Bhutan- Nub Tshona Pata Trek March 25th to April 1 2018

Bhutan- Nub Tshona Pata Trek March 25th to April 1 2018

The Nub Tshona Pata Trek is one of the off beat routes in Bhutan located in the Paro-Ha region. This five day walk is an ideal introduction to trekking in Bhutan before taking on the longer walks like the  24 days Snowman trek. The itinerary can be completed within a week with a rest day in Paro on the way in.  Few groups do this camping trek so in all likelihood in March we should have the trail to ourselves.  Who should join this trek? A good choice for regular hill walkers, good level of fitness…
Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 8th-19th 2018

Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 8th-19th 2018

If you are fit and can manage only one trek in Ladakh, I recommend this one. The trails are relatively free of noisy tourists who prefer the great herd at Markha. Here, the rolling, billowing grasslands stretching out as far as the horizon are usually empty, giving one the sense of infinite, almost primordial space. Occassionally you will chance upon a nomad on horseback herding his great lumbering, shaggy yaks. Ranging across the western extension of the high Tibetan or Changthang plateau, the…
Tsum Valley Nepal April 2018

Tsum Valley Nepal April 2018

The remote Tsum Valley  is a  trip  that should not be missed.  Tsum comes from the Tibetan work ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and we can only agree. The people are not well off , since they have been bypassed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained intact. However a road from China is already pegged out and will cause rapid change. Tsum is said to be a beyul, one of the hidden valleys which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges to be discovered when…
Rumtse to Tso Moriri August 30th to September 10th 2017

Rumtse to Tso Moriri August 30th to September 10th 2017

 If you are fit and can manage only one trek in Ladakh, I recommend this one. The trails are relatively free of noisy tourists who prefer the great herd at Markha. Here, the rolling, billowing grasslands stretching out as far as the horizon are usually empty, giving one the sense of infinite, almost primordial space. Occassionally you will chance upon a nomad on horseback herding his great lumbering, shaggy yaks.  Ranging across the western extension of the high Tibetan or Changthang plateau,…
Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar 26th March to 8th April 2017

Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar 26th March to 8th April 2017

The classic fourteen day Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek!  Best possible lodges en route, safe acclimatisation programme and rest days make this a memorable Everest experience.   Who should join this trek?A good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required. 1) Walking times: average 5 to 8 hours walking per day (with some longer days Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back upto  ten hours) with some rest days included.2) Altitude: up to 5,646 m at Kala Pattar3) Terrain:…
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek & Poon Hill March 27th – April 9th 2016

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek & Poon Hill March 27th – April 9th 2016

The classic trek to Annapurna Base Camp under the south face of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world,  which was first climbed by Bonnington’s team in the 1970s.  This trek starts in the foothills close to Pokhara and climbs to 4130 metres covering brilliant views of the Annapurna group, Macchapuchare,  Gangapurna and many other Himalayan giants.  The  fourteen day day trek from Kathmandu has been carefully designed to provide proper acclimatization and includes the iconic viewpoint…
Green Lakes Trek in North Sikkim

Green Lakes Trek in North Sikkim

The north base camp of Kangchendzonga in the Zemu Valley has been “out of bounds” due a rigid permit system imposed by the Government of India and Sikkim. South Col plans to  trek to Green Lakes in October 2014!
Nar Phu Valleys of Nepal Sept 30-Oct 10 2015

Nar Phu Valleys of Nepal Sept 30-Oct 10 2015

The trek  initially follows the Annapurna Circuit route but branches off north east at Koto Qupar and then enters a restricted valley bordering Tibet. It then crosses the 5300 metre Kangla pass and returns to the Annapurna circuit . . There are two seats available on this trek.  For details click Download Tab and Download PDF.  
Mustang & Lo Manthang Sept 17th to Oct 2nd 2016

Mustang & Lo Manthang Sept 17th to Oct 2nd 2016

September 17th to October 2nd 2016 Kathmandu to Kathmandu This trek covers one of the last Shangri-la’s in the Himalaya. A lost kingdom bordering Tibet which has a regulated entry of not more than three thousand visitors per year with magnificent monasteries, frescoes, palaces and a way of life which would soon vanish forever.Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, medieval villages, ruined fortresses, royal palaces, unexplored Neolithic cave complexes, Tibetan Buddhist gompas and snow-peaks…
The Manaslu Circuit Trek April 2018

The Manaslu Circuit Trek April 2018

The circuit of  Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, is what the Annapurna circuit was thirty years ago! Few trekkers, traditional villages, outstanding views, mountain culture, a high pass to cross and a final finish along the old Annapurna circuit approach! South Col had a confirmed departure for this trek with four confirmed trekkers. Do  the trek now before it becomes too crowded and commercialized.   Who should join this trek? A good choice for regular hill walkers,  high level…
Phyang to Hunder Trek September 1st to September 10th 2015 – Delhi to Delhi

Phyang to Hunder Trek September 1st to September 10th 2015 – Delhi to Delhi

The trek is presently full! No seats!! South Col Expeditions will revisit Ladakh in the autumn of 2015 and trek the unspoilt six day route from the monastery of Phyang in the Indus Valley to Hunder in the Nubra valley! Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, medieval villages,  Buddhist gompas and snow-peaks.  For more details and cost download the pdf at Download Tab. This is a full service trek with tents, meals, ponies and ponyman support!
Everest Trek to Kala Pattar, Gokyo, & Rhenjo La October 13th to 29th 2016

Everest Trek to Kala Pattar, Gokyo, & Rhenjo La October 13th to 29th 2016

 The best of the Everest region in one trek! Kala Pattar, the Gokyo Lakes and the final exit to Thami and Namche by the Rhenjo La!  Best possible lodges en route and personally led by Sujoy Das  with many years of Everest trekking experience!    Who should join this trek? A good choice for regular hill walkers,  high level of fitness required. 1) Walking times: average 5 to 8  hours walking per day (with some longer days i.e. across Rhenjo pass of upto ten hours) with some rest days included.2)…