Mountaineering

The Himalaya or the `abode of snow' offer some great challenges and the finest climbs in the world of 6000 and 7000 meters and above all 8000+mtrs Himalayan giants. Apart from Nepal, the main regions for this in India are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand the recently opened Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
From the moment, you think of your expedition to India and Himalayas, ADVENTURE TRIPS INDIA helps you with details of the right peak, depending on height requirements, technical difficulty and duration. The extensive pre-trip information includes route charting, itinerary idea(s), maps, and reference details. ADVENTURE TRIPS INDIA assists with the peak bookings and permits, and all other logistical details. We provide airport transfers, hotel accommodation, transport, Mountain Guides/Climbing Sirdars, Sherpa’s, porters/mules, guides and cooks, camp and kitchen equipment, dining and kitchen tents, food at base camp - all that form a part of the integral, personalized services.
Climbing expeditions in India and Nepal from overseas need to pay a peak royalty depending on the height of the mountain(s).
The ideal climbing season in Himalayas and India is best between mid April to end October. The monsoon in July affects areas not in the rain shadow, though Langtang/Mustang, Spiti, Ladakh and Zanskar are good even then for climbing.

Note: Please, visit for open and restricted area peaks, fees/royalties in Nepal and India. www.indmount.org and www.nepalmountaineering.org


Preparation for Booking a Peak in India and Nepal

Please allow 3 to 4 months of processing time for documentation and permits for trekking/ easy peaks in Himalaya, although for certain popular peaks like Nun, Kun, Satopanth (all above 7000 meters), Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi and Thaley Sagar, could be booked 6 month to 1 year in advance. All Himalayan giants like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Annapurna and Shisapangma need couple of year of advance booking and preparations.
ADVENTURE TRIPS INDIA invites you to fly your flag on a Himalayan summit!


New open peaks in Indian Himalayas

More than a hundred previously restricted peaks in India's Jammu and Kashmir regions will open to climbing this upcoming season. The Indian Mountaineering Federation and India's Ministry of Tourism had proposed the measure last year; now with approval from India's Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Home Affairs, the measure will go into effect this summer, opening at least 104 mountains.
Affected summits range from 3000 to 7800 meters, or 9,842 to 25,590 feet, in altitude. They are located in the eastern Karakoram, primarily in the Leh and Ladakh regions of northern India, near the border with Pakistan and China. Some notable peaks include Lingsarmo (6955m), Rungofarka (6395m), Techafarka (6495m), Pt 6148, Shafat-I (6800m), Photoksar (6080m), Shafat-II (6302m), Shafat-III (6155m), Chiling-I (6349m), Chiling-II (6253m), Hagshu-I (6515m), Kangyarrag (6210m), Kangyassay I (6401m), Lalung-I (6243), Lalung-II (6157) and Lalung-III (6126m).
The Saser Kangri group—which includes one of the world's highest unclimbed peaks, Saser Kangri II Main (aka East, 7513m)—will be accessible, as will sought-after summits in the Rimo, Apsaras and Ghaint groups.
While classified as "restricted," in large part due to the India-Pakistan conflicts in Kashmir, these peaks were nearly forbidden.
"Due to their 'restricted' status and close proximity to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) or the Line of Control (LoC), only 10 joint expeditions or purely Indian expeditions were permitted on these peaks. "And for that, one had to take permission from the Defense and home ministries, and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). But now, mountaineers simply have to apply to the IMF and book a peak for expedition."
However, the Ministry of Defense has stipulated that the army must authorize approach routes and filming in the newly opened area.
Foreign teams must be accompanied by a liaison officer and have appropriate state government and agency clearances, an official from the defense ministry said.

CHALLENGING PEAKS

These are the top 3 peaks (6000m.+) in Himalayas
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Hagshu: Kistwar/Zanskar India

Hagshu (6300m) is getting popular in Indian Himalayas as it is recently open with its technical route. According to the latest Indian survey, it is the highest peak in East Kishtwar, and after numerous attempts it was first climbed (twice) in 1989.

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  • Despite many attempts since, there have been no further ascents. The north face remains unclimbed and is renowned as a major outstanding mountaineering challenge in that part of the Himalaya. There were couple notable climbs by British and Slovenian climbers.

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Arwa Tower Garhwal, India

The Arwa Tower (6352m)is a peak with a huge rocky ridge along with a steep granite wall. The summit is a needle-like tower on the East Ridge.

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  • The massif is flanked by many steep buttresses. The First ascent of the Tower was made by British mountaineer Mick Fowler and Steve Sustad on 14 May 1999, via the northwest face. In May 2002, a French expedition led by Antoine de Choudens (with 11 members) climbed Arwa Tower by two different routes: a first ascent of the south face, and a new route on the northwest face. On 9 June 2007 Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf and Denis Burdet succeeded to climb the previously thought impossible to climb over-hanging north face route for the first time.

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Meru Peak Garhwal, India

Meru Peak is a mountain that lies in the Garhwal Himalayas, in the Uttarakhand region of India. It lies betweenThalay Sagar and Shivling, and has some highly challenging routes. The name "Meru" likely originated from Sanskrit word for spine, attributing to the shape of the mountain. It is 6,660 metres high. It was the site of the world's highest BASE Jump

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  • from 'Earth', by Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan from a height of 6,604 metres (21,667 ft) in June 2006 but has since been surpassed by Valery Rozov's 2013 jump from Everest's North Face. The mountain has three peaks: southern (6,660 metres, 21,850 ft), central (6,310 metres, 20,700 ft), and northern (6,450 metres, 21,160 ft). The two higher peaks were climbed earlier than the harder central peak, which was first climbed in a 2001 solo ascent by Valery Babanov, and for a second and third time in 2006. The Shark's Fin route up the central peak of the mountain has a reputation among mountaineers as one of the hardest routes in the world. It was first climbed in October 2011 by a team consisting of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk, which was recognized also by Guinness World Records as the first ascent of this peak.

TREKKING PEAKS

These are the top 3 most popular trekking peaks in Himalayas
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Stok Kangri Ladakh, India

Stok Kangri (6153m) one of the most easiest 6000m peak in Indian Himalayas, and located near Leh, Ladakh. This peak offer firsthand experience of climbing 6000m peak in around a week trip ex. Leh. Most people climb this peak in 3-4 days; however we recommend taking at-least a week for first timers.


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Pangarchulla Peak Garhwal, India

Pangarchulla peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in Garhwal Himalayas. There are several attempt during winters and spring season. Pangachullu peak is 4600m high and can be challenging in winters as well springs. During this climb we also pass through some of the most stunning meadows like Auli, Gursoan and Chitrakantha bugyals.

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Island Peak Nepal

Island peak (6189m) is one of the most popular trekking peak in Nepal and very close to Mt. Lhotse (4th highest mountain in the world), on the top of Island peak you can see best views of Lhotse. A slightly technical yet challenging climb, this extremely popular trekking peak features a journey to the beautiful Solu Khumbu and Everest region.



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