Mountaineering Institute in
Manali is located 3 kms. from down-town on the Left Bank of
River Beas. It provides training facilities for basic and
advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners
Mountaineering Institute in Manali organizes basic & advance
training courses in, trekking, mountaineering, skiing and
water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments can be hired
from Mountaineering Institute by booking in advance.
Tourists can visit an interesting showroom of Mountaineering
Institute. This institute also conducts other adventurous
sports activities like high altitude trekking, minor
mountaineering, rock-climbing, skiing, and high altitude
rescue and relief courses. The institute has sufficient
lodging and boarding arrangements and equipment can be hired
for trekking purposes.
More information can be had at
the official web site of this institute : http://dmas.nic.in/Trekking.htm
For the most adventurous,
peaks in Kullu valley offer challenging playground for
Indian and International expeditions as well. With an
average altitude of 5,000 to 6,000 meters, these peaks have
been tried by experienced mountaineers from all over the
The large number of virgin peaks, easy access to base camps
and the affordability of local expeditions have made Kullu a
good value for many mountain climbers. Mountaineering
inspires man to attain the inner elusive peak within
himself. But it also requires exhaustive planning,
budgeting, specialised equipment, expertise and experience.
Bonhomie, camaraderie, esprit de corps and team spirit is
developed through mountaineering.
Kullu and Manali have produced
some world class climbers like Dicky Dolma, a woman living
in Manali, who climbed Mount Everest at the age of 19 years.
Other well known climbers include Col. Prem Chand, Radha
Devi or Deepu Sharma. These people have made history and
reserved a place of fame for Manali in the international
mountaineering scene. The Beas Kund region, the lower ridges
of Hanuman Tibba (5930m) and Deo Tibba (6001m) are suggested
areas for beginners.
Beas Kund, Chandertal and
Malana glaciers are the most popular among ice climbers.