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Indian Mountaineering Market 2010-14


A Note to Readers: Don’t Be a Militant. Be a Mountaineer.

Because both professions have a common characteristic quality: Hard Risky Action. However, the former leads to Guilt, Shame, and Jail. The latter leads to Contentment, (some) Fame, and Home.  And I am sure nobody likes the three red adjectives. Almost everyone dreams about the three green adjectives. Unemployment is usually ...
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Shivling in Uttarakhand, the 6th Popular Himalayan Peak

Share of Shivling Peak

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 Shivling peak requiring mountaineering skills accounted for thirteen attempts, the sixth highest number of attempts on any peak in the study period. This conical peak is named after Hindu god Shiva. Geography Location: Garhwal, Uttarakhand Altitude: 6,543 meters / 21,466 feet ...
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8 countries organized 18 Satopanth expeditions during 2010-14.

Satopanth Expeditions in Numbers

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 The word Satopanth literally means a good path. Satopanth peak shared the fifth spot with Yunam during 2010-14. Both were attempted eighteen times. However, Satopanth received both foreign and Indian expeditions unlike Yunam. Satopanth is a technically challenging peak whereas Yunam ...
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Yunam: Non-Technical Peak Records 18 Indian Expeditions

Yunam: Non-Technical Peak Records 18 Indian Expeditions

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 Stok Kangri and Yunam, the 4th and 5th popular Himalayan peaks, have something in common. Both are six thousanders. Neither of the peaks could lure both foreign and Indian mountaineers during the study period. Stok Kangri attracted foreign expeditions in the ...
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Indian Mountaineering Market 2014


Indian Mountaineering Market 2014

21 findings about foreign and Indian mountaineering expeditions to Indian Himalayas in 2014

This post compares foreign and Indian mountaineering expeditions to the Indian Himalayas in 2014 and highlights differences and similarities if any:     Features Foreign Expeditions Indian Expeditions All Expeditions 1 Peak fees by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Yes. INR 970,355.88 @ 50% discount IMF does not charge peak fee ...
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Share of 3 Himalayan States in Total Peak Revenue

How much mountaineering revenue did India earn from foreign expeditions in 2014?

India earned very nominal revenue from peak booking process because of 50% discount offered by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for the 2014 and 2015 climbing season. The discount is offered under campaign “777 Days of the Incredible Indian Himalayas.” The revenue is calculated on the basis of expedition data collected ...
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Share of Successful and Unsuccessful Foreign Expeditions

Success and failure rate of foreign mountaineering expeditions to Indian Himalayas in 2014

Only 39% foreign mountaineering expeditions to the Indian Himalayas were successful during 2014. Slightly more than 29% expeditions were unsuccessful. Information was not available for 32% expeditions at the time of writing the report. Half of the joint expeditions were successful. Only 36% single-country expeditions were successful. However, joint expeditions ...
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Foreign Mountaineers' preferred month to start an expedition

How many days did foreign mountaineers spend in Indian Himalaya in 2014? And which months did they prefer?

Mountaineers from foreign countries spent 1,372 days in the Indian Himalayas in 2014. During this period forty-five (45) attempts were made on thirty-three (33) peaks. Therefore, on an average, each peak attempt required 41.58 days. Foreign mountaineers’ stay in the Indian Himalaya aggregated to 45.11 months or 3.76 years during ...
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Indian Mountaineering Market 1980


Months preferrred by foreign mountaineers to start and end Indian Himalayan expeditions in 1980

When did mountaineers set up their camps in Indian Himalayas in 1980?

Foreign and local climbers made different season choices in 1980: Foreign climbers preferred July-October for mountaineering expeditions. Indians preferred May-June and September-October. Indian climbers began and ended their expeditions to the Sikkim Himalaya in April, May, and October. Foreigners did not climb in Sikkim. Preferred months to start expeditions Foreign mountaineers’ ...
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Foreign mountaineering expeditions skipped Sikkim, Indians attempted 6 peaks

