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,…
The Manaslu Circuit Trek October 23rd  to November 7th  2017

The Manaslu Circuit Trek October 23rd to November 7th 2017

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 in October 2017 with five 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,…
Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar On Request October-November 2017

Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar On Request October-November 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:…
Kangchenjunga North Base Camp Nepal October 23rd to November 9th 2017

Kangchenjunga North Base Camp Nepal October 23rd to November 9th 2017

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…
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…
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…