Mountaineering Refresher Course: A Guided Step towards Proficiency

In the mountaineering training segment, things are changing for good. Last Wednesday I discussed one of the interesting developments, an opportunity for mountaineering training in middle age. Today I will cover another useful development. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (H.M.I.) is conducting Mountaineering Refresher Course (Men and Women) in 2019-20. However, the…

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Mountaineering Professionals Learn New Skills, Enhance Job Prospects

Indian mountaineering professionals have another opportunity to acquire new skills and increase their job prospects. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (I.M.F) is organizing a 4-day Liaison Officer Course, starting from March 16, 2019. Here are FAQs about the course:   Where is the course Venue? I.M.F. Campus, New Delhi   How can…

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Basic Mountaineering Course in Middle Age: Exclusive Opportunity

We have a happy news for mountaineering enthusiasts who have reached middle age (45-60 years). They can join a basic mountaineering course (B.M.C.) that generally accepts applications from 16-45 age group. Another happy news is that the enthusiasts can choose between short course and long course depending on their leisure…

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Goecha La Trek with India Hikes: A Review

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I trekked with India Hikes (IH) to the Goecha La View Point I from Yuksom during April-May, 2018. Quality of the amenities and services provided during the trek varied from average, good to very good. Amenities Sleeping bags were not clean. Some of them stank. Tents were good. Food Food…

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8 State Governments Offer Incentive for Adventure Activities

A number of state governments in India offers incentives to their employees for participating in adventure activities. The most common incentive is a (paid) special casual leave (S.C.L.) mainly for two activities: mountaineering and trekking. Special casual leave doubles as an incentive to promote an activity and welfare of the…

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How to Get Paid Leave for Mountaineering, Trekking…

Both central government and a number of state governments offer incentives to their employees for participating in adventure activities, including mountaineering and trekking. The incentives include reimbursement of the expenses incurred on the activity and / or special casual leave (S.C.L.). Not all employers grant the leave for all adventure…

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A Complete Guide to 2 ISBTs in Chamba

Where is new ISBT in Chamba Himachal Pradesh?

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Chamba, headquarter of District Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, has two Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBTs): new and old. Blue color local buses ply between these two terminuses. The bus ticket costs just ₹3 per passenger for the short ride. New ISBT Cloakroom A very small cloakroom is equipped with just…

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Win a Free Copy of Volume 3, Issue 2 of ABHA

Complimentary Copy Contest for ABHA | Volume 3, Issue 2 | June 2018

We have released second issue of ABHA, About Best Himalayan Adventures, an e-magazine dedicated to the adventure travels in the Himalayas. If you are an adventure seeker who admires the Himalayas, you should have a copy of ABHA. You have bright chances to win a complimentary copy of the latest…

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Tharpling Guest House in Lamayuru: An Honest Review

Where to stay in Lamayuru?

I spent nine days at local family-run Tharpling Guest House in Lamayuru, starting from June 10, 2018. Since I planned to stay for more than one week, I negotiated the tariff and got 20% discount. So, I got a double bed room with attached bath for ₹800 per day, per…

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