EXPERIENCE

The Himalayas with us !!

Not all who wander are lost - JRR Tolkien

With over 20 years of backcountry trekking, climbing, mountaineering, ski touring, ski mountaineering, cycling, paragliding, Wildlife and Birding experience in India, outdoors and adventure to us is a way of life and the Himalayas, our backyard. We specialise in organising a whole range of small group adventure journeys for the traveller in you.

Welcome to our backyard; let your adventure begin!!

For eons, explorers, adventurers, spiritual seekers and ordinary people have been drawn to the the most revered mountain range in the world – The Himalayas! They come here to discover new frontiers, new challenges or a new version of themselves. The Himalayas, after all, challenge your notions of limitations, endurance, survival and above all, yourself.

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We have something to offer to everyone weather you are someone taking your first journey into the outdoors or you are a seasoned alpinist aiming to put up a new route on one of the many unclimbed peaks of the Indian Himalayas.

 

All our work comes from custom designed high quality exclusive trips that suit your needs and requirements.

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders with Devraj at Base Camp - Sersank (6050m)

Himalayan veterans Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders teamed up again after 29 years to climb the unclimbed North Buttress (ED 1100m) of Sersank (6050m) in the Pangi valley of Himachal Pradesh. Above14000ft is proud to have organised the whole logistics for this expedition. They set off on the climb on from BC on 28th Sep 2016 and returned back to BC 8 days later via a new route.

Paul Ramsden enjoying his high bivy on Kishtwar Kailash - 6451m

In 2013 Himalayan Legends Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden teamed up again to make the first ascent of Kishtwar Kailash's South west face. The peak is located in the Darlang valley on the Himachal - J&K border. They won their 2nd Piolets d'Or for this climb.

Above 14000ft was their chosen agency to handle all their logistics upto base camp and we have always been super proud to have been associated with you guys.

Brotherhood of the rope - Urban Novark, Manu Pelliser and Hayden Kennedy on Cerro Kistwar - 6173m

In 2015 Manu Pellissier, Hayden Kennedy, Marko Prezelj and Urban Novak attempted the first ascent of the East face on Cerro Kistwar (6173m). They named the Route they climbed "Light Before Wisdom (5.11 WI 6 M6 A2 1,600 meters)". in 2016 they won the Piolets d’Or. This is Marko's 4th Piolet d'Or and Hayden's second.

Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition.

Kitty Calhoun and Renny Jackson traversing the Stegosaurus, Chilling II, Zanskar, India

In 2015 American legends Kitty Calhoun, Jay Smith, Renny Jackson and Jack Tackle attempted the first known ascent of Chilling II a peak in the remote interiors of Zanskar and almost on the border of Kishtwar. This is a picture of Kitty in the lead opening the route while Renny is in the background belaying her.

Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition.

Enjoying a quite breakfast at Base Camp of Chilling II - 2015

In 2015 American legends Kitty Calhoun, Jay Smith, Renny Jackson and Jack Tackle attempted the first known ascent of Chilling II a peak in the remote interiors of Zanskar and almost on the border of Kishtwar. This is photo is a reminder from one of the days when it was quite and they were all enjoying a nice leisurely breakfast and having fun at Base Camp.

Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition and to have hosted them.

American Alpinist Jeff Shapiro and Christopher Gibisch on the summit of Brahmma

Enjoying a summit moment together. In 2016 American Alpinists Jeff Shapiro and Christopher Gibisch made the first ascent of a peak called Brahmma in the remote Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir. No other alpinists had been in the area for more than 20 years.

They chose Above 14000ft as their agency to handle all their logistics upto base camp in this remote area and we have been super proud to have been associated with you guys.

Slovenian Alpinist Marko Prezelj takes a break for a photo moment on his climb - Cerro Kistwar 2015

In 2015 Himalayan legend Marko Prezelj along with friends Manu Pellissier, Hayden Kennedy and Urban Novak attempted the first ascent of the East face on Cerro Kistwar (6173m). They named the Route they climbed "Light Before Wisdom (5.11 WI 6 M6 A2 1,600 meters)". in 2016 they won the Piolets d’Or. This is Marko's 4th Piolet d'Or and Hayden's second.Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition.

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kaushal desai

Alpinism, minimalism, simplicity, a spiritual connection with the mountains and conservation of our environment are at the very core of all our journeys and all the things that define us.

My name is Kaushal Desai. I am the founder of Above14000ft. I have spent the last 20 years hiking, climbing, birding, cycling and paragliding across Himachal, Ladakh, Zanskar, Garhwal, Kumaon, Kashmir and Sikkim and have an extensive first hand knowledge of these areas.

I love to share my knowledge and experience with people who have a passion for alternative lifestyles, permaculture, the outdoors and adventure. Feel free to drop me a line with your adventure plans and maybe I could help you with some ideas.