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Join Us for Himalaya Alpine Camp 2017 | Exploratory May/June Ski Mountaineering in Ladakh, India

Flying into the Indian Himalaya

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 four 6000 meter peaks from a comfortable basecamp.

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
3 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
Trip/medical/rescue insurance
International flights
India Visa
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.

The following photos will give you a taste of this exploratory trip that we hope you will join us for! Ask questions, inquire, and be in touch by emailing me here, or Luke here.

We will use local horses to help us transport gear as we hike up river and acclimate before climbing and skiing.

Camp on an approach/acclimation hike.

Friendly locals we’ll share time with on our approach/acclimation hike.

A beautiful village en route to our destination.

Getting closer to snow!

We will be camping on dry land, and eating/relaxing in tents like this during our trip.

Potential ski objectives are shown here and in the next two photos…

And if you’re looking for something more along the lines of one big objective, consider joining us to ski Lhakpa Ri this May…

Climbers on Lhakpa Ri, Tibet