Sikkim | Dzongri Goecha La Trek | April 27th  to May 8th 2022

Sikkim | Dzongri Goecha La Trek | April 27th to May 8th 2022

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,…
The Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh  | June-July 2022

The Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh | June-July 2022

The Markha Valley is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh. It is relatively short, located close to Leh, the walking is mostly below 4000 metres with night stops around 3500 metres and has the best of Ladakh thrown in: Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, medieval villages, Buddhist gompas and snow-peaks. When approached from Chilling  and Skiu there is only one pass to cross the Kongamaru La which comes on Day 6 of the trek by which time most trekkers are properly acclimatized. Who…
Kashmir Great Lakes | August 2022

Kashmir Great Lakes | August 2022

The Great Lakes is one of the most popular treks in Kashmir. The Great Lakes Trek welcomes the trekkers with a bouquet of around ten alpine lakes, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, wild flowers, different valleys and varied Himalayan wildlife. This trek is the crown of trekking in Kashmir. It is a moderate trek of around 5-7 hours walking per day and reaching a maximum altitude of 4200 metres. As such it has the best of Kashmir in one single trek. The trek is is best done in July to early…
Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar November 2022

Everest Base Camp (EBC) & Kala Pattar November 2022

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…
The Gokyo Lakes and Ama Dablam Base Camp Nepal | November 2022

The Gokyo Lakes and Ama Dablam Base Camp Nepal | November 2022

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 six emerald Gokyo Lakes, a Ramsar Heritage site and rounds up this visit to the Khumbu with the beautiful Ama Dablam Base Camp above Pangboche. From Gokyo to 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…
West Sikkim Day Walks | 17th to 21st December 2022

West Sikkim Day Walks | 17th to 21st December 2022

This trip takes one into an unspoilt part of Western Sikkim free from the bright lights of Gangtok and Changu Lake. Our base is the small village of Kaluk-Rinchinpong with the beautiful and comfortable Ghonday Village Resort. We stay here for four nights and make day trips and day walks around this area in the shadow of Mount Kangchenjunga. This is one of the easy tours in Sikkim which covers the finest views of Kangchenjunga much closer than the views from Darjeeling. This trip is a good post covid…
Kilimanjaro – The Lemosho Northern Route | Jan-Feb 2023

Kilimanjaro – The Lemosho Northern Route | Jan-Feb 2023

Mount Kilimanjaro makes up one of the Seven Summits (i.e. highest mountains on each of the seven continents). There are seven routes to the summit and the climb can be done in as little as five days (with major altitude issues) upto 9 days.  We are planning to do a conservative eight day climb on the remote Lemosho Northern route with few other trekkers. The most popular routes are the Marangu and the Machame route which are very crowded and we will avoid them, The Lemosho Northern route is a variation…