Ski Touring around the Villages of Zanskar, India, 20 days

IFMGA certified guide Jean wants to lead you on an unforgettable 20 day ski touring adventure in the amazing Zanskar region of India that will take you through a number of amazing local villages.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

20 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Spend 20 days exploring the glorious Zanskar region of India.

  • Ski tour on a number of amazing and wild slopes.

  • Visit a number of beautiful local villages and monasteries.

 

A magical, spectacular region, Zanskar in India is a place you will never forget. Surrounded by enormous peaks, mountain passes and valleys, there are few, if any places quite like it. And for 20 days, you will get to explore this place, while enjoying plenty of fantastic skiing.

Often referred to as little Tibet, Zanskar is home to some breathtaking monasteries and lovely villages, many of which you will get to personally visit. Hence giving you so much more than great skiing because on this adventure, you will also get to immerse yourself in fascinating and beautiful culture.

There are many highlights that you will get to enjoy during this trip. Some examples include Leh, the Lingshed monastery and the village of Rangdum. However, one of the biggest highlights of this trip will be the sensational natural landscape that you will get to admire throughout Zanskar.

For the skiing portion of this trip, you are definitely in for a treat. The descents are long and exciting. And because the Zanskar area is so remote, the slopes are relatively untouched. Thus giving you a quiet, personal and memorable skiing experience.

It is important that participants on this trip are in good physical condition. You should also have previous ski touring experience in similar environments.

Zanskar is like a dream. It is the kind of place that you cannot help but visit and look upon with awe. And it would be my pleasure to take you through this incredible place for nearly 3 weeks. So if you would like to join this adventure, just send me a request.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
4900 EUR

Group of 2
4900 EUR

Group of 3
4900 EUR

Group of 4
4900 EUR

Group of 5
4900 EUR

Group of 6
4900 EUR

Group of 7
4900 EUR

Group of 8
4900 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Flight to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes airfare from France to Leh and back, airport taxes, transportation, accommodations, avalanche rescue equipment, including ARVA, shovel and probe, use of a satellite phone and picnics. However, the price does not include meals and drinks in Delhi and Leh, insurance and ski registration.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1 to 2Flight from France to Leh via Delhi

    You will fly from France to Leh via Delhi. After you arrive at Leh, you will settle in a guesthouse for the night.

  • Day 3Leh

    We will spend the day in Leh for the purpose of acclimatization. We will also visit a beautiful nearby monastery before returning to the guesthouse for the night.

  • Day 4 to 7Leh - Lingshed

    For the next few days we will begin skiing in the heart of Zanskar. On the first day we will visit the Shingre Yokma cave. On the next day, we will visit Tipkyeak Bawo cave and on the third day we will visit Nyerak Pulu. We will then make our way to Lingshed.

  • Day 8 to 10Lingshed

    For the next three days we will ski around the beautiful Lingshed monastery, while spending the nights in the village.

  • Day 11 to 15Lingshed - Rangdum

    During these days, we will ski tour through various mountain passes and peaks, spending the nights in tents at various sites.

  • Day 16Rangdum

    Today we will ski tour around, explore and spend the night in the village of Rangdum.

  • Day 17Rangdum - Parkachik

    Today we will make our way from Rangdum to Parkachik, where we will enjoy some great ski touring and spend the night.

  • Day 18Parkachik - Leh

    Today we will return to Leh via Kargil on a 4×4.

  • Day 19 to 20Flight from Leh to France via Delhi
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Paris airport, where we will catch the flight to Leh via Delhi.

Accommodation

A hotel in Delhi, a guesthouse in Leh, and in tents at various camp sites during the trek.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: 1 pair of skiing boots, 1 pair of trekking boots, 4 pairs of warm socks, 2 sets of underwear shirts and 2 sets of underwear bottoms, 1 fleece top, 1 goretex pants and jacket, 1 down jacket with hood, clothing for flight, 1 pair of ski gloves, 1 pair of down mittens, 1 pair of fleece gloves, 1 pair of under gloves, 1 sleeping bag, 1 self inflating mattress, 1 survival blanket, proper hat, headband, 1 ski mask, sun glasses, lip balm, sunscreen, 1 travel bag, 1 backpack (50L), trash bags, skis and poles, skins, a skin care set, crampons, harness, 3 screw carabiners, aspirin and doliprane, antibiotic treatment, light bulb kit for the feet, 3 foot warmers, 3 hand warmers, plastic bowl, spoon and knives.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).

Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.

I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.

In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal

I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.

 
 

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Excellent overall, very good guides, beautiful landscapes and great skiing
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