Kiang is the Tibetan wild donkey regarded as a symbol of freedom & respect
A little presentation …
Kiang Adventure is a brand new, Fair tourism company, located in India at Manali (Himachal Pradesh). On the programme : trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and cultural tours.
Behind the project are two passionate people, Om Parkash, (India) who has guided trekkers and climbers since 1992, and Bernard Silovy (Belgium) who first fell in love with India’s amazing mountains, landscapes, and culture when first visiting in 1993, and has since returned countless times, particularly to the Himalayas.
Kiang Adventures proposes mountain walks and treks from 2000m to 6666m altitude ; peak climbing expeditions ; cultural tours, including monastery visits, home-stay tours and a nature and wildlife tour.
We only guide very small groups (from 1 to 5 persons), we respect the environment, (we leave as small a « footprint » as humanely possible) and offer adapted and customized journeys maximizing optimum altitude acclimatization…
Each tour has been lovingly conceived, incorporating set goals, all the time mindful of the travellers effort expended and need for enjoyment . Our crew and our guides are fully trained, aware, and equipped for any issues linked to mechanical matters, climatic conditions or health concerns. For example, we provide oxygen cartridges and a hyperbaric wearable chamber.
We have put in place an eco tourism company which totally respects the mountain and its inhabitants and we apply a very strict set of rules to ourselves (see our CHART). We aim to help our guests understand, respect and ultimately love the environment we show them, and in doing so, have the possibility to undergo an amazing personal experience, « from the inside » ; one which they will never forget.
We have much personal experience and made extensive study of matters concerning altitude, including the problems which can appear when travelling into higher altitudes. We provide a number of instructions about the physical and mental preparation necessary for higher altitude walking, with the aim of creating the conditions for successful altitude adaptation (see the chapter concerning Health and Training).
Also, with preparation in mind, we have made a detailed gear and equipment check-list to help the future trekker to practically prepare him/herself as well as possible and to be totally aware of all the appropriated clothing and medical equipment needed. (see the Equipment page)
Thank you for taking the time to discover our new website and to consider this project which we are so passionate about. We hope that it will sow in you the wish to (re)discover this Shangri La, one of the most beautiful and remote areas of the world, and to allow us, Kiang Adventure, to be your guide.
Om & Bernard