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…
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.…
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…
Tumlingtar to  Lukla | The Historic Arun Valley | Nepal

Tumlingtar to Lukla | The Historic Arun Valley | Nepal

This route beginning in the lowlands of Nepal around 500 metres was the approach to Everest pioneered by the famous explorers and climbers, Bill Tilman in 1950 and later Eric Shipton in 1951. Crossing three passes the trails joins the Jiri-Phaplu to Everest route near Puiyan. From here it is a day to Lukla or two days to Namche Bazar if you wish to continue on the Everest trek. Mostly unspoilt with a few trekkers a year and basic tea houses this approach to Everest through the middle hills of Nepal…
Dzongri / HMI Base Camp Sikkim | On Request

Dzongri / HMI Base Camp Sikkim | On Request

This is one of the finest treks 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 – Sujoy and our guides have done this route more than twenty times in all seasons. Our trail starts from Yuksam and follows the river valley of…
The Singalila Ridge Trek – Sandakphu  & Phalut | On Request

The Singalila Ridge Trek – Sandakphu & Phalut | On Request

This is one of the finest ridge walks which covers soaring views of Kangchenjunga along with three other 8000 metre peaks Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. This trek is moderate in nature as it does not go more than 3600 metres and the walking is for 6-7 hours a day both uphill and downhill. The trek has been carefully planned by South Col to ensure that the trekker has the minimum discomfort and proper acclimatization which is most important. Who should join this trek? 1) A good choice for most trekkers…
The Manaslu Circuit Trek – On Request

The Manaslu Circuit Trek – On Request

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…
Annapurna Circuit and Thorung La – On Request

Annapurna Circuit and Thorung La – On Request

The Annapurna circuit which was rated as one of the great treks in the world has now become truncated due to road construction on both sides. However, a visit to Manang, Ice Lake, Tilicho and the Grand Barriere and the crossing of Thorung la pass is still a worthwhile objective with stupendous views. Hence with a short itinerary it is still highly recommended.  The trek starts at around 2800 metres and goes as high as 5416 metres! The days are well planned to ensure that you walk shorter days for…