Indian Himalaya

Join us on our Himalaya expedition for your chance to experience high-altitude trekking, stunning peaks, carry out valuable Scientific fieldwork and much more. Visiting isolated peaks and valleys blanketed by wild flower meadows and home to rare wildlife including the elusive snow leopard, Tibetan antelope and herds of yak. Explorers on the five-week expedition, if conditions allow, will also have opportunities to access glaciers and snow fields while learning exciting technical mountaineering skills.

Our Indian Himalaya expedition gives you the opportunity trek in the world’s highest mountain range, experience the traditional culture of the region and take part in a wide range of scientific fieldwork from carrying out lake surveys to measuring glacial retreat levels.
All of expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience.

Don’t forget that you can also earn up to £1000 towards an expedition through our Explorer Miles volunteering initiative. Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that rewards you for making a difference in your local community through taking part in social action or volunteering projects.

 



What's involved

Trek among some of India’s most spectacular high peaks.
Learn to live and travel at high altitude.
Developing specialist mountaineering and trekking skills.
Collect data from our weather station; the 3rd highest in the world.
Investigate the dynamic glacial and geomorphological history.
Document your expedition through exciting media projects.
Take part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme John Muir Award for environmental awareness & conservation.

Expedition breakdown

Cost: £3,500 for 2018 | £3,600 for 2019
Dates: 2018 - 24th Jul 2018 to 28th Aug TBC
2019 - 20th Jul to 24th Aug TBC
Location: Ladakh region of Indian Himalaya
Age Range: 16-25
Mandatory Briefing Weekend: April 13th-15th 2018 | 2019 TBC
Debriefing: TBC
Visa: Indian Visa required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some required




Jennie, Himalaya 2017

5 weeks in the Zara Valley has been an experience of a lifetime. Trekking to the highest peaks; taking diatom samples; battling altitude; the crisp ice as we scaled the glaciers and self-discovery. What an incredible adventure. The abundance of knowledge and expertise prevalent with our leaders is awe inspiring. I am not only taking away memories, I am taking home a wider appreciation for the environment.

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Katherine, Himalaya 2017

Wow! What an expedition. This has undoubtedly been the best 5 weeks of my life. Some of the best moments have been summiting peaks, listening to the Dali Lama and going on 2 glaciers. I have found all the Science really interesting and have learnt so much about the world and myself. I would recommend this to all young people as it really has been amazing.

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