Indian Himalayas Expedition
Join us on our Himalayas expedition for your chance to experience high-altitude mountaineering, glacial crossings, carry out valuable scientific fieldwork and much more. You will set-up basecamp in the picturesque valleys of the Ladkhi mountain range in North Eastern India, visiting valleys isolated by snow and home to rare wildlife including snow leopards, Tibetan antelope and yaks.
Our Indian Himalayas expedition gives you the opportunity trek in the world’s highest mountain range over peaks as high as 6000m, experience the traditional culture of the region and take part in a wide range of scientific fieldwork from carrying out lake surveys to measuring glacial retreat levels. Take a look at the itinerary here.
All of expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience.
You will also have the opportunity to earn up to £1000 towards an expedition through our Explorer Miles programme. Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that encourages you to get involved in Social Action and Volunteering projects in the local community.
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Cost: £2,700 or £3.400 (+ flights and kit)
Duration: 3 or 5 weeks, Main party departs +/- 20-25th July 2017 3 week return +/- 12 - 16th August 2017 5 week return +/- 26 - 30th August 2017
Location: Ladakh region of Indian Himalaya
Age Range: 16-25
Mandatory Briefing Weekend: 2017 weekend 7/8/9th April
Debriefing: Early November 2017
Visa: Indian Visa required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some required
Trek among some of India’s most spectacular high peaks Reach altitudes of up to 6000m.
Learn to live and travel at high altitude.
Developing specialist mountaineering and trekking skills.
Collect data from our weather station; the 3rd highest in the world.
Investigate the dynamic glacial and geomorphological history.
Document your expedition through exciting media projects.
Take part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme John Muir Award for environmental awareness & conservation.
About British Exploring
British Exploring are a youth development charity that runs expeditions with a focus on science, media and adventure to some of the world’s most remote locations for young people aged 16-25.
British Exploring is a pioneering youth development charity, which develops resilience and mental toughness, leadership, confidence, teamwork and a range of outdoor and science skills in young people aged 14 to 25 through challenging expeditions to wild, remote overseas locations. It was founded in 1932 during another period of austerity by Surgeon Commander George Murray Levick who participated in Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.
British Exploring is the only organisation in the UK delivering permanently transformative, intensive learning experiences through challenging overseas expeditions. 80 years of taking young people into remote wildernesses has enabled us to develop a robust youth development model. This works particularly well for young people lacking strong role models, exhibiting high-risk behaviours or low self-esteem. In recent years we have specifically refined our model to meet such needs – and would like to be more inclusive in future, including in relation to physical disability.
Our unique approach enables young people from all backgrounds to recognise, unlock and act on their individual potential through exploration - supported by teams of exceptional leaders acting as role models - and is transformational for all participants - leaders as well as explorers - and for the wider communities around participants. Society therefore benefits considerably, over many years, from the impact of what we do.
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