South Col Treks - Sujoy Das: Photographs from Sikkim and the Himalaya

Sujoy Das | Photographs 1986 - 2018


Why trek with South Col? <br />
South Col  is a small, personalized firm specializing in treks in the Himalayan region. <br />
<br />
Every single trek  done by South Col till date has been lead by Sujoy Das himself. <br />
<br />
We are keenly aware of the fragility of environment and cultures in which we  trek and recognize our responsibility in maintaining them. "Take pictures, leave only foot prints" is our motto.<br />
<br />
Trekkers get personalised attention both in the planning stage as well as during the trek itself.<br />
<br />
Support team of guides and porters as needed are personally supervised by Sujoy to ensure that the clients are comfortable and well looked after.<br />
<br />
Sujoy has intimate knowledge of the trekking trails so can advise on the best stops for photographs and local culture etc.<br />
<br />
Lodges for night stops and camping sites if needed are selected to ensure the best views, food and comfort.<br />
<br />
Due to low overheads,  cost are far less than other companies offering similar treks.<br />
<br />
Families with children are especially invited to come- Sujoy's past treks have included Anamika 7 years, Prithvi 9 years and Yuvraj 12 years, all of whom successfully climbed upto 3000 metres!
South Col logo  white on black

South Col Expeditions headed by Sujoy Das runs treks and photo workshops in the Himalayas. Treks are organised to Everest, Annapurna, Sikkim, Ladakh,  etc.  Upcoming treks are to Ladakh in July 2016, Mustang in September 2016 and the Everest region in October  2016.  We end the year with a short but beautiful five day loop in the Annapurna foothills! in late December 2016. For more information on treks please do visit www.southcol.com


Why trek with South Col? 

South Col is a small, personalized firm specializing in treks in the Himalayan region.

Every single trek done by South Col till date has been lead by Sujoy Das himself.

We are keenly aware of the fragility of environment and cultures in which we trek and recognize our responsibility in maintaining them. "Take pictures, leave only foot prints" is our motto.

Trekkers get personalised attention both in the planning stage as well as during the trek itself.

Support team of guides and porters as needed are personally supervised by Sujoy to ensure that the clients are comfortable and well looked after.

Sujoy has intimate knowledge of the trekking trails so can advise on the best stops for photographs and local culture etc.

Lodges for night stops and camping sites if needed are selected to ensure the best views, food and comfort.

Due to low overheads, cost are far less than other companies offering similar treks.

Families with children are especially invited to come- Sujoy's past treks have included Anamika 7 years, Prithvi 9 years and Yuvraj 12 years, all of whom successfully climbed upto 3000 metres!

Tsum Valley  

April 22nd to May 6th 2018

The remote Tsum Valley is a trip that should not be missed. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work 'Tsombo', which means vivid and we can only agree. The people are not well off , since they have been bypassed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained intact. However a road from China is already pegged out and will cause rapid change. Tsum is said to be a beyul, one of the hidden valleys which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges to be discovered when the planet is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practice. They are valleys reminiscent of paradise, which can only be reached with enormous hardship often referred to as a "Garden of Eden".

http://www.southcol.com/treks-nepal/tsum-valley-april-2018/

Riding along the Kali Gandaki  near Chusang
On the road between Tolka and Landrung - Annapurna South and Huinchuli in the  winter morning light

Annapurna Foothills Trek - Ghandrung- Ghorepani Loop

December 27th  2016 to january 2nd 2017

The Annapurna foothills provide tremendous trekking with delightful trails connecting villages and ridge tops. This picturesque trek winds through enchanting villages with ochre thatched houses, terraced rice fields and rhododendron forests, which are spectacular in the spring when whole hillsides are cloaked in colourful flowers. The ridge top village of Ghandrung provides one of the finest viewpoints of the Annapurna Mountains with magnificent views of the four Annapurnas, and Machapuchare with its fishtail summit. It is a good walk to the top of Poon Hill 3150 metres with a dress circle view over the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri as well.

For more details do visit   http://www.southcol.com/treks-nepal/trekking-annapurna/   or   email sujoyrdas@gmail.com


Ladakh  Markha Valley Trek


July 15th to 24th 2016 


South Col Expditions will revisit Ladakh in the summer of 2016 and trek Ladakh's best known route the Markha Valley. Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, medieval villages, Buddhist gompas and snow-peaks. This is a full service trek with tents,  meals, pony and ponyman support.


 For more details    http://www.southcol.com/treks-nepal/the-markha-valley-trek/

Ponies cross the Kongmaru La 5100 metres
Climbing to Gokyo Ri with Cholatse behind

Everest Trek -  Kala Pattar, Gokyo,  and Rhenjo La pass

October 13th to 29th 2016

This is the complete Everest trek covering the route to Base Camp, the trail  to Gokyo and then across Rhenjo La to Thami and Namche Bazr. 


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