013

For any questions about our expeditions, talks or adventures contact – info@purelandexpeditions.com

For any questions about your booking or future expeditions contact – bookings@purelandexpeditions.com

To call Darren Clarkson-King about expeditions, talks, consultancy or guiding  skype darren.clarkson.king

All Pure Land Expedition staff are trained to international level including Rescue 3, BCU, AKC, IRF and HSE along with many more. Guides are specialists in their chose fields.


If you have questions you can use the simple form below, just fill in your name and email address ask a question and we will get right back to you.



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