GLOBAL HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 2013
Journey to the Third Pole!
The richest are those who have a savings account full of stories for their grandchildren. And what better place to start a new chapter, than on the roof of the world.
The Himalayas have always been the force inspiring and guiding humanity ahead. Right from the early Gods of Hinduism, to many great Buddhist saints, and recently the greatest idols of the Music and Technology world like the Beatles and Steve Jobs, all have drawn from these mountains a great deal of what they later gave back to the world . When treading through their vastness, minor issues and frivolous thoughts vanish away, and what you are left with is what defines your core.
The purpose of this expedition is to have the Holistic Himalayan Experience, stretching across pure adventure and cultural connect with the local communities to spiritual awakening of oneself. Dubbed as the Adventure Pilgrimage, what this does is connect us with our physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
The expedition revolves around three different modes of negotiating the terrain – biking, trekking and rafting, which we refer to as the Triadventure. Throughout the journey we also make a concerted effort in connecting with the local community. Having grown up with the peaks as their play-mates, every Ladakhi has countless stories of survival and endurance to share. Humbled by the constant vigil of the giants and their volatile moods, the communities have learnt to adapt and live in a way which is responsive to nature.
Every second spent on these slopes are moments of looking into the proverbial mirror, reflecting on our past, present and future, which quite curiously lay themselves out before us. The spiritual experience of the Himalayas can’t be explained in words, because language becomes inadequate in describing the vastness of the experience and the depth of its effect. Come over to experience the world’s oldest search engine – the Search Engine for the soul.
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Day 1: Delhi - Leh
Day 2: Leh – Pangong Tso
We reach Pangong Tso by 3 and would be camping infront of the beautiful lake. After some interactive sessions by the lakeside we would be staying overnight at the lake side camp site in Pangong Tso.
Day 3: Pangong Tso to Leh
Day 4: The Third Pole E-Base
Day 5: Leh – Lamayuru via Alchi Likir
Day 6: Lamayuru – Wanla - Hinju (3720 mts/12205 ft)
Day 7: Hinju - Sumdo Doksa (4430 mts/14530 ft) via Kongskil La (4950 mts/16236 ft)
Day 8: Sumda Doksa - Base of Dung Dung Chan la (4430 mts/14530 ft) 5 hrs
Day 9: Base of Dung Dung Chan La - Chilling (3550 mts/11645 ft) 5 hrs
Day 10: Chilling - Nimoo Rafting – Drive to leh
Day 11: Khardung La
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The Global Expedition Trek is moderate. This means you will often venture into more remote country and will cross mountain passes. Altitudes are relatively low, reaching no higher than 4,900m/16,300ft. The trek is suitable for anyone who loves hill walking and leads a healthy, active lifestyle. As a minimum we recommend you start training four to six weeks prior to the trip, walking for at least 3km, three times a week.
Total Distance To Be Covered : 590kms
|Trek Distance: - 30Kms|
|Raft Distance: - 30Kms|
|Cycling Distance: - 30Kms|
|Travel distance by private vehicle:- 500Kms|
Climate and Temperature
Passport, VISA & Vaccinations
The Expedition takes us through remote regions where professional medical help may not be available. We carry with us a comprehensive medical first-aid kit advised by doctor. Besides our Tour Leaders, who are not much qualified medically, we will have a separate paramedic who is competent enough to give first-aid if and when required. Carry any and all personal medication that you may need, and its an absolute must to let us know well in advance should you be suffering from any particular ailment.
The cost of the expedition is $2800 excluding the flight tickets.
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We are a bunch of individuals from diverse backgrounds, who fell in love with the same lady – the snow clad peaks of Himalayas. The Global Himalayan Expedition is a result of our yearning to share this great experience with the rest of the world, of not only discovering the mountains, but also connecting with the people who call them home. The members who are working closely for this expedition are-