IHCAE Conducts Adventure Activity Courses in Sikkim Himalayas

I have been frequently asked about Sikkim-based government institutes offering mountaineering and other adventure activity courses.  I have earlier talked about the Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute (S.G.M.I.) located in Gangtok. However, this institute does not cater to individual requests. But do not worry! The state tourism department built Indian Himalayan…

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Where can you learn mountaineering in Uttarakhand?

Technical knowledge of mountaineering is necessary for every mountain climbing expedition. So, why not enroll for a mountaineering course? Popular and reliable  Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) is one of the best options to learn ice, rock and snow climbing in India. NIM, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakashi…

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Your first crack at adventure sports

Learning and training amid gorgeous surroundings has a positive impact on both learners and teachers. There could be no better place thanJammu and Kashmir(J&K) to master basics of adventure sports. You can learn nuts and bolts of four adventure sports, viz mountaineering, paragliding, skiing and white water rafting at the…

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To scale Himalayan peaks, train in Sikkim

You can train at the Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute (S.G.M.I.), located in Gangtok, Sikkim, to be a mountaineer.  The institute, set up in 1963, organizes different adventure courses, including Basic Mountaineering Course (B.M.C.). The institute has trained several noted mountaineers, such as Sonam Gyatso, Phu Dorjee and Yangdi Sherpa. The…

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A Trainee Learns Crevasse Rescue during Basic Mountaineering Course, HMI

Are you looking for a reliable climbing school in eastern India? You may join one of adventure sports courses at well-known Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in Darjeeling, West Bengal. The HMI, set up in 1954, imparts training in ice climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and water sports. Eminent mountaineers, including…

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Do you want to climb in Uttarakhand?

If you are planning a mountaineering expedition to the Garhwal and Kumaon  Himalaya, Uttarakhand, you have to budget for the following charges and fees payable to different authorities: Payable to Government of Uttarakhand Peak fee (PF) Camping site and trail management fee (CSTMF) Service / handling charges (SHC) Environmental levy (EL)…

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IMF: Starting Point for Mountaineers Wishing to Climb in Indian Himalayas

IMF: Starting Point for Mountaineers Wishing to Climb in Indian Himalayas

 

Website of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF)

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) organizes and supports high altitude trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing and skiing expeditions. IMF hosts National Sport Climbing Competition every year and offers equipment on rent. All mountaineering expeditions to the Indian Himalayas have to fulfill terms and conditions laid by the foundation, including a royalty fee for peak climbing. The national level apex body is located in south Delhi. You can download application forms from its website. You can choose from open, trekking, virgin and other peaks.

 

Learn mountaineering at NMIA in Nepal

Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA): The National Mountaineering Institute conducts various adventure activity courses ranging from two (2) to twenty (20) days. For example, the institute organizes courses in basic rescue, first-aid, hill walking, navigation, ice climbing, mountaineering and rock climbing. You can gain knowledge of cliff, crevasse and self…

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3 main components of mountaineering fee

A foreign mountaineering team planning to climb in the Indian Himalaya shall budget for the following fees besides other expenses: 1. Handling Charge Handling charge to be paid to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) depends on the peak altitude. Based on altitude, peaks are divided into three (3) categories: below…

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