A fantastic high altitude trek in a remote but beautiful part of the world. Some long days walking, but stunning scenery, occasional encounters with wildlife and friendly, supportive crew make this an all-round excellent trip for the experienced trekker.
Excellent trek - but not for the faint hearted !A demanding, but very rewarding high altitude trek that takes in two quite distinct mountain environments - the Tibetan Plateau and the Greater Himalaya. The trip notes are absolutely correct - this is not a trek for the novice, and previous experience of extended trekking at altitude is essential
This was an excellent trip to the middle of nowhere in India. Walking South across the spine of the himalayan ranges made the terrain very variable from rounded hills to flat salt pans to jagged ice-bound peaks. Continuing South to Delhi via bus and train was equally good with more and more green towards the plains. The terrain was wonderful to walk through and generally good underfoot - there are far worse places in Snowdonia. The days either end of the trip in Leh, Delhi and Mussoorie gave some interesting opportunities to see a variety of cultures. Simply put - the best holiday I've had so far.
This was a very tough trip made even more difficult by the very high temperatures we experienced on the desert part of the trek. One member of our group had to leave the trek due to medical problems and two others declined to finish the second half of the trek.
For me the trip was a wonderful first experience of the Himalaya, well deserving of its Tough grading. The remote location, altitude, wild scenery and Tibetan culture combined to make it a fascinating and unforgettable holiday.
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