Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is not only one of the best mountaineering institutes in India but also considered as the most prestigious mountaineering institute in Asia. This Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was established in 1965. It is located at Uttarkashi, very near the Gangotri region in Western Garhwal which undoubtedly has the best climbing and training potential in India. The campus area is almost seven hectares of prime forest land. The campus is extremely well laid out and well maintained.
Why you should join at a mountaineering course
Mountaineering course may not necessary for amateur trekker those who want to go for Low altitude trek only. But if you want to trek at high altitude, you must join at least a basic course of mountaineering. And if you want be a mountaineer then you must complete Advance Mountaineering course and better to complete Rescue Course also. But I must say that you should join a basic mountaineering course conducted by any mountaineering institute of India even if you like easy trekking. This course will teach you the technique of climbing. And you will learn also the use of rope and knots and you also get fitness and endurance training. This training will give you confidence and mental strength to face any awkward situation at mountain.
The courses offered at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
The courses offered by this institute can be basically divided into two category:
1. Adventure Course (for the age group 14 years to 18 years)
2. Adventure Course (Mixed) (for the age group 20 years to 50 years)
1.Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC)
2. Advance Mountaineering Course (AMC)
3. Search & Rescue (S&R)
4. Methods Of Instructions (MOI)
5. Mountain Guide Course
6. Sport Climbing Course
You can apply online for admission in any course conducted by this institute. First download Medical Form (This is to be verified by any MBBS doctor) and Indemnity Bond from the website. Then upload both the forms along with Age Proof Certificate, ID Proof and Previous Course certificate (if you have done any). At the time of reporting you have to submit hard copies of all the uploaded documents. You can also apply by sending the duly filled and signed Application form, Demand Draft of requisite Fee, Indemnity Bond and other relevant documents to Principal, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi – 249193, Uttarakhand.
- Visit the official site of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Here to know details