Nigel Gifford OBE is truly, a grand master of the world of adventure. He has been at the forefront of expeditions, exploration and adventure around the world for well over forty years.
Nigel's career in adventure began as a big wall rock climber. He then moved onto mountaineering and skydiving, making over 1000 descents. With his dynamic personality, Nigel has had a strong influence in the world of expeditions and leading cutting edge adventures.
Nigel also has a unique relationship with Mt Everest. Having been a high altitude climber of a successful expedition in 1976, he led his own expedition, through Tibet, to the remote Lho La of Everest. Nigel also organized the first ever, Everest Skydive in 2008, which introduced free-fall parachuting to the Himalayas. We are fortunate to know him since long and in 2004 we organized Kinner Kailash trekking for him in Kinnaur Himalaya.
Kinner Kailash trek
Mount Kinner Kailash (6500 Meters) Parikarma Trekking in Kinnaur is the finest adventure in Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur surrounded by Tibet to the east; in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, is about 235 km from Shimla. It holds three of the world's grand mountain ranges - the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar. Mount Kinner Kailash has religious significance for a huge "SHIVA LINGAM"- the representation of Lord Shiva which is a 79 feet vertical rock formation that resembles a Shiva lingam and changes color as the day passes. Like Mount Kailash in Tibet, this peak is also worshiped by both Hindu and Buddhist communities.
it takes 7 hours to reach Shimla which is a beautiful mountain destination once used by the British as their summer capital.
The trek of this day is very challenging which needs good physical exercise and about 8-9 hours to accomplish. Beginning of the trek that crosses rich pastures and scree slopes. The trail wends way to glacial lake, moraine fields and rock cairns. It normally takes six hours to reach Charang La from Lalanti where about 200 meters at the last stretch is a steep climb. Charang La offers superb vantage point to view awe-inspiring sight of Kinnaur Kailash range and other stunning snow-capped peaks. From the peak we probably can peep into the Garwhal region also. Thereafter the trail descends to Chitkul Village, the last village of India on this side towards the border; from here we drive to Sangla Village taking one more hour to cover 22 Kms.
• Administrative coordination with local authorities wherever necessary
• Airport transfers on arrival & departure
• All transportation as per the itinerary
• Hotels from Delhi to Delhi with breakfast
• Trekking camps with all camping and kitchen equipment
• All meals during trekking/ camping
• Experienced guide
• 01 cook and kitchen helper
• Porters and ponies as per the requirement of trail.
• Campsite fees as applicable
• Supporting vehicles wherever necessary
• Any kind of government fees, visa fee
• Air travel
• Personal gears, clothing & tips
• Monument entrances
• Sleeping bags
Insurance – click here to get yourself insured
What can you book on additional cost/ rent?
• Insurance for your expedition.
• Oxygen cylinders and masks
• Small and medium size generators
• Solar battery chargers
• Satellite phones & walkie talkies
• Sightseeing of Agra and Rajasthan or any other place after completion of your expedition.
Payment can be made through cards/ online and wire transfer to our bank.We charge 25% of the total tour cost at the time of booking and rest 45 days prior to your arrival in India.
If cancellation is made before 60 days, full amount will be returned after deduction of applicable taxes and 5% processing charges. If cancellation is made before 45 days, we refund you 50% of your deposit and if the cancellation is made before/during 30 day prior to arrival, the whole payment deposit will forfeit.
No refund, cancellation or compensation will be paid back to the client in case of any reason caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism, weather etc.
Change in the itinerary
If you make any changes in the itinerary after booking of the tour, additional cost will be charged wherever and however necessary. This will imply even the itinerary is changed because of bad weather, cancellation of connecting flights, road blocks or any other natural / man- made situation.
Medical, rescue and evacuation
You must get your insurance done well in advance. In case of any land/ air rescue/ evacuation services provided by us will be charged from you. It may include hotels, transportation, food, doctors, helicopters, porters, hospital service etc. We don’t take any responsibility of your baggage and other belongings.
