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…
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…
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…
Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 2018

Tso Kar to Tso Moriri – The Lakes of Ladakh August 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 2018

Shang to Stok via Matho La – Ladakh August 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…