Monday, September 3, 2018

Zanskar Sumdo Peak Exploratory - October 2017

The trekking horses, crew, and the massive peaks of the Lahaul Himalayas. Let's go back (!). -Luke
In October 2017 I made a short trip into the original trailhead (Zanskar Sumdo) of the classic Zanskar trek (Darcha-Lamayuru). The area has iconic peaks including 6318m Ramjak, 6162m Gangsthang, and many other unnamed peaks. The goal of this quick two week trip was multi-pitch rock climbing along with an ascent of a smaller peak in the area. Agnieszka Pilarczyk, Linda Eketoft, Kunsang Thakchod, Phuntsok Dorje, and Tsarap Dorje joined me for this mini expedition. -Luke Smithwick

Some images of the trip (more once I return to my hard drives):

Racking up for some multi-pitch rock climbing at 4500 meters in Lahaul with perfect October weather.


What to bring on a 6000m mountaineering trip in the Himalayas:


Testimonials about Himalaya Alpine Guides:


Climbing grades explained:


 Contact me if you'd like to chat more about skiing, climbing, trekking and exploring in India's Lahaul Himalayas. - Luke Smithwick (click here)