In 1980, Indian mountaineering expeditions attempted sixty-one (61) peaks in the Indian Himalayas, whereas foreign expeditions attempted seventy-two (72) peaks. Only three (3) peaks were attempted by both foreign and Indian expeditions: Hanuman Tibba (Himachal Pradesh), Kedarnath Dome (Uttar Pradesh / Uttarakhand), and Mrigthuni (Uttar Pradesh / Uttarakhand). Besides the ...
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Share of countries in total European mountaineering traffic to Indian Himalayas in 1980

Geographical profile of foreign mountaineering expeditions to Indian Himalayas in 1980

Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria dominated demand side of the Indian mountaineering market in 1980. Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir topped the supply side of the market. More findings about the geographical profile of foreign mountaineering expeditions to the Indian Himalayas follow: 11 countries in 4 continents Mountaineers ...
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Everest Adventure Travel Package (ATP) Analysis: Suppliers’ Perspective


Executive Summary

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… “The Off” research report on adventure travel and tourism (ATT) industry evaluates and profiles “Everest” named adventure travel packages (ATPs). The market sample consists of 221 “Everest” named ATPs supplied by forty-five (45) adventure travel companies (ATCs) located in eight different countries. Methods ...
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Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… Since popularity of adventure travel and tourism (ATT) is growing, many market studies had tried to assess the size of the global ATT market. However, a comprehensive analysis of the Himalayan ATT (HATT) market is required, because the Himalaya is the Mecca for ...
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Trekkers in Nepal during 2008-09

Study Area

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… The research study area, Everest region (Figure: 1), lies within the two adjacent protected areas: Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park (SNP), Nepal and Qomolangma Biosphere Reserve (QBR), Tibet. The Nepal and Tibet border forms northern boundary of the SNP and southern boundary of ...
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Classification of Everest adventure travel packages

ATP Classification

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… An Everest named adventure travel package is an ATP containing the word “Everest” in its name. Forty-five (45) selected ATP suppliers offer 221 Everest named ATPs (Appendix I), which are broadly divided into five categories based on the following factors: Primary destination Secondary ...
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Nepal-side vs. Tibet-side Everest adventure travel packages

Market Sample-wide Findings

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… Adventure Travel Packages’ (ATPs) Share in 5 Main Categories The EODs category accounts for the highest share (101 ATPs or 45.70%) of all ATPs (221), followed by EBCTs (64 ATPs or 28.96%), EBC + ODs (34 ATPs or 15.38%), ECEs (15 ATPs or 6.79%) ...
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Duration analysis of Everest climbing expeditions

Category-wide Findings: Everest Climbing Expeditions (ECEs)

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)…  ECEs: Introduction- Definition, Share… The ECEs category covers ATPs in which the primary and only destination is Mount Everest and the purpose of the package is to scale the peak. Out of 221 ATPs, fifteen (15) represents the category, accounting for just 6.7%.  ...
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ATC-wise share of Nepal- and Tibet-side ATPs in Everest base camp trips

Everest Base Camp Trips (EBCTs)

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… Everest Base Camp Trips: Introduction- Definition, Share… The EBCTs category focuses on ATPs exclusively designed for EBC. These packages do not include any side trips to other destinations. This main category has two subcategories, based on countries covered. The EBCT-Nepal subcategory features EBCTs ...
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Number of outfitters offering adventure travel packages in sub-subcategories of Everest base camp + other destinations within Nepal

Everest Base Camp + Other Destinations (EBC + ODs)

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… Everest Base Camp (EBC) + ODs: Introduction- Definition, Share… The EBC + ODs category consists of ATPs covering EBC as primary destination and other nearby attractions as secondary destinations located within Nepal and Tibet. Secondary destinations can be accessed within a day or ...
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Share of Everest with other destinations packages in price categories

Everest with Other Destinations (EODs)

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… EODs: Introduction- Definition, Share…   The EODs category features ATPs containing word “Everest” in their names and ensuring a glimpse of the lofty mountain.  This multi-destination ATP category may / may not cover EBC. Since this category has more than 100 ATPs covering ...
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Share of country-specific outfitters in other Everest trips packages

Other Everest Trips (OETs)

Download the full report (PDF, 1.35 MB)… Other Everest Trips (OETs): Introduction- Definition, Share…   The OETs category covers ATPs that do not match the definition of any of the above four (4) main categories. Seven (7) different ATCs sell one OETs ATP each. Three (3) ATCs are based in the ...
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