The Himalaya and Karakoram range is one of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet and straddles five countries — Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. We run customised treks and expeditions catering for the first time beginner as well as the most experienced climbers seeking a new challenge.
We pride ourselves on having the most experienced Himalayan climbers in Australia on our guiding team, with more major Himalayan summits to their name than most commercial trekking companies. Our experienced and qualified staff enable you to have a safe and enjoyable adventure. 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.
Our most popular destinations are Everest Base Camp and Mera Peak. We offer a two week version of our Everest Base Camp trek to allow for those who are time poor, and three weeks for those who want to take their time and immerse themselves in Sherpa culture and enjoy the dramatic landscape. After reaching Everest Base Camp, we fly back to Lukla in what can only be described as the most spectacular flight in the world.
Mera Peak (6476 m) is located in the Hinku Valley, east of Mt Everest, and is the highest “trekking” peak in Nepal. It is a great trek for first-time climbers and trekkers. The view from the Mera Peak summit is one of the most amazing vistas in the world, with four of the five highest mountains in the world in full view.
Chulu East (6429 m) in the Annapurna region provides another great trekking peak off the beaten track and gets us away from the crowds in the Everest region. This trek finishes in Jomsom where the soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a stunning backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis.
For first-time Himalayan climbers, we also offer climbs of Sita Chuchura (6611 m) and Tukuche Peak (6920 m) in central Nepal, Baruntse (7129 m) in east Nepal and Putha Hiunchuli or Dhaulagiri VII (7246 m) in west Nepal. For those wishing to tackle an 8000 metre peak, Mt Manalsu (8168 m), the eighth highest mountain in the world is an achievable objective for your first 8000 metre peak.
A trek in the Dolpo region in western Nepal is another must-do trek. This remote region trek follows the footsteps of Peter Mathiessen, who trekked for 2 months in the 1970s in search of the Snow Leopard. We also visit remote monasteries and sacred lakes in this ancient landscape.
Trekking in Pakistan
Climbing and trekking in Pakistan offers a wilderness experience in some of the remote areas with breathtaking views of the Trango Towers and Gasherbrum 4, as you make your way to K2 base camp (K2 being second-highest mountain in the world). Our K2 base camp trek starts in Skardu and after visting base camp, we cross the Gondogoro La (5585 m) into the Hushe valley and finish in the small village of Hushe located next to the mighty Indus River.
For the more adventurous, we run mountaineering expeditions to Spantik Peak (7027 m) and Chogolisa (7668 m).