Mountaineering is a recreational outdoor activity of walking in natural environments on known paths that are called hiking trails. It is immensely popular in India both with the locals and the tourists, and is, in fact, a great way of not only keeping fit, but also developing mental strength, will, and patience.

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Lack of mountaneering training can lead to poor, even fatal results, but fortunately, there are plenty of schools and institutes in India that help students to get certified in mountaineering courses. Take a look at our chosen top 5 mountaneering institutes in India!

1. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling

This institute is located in Sikkim near Darjeeling. Darjeeling is also known for its great educational institutes, like Loreto College for girls, St. Paul’s Schoo,l Mt. Hermon, St. Joseph College, and North Point school.
The courses these institute offers are listed below:
1. Adventure  Course
2. Basic Mountaineering Course
3. Advance Mountaineering Course (AMC)
4. Methods Of Instructions (MOI)
5. Special course.
6. Sports Climbing
7. Special Adventure
8. Special Basic
9. Special Advance

2. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is one of the best mountaineering institutes in India as well as one of the most prestigious mountaineering institutes in Asia. It is located close to the Gangotri region, which has the best climbing potential in India and in the world.

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This institute offers following  six mountaineering courses:
1. Adventure  Course
2. Basic Mountaineering Course
3. Advance Mountaineering Course (AMC)
4. Search & Rescue (S&R)
5. Methods Of Instructions (MOI)
6. Special course.

3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali

The institute today is one of the biggest Adventure Sports training centres in the country, playing a large role in promoting mountaneering. It also has a library, a museum, and lecture halls. Along with various adventure training centers all over Himachal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute offers nine sub-centers all over India.

Details of Courses offered are as below:
1. Basic Mountaineering Course (26 Days)
2. Adventure Course (14 Days)
3. Adventure Course with White Water Rafting (14 Days)
4. Adventure Camp (10 Days)
5. Water Sports – Still Water (10 days)
6. Water Sports – White Water (10 days)
7. Snow Skiing (Duration as per arrangement)
8. Name of the Course
9. Mountaineering Expeditions & Special Treks in Himachal can be arranged.

The charges will be based as per requirement.

4. Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Pahalgam

This institute was established at Aru (Pahalgam), in Jammu and Kashmion on 25 October 1983.

Jawahar Institute and its sub centers offers the following courses during the year:
1. Basic Mountaineering Courses
2. Advanced Mountaineering Courses
3. Method of Instruction (MOI)
4. Adventure Courses
5. ADHOC Adventure Courses
6. Rescue Courses
7. Basic Skiing Courses
8. Intermediate Skiing Courses
9. Advanced Sking Courses
10. Basic Paragliding

5. SGMI, Gangtok

The mountaineering courses here are a combination of theory and hands-on experience. Some renowned teams from this institute have successfully climbed Everest and Pandim. The mountaineering courses here are a combination of theory and hands-on experience. Some renowned teams from this institute have successfully climbed Everest and Pandim. It has conducted 159 Basic Mountaineering Courses and 29 Advance Mountaineering Courses. SGMI has trained more than 7,000 personnel from the Assam Rifles and NSS.

This institute only trains participants from Armed Forces.

Mountaineering Courses

Types of Mountaineering Courses:
1. Basic Mountaineering Course
2. Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC)
3. Method of Instruction (MOI)
4. Search and Rescue (SAR)

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I like to scale the highest peaks of the world and therefore I have started this blog to show you around and give valuable pieces of advice. I am an Ex-Rope Leader and Troup Officer with a number of prestigious mountaineering institutes including the HAI, Garhwal.

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