Join Us for Himalaya Alpine Camp 2018 | Exploratory May/June Ski Mountaineering in Ladakh, India
I’m very excited to announce a new Himalaya Alpine Guide Program that will take place in Ladakh, India from this May 28th-June 11th. Along with Lead Guide and Company owner Luke Smithwick, we will be exploring a relatively unclimbed/unskied portion of the Indian Himalaya with an opportunity to ski up to three 6000 meter peaks from comfortable base camps with horse support. – Brennan Lagasse
If you’ve ever dreamed of skiing in the Himalaya, and are looking for an exploratory ski adventure that’s as culturally vibrant as it is affordable, consider joining us the May/June. The trip cost is just $2280!
Our service includes
2 nights hotel in Leh (single supplement)
All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
Ground transportation by private vehicle
‘Himalaya Alpine’ Expedition style peak scrambling trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all horse porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guides (Luke Smithwick, Brennan Lagasse).
Solar charging for electronics
Himalaya Alpine Guides duffel bag
Our service excludes
Meals while not on trek (Leh)
Personal climbing equipment
Puja cost (allow US$15)
Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)
Cost Effective. Full Service. This ski expedition will be fully stocked with a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks. Each member will have their own roomy 2 person Mountain Hardwear tent (4 person tent for couples). Meals are oatmeal, eggs, muesli, fruit, and tea/ espresso coffee for breakfast. Lunches are fresh fruit, salads, fresh bread (made each morning), cheeses, pasta/rice, cookies, and juice. Dinners are usually 3 to 4 dishes, with pasta or rice. Occasionally, we will have pizza and other western treats. The dining tent is set up with each member having their own camp chair, books pertinent to the trek/climb, maps, solar charging for electronics, and snacks as you would like them when we arrive to camps.
*This itinerary is a basic framework. If more time is required for acclimatization on approach, we will do so. Luke will be monitoring acclimatization of each participant and lead the group in a conservative approach for this trip. We have trips where extra days are required for acclimatization, while other trips do not. Contact Luke to discuss this in detail.
1 – arrive Leh – 3500m 28 May 2018
2 – drive Chiling, trek Chumik 3500m
3 – trek Hangkar 4000m
4 – trek Kang Yatze base camp 4900m
5 – acclimatize Kang Yatze base camp 4900m
6 – ski objective 1 – 6000m
7 – shift camp
8 – rest
9 – ski objective 2 – 6000m
10 – shift camp
11 – rest
12 – ski objective 3 – 6000m
13 – trek Chogdo
14 – trek Shang Sumdo, drive Leh
15 – depart Leh – 11 June 2018
And if you’re looking for something more along the lines of one big objective, consider joining us to ski Lhakpa Ri this May…