In 2018 Spring we are going for the first ascent of the highest unclimbed peak on Earth. Details here: http://himalaya-alpine.com/expedition-climbs/unclimbed-labuche-kang/.
An expedition climb to the 29th highest peak on Earth, 7756m Mount Kamet. Steeped in lore, Kamet is a challenging yet manageably safe high altitude climbing objective for those with previous 7000m+ experience. We will begin in Delhi, going overland by the Shatabdi Express railway, and then up into the Himalayas, climbing one or two 6000m peaks on approach for acclimatization. A well-rounded Himalayan experience complete with indigenous culture, trekking, advanced mountaineering with guidance when wanted, and all the amenities to keep you at your best. Join us.
Leadership. Luke Smithwick will be leading this trip working alongside his team of top notch local guides and staff.
Cost Effective. Full Service. We will climb Kamet with Sherpa support. A 2:1 climber:Sherpa ratio. For every two climbers on the peak, there will be one trained and experience high altitude climbing Sherpa. The duties of the Sherpa team are to establish camps on the mountain, and fix ropes on the mountain where Luke deems it necessary for the teams abilities.
Proving Ground. Kamet is one of the more challenging 7000 meter peaks.
Trust. Climbing at 7000 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.
>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>Expedition-style climb of a higher 7000m peak
trip deposit US$1000
No current expedition planned (Contact Us)*
*As of 16 September, 2017, Kamet is open for climbing in 2018. Good news (!).
Our service includes
2 nights hotel in Delhi
All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
Ground transportation by private vehicle
‘Himalaya Alpine’ Expedition style climbing and trekking 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.
Solar charging for electronics
Our service excludes
Meals while not on trek (Manali, Leh, Keylong)
Personal climbing equipment
Puja cost (allow US$20)
Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)
1 – arrive Delhi
2 – train Dehra Dun, drive Srinagar
3 – drive Joshimath
4 – acclimatization in Joshimath
5 – drive/trek Bampa
6 – trek Niti
7-9 – trek Vasudhara Tal (base camp)
10-25 – climbing days
26-27 trek roadhead
28-29 – drive Delhi
30 – depart Delhi
10 – Vasudhara exploration
11 – trek wild camp 1
12 – trek Bampa
13/14 – drive Delhi
15 – depart Delhi