The Indian Himalayas are the hot new thing when it comes to adventure travel. The mountains are breathtaking, with endless trails to walk, roads to cycle and summits to conquer. But the best bit? No crowds… You will be lucky if you see another group on most of our treks so you can feel like you’re one of the first tackling that trail. Seriously, if you can have unspoilt wilderness, why would you go where the masses are?! You’d better get in quick though before the rest of the world catches on.
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to add some new tours to our portfolio, and have we got some cracking new Himalayan tours ready to go for 2016. There are fixed departures set to go, but if the dates don’t suit you, just let us know and we’ll do our best to fit something to your schedule.
Which will you tackle this year?
Mt. Nun Expedition (7135 M), Ladakh
Mt Nun (7135m) is the highest and most climbed peak among the Zanskar ranges in Jammu & Kashmir. It was first scaled by Swiss climber Madame Claude Kogan in 1953 and is now the a fabulous feather in many moutaineers caps.
Mt Nun and Mt Kun are twin peaks separated by a snowy plateau of 4 kms. You can tackle one or both, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.
This is an epic 26 day journey including time for acclimatisation, but if you want to meet us in Leh, we can organise that option, too. We have several fixed departure dates for 2016 (see the tour information below).
Duration: 26 Days (4–10 hours per day)
Fixed Departure Dates: 21 July – 15 Aug 2016, 31 July – 25 Aug 2016, 10 Aug. – 04 Sept 2016
Stok Kangri Trek (6300m), Ladakh
Towering at 6300m, Stok Kangri is a serious challenge. Although an impressive height, Stok Kangri is not a technical climb and, in season, requires no advanced mountaineering equipment making it perfect for your first Himalayan summit!
Stok Kangri is easy to get to from Leh. To help with acclimatisation, this trip begins with a few days visiting the colourful monasteries around Leh before setting off on the lovely trek through the Markha Valley.
This trek is full of superbly located campsites with far reaching views towards Tibet and the Eastern Karakoram. The view from the summit is one of the best in the Himalayas, looking over the Zanskar and Karakoram ranges including K2 (8611m) – the second highest peak in the world.
Duration: 11 Days (4–10 hours per day)
Fixed departures:17 – 27 July 2016, 7 – 17 Aug 2016, 4 – 14 Sept 2016, 25 Sep – 5 Oct 2016.
Cost: Departing Delhi, 11 days/10 nights, $1240USD
Friendship Peak Trek (5290m), Himachal Pradesh
Friendship Peak is an amazing experience for beginner to intermediate trekkers and a great way to acclimatise before tackling some of the bigger peaks.
Don’t let the 5200m peak fool you, this little baby has it all, from climbing 2000m in one day, breath taking views of Manali and Ladakhi peaks from base camp, and a belter of a climb to the summit. Its a three to five day day climb with two days acclimatising in Manali but you can start in Delhi, too.
Duration: 5–7 Days (4–8 hours per day)
Fixed Departures: 15 – 28 May 2016, 05 – 18 Jun 2016, 11 – 24 Sep 2016 Cost: Departing Delhi return – $1190USD
Trek Chandrikani Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Candrikani Pass is an amazing experience for beginner to intermediate trekkers and a great way to acclimatise before tackling a mountain with a summit climb.
Situated between the small, traditional village of Malana and Rhumsi, you’ll get a real slice of Northern Indian culture. As you walk, you’ll meet horsemen and their horses, be asked in for a cup of tea at the local villages, visit Hindi temples, and see villagers wearing traditional dress. All of this, plus a fabulous 360 degree view of the Himalayas from the top of Chandrikani Pass. If you’re lucky – you may even pick up a canine friend to keep you company on your way, too!
Duration: 3–4 Days (4–5 hours per day)
Departure: No fixed departure dates – you choose!