conquer the high peaks of the Indian Himalayas is a dream of every mountain
climbing enthusiast. The picturesque sight of snow-covered mountains, the
soothing breeze and freezing cold weather of Indian Himalayan spellbind
visitors. Mountain Climbing is the most challenging adventure sport, some
call it a vertical charm while some refers it as an way to make an
adventurous trial. In recent years mountain climbing has become the
fastest-growing adventure sports in India. Mountain Climbing is a thrilling
sport that can be undertaken by acquiring the basic skills. Explore the
winding paths and pass through the wide-open spaces of the Himalayan peaks.
Also see the splendid flora and fauna in its natural environment. The best
season for taking up the sport of mountain climbing in India is during the
months of May to October. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) helps
in organizing and sponsoring mountain expedition. It also organizes climbing
for foreign tourists and deputes a liaison officer to accompany foreigners.
IMF needs at least a six month's notice before setting out on an expedition.
Important Gears for Mountain Climbing
All the technical equipments are arranged by the Institute, don't forget to
check your equipment while taking it from the Institute and before using it.
Important gears for mountain climbing are - a pair of cheap canvas shoes, a
backpack, coat, enough water and food to last you the entire trip,
flashlight, first aid kit, sunglasses, a map, an ice Axe, warm clothing and
The grant of the permit from Government of India and issue of 'X'
Mountaineering Visa by Indian Embassy abroad is a prerequisite of mountain
Mountain Climbing in Himachal
Himachal also known as the 'Land of Snow' is situated in the foothills of
Himalayas. The silver valley of Himachal offers some of most challenging
mountain climbing opportunities in the world. Himachal mountains attract
mountain climbers from all parts of the world. The peaks around Manali are
perfect for amateur climbers and offer easy snowplow peaks or even rocky
peaks. There are several peaks across the Rohtang pass rising up to an
altitude of 6500 m and offer the climbers some of the most challenging
peaks. Other popular mountain climbing regions are Chandra Bahaga ranges,
the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar ranges. Himachal also has several other areas
where Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali and its branch
at Dharamsala (Kangra) offer the excellent opportunities for mountain
Mountain Climbing in Jammu & Kashmir
Climbing in Jammu & Kashmir is one of the popular adventure sports. The
state boasts of some of the best peaks of Himalayan and Alpine mountain
ranges. Most popular peaks of Jammu & Kashmir are Kolahai (5,425 m),
Harmukh (5,148 m), Tattakuti (4,742 m) and Sunset (4,745 m). Peaks like
Kolhai and Harmukh offers an excellent opportunity for a rapid alpine
rising. Kishtwar presents small but challenging Himalayan peaks, the popular
peaks in the Kishtwar region are - Sickle Moon (6,575 m), Eiger (6,001 m),
Brammah-I (6,416 m), Brammah's Wife (5,297 m), Crooked Finger (5,630 m),
Flat Top (6,100 m), Barnaj-I (6,100 m), Barnaj-II (6,290 m), Arjuna (6,200
Zanskar, Nun and Kun ranges attracted the climbers with their breathtaking
height of over 7,000m. The Zanskar range surrounds the famous ranges of Nun
and Kun. Kun is situated at an altitude of 7,077 m above sea level and Nun
is situated at an altitude of 7,135 m above sea level. Other notable peaks
in the range are White Needle (6,500 m), Pinnacle (6,930 m), Z-1 (6,400 m),
Z-2 (6,175 m), D-41 (5,813 m), N-8 (6,392 m) and Bien Guapa (6,006 m)
The region of Ladakh have challenged mountaineers and made
itself one of the favourite locations for climbers. The Ladakh range
consists of the peaks - Stok Kangri (6,135 m), Parcha Kangri (6,065 m) and
Gulap Kangri (5,900 m). Some peaks of Nimaling area are very popular such as
the Kang Yissay at an altitude of 6,400 m above sea level.
Mountain Climbing in india
Takeover from Delhi airport and travel to Chandigarh Situated in foothills of SHIVALIK HILL RANGE,this is modern city of North India.
Travel start early in morning and we reach Solang Nala ( Manali ) This is 6 to 7 hrs. of journey going through VALLEY OF GODS ( KULLU & MANALI)
Trek to Dhundi ( 6 km. walk ) This is shepherd field. Green in laps of high mountains.
Day 05: Trek to Bakkar Thach:
( Shepherd encampment ) Walking for 5 hrs. Going through lush green meadows and ridges.
Crossing Shitidhar col and establishing ABC
Day 10 & 11:
Back to Beas Kund
Back to Dhundi
Back to Solang Nala/Manali
Back to Chandigarh and on Day 15 you reach Delhi.