The Borderland Resort is a truly magical place enveloped in natural Himalayan splendor. We are located a mere three hours north of Kathmandu, just 16 kms south of the Tibetan border. Built on beautifully sculpted sprawling terraces alongside the powerful Bhote Koshi River, sits this enchanting hideaway. Borderland is unique and unlike any place you have ever been before.
Thatched safari-style tents, clean mountain air and tantalizing meals compliment the friendly atmosphere of this riverside resort. The restaurant operates like a traditional home-style kitchen, serving family style dishes. Our menu changes daily and with advance notice, special dietary needs are catered for.
Whether it is the challenge of rafting the mighty Bhote Kosi, a canyon descent, an off-the-beaten trek to a hidden monastery or a mountain bike ride along the Tibetan border, the centre will soothe your soul. We invite you to stop in and share in this remarkable experience.
The two main people behind The Borderland are Megh Ale and Wade Campbell.
Megh Ale is one of Nepal’s leading figures in rafting. Having spent several years working and exploring the rivers and jungles of Nepal, including four years at the Royal Bardiya National Park as a naturalist, Megh is always ready to share his deep understanding of Nepal and its myriad of cultures, plants and animals. He is the founder and president of the NRCT, Nepal River Conservation Trust and the Managing Director of Ultimate Descents Nepal.
Wade Campbell is a Canadian native and has had extensive experience in outdoor adventure pursuits. He has delivered outdoor programs for nineteen years in various countries and has spent ten years in business and travel in Asia. He is knowledgeable in the field of experimental education, adventure-based programs, marketing and tourism. He began his career in Outdoor Education with the Canadian Outward Bound Wildness School in 1984. He is presently the Managing Director for the Borderland Adventure Centre.
The magic of Nepal is impossible to ignore. From the highest mountains in the world to dense jungle, Nepal offers you one of the planet’s most diverse and exotic adventure travel destinations. We have spent our lives roaming the globe in search of the ultimate outdoor wilderness experiences. Now, we’d like to show you the adventure of a lifetime. The border of Nepal and Tibet is an adventure playground. The Borderland has pioneered the opening of this amazing area for travel and journeys of discovery. We believe that we offer the adventure seeker one of the finest experiences to be found in this Himalayan kingdom. From all of us, we welcome you to experience the Borderland.
Like minded adventurers, Our guests are active travellers who love the spirit of adventure. They are travellers who come from all round the world. Many of the activities may be new to you, but a keen spirit and an open mind will ensure you gain the skills you need.
“Everybody needs a place to hide away. I found mine here, where your worries are lost in whitewater and your spirits climb with the mountains . . . the experience is unrepeatable.” – Ruth
“Someone mentioned that this place was something special . . . but this far exceeds all my Expectations . . . What an oasis!” – Debbie, England
“Wow! What an awesome little piece of paradise. The people, the location, the river, the food. Thanks for sharing it all with us” – Peter, Australia
“The fantasy are is ideal for a place like ‘Borderland’. As we race down the river things become perfect. This must be the most beautiful landscape . . . ” – Lars Kanstrup, Denmark.
“A gem of a place. As close as one can get to nature! A great unwind! Chill Out! Sleep early. Hope to be back soon.” – Vikas.
“This is the best place in the world! Full of adventure and surprise.” – Maireid, The British School.
“The setting and experience are totally unique. This is literally a diamond in the rough and should be protected as such.” – Barry Calhoun, Canada.
“A total body, mind and soul experience”
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your Initiation
what you’ll find will be wonderful, what you’ll discover will be yourself.
“Had a brilliant time – great rafting + company + everything!!! ” – Bridgette Bhustane, New Zealand.
The Borderland Leadership Centre offers your business or organisation an opportunity to focus on goals in a setting that is truly unique. We believe that a quality environment breeds quality thought. In conjunction with our adventure centre, our programs use many activities and initiatives as metaphors to help your organisation focus on their goals.
The Borderland is committed to quality service, care and respect toward the local culture and environment.
We believe in personal growth through adventure and self-reflection.
The Borderland brings together an outstanding base camp with many challenging activities, using the natural beauty of Nepal as its training grounds.
Changing the work environment opens the door to changing the way we solve problems and reach our desired goals. Building trust rests on establishing a safe learning environment. True group cohesion and teamwork develops as people work together. Few experiences foster this learning better than the challenges found paddling whitewater, canyoning, or in a community living out under the stars.
- Building trust.
- Supporting Cultural changes.
- Facilitating conflict resolution.
- Developing high performing teams.
- Energizing individuals, teams and divisions.
- Improving communication and understading.
- Creating an environment conducive to risk-taking.
A Borderland experience is one that provides its participants with an opportunity to identify skills, strengths and solutionsfor success as an individual, as well as realizing their importance as part of a team. The process consists of interactive challenges and problem solving activities.
The key to opening doors is turning an exciting adventure filled day into a real learning experience. We do this by exploring the norms which are set in place, or which have yet to establish themselves within a group. Changing the environment opens the door to changing the way we solve problems and reach our desired goals. The base rests on establishing a safelearning environment. True group cohesion and teamwork develops as people work together, thus resulting in the support of one another. Few experiences foster this learning better then the challenges found paddling whitewater, canyoning, trekking or even in a community living under the stars.
Every Borderland Leadership Centre course is different due to the unique nature of the participant group, the instructors, the weather and the terrain. In fact, an element of the unknown is part of what makes Borderland a true adventure.
We have one request for our participants; that you come with an open mind and a willingness to learn. We invite you to share in this mind, body and soul experience.