Danish Friends Scale Island Peak (6173m)

Posted Oct 31st, 2011 under Climbing & Expeditions, Company News, Trekking & Hiking,

Good friends Anders Løvschal & Anders Lyhne from Denmark have much in common – apart from the obvious, similar first names, both share a passion for travel & adventure and both are engineers.
Travelling to Nepal for the first time, the friends took on a climbing challenge and scaled Island Peak(6173m) in the Everest Region.That they could climb the mountain and reach the summit at one and at first attempt is commendable and EH congratulates them !  They began their trek in the first week of October 2011 and reached the summit of the peak in the early hours of 18th October . Explore Himalaya organized their trekking expedition.  We got to meet them once they returned to Kathmandu. Tired but happy nonetheless, both friends shared their experiences.

Danish-Island Peak

Anders Lyhne (left) Anders Løvschal (centre) at Explore Himalaya(pic: explore himalaya)

Anders Løvschal – “It was a very, very nice trip. The support has been very great from the beginning. Samden Sherpa our climbing guide took very good of us. I got sick in Lobuche but Samden took very good care of me. Climbing Island Peak was a good experience. We chose the mountain because it was the most technical mountain you could climb without experience. We had no climbing experience but we could reach the summit from Island Peak base Camp in just about 5 hrs. We started climbing at ten past two in the morning, while it was still dark. Being on the Island Peak summit was really fantastic. Not only the peak there were so many beautiful places  en route. We have been to Chukhung Ri and the view from there was fantastic. We have been inspired by many mountains  in the Nepal Himalaya and we will definitely be back to tackle som e more peaks. But for that we need to go back and take some advanced climbing course.”

Anders Lyhne – “ it was a very nice experience. We had good support and the food was nice along the way. It was my first time at this height. I had done skiing previously but this was an interesting experience. I was really pleased with our climb.”

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Jomsom Trek

Posted Oct 24th, 2011 under Company News, Trekking & Hiking,

A trek to Jomsom and rafting adventure on the Trishuli River was recently organized by Explore Himalaya for a group of eight Israeli visitors. They trekked from Jomsom to Ghorepani, walking through the villages of Tukuche, Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani & Poon Hill en route. On their return trip to Kathmandu they stopped briefly at Royal Beach Camp on the banks of Trishuli River and had a splash rafting and Kayaking. Here we have some interesting  snapshots taken by our trek guide Lama Babu who had travelled with the group.
Jomsom Trek

Trekking from Jomsom

Marpha

Exploring the well kept streets of Marpha

Marpha - Village boys

Enjoying a game of Volleyball with village kids – Marpha

Ninja

"This bridge is ideal to try out some of my Ninja moves", so a group member thought:-)!

Poon Hill

Sunrise at Poon Hill- Purely Magical!

group 2

Snowy spires of Dhaulagiri & Annapurna peaks rear in the background in this group photograph

Ghorepani

Taking a breather on the Ghorepani trail

Celebration

"Yeah, check  out our  Dhaka topis!" – With traditional Nepali topis (caps) sitting tall on their heads & generous slices of ..what looks like chocolate  cake, the group celebrates the completion of their trek …

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