Departure from New Delhi on 17th October 2018 and return on 28th October 2018

This course is specially designed to cover the basics of Adventure and Outdoor Education. The course teaches the basics of Mountaineering, Mountain Manners, Trekking, Outdoor Education and Survival and Life Skills. The course includes all the fun elements of adventure and the outdoors while teaching the participants to be responsible and skilled explorers.

The Course Director for this course is Padmashri Mohan Singh Gunjyal, Assistant Commandant (Retd.)  He has received the Tensing Norgay National Award for outstanding achievement from the President of India.  He was part of several High Altitude Search and Rescue operations in the Himalayas where he saved the lives of many mountaineers, for which he received a commendation from the President of India. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Padmashri award by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India, for adventure sports.

Our instructors are all highly trained and vastly experienced. The entire course is conducted under the direct supervision of ex instructors from the Indian Army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) at Gulmurg, ITBP’s Institute of Mountaineering and Skiing at Auli and seasoned mountaineers and guest instructors at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Do view their profiles in Our Team.

We invite one parent to join the course on a 50% reduce fee as wardens. This is on a first come first serve basis.

There is a trained nurse on campus 24hrs and vehicle/horses on standby 24hrs.


Category: General
Age: 12-16 years
Duration: 12 days
Course Strength: 15-20 participants
Course Type: Special program for students from Gurugram
Instructor-Trainee ratio: 1:5
Stay Arrangements: In Arctic and Alpine Tents

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the participants to the Himalayas from a holistic perspective, its formation, geography, history, livelihood patterns, diversity, flora & fauna, ecological contribution and destination value.
  • To systematically impart training in the area of basic outdoor skills (rock and rope craft) with focus on life saving and survival skills.
  • To inculcate leadership qualities and expedition behavior by actively involving participants in outdoor management.
  • To provide experiential and formal learning opportunities during the course with focus on enhancing the performance IQ of the participants.
  • To provide orientation in bird watching.
  • To provide an opportunity to stay in a Himalayan village and interact with the local communities.
  • To encourage children in journal writing and documenting the experience.
  • Inculcate conservation and sustainable lifestyle ethics.

Suggested Items to Carry

  1. Trekking shoes (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  2. Two pairs of Trek pants + 1-2 normal trousers/tights
  3. 2-3 full sleeved collared t-shirts + 1-2 short sleeved t-shirts
  4. Warm clothing either a light jacket, woolen sweater and 2 pairs of inner thermals
  5. Poncho
  6. Personal clothing, 2-3 pair of socks (cotton plus woolen), 2-3 pair of under garments, towel, sun cap, woolen cap/monkey cap(balaclava) (should cover ears), toilet pouch, cold cream and SPF 40+ sun screen, hand sanitizer, slippers
  7. Sun Glasses
  8. One liter water bottle
  9. Torch with extra batteries

The other required equipment e.g. rucksack, sleeping bag and other technical gear will be issued by the institute for the course duration.

Course Location

  1. NDI Base Camp at Kuflon, 11 Km upstream from Uttarkashi in Assi Ganga Valley. Alt. 4900 Ft. Accessible by motorable road.
  2. Behra as a transit point on way to Dodital.
  3. Dodital
  4. Darwa Top
  5. Tekhla Rock Climbing Area, with due permission from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
Basic Mountaineering Course-NDI
Basic Mountaineering Course-NDI
Basic Mountaineering Course-NDI
Basic Mountaineering Course-NDI
Basic Mountaineering Course-NDI

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