Last year (2007) in the month of July, two of our sherpas, Tarkey and Jumick, accompanied two South Korean climbers, Mr.Go and Ms.Kim to an expedition to Broad Peak in Pakistan. Their expedition was organized by a local Pakistani agency.
Broad Peak, the 12th highest mountain on Earth, is part of the Gasherbrum massif. It is located about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2.
It took the team around 35 days to reach the summit and get back. According to Tarkey, climbing the peak was very difficult and dangerous, as it involved a lot of technical climbing through steep and sharp ridges. View images of the expedition…
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.