Extensive Trek in Ladakh in July/August 2013. One of the options: Across Zanskar
I am looking for (a) partner(s) for an extensive trek in Ladakh and/or adjoining areas between July 1 and August 15. More details below.
I am thinking about an independent and self-organized trek with both homestays (where available) and camping. However, both a technically easy climb and a “homestay only” trek are eligible. I am not primarily looking for a sportive or technical challenge, even if the trek may involve that. Generally, there shouldn’t be a rush – I like to take my time to take good photos, undertake various side trips and stay at a nice place for a day or two.
Anywhere in the area between Leh, Manali and Srinagar. The classical Zanskar and Markha valley treks were recommended to me and I consider them as good options despite the increasing tourism in this area.
A North-South crossing (into Himachal Pradesh) should be an exciting alternative. If you know some places in Ladakh already and have a good idea, that would be great – I am still in the rough planning phase and open to suggestions. Once my planning progresses, I’ll amend this post.
Overall though, I’ll probably stick to what a friend recommended: ”Don’t worry too much about organizing things beforehand – it is easy to make all the arrangements you need for trekking once you get to Leh!”
I’ll arrive in Leh by end of June 2013 and have time until mid August 2013. A three to four week trek would be great, but if you don’t have that much time, please contact me anyway.
Who am I looking for?
The partner(s) I am looking for should be open to an adventure off the beaten tracks and most importantly have a positive, culturally sensitive and open-minded attitude towards experiencing the country including its people. A reasonable degree of trekking experience and physical fitness will be required.
About me: see my profile
I will be trekking/climbing in ladakh/himachal area around July/Aug timeframe. I will know a bit more about my plans.
You can see my profile http://trekkingpartners.com/members/vsathyanarayan/ and my blog here :-
My preference is to do the taraslamu/kang-la route to padum and some climbs like stok kangri / treks from upshi to tso moriri and easier climbs like mentok / chamsher /lungser kangri
My plans have to be finalized still but would involve starting from manali and going towards leh as opposed to flying into leh…
Feel free to contact me at my e-mail address mentioned in my profile…