Category Archives: Ladakh

Mountaineering challenges in the Indian Himalaya and East Karakoram profiled by Economic Times

Rimo Expeditions was quoted in a feature article in The Economic Times recently with the provocative headline “Why India lost out to Nepal, Pakistan, China in mountain adventure.” In the article Yangdu said: India still has the maximum number of … Continue reading

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The geology of Ladakh

Our clients include people from all walks of life and they ask us all kinds of questions which we are usually happy to answer. But rock formations and geology can be tough one sometimes! We were happy to discover, however, … Continue reading

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Rimo Expeditions celebrates 20 years!

Time flies. It’s hard to believe that we turn 20 this year! So here’s our story:

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Successful mountaineering expeditions to Nun Kun and the Shukpa Kunzang glacier in Ladakh

We are happy to report two successful ascents of the Nun Kun massif (Nun 7,135 m /23,409 ft) and Kun (7,077 m / 23,218 ft) by teams from Germany and Estonia.

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A family adventure in Ladakh can never start too early

It’s never too early to learn mountaineering. Just ask 7-year-old Jordan and five other children from the Ray and Strickland families, aged between 10 and 15 years, who spent two weeks this past summer on a memorable family adventure in … Continue reading

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Playing polo in Leh at start of Ladakh Festival

Polo originated in Persia (Iran) and was introduced to Ladakh, where it is hugely popular today, from neighbouring Baltistan around the 15th century. In Ladakh, every major village has a polo ground and the game is an integral part of … Continue reading

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High school students from the United Kingdom explore Ladakh with Royal Geographical Society and Rimo

The students head out for a hike. Photo by Rimo Expeditions A regular highlight of our season is the arrival of 50 + high school children from the United Kingdom who come every summer to experience and explore what Ladakh … Continue reading

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Historic first ascent of Saser Kangri II by Indo-American expedition marks a new mountaineering high in Ladakh

It was second time lucky for a joint Indo-American expedition which made a successful first ascent of Saser Kangri II (7,518 metres / 24,665 ft,) the world’s second highest unclimbed mountain, alpine style.

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Ladakh Festival underway in Leh and other parts of Ladakh

The colourful and always interesting 15-day Ladakh festival (September 1 to September 15) is underway in Leh and other parts of Ladakh, more than a year after devastating floods shut down the tourist highlight of the season.

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A photographic journey of whitewater rafting down the Zanskar River in Ladakh

Some photos from an expedition we, at Rimo Expeditions, handled earlier in August that is described in an post labelled Whitewater rafting down the Zanskar River in Ladakh, the Grand Canyon of Asia, with Rimo Expeditions

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