Basic Mountaineering Course in Manali
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    If trekking, rock climbing, rappelling and mountaineering is what excites you, then this 10-day basic mountaineering course is the perfect experience for you. The course is designed to teach you a range of skills that are required to complete difficult expeditions and summit high-altitude peaks. The course takes you to the mountains near Manali, where you'll spend days learning how to navigate a glacier, how to set up a campsite, how to use a climbing ropes, how to climb over thick ice and several other basic mountaineering skills.

    You'll be accompanied by experienced mountaineering instructors who will train you in every activity. Under their guidance, you'll learn and practice techniques in basic mountaineering until you're confident and comfortable with your newly learnt skills.

    Destination

    This basic mountaineering course takes place in the mountains of Bakarthach, located close to Manali. These mountains offers a differing variety of terrain, ranging from barren mountains to snow-covered inclines. This difference of topography makes it a perfect destination to gradually learn, practice and perfect different mountaineering skills. At the end of the course, you'll test your skills by ascending and descending to a high-altitude vantage point near Bakarthach.

    Destination highlights

    • Learn techniques of basic mountaineering.
    • Spend a week climbing mountain slopes near Manali.
    • Train under the guidance of the country's most experienced instructors.
    • Prepare for difficult expeditions and high-altitude treks.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    A high level of health and fitness is required to enrol in this basic mountaineering course in Manali. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    Travellers are required to carry their own sleeping bag, to be used during accommodation in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the mountaineering instructor during the basic mountaineering course in Manali.

    Travellers are required to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the basic mountaineering course in Manali.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 45 days before start date of the basic mountaineering course in Manali: 100% refund, minus a cancellation fee of INR 5,000 per person.

    For cancellations made between 30-45 days before start date of the basic mountaineering course in Manali: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before start date of the basic mountaineering course in Manali: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All accommodation during the course will be provided on a twin-sharing basis. In case the traveller is forced to stay on single-occupancy due to lack of participants to share the room/tent, an additional charge of INR 6,820 will be levied.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the basic mountaineering course in Manali.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this basic mountaineering course in Manali in order to ensure the safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi at 20:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi by 10:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Shared Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus
    Start point
    Dhundi
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    End point
    Dhundi
    Time of departure
    08:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    NA
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    NA
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    18+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    NA
  • Day 1 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Delhi to Manali

    Arrive at the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi by 20:00 hrs. Here, you'll board a Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus or similar vehicle and begin the overnight journey to Manali. The bus will drive past the towns of Panipat, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh and Mandi before arriving at Manali. The entire drive takes approximately 15 hours. Overnight in transit.

    Day 2 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Day trek to Lamadugh

    The bus will arrive at Manali by early in the morning. You'll transfer to a pre-booked hotel in Manali, where you can rest and relax for a few hours. In the afternoon, you'll head out for a short, day trek to Lamadugh, a nearby trekking destination. The entire trek takes 6-7 hours of hiking over a well-marked mountain trail beginning from Old Manali. Return to the hotel by late evening. Overnight in a hotel in Manali.

    Day 3 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Manali to Bakarthach

    Board a shared, private vehicle from Manali and travel to a small village called Dhundi, located just 2 hrs away. From Dhundi, you'll continue the rest of the journey to Bakarthach on foot. En route, you'll learn a few basic skills of navigation. Upon reach Bakarthach, the mountaineering instructors will show you how to select the best spot for camping and the proper method of setting up tents. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Day 4 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    You'll spend the day training and practicing various skills of mountaineering. You'll travel to a patch of snow-layered mountain slopes near Bakarthach where you'll learn techniques like toe-kicking and edging over the snow. The mountaineering instructors will help you achieve the proper body positioning and balance. By the end of the day, you'll be able to comfortably navigate a steep patch of snow in the correct manner. The day's session ends by evening. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.
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    Day 5 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    You'll spend the day training and practicing various skills of mountaineering. The initial part of the day is spent perfecting the various basic skills learnt yesterday. In the later half, you'll be introduced to new skills such as how to arrest a fall caused by slipping and how to ascend and descend using a rope. The day's session ends by evening. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.
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    Day 6 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    You'll spend the day training and practicing various skills of mountaineering. After spending a few hours perfecting the various basic skills learnt yesterday, you'll continue with the other techniques like belaying. You'll learn to work as a team while ascending and descending using the ropes. This includes arresting the fall of the team caused by any errors in using the ropes. You'll also learn the proper footwork required to navigate a glacier. The day's session ends by evening. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.
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    Day 7 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    You'll spend the day training and practicing various skills of mountaineering. Picking up on yesterday's session on the proper footwork for navigating a glacier, you'll proceed for training on some thick snow terrain to practice ice climbing. You'll learn the different ways of using the equipment required for ice climbing such as an ice axe. The day's session ends by evening. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.
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    Day 8 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    You'll spend the day training and practicing various skills of mountaineering. On the last day, you'll spend most of your time perfecting skills taught over the past few days. In order to practice, you'll embark on a day trek to a high vantage point on a nearby mountain. The route taken to reach the vantage point and then return back to base will require you to utilize the various skills taught over the past few days. The gain in altitude as you utilize these skills adds an additional serving of adventure during the trek. The day's session ends by evening. Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.
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    Day 9 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Bakarthach to Delhi

