NEPAL - 25th Anniversary Tour
October 2012

Records of all kinds fell on this 25th anniversary tour:

Largest group ever, largest team ever, most goals scored, all matches won, oldest AND youngest scorers, most spectacular pitches, most beautiful suporters, longest walk to the showers to name but a few.

Congratulations and many thanks to Chris "Man of the Tour" Hough for organising us, Dorchi Sherpa for setting up the whole trip at the Nepal end, Ajay Pant for looking after us in Kathmandu and Druba Lamsal for looking after our every need 24 hours a day. Also to all the local sherpas, chefs, tent pitchers, footballers and all the friendly locals who made the tour so successful.

Nepali hats off to all the children who came on tour getting involved with all the local children and just getting on with it without complaint despite some long walks and, lets face it, unsanitary conditions but also to their parents who had to look after them as well as themselves. The wives and girlfriends were just lovely.

It really was not so much a question of winning or losing as the taking part was just unbelievable.

16th March 2014 article in the Independent on Sunday by James Hanning here.

Matches - click photos for full res
RCdeB and Kadhmandu Teams

Sunday 28/10
Yeti Himalayan ground, Hattigauda (1,370 m)

RCdeB 8 - 6 Makalu Sherpa Youth Club team

local review

Pitch at Kandbari

Tuesday 30/10
Khandbari (1,000 m)

RCdeB 5 - 1 Khandbari


Teams at Chichila

Thursday 1/11
Chichila Village pitch (1,850 m)

RCdeB 5 - 2 Chichila

Friday 26/10 21:10 Depart Heathrow airport
Saturday 27/10 16:15 Arrive Khatmandu stay overnight at Park Village Resort
Sunday 28/10 11:00 Match in Khatmandu, stay overnight at Park Village
Monday 29/10 11:00 Fly to Tumlingtar, jeep to Khadbari stay overnight in tents at Gumla
Tuesday 30/10 09:00 Match at Khadbari village stay overnight in tents
Wednesday 31/10   Trek 5-6 hours North to Chichila - camp overnight
Thursday 1/11 09:00 Match in Chichela - Trek to Khadbari camp overnight
Friday 2/11 09:30 Trek or jeep to Tumlingtar
Friday 2/11 13:00 Fly to Khatmandu overnight at Kathmandu Guest House
Saturday 3/11 16:55 Depart Khatmandu to London
Sunday 4/11 06:45 Arrive London Heathrow