30 Day Endurance Challenge Expeditions
You asked and we listened. Over the last few months, we have spoken to several hundred potential team members who were interested in our 1000 Mile Expedition challenges. Many of you were concerned about the commitment of time and money to such long, extremely hard expedition challenges without trying some shorter challenges especially in terms of duration. Our training expeditions are only run for those committing to the 1000 Mile Expeditions so we have designed three 30 Day Endurance Challenge Expeditions that will introduce adventure seekers to the world of difficult endurance expeditions in a reasonable time frame and cost.
We are going to run these in similar environments to those of our full 1000 mile expeditions journeys. These are designed to be maximum 30 days door to door from your home country.
Who are these suitable for?
Ideally, you will have already done some expedition or adventure travel style trips in the mountains or deserts up to 2 weeks in duration. Maybe you will have done Kilimanjaro or similar trek and are looking to do something more challenging. Or you are a runner or cyclist with a good standard of fitness and you are looking to try a difficult endurance expedition. We speak to every potential team member to discover if our expeditions are the right challenge for you.
30 Day 3 Summit Challenge Ladakh
A challenging full on trek that will attempt three summits in Ladakh, each of which is over 6000 meters. The first two are in a remote region and the final one Stok Kangri is close to the arrival and departure town of Leh. Trekking days of 5-8 hrs at altitude fully supported by European guide and local guides and mules.
Dates 31 July 2017 -28 Aug
Cost £2925 Deposit to book £500. Suitable for? Those looking for a unique challenge that has the potential to do three 6000 meter summits in this unique desert in the sky that is Ladakh. Need to be fit enough to do 5-8hrs days carrying a 10 Kg day sack. Excellent preparation for any of our 1000 Mile Expedition challenges.
Day 1-2 Fly Home -Delhi
Day 3 Fly Delhi- Leh Arrive Leh and met at airport ( stunning flight so try and get a window seat)
Day 4 Explore Leh
Day 5 Drive Leh-Sumdo 3670m
Day 6 Trek Shang Sumdo to Chogdo 3985m
Day 7 TrekChogdo to Shang Phu 4365 via Gyuncho La 4770m
Day 8 Trek Shang Phu to Matho Phu 4444m via Shang La 4960m
Day 9 Trek Matho Phu toMankarma 4470m via Matho La 4950m
Day 10 Trek to Stok drive to Nurachan
Day 11 Trek Nurachan to Rachenkaru 4950m
Day 12 Trek Rachenkaru to Kayma Yogma 5168 via Kayamuru 5427m
Day 13 Trek Kayma Yogma to Korzok Sumdo 4644m via Yalung Nyau La 5395m
Day 14 Trek Korzok Sumdo to Mentok 1 BC 5300m
Day 15 Rest Day at camp
Day 16-18 Climb Mentok 1 move base camp and climb Mentok 11
Day 19 Descend Base Camp to Korzok
Day 20 Walk out meet transport drive back to Leh over night Leh
Day 21 Day in Leh and stay overnight
Day 22-23 Trek to Stok Kangri BC
Day 24 Ascend Stok Kangri and return to Base Camp
Day 25 Base Camp to Leh overnight Leh
Day 26 Mountain Bike from Khardung La to Leh overnight Leh ( this is a huge fun day 44 kms all down hill from the highest road pass in Asia and second highest in the World)
Day 27 Depart Leh -Delhi
Day 28 Delhi -Home
30 Day Gobi Desert Challenge Mongolia
Dates 1 July-29 July 2017
Cost £2875 Deposit to book £500
Suitable for? Those that dream of the Gobi Desert and the wilderness of Mongolia. Fit enough to trek up to and in excess of 25 miles per day with a light pack in very hot conditions. No desert experience required but a high level of fitness is required or significant training done before arrival. Excellent preparation for any of our Desert or Patagonia 1000 mile Expedition challenges.
Day 1-2 Fly home to Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Day 3 Explore UB
Day 4 Transport to trek start
Day 5 -25 500 mile Gobi Desert endurance challenge which is an average of 25 miles per day. ( if we have a 1000 mile challenge on at the same time they will be nearing the end and we will endeavour to have the two teams meet up in the desert)
Day 26 Transport back to UB and overnight
Day 27 Recovery Day and overnight
Day 28-29 UB -Home
30 Day Everest Base Camp ( The hard Way ) Challenge
So far we have not had enough people keen on this one so will only run on demand.
Oct/Nov Each Year 8-12 people First one Oct/Nov 2016
Suitable For ? Those who have always wanted to go to EBC but want it to more testing that the normal route. Need to be fit and to have some altitude experience. Excellent preparation for any of our 1000 Mile Expeditions.
Day 1-2 Fly home to Kathmandu
Day 3 Explore Kathmandu
Day 4 Fly Kathmandu-Lukla early flight and start trek
Day 5-Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Day trek stay in Namche Bazaar another night
Day 7-24 Trek to EBC which takes in 3 high altitude passes all between 5380m-5535 and 3 walking peaks 5483-5550m
Day 25 Fly Luka-Kathmandu overnight hotel
Day 26 Explore Kathmandu overnight hotel
Day 27-28 Kathmandu-Home
If you have read this far then you are our sort of person, you obviously have a yearning for both adventure and challenges and this will test your personal physical and mental endurance. We hope to speak to you soon and then experience the highs and lows of endurance expeditions with you.
If interested get in touch, we speak to everyone personally before anyone signs up to our expeditions to ensure you know what you are engaging on and it is the right thing for you at this point in your adventure journey.