When you are ready to take the challenge, Peak Learning Adventures has a broad range of climbing expeditions to the Himalaya. We run expeditions covering both popular mountains and those off the beaten track.
Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or attempting your first Himalayan peak, we will provide instruction, coaching and mentoring on all of our trips. Our experienced and qualified guides enable you to have a safe and enjoyable adventure. Peak Learning Adventures prides itself in empowering clients so that they can be competent and self-reliant climbers.
Peak Learning Adventures guides are some of the most experienced Himalayan climbers in Australia, with more major Himalayan summits to their name than most commercial operators. Our logistics and organisation of all our treks is done with precision, so that you are well-catered for, even in the most demanding of environments.
Manaslu (8168 m) is the eight highest mountain the in the world and is situated in Central Nepal, 119 km north-west of Kathmandu. Manaslu is an ideal objective for mountaineers who want to tackle their first 8,000 metre peak due to its easy access and straightforward climbing. We utilise four camps on the mountain following the standard north-east route. The climbing has little in the way of technical difficulty on mostly easy angled slopes. However, there are some exciting sections weaving through ice cliffs below Camp 4 and an exposed ridge on the final arête to the summit.
Baruntse (7129m) located in the Makalu-Barun National Park between two of the world’s greatest peaks, Everest and Makalu. The area east of Everest is off the beaten track and only travelled by mountaineers and the odd trekker. Baruntse is considered a semi-technical climb and is ideally suited for those with mountaineering experience who wish to have their first serious attempt at a significant Himalayan peak with technical challenges. Whilst the lower reaches of the mountain provide relatively straightforward access, the extreme altitude and some technical and exposed sections near the summit will make this a challenging and rewarding climb. Mera Peak (6476 m) is often combined with Baruntse and is an excellent means of acclimatizing prior to climbing Baruntse.
Sita Chuchura (6611 m) is a prominent peak to the north west of Dhaulagiri I. It has had four ascents, three of the ascents have been via the south then east ridge onto the summit from Dhaulagiri base camp (4750 m). One ascent was via the north ridge (hidden valley base camp) in 1995. This expedition provides many wonderful options, including climbing from either the Hidden Valley or Dhaulagiri base camp. We can climb up and down the same route or challenge ourselves by completing a traverse of the mountain – up one route and down a different way. We also utilise an acclimatization camp near a lake to the west of Hidden Valley where we can climb 3-4 peaks between 6000 – 6300 metres in elevation.
Tukuche Peak (6920m) located in western Nepal, is combined with a Round Dhaulagiri trek. The Dhaulagiri range is to the west of the Annapurna massif and it is separated by Kali Gandaki River. The walk in takes us from Beni, through a narrow and spectacular gorge and then past Dhaulagiri base camp before crossing French Pass into the Hidden Valley. We set up our base camp here and establish two camps before climbing to the summit. The views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range are spectacular. The climbing is straightforward with some sections of fixed rope.
Relatively few people climb in the Karakoram range of Pakistan but for those that venture there will not be disappointed. The landscape is wild and dramatic and not for the feint hearted. We offer three expeditions to Pakistan.
Spantik (7027 m). A three-day trek via the Chogholungma glacier from Arandu in Basha valley, Shigar district gets us to base camp. The ridge rises 2700 metres over a lateral distance of 7.6 km, at angles which are mostly less than 30 degrees, with a few sections up to 40 degrees. It contains varied terrain, from rocky outcrops to snow and ice and scree. The climbing is straightforward with few objective dangers and gradual acclimatization.
Our two other expeditions to Pakistan are to Chogolisa (7668 m) and Gasherbrum II (8035 m), the thirteenth highest mountain in the world.