Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) in Manali, Himachal Pradesh provides training in different adventure activities: aero sports, mountaineering, skiing, trekking, and water sports. The institute, set up in 1961, offers
basic and advance mountaineering courses,
method of instruction course in skiing and water sports,
basic, intermediate and advance white water rafting and kayaking courses, and
basic, intermediate and advance courses in skiing.
The ABVIMAS boasts a museum, library and lecture halls. The institute comprises nine sub-centers located across the state.
- Regional Mountaineering Center, Macleodganj, Kangra
- Regional Water Sports Center, Pongdam, Kangra
- Regional Adventure Sports center, Hatkoti, Shimla
- High Altitude Trekking and Skiing Center, Narkanda, Shimla
- River rafting Center, Pirdi, Kullu
- Water Sports center, Bilaspur
- Mountaineering Sub-center, Jispa, Lahoul & Spiti
- Mountaineering Sub-center, Bharmour