Island Peak Trek & Climbing Course

Posted Dec 23rd, 2010 under Climbing & Expeditions, Company News, Trip Report,

Explore Himalaya congratulates Miss Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh on completion of her Climbing Course and for trekking upto Island Peak located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal from 17th November to 4th December 2010. After the completion of her climbing course, Ms. Nazreen climbed Island Peak (6173m) and was able to reach upto 5890m. before she had to descend due to bad weather. Her expedition and climbing course was arranged Explore Himalaya.

Island Peak Climbing

Fishtail Air’s Rescue Operation in Manaslu Himal

Posted Apr 28th, 2010 under Company News, Tourism News,

Fishtail Air & Air Zermatt pull off yet another difficult rescue operation

On Monday, 26th April, Fishtail Air & Air Zermatt’s rescue team evacuated seven members of a Korean expedition team from Mt.Manaslu(8,163m).The team comprising of pilot Capt. Sabin Basnyat, and rescue specialists from Air Zermatt, Richi Lehner and Dany Aufdenblatten left Kathmandu at 6:30 AM for Manaslu Base Camp. From above the Base Camp, the team saw, four people at Camp 2 at 6,200 meters and three people at about 200 meters away, moving slowly towards the camp. The rescue team took four rotations to rescue the very exhausted and frostbitten Korean Climbers and Sherpas. After arriving at a stopover, a second helicopter flew the rescued climbers to Kathmandu, while Dany, Sabin and a cameraman from Swiss TV ( who was recording for a documentary), went back to look for the remaining two climbers. They finally spied the lifeless body of one climber at an altitude of 7000 meters in a flank. The body of the other climber could not be located. Due to the height and steep terrain the body of the dead climber could not be recovered.

 

Explore Himalaya at FITUR 2009, Madrid (28th Jan – 1st Feb 2009)

Posted Jan 27th, 2009 under Company News,

Explore Himalaya is participating in the 29th edition of FITUR, an international trade fair held in Madrid, Spain from 28th January to 1st February 2009FITUR allows exhibitors and visitors to establish new strategies, promote their destinations and products and perform different marketing activities to reach the entire distribution channel. More than 13,000 companies from 170 countries/regions will be promoting their products and establishing business contacts at this fair.

Explore Himalaya will be exhibiting its products at Pabellón 6, stand number 6B01.

Nepal Makalu Base Camp & Amphu Labtsa Photo Gallery

Posted Dec 20th, 2007 under Company News,

At the Amphu Labtsa Pass
At the Amphu Labtsa Pass

Crossing a wooden bridge – Makalu rises in the background

Crossing a wooden bridge – Makalu rises in the background


The porters making their way to Baruntse Glacier after Makalu BC
The porters making their way to Baruntse Glacier after Makalu BC

The porters making their way to Sherpani Col (6135m)
The porters making their way to Sherpani Col (6135m)

The lone figure of Namgyal making his way to the West Col
The lone figure of Namgyal making his way to the West Col
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Eveline looks out from her tent. Campsite at Nehe Karkha
Eveline looks out from her tent. Campsite at Nehe Karkha

Porters passing through Merek
Porters passing through Merek

On the way to Sandy camp after Barun Glacier (5250m)
On the way to Sandy camp after Barun Glacier (5250m)

Sherpani East Col
Sherpani East Col

Makalu on the left
Makalu on the left

Armandus and Frank sharing a warm drink after making it to Makalu BC
Armandus and Frank sharing a warm drink after making it to Makalu BC

Himalayas

Scenic view of the Panch Pokhari

Amphu Labtsa
Amphu Labtsa

On the top of Amphu Labtsa
On the top of Amphu Labtsa

Photos taken in October/November 2007
Photo credit: Eveline Wessels and Armandus Dirks

“Following the Foot Steps of Mallory”, One of the most Adventurous Treks completed successfully

Posted Dec 9th, 2007 under Climbing & Expeditions, Company News, Trip Report,

Following the Foot steps of George Mallory who explored route up to the North Col of Everest in 1921, a group of Trekkers from United Kingdom successfully completed their mission across the Kharta Glacier and finally, emerged at the East Rongbuk Glacier from Khangsung face of Everest crossing over two high passes, next to Kharbo La (6128m) and Lagba La (6883m).

