ABOUT HIMALAYA ALPINE GUIDES རླུང

Himalaya Alpine Guides is a small group exploratory alpine climbing, ski mountaineering, and fixed rope mountaineering service in the remote regions of the Himalaya. Himalaya Alpine Guides is founded, managed, and run by Luke Smithwick, a highly experienced and knowledgeable western mountain guide that is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is continually developing new climbs and treks through local interaction and research. Himalaya Alpine Guides is a strong resource: researching new peaks and regions, leading with the latest in western guiding safety standards and protocol, and bridging the gap between cultures to bring you a trip of a lifetime.

ABOUT LUKE

Meet Luke Smithwick, the founder of Himalaya Alpine Guides. Learn more about his qualifications, experience, and specific interests in the Himalaya

See some of our featured 2021 expeditions below or use the navigation to search through all CLIMB SKI TREK expeditions

Hunza | Pakistan | Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Hunza | Pakistan | Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

January 21, 2021

Ski Mt.Putha Hiunchuli | 7,246m | Dolpo

Ski Mt.Putha Hiunchuli | 7,246m | Dolpo

February 4, 2021

Dolpo Ski Mountaineering

Dolpo Ski Mountaineering

March 28, 2020

Climb Spantik | 7027m

Climb Spantik | 7027m

November 2, 2020

Gasherbrum II | 8032m

Gasherbrum II | 8032m

December 18, 2018

Tibet Peaks Exploratory | Kharta Valley and the Kangshung Face

Tibet Peaks Exploratory | Kharta Valley and the Kangshung Face

December 17, 2018

Labuche Kang III East | 7250m – The highest legally accessible unclimbed peak on Earth

Labuche Kang III East | 7250m – The highest legally accessible unclimbed peak on Earth

December 17, 2018

Shogran | Pakistan | Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Shogran | Pakistan | Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

November 1, 2020

Just want to thank you (Luke) again for looking after us on the recent expedition and making sure we had everything. And not to forget the rafting, that was special. I had a great great time and experience with you all.

L. TanpianIndonesia

We got great value in the experience, food, regional expertise, Luke!!. Perfect attitude all around!

E. GrapaMexico

This was, without question, one of the most magnificent trips I have done. The best trekking food I’ve ever had.

A. SlingerEngland

R. CrossNew Zealand

The level of service was amazing, brilliant food, tents up quickly, being helped over any potential difficult piece. It was a fabtrip.

I. CarolineNew Zealand

We really enjoyed the boutique style. Exceptional guides / cook, comfortable equipment: tents conzatina folding mats, plastic mats under tents, etc. I was impressed with the resources provided on my trek last year which influenced my decision to do this trip but this trips resources (people, equipment) surpasses last years – pretty impressive!

K. BondAustralia

A great trip. I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a different trekking experience.

M. CookCanada

I just wanted to say thanks again. I think about the trip all the time, it was everything I expected. Thanks.

G. ZjilmaCanada

Lots of great memories. Thank you. Keep in touch.

B. RyanAustralia

I just wanted to thank you for the trip. It was a beautiful journey. Thank you for this.

L. VindevoghelSwitzerland

Thanks for a great trip.

J. ClaytonUSA

I trekked the Upper Zanskar Traverse with Luke and his competent team last year and have been recommending them to other interested trekker friends ever since. I have trekked in many areas and this has been one of the most memorable treks for me. This was due to Luke’s leadership and expert team, the comfortable conditions upon arrival at our campsites and the stunning, isolated area we were traversing. It was a completely different adventure trekking experience and one that is still extremely vivid to me although many months have passed. I would not hesitate to trek again with Luke and his outstanding team.

K. BondAustralia

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