India Mountaineering Course

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Mountaineering Course

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Price: INR 45,000 Inc. of GST. If you are a foreigner then add 5000 INR extra for IMF permits

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Max Altitude: 5000m

  • Batch Dates: 22 May - 31 May 2023 and 1 June - 10 June 2023

India Mountaineering Course Overview

The India Mountaineering course - Summer is designed for beginners who have no experience to High Altitude Mountaineering. The course objective is to introduce participants into the world of mountaineering.


Our 10 day India mountaineering course is run on the Beas Kund Glacier in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. The course is run on the Beas Kund Glacier a little ahead of the beautiful mountain Tarn called Beas Kund. The base camp is surrounded with 5000m - 6000m peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Manali peak, Ladakhi, Friendship peak, Priyadarshini etc.


During the India Mountaineering Course, you will be introduced to the basics of ice and snow craft and how to use mountaineering gear. You will also practice under the supervision of a qualified instructor. The objective of the course is not to summit a peak but we will do a height gain around the Beaskund Glaicer at the end of the course. The idea of the height gain is to use the skill you have learned on the trip. The area of the height gain will be decided in the field by the lead instructor based on the group dynamics.

Fixed Departures 2022

Price - INR 45,000 Inc GST.


If you are a foreigner then add INR 5000 Extra for IMF Permits.

 Batch Dates

22 May - 31 May, 2023

1 June - 10 June, 2023


Feel free to write to us with any questions you might have


India Mountaineering Course Objectives

- Develop expedition travel and mountaineering skills.

- Develop confidence with moving camps in mountains, living comfortably high in the Himalayas and carrying loads.

- Cover all technical snow and ice climbing skills necessary for climbing a peak.

- Learn wilderness and glacier navigation skills.

- Learn about climbing at high altitudes and proper acclimatisation processes.

Course curriculum in brief:

- Use of ice axe
- Snow Craft
- Ice Craft
- Self-arrest techniques
- Techniques in ascending / descending snow slopes, types and use of snow anchors
- Techniques in ascending / descending ice walls.
- Use of Jumar and Ascending Knots.
- Roped climbing and belay systems
- Introduction of crampons, French cramponing and other ice climbing techniques.
- Different types of ice anchors, protections and belay systems
- Glacier travel, crevasse rescue and evacuation
- Fixed rope routines
- Establishing high camps
- LNT (Leave no traces) practices

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Manali
Day 02: Pre-departure preparations
Day 03: Drive to Dhundi and trek to Bhakarthach.
Day 04-09: Program curriculum including snow craft and ice craft, cramponing, snow and ice anchors and belays, glacier travel, self arrest, crevasse rescue, ice climbing, establishment of high camps and height gain.
Day 10: Return to Manali by evening.

1. Camping Tents, Kitchen, Dining tents and Insulated Sleeping Pads.
2. Nutritious, high calorie food will be served. Dhundi to Dhundi.
3. All instruction for the Mountaineering course.
4. Cook and camp helpers until base camp.
5. Horses carry loads on the route until base camp.
6. Transport between Manali and Solang in Jeeps.
7. All technical climbing gear.

- All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
- Sleeping Bags. (We recommend to get bags which are comfort rated to - 5 to - 8 deg C)
- Accommodation and food in Manali.
- Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend to purchase suitable insurance cover.

-  Backpack / rucksack (70 lts)- This will go on Horses until BC
- Backpack small ( 20 - 30 Ltrs) - This is what you can use everyday for the hike and to go to the training area.
- Warm hiking pants and shirts/ t shirts / sweat shirt.
- T-shirt Wicking Layer.
- Good hiking shoes.
- Head light with extra batteries.
- Sunglasses.
- Suntan lotion and toiletries.
- Camera.
- Insulated Water bottle/ 750 ml flask.
- Warm fleece jacket.
- Windproof shell jacket and pants.
- Down jacket.
- Warm gloves thin to work in the ice.
- Warm gloves thick woollens usually do but if you want something water proof then that is also cool.
- Warm socks.
- Warm Beanie.
- Thermal underwear's.
- Hiking Poles.
- Raincoat.
- Personal climbing harness.
- Helmet.
- Prescribed medication if any.


Marcela Hronesova

United States

I had the opportunity to attend the basic mountaineering course in 2017 with this company. The instructor Suresh and the rest of his staff were excellent and very patient with all of us. It was fun experience and very useful course if you want to attempt some peaks in the future.

Ashik Pico Ashokan


I had a great time on the course. All that I learnt on the course was eventually put to good use on our Mt Damavand climb soon after.  

Zeeba Khan

Fitness Trainer - Mumbai

This was my second trip with Above14000ft. The first being the Mt Yunam climb in 2016. This course has been very amazing and so has the instructors and all the staff on the program.

Faram Khambatta

Principal Software Engineer at SenSen Networks - Ahmedabad

It was a very nice learning experience for me. I have always been fascinated by high altitude climbing and this course has been a good beginning point. I look forward to more trips with Above14000ft in the future. 

Teshil Gangaram

Outdoor Instructor at Outward Bound Singapore ( OBS )

Xieheng and me did this course in 2009 and I have many fond memories of this course. Our Instructor Prakash was a great guy and we learnt many new things from the program. 

Jonathan Glover

University of Cape Town

Awesome course we guys did this program in the CB range on the Dhaka Glacier. Rinku our instructor was amazing and very knowledgeable. We all had a great time on the course and will surely come back for more climbing in the future. 

Brenden Argent

University of Cape Town

Awesome course, Rinku our instructor was amazing and very knowledgeable. I had a amazing time on the course and will surely come back for more climbing in the future. 

Tim Perks

University of Cape Town

Awesome course, Rinku our instructor was amazing and very knowledgeable. I had a amazing time on the course and will surely come back for more climbing in the future. 

Andreas Dewanto

Instructor at Physics Department, National University of Singapore

I had a good time on the course. The course offered me a good foundation to pursue other climbs that I have always wanted to do. 

Ashok Kumar


What an amazing course, and also awesome company to do it in. I would surely recommend this mountaineering course to anyone wanting to pursue high altitude climbing. 

Dhiraj Banai Koch

Chief Manager - State Bank of India Assam

It was an amazing experience. I have always wanted to learn the basic of climbing having done several high altitude treks before I now wanted to do other technical climbs and this has been a nice starting point.  

Kong Xieheng

Works at : Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore - MPA

I did the mountaineering course with Kaushal back in 2009 and have always come back to do more Himalayan Trips with Above14000ft over the years. I would highly recommend this course. 

Pat Deed

From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I learnt a good deal about mountaineering. Amazing company to do a climbing course with. All instructors were very good and super friendly staff. Will surely come back to do a climb with you guys in the future. 

Wiebke Toussaint

University of Cape Town

Amazing course and what amazing mountains. I am sure to come back again on a program with Above14000ft.  

Mikhaela Levitas

University of Cape Town

I have had an amazing time on this course. The instruction and climbing was awesome. The food on the course was really very good too. I will surely come back for more expeditions in the future 

Kieran Amin

University of Cape Town

I had an amazing time on the climb with you guys on Tharang in the Miyar valley. Will definitely come back for more climbing with you all.