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…
Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar November 11th-24th 2018

Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar November 11th-24th 2018

The classic fourteen day Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek done in the best possible time – November!  Best possible lodges en route, safe acclimatisation programme and rest days make this a memorable Everest experience with South Col, one of the most experienced Everest operators. Who should join this trek?A good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required. Prior trekking experience advisable.1) Walking times: average 5 to 8 hours walking per day (with some longer…
Shang to Stok via Matho La – Ladakh On Request

Shang to Stok via Matho La – Ladakh On Request

If you are looking for a short trek in Ladakh and don’t want the crowds of Markha then the five day route from Shang Sumdo to Stok village is extremely attractive. The route walks in the shadow of the Matho Kangri and Stok Kangri peaks with typical rolling grasslands, fast flowing rivers, wildlife and nomadic settlements of sheep and yak. The trek approach is close to Leh making this an ideal  one week vacation.  Minimum group size is four for this trek Who should join this trek?A good choice…
Annapurna Foothills Trek | December 2018

Annapurna Foothills Trek | December 2018

The Annapurna foothills provide tremendous trekking with delightful trails connecting villages and ridge tops.  This picturesque trek winds through enchanting villages with ochre thatched houses, terraced rice fields and rhododendron forests, which are spectacular in the spring when whole hillsides are cloaked in colourful flowers. The ridge top village of Ghandrung provides one of the finest viewpoints of the Annapurna Mountains with magnificent views of the four Annapurnas, and Machapuchare with…
Nepal Photography  Tour | Dates coming soon!

Nepal Photography Tour | Dates coming soon!

This is not a trek – it is a photography tour in Nepal conducted jointly with Darter – specialists in photo tours and workshops. Darter Photography is delighted to work with South Col Expeditions, specialists in Nepal Himalayas on an incredible photo-journey in Nepal Himalayas! Nepal is a land of snow peaks, sherpas, monasteries and mantras. The landscapes here are made of soaring mountains, fast flowing rivers, emerald lakes and dense forests. The country is also a fascinating blend…
Kangchenjunga North Base Camp April  2019

Kangchenjunga North Base Camp April 2019

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim. An enormous massif with multiple peaks, ridges and faces it presents an awesome speactacle  as seen both from the Sikkim and Nepal side.  The trek to the North Base Camp, the famous Pangpema is fabled for the incredible views. The trek is a  long one involving a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and then a nine hour jeep journey to Taplejung the start of the walk. Logistics have now become…