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Small - Friendly - Adventurous

Himalayan journeys are truly our passion and lifestyle.

We run the best two week+ Himalayan treks there are, Kim in her unique boutique "Kamzang" style, and Jamie runs the best exploratory trek-climbs on the planet. Bonus, single supplements are always included. More than a third of our trekkers are repeats, find out why...

Real adventure treks in the best seasons with small groups and top crews - join us!

2014 Spring

Delightful, real treks, and we also have a North Col climb in the Expeditions section.

See the bottom of the page for explanations of the dates, services, leaders and other details.
Trip status: normally every trip runs, we only put a status if the trip is nearly full or full or something else unusual applies.
Our trekkers are international but trips are priced in US dollars, convert using XE.com.

Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal

A wild trek to Mustang from the fortified village of Nar Phu. The Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of Mustang is home to the last Tibetan nomads of Nepal, a land of walled cities, fortresses, traditional villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic caves, fossils, and Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki River gorge.

20 Apr-19 May, 30 days -- expedition style -- Kim & Lhakpa -- US$4680

2014 Indian Summer

Our treks are unique adventures run by the most experienced guides with the best trek crews in the land.
Perhaps surprisingly there is still plenty of real exploration, we go for it!

Zanskar Traverse

Across Zanskar has always been the classic trek; we avoid the new roads with two adventurous variations that few dare for mesmerizing views, adventurous canyons, stunning wild camping and pretty villages. Its the updated classic and still one of the very best treks there is.

15 June-8 July, 25 days -- Leh to Leh (Manali-Leh option) -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$2680

Kang Yatse II 6175m with Markha

The classic Markha trek and a neat 6000m climb with proper acclimatization, and a satisfying trek exit, especially suitable as a Ladakh trek and trekking peak introduction.

11-26 July, 16 days-- Leh to Leh -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$1980

Nomads & Salt Lakes of the Changthang - Ladakh

Following ancient salt trading routes we trek through a spectacular region of high lakes and rare wild life and birds, fording sparkling rivers and camping with Tibetan and Ladakhi nomads. From turquoise Tso Moriri Lake we journey to Tso Kar Lake, crossing remote passes to reach far-flung Himalayan villages. We end with two idyllic days at Pangong Lake.

12 July-6 Aug, 26 days--Leh to Leh -- expedition-style --Kim & Lhakpa--US$3680

Lungser Kangri 6666m

For the not so superstitious, climb Ladakh's highest easily accessible peak. We have the best Lungser Kangri itinerary, glorious trekking on a route that makes sense, a balance of sound acclimatization, plus a confidence-building warm up 6000m peak. Join us!

 1-22 Aug, 22 days -- Leh to Leh -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$3480

Ladakh & Zanskar Traverse: The Wild Route

From northern Ladakh to Zanskar via the fantastic river canyons, high passes and remote villages of the Zangla gorges, we camp at remote Shade village, marvel at cliff-side Phuktal monastery and exit along the spectacular Phirtse La route. Real adventure, real trekking & spectacular scenery!

11 Aug-7 Sept, 28 days --Leh to Leh -- expedition-style -- Kim & Lhakpa--US$3880

Exploring the Great Divide *exploratory

A glorious wilderness trek exploring from famed Tsomoriri across the lower Zanskar range and Himalayan range, over known and unknown passes, and we will find that elusive peak - and kiang, wolves, foxes and more.

24 Aug-19 Sept, 27 days --  Leh to Leh (Leh-Manali option) -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$2980
Short: 24 Aug-13 Sept, 21 days -- US$2680

2014 Autumn

While the popular trails are packed, we take you places where few trekkers dare.

GHT Wild West *exploratory

Wahoo, what an adventure! In 2012 we were the very first to complete the Saipal missing link, but over some heinous passes. This time we refine our route with kinder passes to truly open up this new section of the Nepal GHT. Real exploration in a month.

26 Sept-25 Oct, 30 days -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$4980

Sacred Dolpo to Mustang - Nepal

Upper Dolpo, a Tibetan border region of hidden villages and monasteries tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys, is Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our explorations to the most far-flung of Dolpo's destinations - Shey, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang valley & the high route to Mustang.

28 Sept-28 Oct, 31 days -- expedition style -- Kim & Lhakpa -- US$5480

GHT Mugu Wild *exploratory

Continuing with our Wild West exploration, we find the high and remote way between Simikot and Mugu. Share our infectious enthusiasm for exploring.

23 Oct-15 November, 24 days -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$3580?

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best of the Everest region! We cross the Cho La & Renjo La ( with Kongma La option), visit Everest Base Camp, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes valley, climb Gokyo Ri, Kala Pattar & Chhukhung Ri and trek the Chhukhung & Thame valleys, relaxing in Sherpa lodges en route.

9 Nov-3 Dec, 25 days -- teahouse trekking -- Kim & Lhakpa -- US$3480

Nepal prices are ex-Kathmandu, i.e. you have to buy your international flight tickets to Kathmandu; domestic flights as required for the trip are included.

India prices are ex-Leh, i.e. you are responsible for getting to Leh (IXL airport code).

Dates are the date you must arrive in Kathmandu/Leh and the date you are free to fly out of Kathmandu/Leh. You can of course arrive earlier or leave later and we book hotels to suit. When transiting Delhi in particular, plan your times carefully.

Minimums For many trips the minimum number that we run the trip with is three trekkers. All treks normally run.

Caring for our staff We have great staff, and we really care about them, as they care for us. Sirdars, guides and cooks have worked years with us. Our Nepal porters are fully kitted out for high altitude treks following the letter and spirit of the IPPG guidelines. In India our horses-mules never have open sores and are never hit.

Tipping our crew is optional, but allow approx 5% of the trip cost as a guideline. The western guides don't take tips.

*Exploratory treks The golden age of exploration dead? Never! These are 'back of an envelope' treks that would warm Tilman's heart. There is nobody else on the planet who organizes treks quite like this, a positive attitude and smile required.

*Friends treks mainly for previous trekkers and their friends.

*Introductory treks are suited to relatively fit trekking novices.

Teahouse trekking means staying in local lodges; Nepal only. All trekking accommodation (twin share), and all meals and hot drinks are included. Alcohol, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks and toilet paper not included. Porters/yaks carry your personal gear leaving you with a daypack.

Expedition-style trekking means sleeping in tents. A cook and helpers cater for us with 3 course meals and post-trek snacks, and porters/yaks/ponies carry the lot organized by a sirdar. You trek with a daypack. Couples share a roomy tent, everyone else gets a single tent.

All treks include

+ local airport transfers

+ Kathmandu/Leh sightseeing

+ hotels and guesthouses

+ single room in Kathmandu/Leh, shared in other places

While trekking:

+ roomy single tent

+ solar charging for ipods and cameras

+ French press coffee, herbal teas

+ compact Himalayan library

+ selection of relevant maps

+ cosy dining tent

+ filtered water ... and more

 

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