Annapurna Foothills Trek December 23rd to 30th 2017

Annapurna Foothills Trek December 23rd to 30th 2017

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…
Bhutan- Nub Tshona Pata Trek March 2018

Bhutan- Nub Tshona Pata Trek March 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…
Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit April 2018

Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit April 2018

There are two alternatives to this trek: Tsum Valley only (16 days) and  Tsum Valley followed by the circuit of Manaslu and the crossing of Larke La pass (22 days).  The two treks can be done in 14 days and 20 days respectively but the extra two days allow for some rest days and exploration and also shorter walking days which is helpful on a long trek like this one. The remote Tsum Valley  trip should not be missed.  Tsum comes from the Tibetan work ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and…
Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 17th – 26th 2018

Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 17th – 26th 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…
Shang to Stok via Matho La – Ladakh August 26th to September 2nd 2018

Shang to Stok via Matho La – Ladakh August 26th to September 2nd 2018

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.  Who should join this trek?A good choice for regular hill walkers, moderate…
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…