HMI, Dajeeling

HMI, Dajeeling

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is situated on the northern borders of West Bengal in the district of Darjeeling which used to be a summer getaway during the British Raj. Mt.Kanchenjunga(8512m), the second highest peak in the world is visible from Darjeeling.as the first morning rays light up the distant mountain range. The actual training takes place in western Sikkim which is home to the Kachenjunga National Park. The training is divided between the Rathong Glacier and Chowrikhang.The Kachenjunga massif in visible from here. The institute is known for it’s rigourous training and heavy backpacks which aim to increase your endurance in the mountains. The nearest railway station is 95 kms away in new Jalpaiguri. Bagdogra is the nearest airport at 90kms away from Darjeeling.

NIM,Uttarkashi

NIM,Uttarkashi

Set up in 1965, it is rated as the most prominent mountaineering institute in Asia. It provides various courses like adventure course, Basic Mountaineering Course, Advance Mountaineering Course, Search and Rescue Course (the only institute in India providing this course), Methods of Instruction Course, etc.

They started skiing course in 2014 based on snow conditions. Tekhla rock climbing training area is regarded as one of the best in India. One has to apply a year in advance for next year’s course as the seats get full very early.

 

 

ABVIMAS,Manali

ABVIMAS,Manali

It is the largest adventure sports training centre in India today. Set up in 1961, it offers adventure courses across the state. One can undertake a Basic Mountaineering Course, Adventure Course, Snow Skiing, Water Course, etc. You can know more about them here.

Jawahar Intitute of Mountaineering

Jawahar Intitute of Mountaineering

This institute was set up in 1983 at Aru, Jammu and Kashmir. Headquartered in Pahalgam, its various sub-centers are at Nalthi Bhaderwah, Sanasar-Patnitop-Kud, Shey (Leh) and Gulmarg. It provides Basic and Advance Mountaineering Course, Method of Instruction, Basic Skiing Courses, Intermediate Skiing Courses, Advance Skiing Courses, Basic Paragliding, etc. To know more, click here

NIMAS,Dirang,Arunachal

NIMAS,Dirang,Arunachal​

Established in 2013, it is the first national institute authorised to conduct land, aero and aqua courses. The team of instructors are trained from High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS), Siachen. Its first Basic Mountaineering Course was conducted from Aug 26 – Sept 30, 2013. To know more,click here.

 

6. Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Kashmir

6. Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Kashmir​

IISM was set up in 1969 with the main focus on snow skiing. It does provide mountaineering courses which are not as good as other institutes. It also provides courses such as water skiing, parasailing, paragliding, adventure courses, etc. To know more, click here.

 

PNSMTI,Munisiyari,Uttarakhand

PNSMTI,Munisiyari,Uttarakhand​

It is a newly established mountaineering institute situated at an altitude of 2,200m in Munsiyari that is located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. PNSMTI is the second premier mountaineering institute of Uttarakhand after Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi. The institute is named after the great surveyor Pandit Nain Singh Rawat who played a major role in the Great Trigonometrical Survey (GTS) in mid-nineteenth century. The institute has already started inviting applications for adventure courses, skiing courses and will soon start mountaineering courses as well. Read more about the institute here.