    The day begins as you help the support crew in dismantling your base camp at Bakarthach. You'll trek back to the village of Dhundi, where vehicles will be waiting to take you to Manali. At Manali, you can spend some time in the local marketplace until it is time to board an evening Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus back to Delhi. Overnight in transit.

    Day 10 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Arrive at Delhi

    The bus will arrive at Delhi by early in the morning. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Bakarthach
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthach
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Delhi-Manali in shared Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus
    • Transfers between Manali-Dhundi in private, non-AC vehicle
    • Accommodation in hotels at Manali for 1 night on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents during the course for 6 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress etc.
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent while camping
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 9
    • All equipment required for mountaineering: ropes, ice axe etc.
    • Services of experienced mountaineering instructors and support crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment and personal luggage of maximum 15 kgs
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city-Delhi
    • Upgrade accommodation in hotels and tents to single-occupancy (pay additional INR 14,170 per person)
    • Forced accommodation in single-occupancy due to lack of participants (pay additional INR 6,820 per person)
    • Personal expenses such as meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Sweater and thermal apparel (upper and lower)
    • Fleece jacket, down jacket and pullover
    • Fleece windcheater (optional)
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Gloves/mittens with waterproof shell
    • Hiking shorts
    • Full-length cotton/wool pants
    • Thick woollen socks
    • Trekking shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
    • Balaclava or skull cap
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for mountaineering: ropes, ice axe etc.
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress etc.
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Private non-AC vehicle for transfers between Manali-Dhundi
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Sleeping bag
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Head torch/lamp (with spare bulb)
    • Small padlock or combination lock
    • Large plastic bags
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking/hiking poles
    • Small ear plugs
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (dry fruits, protein/granola bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.
  • Day 1 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Delhi to Manali

    Overnight in transit.

    Report at the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi and board a Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus to Manali. Since no meals are provided in today's meal package, you'll want to have dinner before arriving at the start point. You'll spend the night in your seat on the bus. Since you'll be spending the night in the bus, make sure to wear comfortable, loose clothes and carry some dry snacks like biscuits and dry fruits.

    Day 2 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Day trek to Lamadugh

    Overnight in hotels at Manali.

    Arrive at Manali and embark on a day trek to Lamadugh. This trek is intended to help you acclimatize and warm up for the training which begins tomorrow. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali on twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Manali to Bakarthach

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Travel to Dhundi and begin the basic mountaineering course during the trek to Bakarthach. Travel to Dhundi will be in a private, non-AC vehicle. You'll be accommodated in tents at Bakarthach on twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Spend the day training and practicing various basic skills of mountaineering. You'll be accommodated in the same tents as yesterday. You're required to carry your own sleeping bag, to be used during accommodation in tents. The tour operator can help you buy or rent one at Manali. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Spend the day training and practicing various basic skills of mountaineering. You'll be accommodated in the same tents as yesterday. The campsite will be equipped with common kitchen/dining tent for preparing and serving meals. The campsite will also be equipped with a dry-pit style toilet tent. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Spend the day training and practicing various basic skills of mountaineering. Throughout the course, you'll be accompanied by experienced mountaineering instructors and a support crew of drivers, helpers, cooks and porters. You'll be accommodated in the same tents as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Spend the day training and practicing various basic skills of mountaineering. You'll be accommodated in the same tents as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The support staff will also ensure that safe drinking water is available to all travellers throughout the course.

    Day 8 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Training and practice

    Overnight in tents at Bakarthach.

    Spend the day training and practicing various basic skills of mountaineering. You'll be accommodated in the same tents as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Bakarthach to Delhi

    Overnight in transit.

    Trek back to Dhundi and travel to Manali in a private, non-AC vehicle. At Manali, you can spend a few hours at the marketplace shopping for gifts and souvenirs. In the evening, you'll board a Volvo Semi-Sleeper bus back to Delhi. You'll spend the night in your seat on the bus. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only.

    Day 10 of basic mountaineering course in Manali: Arrive at Delhi

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Arrive in Delhi by late morning. Your trip ends here.

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