Ghyung Exploratory | 6000m – Mustang Nepal ski/splitboard touring and mountaineering


The region where we will be climbing and skiing on this unique expedition. Beginner to advanced mountaineers are welcome. If you are joining us as a skier you must have a minimum of one season of ski touring experience.

View the blog post from our most recent trip to this area


Unique Mustang Tibetan Buddhist culture, a trailside chorten near the village of Chele.

The Dalai Lama calls Mustang the most preserved portion of Tibetan culture. Home to the kind and warm Lopa culture, it is a fascinating region of sky caves, remote glaciated 6000 meter peaks, and charismatic megafauna including truly wild yaks, snow leopards, and Tibetan wolves. We go into the region in the quiet season to explore Lopa culture and then to venture into the remote Tibetan borderlands to climb or ski 6000 meter peaks far from the beaten track. It is likely many of these peaks have not seen an ascent, and certainly never have seen a ski or splitboard descent.


Each member on this expedition has their own camp tent. There is also a dining tent, toilet tent, and spectacular mountain views each place we go.

Leadership. Luke Smithwick (ski and mountaineering), Brennan Lagasse (ski and mountaineering) , Jules Hanna (splitboard and mountaineering) and Gomba Sherpa (mountaineering) will be guiding this trip working alongside their team of top notch local staff. Cost Effective. Full Service. We will climb with horse and porter support to base camp. Proving Ground.  Come and test yourself on a high altitude peak and trek in the spectacular Himalaya, with the guides and resources to keep you safe and informed. Trust.  Climbing and skiing at 6000 meters is no place to be short on resources. We make the proper advance preparations to ensure that our team will be properly cared for, from airport to summit to airport.


Trekking in the wild Mustang/Dolpo fringe

>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>Visiting the sky caves of Mustang
>Exploratory climbing and skiing. One guide for skiing, One guide for climbing.
>Minimum 3 participants


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Luke Smithwick

Brennan Lagasse

Jules Hanna

Gomba Sherpa



The Chele gorge on approach to the Himalayas of Mustang.


1 – arrive Kathmandu – 9 November 2018
2 – fly Pokhara 827m
3 – fly Jomsom, trek Kagbeni 2800 meters
4 – trek Chele 3050m
5 – trek Syangboche 3850m
6 – trek Dhakmar 3820m
7 – trek Lo Manthang 3800m
8 – explore Lo Manthang
9 – trek remote camp 4500m
10 – acclimatize remote camp 4500m
11 – cross Lankyu La 5100m to Ghyung Khola camp 4600m
12 – trek Ghyung Khola lake camp 5300m
13 – acclimatize Ghyung Khola lake camp 5300m
14-22 first ascent/descent skiing or climbing 6000 meter peaks
23 – trek Gyung Khola camp – 4600m
24 – trek remote camp 4500m
25 – drive Jomsom
26 – fly Pokhara, fly Kathmandu
27 – Kathmandu
28 – depart Kathmandu – 6 December 2018

  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara
  • Round trip flight to Pokhara
  • Round trip flight to Jomsom
  • All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
  • Ground transportation by private vehicle
  • ‘Himalaya Alpine’ expedition style climbing/skiing trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guide (Luke).
  • Goal Zero Solar charging for electronics
  • Trip/medical/rescue insurance
  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals while not on trek (Kathmandu, Pokhara)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Puja cost (allow US$20)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)

  • Price US$5,180

    28 Days
    9 November – 6 December’18
    Trip deposit: US$1,000


    Wild glaciers where we will be climbing and skiing (!).

    Namaskar and Tashi Delek.