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 stays true to its principles. With over 16 years of Himalayan guiding, International Rafting Federation class 4/5 guide certification, first descents and exploration Darren Clarkson-King is still the catalyst for all adventures.  Andrea Clarkson-King has joined as a full-time staff member.  She has 20+ years of experience running  expeditions,  teaching and leading teams in challenging situations.   Our  affiliate resorts in India and Nepal offer a great base and are part of Round Peg Square Hole – Live The Dream (UK) principles.


Support local communities.

Promote eco tourism across the Himalayas.

Provide premier adventures and expeditions.


“Daz and Pure Land Expeditions never saw my disability as a barrier to my adventures in India but I certainly did. I know now that I am more capable of exploration than I would ever have given myself credit for and I cannot thank Pure Land enough for opening my eyes to this and facilitating my adventures.” Natty – INDIA 2016
“To have the author of the guide book (WW Ladakh) to the region and whose paddled the rivers enough times to do them in the dark (literally it seem due his latest adventure!), it installs a confidence and reassurance that means I could fully enjoy my paddling, relaxed in the knowledge I would be told what would be coming round the corner. Accommodation was awesome, including the homestay halfway down the Indus, transport was well organised and modern, food provided was more than sufficient and varied, and boats and paddles of modern varieties were available. All in, I cant recommend Pure Land Expeditions enough, and will certainly be returning with them on my next adventure.” Chris – INDIA 2016
“I had a fabulous time in Nepal. What a team you got together for me; I really couldn’t have asked for anything more, many, many thanks.” Paul – NEPAL 2016
“he who gave me back my passion to paddle again and enjoy it again, so in truth I’m very humbled and grateful” Rosa – INDIA 2016
“I would say the big difference I found with Pure land expeditions is you get far more than just a paddling trip, the level of personal service due to a 1-2 coach ratio and in this case was 1-1, coupled with the top notch accommodation, excellent food, decent gear and the very high safety standards Pure land Expeditions are by far the best provider out there and I would highly recommend booking a trip.” Iain – INDIA 2016
“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

Your trip will include an exceptional guide to client ratio, never more than 3:1. Kayak and equipment usage on certain trips, expedition meals, business class hotels, transfers, sightseeing, 24/7 support, advice and shared knowledge,  full staff team, road support where applicable with hot meals supplied, porters and flexibility throughout.

To call us about expeditions, talks, consultancy or guiding  skype darren.clarkson.king

All Pure Land Expedition staff are trained to international levels including Rescue 3, BCU,  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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