>Ski touring in the Himalayas
trip deposit US$500 (non-refundable, insurance here
minimum 4 participants
3 – 17 June 2018
How to get to Leh? Read more here
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 ski/splitboarding trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all horse/yak porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guides (Luke Smithwick, Jules Hanna).
Solar charging for electronics
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.)
Detail 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 – 3 June 2018 (how to get to Leh? read more here)
2 – drive Kargil 2676m
3 – drive Rangdum 3656m
4 – acclimatize Rangdum 3656m
5 – drive Pensi La, meet yaks, trek ski base camp
6-12 – exploratory ski touring Zanskar
13 – drive Kargil
14 – drive Leh
15 – depart Leh – 17 June 2018
Jullay and Namaskar.