A 10 days journey from Leh (3500 m) to various valleys of Leh allows you to explore, learn, capture and experience one of the world's highest and most breathtakingly frozen terrains. On this adventure, you will be exploring different valleys of Ladakh which offer both natural and man-made ice-climbing walls.
Scaling frozen mountainside water features, such as waterfalls, is known as ice climbing. On steep, jagged, and brittle ice formations, climbers use ice axes and crampons, footwear with metal spikes attached to the soles, to gently cut the ice and hoist themselves up.
This 10-day course cum tour will give you the confidence to move on steep ice, whether you're an aspiring ice climber or an alpine climber looking to polish your techniques for challenging climbs. The initial days of your tour will be an acclimatization hike to Gangles Ice wall, followed by a course on basic ice climbing techniques. After that, you will be explored various natural ice climbing within the vicinity of Leh.
Around Leh Town
The last days of the journey will be taken to Guphugs to watch a thrilling Ice hockey match or to learn the basics of Ice skating. You can spend your time at leisure or move around in Leh town before saying a final goodbye.
Experience and witness the high altitude frozen rivers of Indus and Zanskar
Walk on a frozen river such as Indus & Zanskar Rivers
Experience ice climbing on both natural and man-made ice falls
Witness Ladakh’s winter wonderland & experience snowfall
Learn and practice the basics of Ice climbing
Upskill climbing technique from basic to advance, enhance high altitude mountaineering skills
Watch the Ice hockey tournament
Witness a 50-meter height man-made Ice stupa by locals
Watch the Ice climbing competition
Accommodation: Entire accommodation during the trip
All transport, as mentioned in the itinerary, with an experienced driver
Ganglas ice wall climbing Charges by LMGA (800rs) per person per day
Central ice climbing gears:- ice screws, ropes, belay devices and slings
Hot lunch during ice climbing sessions
Shared technical ice axe
Emergency oxygen cylinder (portable)
Permits and wildlife fees
Any additional transport or activities apart from the trip itinerary.
Personal ice climbing equipment (can be rented in leh)
Lunch on day 1 and 7
Expenses rise through unforeseen conditions like bad weather, natural calamities, flight cancellations, etc.
Rescue and evacuation services.
Expenses of any personal nature like phone calls, drinks, cigarettes, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Anything not explicitly mentioned in inclusion.