Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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Just weeks left to sign up for the rafting adventure of a lifetime on the Brahmaputra

Ben Stookesberry kayaks the upper Brahmaputra (Siang) in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo by Chris Korbulic in www.nationalgeographic.com There are only a couple of weeks left to sign up for Rimo’s Great Brahmaputra rafting expedition starting on 4th December 2011 in Arunachal … 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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The return of trekking in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Kashmir Valley, remains one of India’s premier tourist destinations but has been off limit to tourists for years because of security reasons and political unrest. But just this past summer, Rimo Expeditions after more than … Continue reading

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