INTRODUCTORY MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

INTRODUCTORY MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

Himachal

  • 8 DAYS
  • 12 MAX GROUP SIZE
  • 3500m MAX ALTITUDE
  • grading 5 MODERATE

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This course is designed for individuals aspiring to learn the fundamental skills involved in climbing a mountain. It imparts skills necessary for safe, successful and enjoyable mountain adventures. Our training area would be Dhundi above Solang Valley. We trek up to Dhundi & make it our base camp for next four days of training. It is a great opportunity for first timers who are keen to discover the outdoors and experience the mighty Himalaya at high altitude. No previous climbing experience is required. However, there are a couple of strenuous days and we cannot but overemphasize the importance of physical conditioning. Everyone is expected to have good physical fitness as we would be spending many hours on field practice.

Itinerary

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The journey starts with boarding the overnight Volvo from Himanchal Bhawan near Mandi house in Delhi. The departure time of the bus is generally between 5:00pm to 6:30 pm so all the participants are expected to report by 5:00 pm at Himanchal Bhawan. Overnight Bus.
We reach Manali early in the morning. An hour’s drive from here takes us to our hotel at Solang. Morning is at leisure and post afternoon we go for a short acclimatization walk to the village of Solang & back. Overnight at Hotel.
A short trek through green meadows and forest leads us to Dhundi Camp. Today we learn to pitch our tents and about camp management. Post lunch we are introduced to some basic mountaineering equipment and their usage along with some basic mountaineering knots. Overnight at Camp
We spend the whole day on the slopes near base camp practicing movement on snow. Emphasis is laid on ascending & descending using toe-kicking & edging techniques. The instructors help participants get the body position & body balance right. By the end of the day enable them to go on steep snow slopes confidently. Overnight at camp.
Today also the day is spent on the slopes learning application of all ice axe positions and learning to arrest your fall. Since self-arrest requires people to slide down slopes in different body positions before arresting the fall it becomes a fun activity. Normally participants end up practising a lot as it gives them opportunity to slide down the snow slopes. Overnight at camp.
Today we learn the use of rope and how we can move safely on the slopes as small teams. We learn how to belay each other and how to arrest the fall of the fellow climbers. Overnight at camp.
This day we do height gain, idea is to go up to high point using the various techniques we have learnt in the previous days. On the way back instructors would also show how to set up anchors on snow slopes and techniques to descend and rappel down on steep sections. Overnight at camp.
On the last day we have an opportunity to revisit & practice what we have learnt during the whole course. It is like a free day wherein one can spend some more time on one's weak areas. Post lunch we have a ceremony where certificates are distributed to the participants and we drive to Manali. People get an hour or so in Manali market to buy souvenirs etc before they board the overnight Volvo to Delhi. Overnight bus.
We arrive in Delhi by 10am.

Cost details

44,200

DELHI TO DELHI
INCLUSIONS
  • - Volvo bus tickets from Delhi to Manali and back
  • - Twin Share accommodation for 1 night at Solang
  • - Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for 5 nights on the mountain
  • - All meals on the trip
  • - All Entry fees, Camping fees
  • - Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • - White Magic Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced, local guides
  • - Porters' salaries
  • - All Transport as per the itinerary above
  • - All Climbing Equipment needed for the trip
  • - GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules). 
EXCLUSIONS
  • - Sleeping Bag & items of personal clothing
  • - Items of personal clothing
  • - Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, drinks, souvenirs and other
  • - Expenses of a personal nature.
  • - Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  • - Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
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  • Note -
    1. Single Room in Solang during the trip can be booked at an additional cost of INR 2800.
     

44,200

Trip cost

44,200

Trip cost
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