Your fitness and health
It is your responsibility to undertake our adventure services after examining your fitness at required level.
Your details are highly secure with us
We don’t share your contact details with anyone so whenever you communicate with us through query forms or while making online payments, rest assured about your data security.
Before leaving for the adventure, we require your consent and signature on duly filled liability and responsibility form which declares that you book the adventure for your own leisure and experience and take all responsibility of your health and your belongings.
We provide 4/5 star hotels in Delhi and 3 star hotels in Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Ziro, Rishikesh, Nainital, Manali and Leh. The hotels in Uttarkashi, Almora, Gangotri, Zanskar, Kargil and other places will be mixture of best available hotels/ guest houses/ home stays. These are the cities and towns on the way to 90% of our journeys.
The hotels in Delhi will be offered on room+ breakfast basis and hotels in Himalayan cities will be offered on room + breakfast + dinner basis and in remote areas it will include all meals. The camping days will offer all meals. (We provide base camp food for 5- 7 days to the groups on climbing expeditions and all meals at BC to LO and cook + kitchen helper during such expeditions). Our cost includes food for the porters and horse/ mule handling persons too during trekking. Our cooks are trekking for more than 20 years with our groups and they are expert in serving you delicious and nutritious food during trekking. We have made certain experiences with Himalayan Herbs which keep the body warm at high altitude and the cooks offer you variety of cuisine, cakes and breads. If you have any special choice of food, you are welcome to send the list before the tour. If you need gluten free diet or any special requirement, kindly convey well in time.
We use different kind of transportation in different cities/ terrain starting from large and small AC coaches to Tempo Travelers, Toyota Innova cars and other 4WD cars. We offer powerful support vehicles for your luggage and our camping gears wherever necessary.
We have good experience of handling Cargo in India if you are planning to send equipment and food in case of big groups and expeditions from your country.
Porters / ponies/ horses
Our porters are trained in carrying trekking/ expedition material. Our High Altitude porters are experienced in climbing up with the teams and fix ropes. Low Altitude Porters carry your equipment and food till Base Camp. Every Low Altitude Porter group is led by a captain to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the trekking period. Horse- men are also experienced in the mountains and when there were no emails and phones in our region, they never forgot to reach to the loading points conveyed to them one year ago by the departing group tour leader.
Kindly click here to get whole list, you can consult your climbing instructors in your country and email us to finalize the list of equipment according to your expedition.
Guides and escorts
Our escorts and guides are passionate and trained. Trekking guides and exploratory trip escorts understand your requirements and at same time climbing guides and mountain Sherpas add all possible scope of success in your expeditions. Our climbing guides remain occupy in Indian peaks and Nepalese peaks equally so if you are not planning an alpine style expedition, it is always advisable to book you guide well in time.
We enjoy a great community back up and support in entire Himalayan region because we belong to these mountains and have best references everywhere. This community support works a lot in any last minute requirement, natural hazards or passing communication.
We are organizing these adventure trips and expeditions since 1995 so we have learnt to plan according to your stamina, training and requirements. Our Mountain Guides, Climbing Sherpas, HAPs (high altitude porters) and cooks hold several years experience in the mountains. Our tour escorts and guides for trekking, biking and exploratory field trips study and research the geography, anthropology and history of destinations pertaining to the trips assigned to them.
We are the authorized partner of Global Rescue which has provided thousands of rescue services in India since 2004. You can book your insurance cover through us. In the mountaineering (Climbing) expeditions, insurance is necessary but you can get your membership of Global Rescue for any of our adventure journeys to make it completely safe and secure.
Our fix departure dates are flexible if you make a group of minimum 4 persons for any trip. For Climbing Expeditions your preferred customized date will be confirmed on the availability of peak with IMF. Similarly our prices are also flexible enough to customize on the basis of your requirements.
Normally we insure our clients on compulsory basis for climbing expeditions, but we always suggest the clients to check benefits of insurance even for any other adventure in mountains. You can click on this link and get information about our partner company.