Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ladakh Climbing Expeditions – Things to Know and Do before You Climb the Mountains of Ladakh

If you get that hot rush of adrenaline every time you think of mountains and snowcapped peaks, then travel to Ladakh. Ladakh with its stark blue sky, placid turquoise water bodies and rocky Himalayan desert is sure a destination of dreams for all climbers, young and old. Daring enough if you are, then heed this call of the Himalayas in the picturesque lap of Leh-Ladakh and experience super thrill and magical beauty amalgamate in their fullest glory.   

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In my last blog on Climbing the Mountains of Ladakh, I have already enlisted the best places to begin your climbing expedition in Leh-Ladakh. But before you can climb these challengingly seductive Himalayan peaks, obtaining permission from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation is a pre-requisite.

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You will be required to pay a booking fee for the peak you choose. But then again, keep in mind that the fee is charged based on the popularity and the height of a peak. Your climbing team will then be assigned a Liaison Officer t to accompany and guide you all through. 

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Remember, you need to book well ahead of time if you are serious about scaling these Himalayan heights. Climbers book years in advance when they are passionate about conquering the mountains of Ladakh. Then of course, the application processing may take longer than six months. Each authorized expedition to the Ladakh Himalayan Mountains comes complete with rescue coverage for illness and accidents.

Paahun Tour Managers Pvt Ltd. plans trips to Leh-Ladakh every year. But, if you are looking for the best deals for your Ladakh travel, this is the best time to contact Paahun Tour Managers.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Climbing the Mountains of Ladakh

If the great heights, rocky steeps and mountains rush your adrenaline as much as they send chills down your spine, then Ladakh is the place for you. Leh-Ladakh has beckoned the mountaineers, hikers and trekkers from all across the globe with its challenging mountain trails and heights. If you are travelling to Ladakh for mountaineering, here are some of the spots which you must check out-

Nun-Kun Massif
An area much frequented by the foreign climbers, the Nun-Kun Massif in the lap of the Great Himalayas is connected to the Kargil-Pudum road. You can access it via the Suru Valley. While the range is made up of six peaks, Nun is the highest of them all standing tall at 7,135m, followed closely by Kun which is at 7,077m. But don’t forget to book it years in advance if you are eyeing this peaky beauty.

Stok-khangri Massif
Located in the Zanskar Range, in the south of Leh, this serves as the base camp for conquering the other peaks of Zanskar. You can trek to this Massif for two days from the village of Stok. Stok-khangri (6,150m), Kantak (5,275 m), Gulap Khangri (5,900 m) and Matho West (5,950m) are the best known peaks in this range.

Karakoram Range
Probably the most popular amongst all the Leh-Ladakh ranges, the Karokoram in Northern Leh sits pretty in-between Ladakh and the Nubra Valley. Its summits Saser-I (7,415 m), Saser II (7,513m) and Saser III (7,495 m) have been attracting climbers worldwide and all can be accessed from the Nubra Valley. There are other peaks too which come under the restricted zone and foreigners need special permission granted by the Indian Government to climb them.

PaahunTour Managers Pvt Ltd. plans trips to Leh-Ladakh every year. But, if you are looking for the best deals for your Ladakh travel, this is the best time to contact Paahun Tour Managers. 

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