My partner and I will be in Ladakh in July (and possibly August), so I thought I’d post here in the hopes of finding some like- minded people to join us for some adventures.
We prefer to do things completely independently/unsupported. And as cheaply as possible! So no tours, no porters, no guides (unless there’s a very good reason).
Experience level – we both do a lot of off-track hiking in nz/Australia, and we’re volunteers for Bush Search & Rescue. Not that much in the way of snow/ice stuff though. He’s climbed a couple of 6000m peaks in Bolivia, and we’re about to set off on the dhaulagiri circuit in Nepal (a glacier and a few 5000m-ish passes). We rockclimb recreationally (around 6a). We’ve been travelling around SE Asia and go hiking whenever we find interesting things with not too much red tape.
Gear – we have our camping/cooking stuff. Harnesses for climbing but no rope/rack/quickdraws. Recently acquired some funny looking walking crampons (microspikes).
We haven’t done much research for Ladakh yet. I like the idea of cycling from manali to leh (10 days ish?). No bikes at the moment though! And we’ll probably do some long/challenging hikes, climb some peaks, and see if we can find any rockclimbing.
Get in touch if you’re up for a similar type of thing/are planning something cool.Reply