Expeditions

Mountaineering Expeditions, India

Today mountaineering in the Indian Himalayas has flourished at a tremendous pace! Every year a few thousand people graduate from various Indian Mountaineering Institutes with an aim to either set a career in the sport or simply scale the high peaks in the Himalayas. Every year alpine or non alpine mountaineering expeditions are attempted on peaks which are far and beyond, bringing back great experiences of climbs and setting higher standards in the sport. With the recent openings of restricted areas numerous opportunities for mountaineers from around the world have sprouted to scale virgin peaks and inscribe their name in the books of mountaineering history for their ascents.

We assist from identifying peaks, choosing routes, arranging mountain guides / sherpas / porters / mules / horses, food at base and forward camps, local liaison for permission and permits, hotel accommodation and transport services.

Do write to us with your plan and we will customize an itinerary for you.

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Jammu and Kashmir


The major climbing areas are Zanskar, Ladakh, Kishtwar and Eastern Karakorums. The mountains in the Kisthwar reigon are not very high, however are fairly technical such as Sickle Moon (65752mts) & Eiger (6001m). Zanskar is the most famous region with peaks such as Nun ((7135m), Kun (7077m), White Needle (6500m) and Z peak series. Ladakh in recent times has become quite popular with the famous trekking peak, Stok Kangri (6153m) almost being attempted 40-50 times every year. Eastern Karakorums with the maximum virgin peaks still holds the restricted access status. Mt Plateau (7287m), Saser Kangri II East (7518m), Apsara Group, Teram Kagri Group are few of the virgin peaks in this region. With recent opening up of Baltistan numerous new peaks have opened up for climbing.

Climbing Season: May to October, August being the prime

Himachal Pradesh

The maximum altitude of peaks in the region is approximately 6800 meters and the major climbing areas are the Kullu & Manali Valley, Lahaul & Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley. Kullu & Manali offers both expedition and trekking peaks, Indras San (6223m) and Hanuman Tibba (5932m) are the expedition style and Ladakhi (5345m) and Friendship (5289m) being the trekking peaks. Miyar Valley in Lahaul & Spiti has been regularly visited by alpinists for its challenging technical climbs; apart from this the major peaks of this region are Chandra Bhaga series, Menthosa (6443m) & Gya (6794m). The Kinnaur valley consists of high mountains and deep gorges, some of the prominent peaks in this area are Leo Pargail I (6816m) & II (6792m), Manirang (6593m) and Kinner Kailash (6437m).

Climbing Season: May to early June are good months to climb in the Kullu Manali Valley and from late July to October are good months to climb in Lahaul - Spiti and Kinnaur Valley.

Uttarakhand


Also called as “Devbhoomi” (Land of gods), with over 200 peaks above 6000 meters yet to be climbed the region has been the hub for mountaineering activities in India! The state is divided as Kumaon in the east and Gahrwal in the west, Kumaon Mountains has peaks such as Trushuli (7050m), Nanda Kot (6861m), Maiktoli (6803m) and the Panchahuli range. Gharwal mountains has peaks such as Shivling (6545m), Nanda Devi East (7437m) allowed to be climbed from the eastern face, Meru North(6450m) & Meru East (6261m).

Climbing Season: Late April to June (Pre Monsoon) & August to early October (Post Monsoon).

Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh


Due to geographical and political challenges the eastern Himalayas still remain as a dream for adventurers. Sikkim however still being explored since the British times has seen many expeditions as the state has the worlds third highest mountain, Kanchendzonga (8585m). The Sikkim government has recently designated some smaller peaks for “Alpine Expeditions” namely Frey’s Peak (5830m), Lama Wangden (5868m) & Brumkhangse (5635m). Permits for these peaks are easily available. On the other hand the lesser know Arunachal Pradesh has recently been opened for trekking and mountaineering with the most famous trek and climb is Mt Gorichen (6865m).

Climbing Season: April & May (Pre Monsoon) & August to early October (Post Monsoon).