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WESTERN LED TREKS FOR 2010 & 2011
 
Upper Dolpo to Jomsom, Nepal (Roland Hunter) April 2010 NOW GUARANTEED TO RUN for more information on this trek 
 
 Stok Kangri Expedition, India (Alan Ward) July 2010 NOW GUARANTEED TO RUN for more information on this trek
  
K2 & Gondogoro La, Pakistan (Roland Hunter) August 2010 NOW GUARANTEED TO RUN for more information on this trek
 
Lunana Snowman, Bhutan (Gary Pfisterer) September 2010 for more information on this trek
 
Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal (Roland Hunter) October 2010 NOW GUARANTEED TO RUN for more information on this trek
 
Mera Peak Expedition, Nepal (Alan Ward) October 17th 2010 for more information on this trek 
 
 Mera Peak Expedition, Nepal (Roland Hunter) October 31st 2010 NOW GUARANTEED TO RUN for more information on this trek
 
 Makalu to Everest, Nepal (Roland Hunter) April 2011 for more information on this trek 
 
Everest Kangshung Face, Tibet (Roland Hunter) September 2011 for more information on this trek
 
Kanchenjunga Circuit, Nepal (Gary Pfisterer) October 2011 for more information on this trek
 
Open Everest BC Charity Challenge, Nepal (Alan Ward) November 2011 for more information on this trek   
 
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2010 SPRING NEWSLETTER
 
Namaste! I arrived to Kathmandu a few days ago and as usual it is good to be back here. The weather is sunny and warm so it has been a good start to the Spring season in Nepal and definitely a nice change from London! 
 
Kathmandu is now full of climbers and trekkers making their last minute preparations before heading for the mountains. For the latest mountaineering news in Nepal take a look at Explorersweb and for Everest specific news check out Alan Arnette's Everest 2010 Season Coverage
 
Our first group of the season successfully reached Everest Base Camp on March 18th, well done and congratulations to them! And thanks to Jhire Rai for doing a good job leading this trek.
 
I am looking forward to leading our Upper (or Inner) Dolpo to Jomsom trek starting in late April, this is an area that I have been interested in visiting for a long time. This departure is now guaranteed to run and there is still availability so please get in touch soon if you would like to join the group, for more information on our Upper Dolpo trek 
 
For the rest of the year we now have a number of guaranteed departures, most of these trips still have availability however the groups are filling up fast. Please see the list of western led treks with current status in the information box to the left.
 
In fact we had so much demand for our Mera Peak expedition this year that we decided to organise a second departure starting on October 17th. Our new expedition will be led by regular Mountain Company leader Alan Ward, for more information on our Mera Peak expedition
 
We are hoping to run the Lunana Snowman trek in September/ October this year, this trek will be led by Gary Pfisterer. Please read more about the Snowman trek further down this newsletter. It is worth pointing out that we have four people signed up so far and need just two more in order to guarantee to run the trip, for more information on our Lunana Snowman trek 
 

I will be in Nepal through to late May however while away trekking Edward in our London office will be taking calls and responding to emails. Please contact us at anytime if you would like to discuss any of our treks.

 

Kind regards

Roland Hunter
 

PS: don't forget to take a look at The Mountain Company blog, this is updated regularly to provide you with the latest news and gossip from the Himalaya!  
 
Chorten in Upper Dolpo
Upper Dolpo
UPPER DOLPO TO JOMSOM TREK IN APRIL 2010
 
As mentioned above Roland is leading our reconnaisance trek Upper Dolpo to Jomsom in April 2010. It is now guaranteed to run and there is still availability. The dates are from April 25th to May 22nd. Please get in touch with TMC office very soon if you are interested in joining this group.
 
The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom is a trek that crosses a number of high mountain passes in a rarely visited area of Nepal near the Tibet border. The trail travels through a Tibetan Buddhist region where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way. 
 
 
Kalapatar
Kalapatar
OPEN CHARITY CHALLENGE TO EVEREST BC IN NOVEMBER 2011
The Mountain Company is organising an open charity fundraising trek to Everest Base Camp in November 2011. Alan Ward will lead this group and there will also be a British doctor helping the leadership team.
 
The dates are November 29th to December 17th 2011. The price for the trek is 1,395 plus a minimum contribution of 1,000 to a charity of your choice, for more information on our Open Charity Challenge to Everest BC.
 
Please get in touch with TMC office if you are interested in joining this group to help raise funds for charity.
 
View from Karchung La
Lunana Snowman
LUNANA SNOWMAN TREK IN SEPTEMBER 2010
 
As discussed above we only need two more people to sign up for this trek in order to guarantee to run this departure. If you are interested in joining this group please get in touch with TMC office soon.  For trips to Bhutan it is always better to book sooner rather than later as the Druk Air flights will start filling up quite soon.
 
Gary Pfisterer is looking forward to returning to lead the epic Lunana Snowman in Bhutan, he is one of the few people around who has already successfully completed this trek on a previous occasion.
 
The Mountain Company has considerable experience in organising the Snowman trek and understand the logistical challanges involved. Roland led a group in Autumn 2008 that successfully complete the traverse from Paro to Bumthang.
 
 
View from summit of Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri
STOK KANGRI EXPEDITION IN JULY 2010
Alan Ward is leading our Stok Kangri expedition this summer, he has previously summited this mountain so knows the route well. This trip is now guaranteed to run and there is currently availability.
 
The trip starts with an interesting trek from Chilling through typical Ladakhi landscape before arriving to Stok Kangri Base Camp. There is also an optional extension after the trip to visit the Taj Mahal.
 
Please get in touch with us soon if you would like to join this expedition.
 
 
View of K2 from Concordia
K2
K2 & GONDOGORO LA, PAKISTAN
 
Roland is leading our K2 & Gondogoro La trek in Pakistan in August this summer. This departure is now guaranteed to run and there are only a couple places of left.  
 
 Please get in touch with us soon if you are interested in joining this trek. We will send you our detailed pre departure notes for our K2 & Gondogoro La trek explaining our approach to organising treks in Pakistan.
 
 
Breakfast in Annapurnas
Annapurna luxury lodge
LUXURY LODGE TREKS IN NEPAL
 
Every year our luxury lodge treks in Nepal are becoming increasingly popular. With these itineraries you stay at a four star hotel in Kathmandu and while on trek at the luxury lodges of the Everest and Annapurna regions.
 
The luxury lodges provide the highest level of service including en suite bedrooms with hot showers. Most of these lodges have been built in locations with superb views of the Himalaya.
 
 

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For any further information, help and advice, please don't hesitate to contact us.
 
Roland Hunter
The Mountain Company
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