Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Trek Sikkim | On Request

Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Trek Sikkim | On Request

This is one of the easy to moderate treks in Sikkim which covers the finest views of Kangchenjunga and the Everest group from Phoktey Dara and the Singalila ridge. The trek starts off in the rhododendron sanctuary of Barsey which is in full bloom in April and ends at Uttarey with fine views of both flowers and mountains on the way. Trip Highlights A walk to the high view point of Phoktey Dara and Singalila between Sikkim on one side and Nepal on the other Views of four 8000 metre peaks from Phoktey…
The Khopra Ridge Trek Nepal | On Request

The Khopra Ridge Trek Nepal | On Request

A relatively new route with new lodges being built the Khopra ridge trek offers stunning close ups views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. Along with Mudai View Point on the way you get an opportunity to see two high view points in the Annapurna Himalaya. The trek altitudes are also modest so the issues of high altitude sickness is minimal. It is a leisurely six day trek from Pokhara - Stay tuned for further details very soon! The Khopra Ridge is a relatively new route in the foothills of Annapurna…
Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar | On Request

Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar | On Request

The classic fourteen day Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is a must for all mountain lovers! 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 days Lobuche to…
Sikkim | Dzongri Goecha La Trek | On Request

Sikkim | Dzongri Goecha La Trek | On Request

This is the most popular trek in Sikkim famous for its superb mountain views, meadows, rhododendrons in summer and brings you right up to the Himalaya. This trek has been carefully planned by South Col to ensure that the trekker has the minimum discomfort and proper acclimatization which is most important. South Col has immense experience in this trek – Our guides and team have done this route more than twenty times in all seasons. Who should join this trek? A good choice for regular hill walkers,…
Annapurna Foothills Trek  Nepal | On Request

Annapurna Foothills Trek Nepal | On Request

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 | Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek – On Request

Bhutan | Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek – On Request

This is possibly one of the finest short treks in Bhutan which takes you into the heart of the mountains with superb views of Jhomolhari 7314 metres  (often called Chomolhari) and Jichu Drayke 6989 metres. This trek passes through the alpine grazing land with a large number of small and big lakes. It has scenic mountain views including views into Sikkim of Kangchenjunga the 3rd highest mountain in the world, surrounded by other great mountain ranges. This trail was an ancient trade route from Thimphu…
Ladakh – Shang Sumdo to Stok via Shang/ On Request

Ladakh – Shang Sumdo to Stok via Shang/ On Request

If you are looking for a short trek in Ladakh and don't want the crowds of Markha then the four 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 level…
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek – On Request

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek – On Request

The trek to the south base camp of Annapurna I is one of the classic "must do" trips in the Himalaya. The Annapurna Sanctuary has a 240 degree view of peaks all around including Annapurna I , Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Gangapurna, Machapuchare and many others. The time for the trek is now reduced due to road building in the Birethanti - Ghandrung - Landrung region. Who should join this trek? A good choice for regular hill walkers, moderate level of fitness required. Prior trekking experience advisable.…
Phyang to Hunder Trek Ladakh – On Request

Phyang to Hunder Trek Ladakh – On Request

  South Col Expeditions will revisit Ladakh in the autumn of 2023 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!
Kangchenjunga Green Lakes Trek  Sikkim – On Request

Kangchenjunga Green Lakes Trek Sikkim – On Request

The north east  base camp of Kangchenjunga in the Zemu Valley has been "out of bounds" due a rigid permit system imposed by the Government of India and Sikkim. However, if you can manage the hassles associated with getting the permits then it is one of the most rewarding walks in the Himalaya. South Col  has trekked this route twice the last time in October 2014. Who should join this trek? A good choice for experienced  hill walkers, high level of fitness required. Prior experience on treks…
Uttarey/Phoktey Dara Kangchenjunga Trek Sikkim | On Request

Uttarey/Phoktey Dara Kangchenjunga Trek Sikkim | On Request

This is one of the easy to moderate treks in Sikkim (6 days Bagdogra to Bagdogra) which covers the finest views of Kangchenjunga and the Everest group from Phoktey Dara and the Singalila ridge. This trek is a good post covid exercise when people have been housebound for many months as it does not go higher than 3600 metres and the walking is for 4-5 hours a day uphill and downhill. It is a spectacular walk in post monsoon weather with clear blue skies and white peaks and excellent in spring with…
Ama Dablam Base Camp Nepal | On Request

Ama Dablam Base Camp Nepal | On Request

For those trekkers who have either done the Everest Base Camp trek or prefer to be away from the crowds of Base Camp this is the trek for you. It covers  the beautiful Ama Dablam Base Camp above Pangboche. From  Pangboche the trail takes the beautiful unspoilt route via Phortse which sees few trekkers. Excellent lodges, good meals, great views every day, internet and phone connectivity makes this one of the most sought after routes in the Everest region away from the crowds.  Who should join…