You may not have the budget as big as your climbing and mountaineering passion. But, you can still pursue your passion in the Indian Himalayas, as the following Indian mountaineering institutes offer expensive essential equipment on rent for a nominal fee.
- Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) (Jayal Memorial Fund Store, Darjeeling)
- Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) (Dias Memorial Stores, Uttarakhand)
- Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF)
For instance, you can rent a water bottle for INR 5.00 per day from NIM and INR 10.00 from IMF. The equipment ranges from climbing boots to balaclava cap to hardware (carabineers, jummars…) to cameras. Equipment is available on first come, first served basis.