by matteo_b » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:17 pm
by Damien Gildea » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:56 am
by matteo_b » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:12 pm
Damien Gildea wrote:No. The weather is NOT good then.
I attempted Amotsang, an unclimbed 6300m peak (west of Pokharkan, which is west of Himlung) in July-August 2009, and it rained nearly every day. I had believed the story of the 'rain shadow' but for this area I don't believe it's true. For Mustang and further north, maybe.
It wasn't heavy rain, just constant light rain and sometimes light snow. It was also almost always cloudy, so it was hard to see the routes and there was NO scenery on the Annapurna Circuit trek at all. Down low at the start of the trek the rain was incredibly heavy. But it was easy to get a flight out from Jomsom
by Damien Gildea » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:50 pm
by matteo_b » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:12 pm
Damien Gildea wrote:I was in Ladakh last summer and can recommend it. It was an unusually wet July for Ladakh, but June was good. Maybe this year is back to normal. There are new roads going in to many places which makes it easy to climb peaks with minimal logistic hassle. It's easy to fly to Leh and begin acclimatising, including an ascent of Stok Kangri to start off. The permit fee is only $25 and can be organised independently in town. There are many other easy peaks there in the range 5600-6000m.
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