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Remembering our wonderful journeys
Here is a list of treks and expeditions we have previously advertised.
The links may lead to updated versions of the info pages.
It may appear that we spend our entire lives trekking. You would be almost right!
We care about each and every trek all the same.
* means these wonderful people have trekked multiple times with us.
+ means summitted the expedition peak.
Our Ladakh treks and Zanskar treks (in olive) and trek-climbs (teal-turquoise) are still absolutely unique adventures run by the most experienced guides with the best trek crews in the land.
All treks lead by Jamie filled, this season (indeed this year). Plan and book early for next year!
The Markha Valley is a classic trek yet homestay trekkers have to skip the highlights. We know and love the area so explore and scramble to over 6000m (!), in the domain of blue sheep and wolves, which we have seen on every trip, and the more elusive snow leopard. We end with a dramatic pass which drops us into a sublime valley with sparkling streams for a refreshing wilderness end.
23 July-8 Aug, 17 days -- Leh to Leh -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$2280 -- full
Combined with the wonderful trek above as a warm up, we continue into ever more remote and dramatic areas, crossing a gloriously scenic old resupply pass and exploring its secrets, only partially revealed last year. We then pick up the high Rumtse to Tso Kar (salt lake) trail, with more trademark exploratory days in this big sky country, completing our comprehensive Markha to Changtang route.
23 July-20 Aug, 29 days -- Leh to Leh -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$3180 - full
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. Rugged, colourful rock contrasts with the azure rivers and green village oases. Monasteries cling to rock faces and Buddhist chortens dot the immense landscape. It is the updated classic and one of the very best treks there is.
26 June-20 July, 25 days -- Leh to Leh (Manali-Leh option) -- expedition style -- Jamie McGuinness -- US$2780 -- full
Every time I trek Zanskar, I am blown away by the variety, every single trekking day has different landscape features, and our itinerary is particularly adventurous.
For me, this was a goodbye to the Shingo La as I (and many other trekkers) know it, the road now reaches the top of the pass, although with no real traffic as yet. Surprisingly it was still pleasant trekking and luckily the camp sites are still undisturbed, and the view from the summit still glorious but the bulldozers are pushing. Our Gumburanjon camp was still an untouched delight, as indeed was Kargkak where we had tea with Tenzing's family, our delightful kitchen hand.
... more to come
A big thanks to everyone who joined, and the crew. Phil's joke of the day was a real delight, and John's occasional less than PC limerick also didn't always elicit groans.