The team led by Michael Bromfield, Chairman of the UK based Company, “The Great Walks” had left for Lhasa on 25th of April, 2006 with a team of 7 British man and one Thai female climber, Ampai Somsook. Members of the British team were: Michael Bromfield, Phil Coates, Richard John, Raymond Tempest, Andrew Christie, Richard Thompson and Brook Matthew. After visting Lhasa and Xigatse, they reached Kharta Village on 29th of April where they were met by a team of nine Sherpas led by senior climbing guide of Explore Himalaya, Phurba Pasang Sherpa.

Packing their loads on yaks, the team left on the next day for their Trek to Khangsung BC of Everest, arrived at Pethang Ringmo via Lundrungbing, Shaola and Khangsung valley on 4th of May. Acclimatizing at Pethang Ringmo on 5th, the group headed above Three and a half hours for the Russian Camp on 6th May which was a turn off between Karbo La and the Khangsung Base Camp.

From the Turn off, Michael Bromfield, Richard John, Richard Thompson and Ampai left for Khangsung Base camp with Four Sherpas whereas, the main group headed towards Karbo La under leadership of Phil Coates which included Raymond Tempest, Andrew Christie and Brook Matthew to set up the camp two hours further, below Karbo La. Next day on 8th of May, exploration towards the passes took place to find out a proper and safe route. Out of  three passes available to go towards Kharta Glacier, Karbo La(6128m) on the left end seemed over snowed and with numerous crevices afterwards whereas, the pass after that in the middle(6242m) was also not physible. Ultimately, the pass (6289m) at the right end was decided and therefore, left equipments below the pass and set as a high camp.

On 9th of May, the team left for the real adventure and reached up to the pass ultimately returning down to the Camp for rest. Finally, crossed the pass on 10th of May, went on the other side over Kharta Glacier and camped at the height of 5860m.

It was a long day on 11th, start at 8.30 am and finished finally at 6.30 PM, all day walk along the Kharta Glacier to reach the camp below Lagba La at the height of 6380m. Next day, It was another long trip to climb up to the Lagba La (6883m) and descend down to East Rongbuk Glacier finally, reaching the camp at ABC (6400m)late evening. On their descent from the Pass, Lagbala, Jamie Mcguinness who had been over the pass from ABC to provide assistance to the group missed them just by 200m since the group took a straight way down the cliff through the ropes fixed by advance team of Sherpas led by Pasang. However, Jamie thinks that the actual route was slightly southward, much easier which could have been better had the group opted for it. Any way, although taking the unusual route, they safely landed at the ABC.

Another long day’s walk all the way from ABC to the Base camp (5200m) on 13th May where the group met with Trekking team of Michael Bromfield that came from Kharta and enjoyed hot meal prepared by our Sherpa crew. Since the group had back logged itinerary, it was another long day drive to Zangmu and connected to Kathmandu on 14th of May.

Explore Himalaya is happy to have all members of the team including Sherpas safely back after completing this historic mission and look forward to organize more trips in future on the similar itinerary. We congratulate the leader, Phil Coates along with other members: Raymond Tempest, Andrew Christie and Brook Matthew and also our Nepali members: Phurba Pasang Sherpa, Dendi Sherpa, Bag Bir Tamang, Ngawang Sherpa and Zangbu Sherpa. And of course, the Leader Michael Bromfield along with Andy Broom from “The Great Walks” also to be thanked and congratulated for their ambitious planning which let us have this opportunity to handle a Great Adventure Holiday in Tibet Himalaya.

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