Kamet | 7756m

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A grainy image of a sharp climbing objective. Kamet will not disappoint as a climbing challenge. This is a climb for experienced Himalayan climbers with a high level of fitness. If you’re keen to climb Kamet, start training today.

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.

Features
>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>Expedition-style climb of a higher 7000m peak
>High adventure
>Team mentality

Price
US$8980
trip deposit US$1000

Trek only
US$2180

Dates

No current expedition planned (Contact Us) The Indian Army is not allowing expeditions to Mount Kamet in 2017.

Leader

Luke Smithwick

Luke Smithwick

 

 

 

 

 

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
Himalaya Alpine Guides duffel bag

 

Our service excludes
Trip/medical/rescue insurance
International flights
India Visa
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.)

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Outline Itinerary

1 – arrive Delhi Sunday 17 April 2016

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Relaxing in the base camp in the dining tent after an overnight light snow fall, not common but possible in the Himalaya this time of year.

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 – Monday 16 May 2016

 

Trek only

10 – Vasudhara exploration

11 – trek wild camp 1

12 – trek Bampa

13/14 – drive Delhi

15 – depart Delhi – Sunday 1 May 2016