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.
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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.