Himalayan Outdoor Adventure Institute aims to increase the
opportunities for young people part in exploration. Discovery and
challenging adventure; and to make these programs safer and more
meaningful. The instructions and staff are highly motivated and
experienced there spirit and enthusiasm ensure HC camps are very
difference from most other alternatives available in and around
Rock climbing is an unbelievably exhilarating sport and we invite
you to experience it with HOA.
The rock in our area varies each type with its unique qualities. For
a complete novice –this course introduces the participant to basic
outdoor skills camping hiking and first aid, route selection and
navigation, climbing techniques and natural history…. rock climbing
skills movement on rocks route finding. Participants will be
oriented to basic knowledge of the use, care of climbing equipment,
basic knots and coiling skills and belay techniques as well as rope
management, handling and abseiling techniques. Belaying and
rappelling on fixed rope. As much as practical climbing as possible
will be given. They will be exposed to training sessions at various
rock faces in and around Rahla and Rotang Pass and in Kothi in the
Pir Panjal Range.
In case of a little advanced rock climbers. From a camp at Kothi we
will visit different areas each day to learn the skills of rock
climbing from the ground up. In tandem with rock performance
training and movement skills will be comprehensive and detailed
instruction in safety and belay systems including: (use of nuts,
camming devices etc) gear placements, anchor building, various belay
systems, lead skills, self-rescue and rescue, multi-pitch systems.
Our instructors are professional mountain guides
Rock Climbing On demand through the summer months.
Outdoor Rock Intro- Weekend course for total beginners,
basic & intermediate level climbers.
Rock Evolution course 5-day program for total beginners,
basic & intermediate level.
Private Program On demand for individuals, families, groups.
This is a classic 12 day camp using the rustic natural environment of the
western Himalayas and surroundings of Kothi village. The course is based on
multi expedition and element concept where participants journey on several
expeditions that keep them on the move. It brings them to the unfamiliar,
helping them to stretch beyond their comfort zone-to explore, venture and learn.
Community service is an integral part of the camp to give participants an
opportunity of helping others. At the end of the camp they will climb a peak of
Solang Valley is world famous for winter sports and Skiing. The Solang
slopes are ideal for both the novice and professional. During the course the
trainees will learn to live in cold and snowbound areas and in cold temperatures
and basic skills in snow skiing
The course is designed for people new to skiing and is ideal as a primer
before joining us on one of our longer trips. You'll spend a weekend in the
mountains learning the basics of skiing: how to use your skis properly,
how to use 'skins', how to travel on skies, powder ski tips, a very basic
introduction to avalanche awareness and emergency preparedness. Sound like fun?
CUB HIMALAYAN VENTURE
This introduces kids to a slow and playful manner of
outdoor and camping manners ,Wilderness Travel ,rock climbing, clothing and gear
,map and compass reading, camp games and skills in nature observation.
This course requires participants to constantly deal with unfamiliar
situations and adapt o changes. In this process, they learn their own strengths
and weaknesses. They also learn about the importance of mental tenacity, having
positive attitude and effective leadership in overcoming the challenges posed to
them. Participants are constantly on the move, taking on progressively demanding
challenges each day.
We are proud of our reputation as one of the leading mountain school &
mountain guide services in India .we are committed to providing the highest
quality mountain experiences. It's all about enjoying the mountains,
learning from them, and accepting challenge while staying as safe as possible.
This, condensed and intensive high-end program. It focuses on the skills
required of the summer mountaineer ... climbing Himalayan rock, snow and ice,
glacier travel, crevasse rescue, technical rock, mountain approach plus
navigation. This is a demanding and strenuous program which requires a high
level of aerobic fitness from participants. It is suitable for beginners and
those with basic previous experience in hiking, mountaineering and rock
climbing. During training segments the group will be based in a range of
accommodations that will include wilderness camping, camping at high altitude.
Since this program is about developing all - round mountain skills, you will
be involved in menu planning, food packing and food preparation for out-trips.
During training you and the other course members will be responsible for cooking
for the group. The food supplied will be healthy and nutritious with emphasis on
simplicity. Do not expect a lavish menu, but also do not expect to starve, you
will eat well. Topics include:
- Snow School: - Movement on snow - Use of Ice Axe - Self Arrests - Snow
- Ice School: - Use of Crampons - Ice Anchors
- Glacier Safety: - Glacier Morphology - Choosing a Safe Route - Rope Use
for Glaciers - Crevasse Rescue
- Navigation: - Map and Compass Use - Whiteout Procedures - Route Planning
- Safe Movement: - Trail Techniques and Pacing - Use of Rope on Snow, Ice
and Mixed Terrain
- Accident and Emergency Procedures
- CLIMBS!!! 'Introduction to Mountaineering' is a 'hands-on' course. Skills
are explained, demonstrated in the field and then put into practice by
participants during glacier crossings and peak ascents. Expect to be sharing
the lead, solving route finding problems and fully involved in decision
The peaks attempted on this course are of moderate difficulty, in fact it is
often appropriate to allow students the lead. You will need to be fit and it is
a 'hiking' fitness that you will need as you will be traveling several
kilometers of glacier each day, often having to break trail in soft snow. Any
training you can do in advance, particularly that involving hiking up steep
terrain, will really enhance your enjoyment of this program. No prior
mountaineering experience is needed.
Our objectives are to train you to become an independent
and fully self sufficient summer mountaineer. To develop
you're all round competence to an advanced intermediate level across the
spectrum of summer mountaineering skills. This in tandem with the development of
individual and group leadership skills.
Himalayan Trekking: Travel in
difficult big mountain terrain breeds great mountain skills Route finding and
scrambling skills lead directly into more advanced mountaineering.
Mountaineering: Glacier travel, crevasse rescue,
climbing snow, ice and rock peaks. Expect to be leading on peaks
Mountain Navigation: Route finding in whiteouts
using compass and GPS.
Trip Logistics: Planning, menus, gear, safety,
- All out-trip hut and camping fees.
- All out-trip meals.
- Course transportation.
- Low Ratio Instruction.
- Use of all technical gear.
- All group camping gear (tents, stoves etc).
Groups arrive and disperse ex. FLK under own arrangements. Manali
is well connected with all major township in North India by
overnight direct bus services. Chandigarh, Shimal and Kullu are air
terminals and pathankot and Chandigarh are the Rail heads for Manali.
Colonel Prem has successfully trained some of the greatest
Everest expeditions of present times.
- 1984 Everest expedition , which successfully put the
first Indian women Ms Bachendri Pal on top of Mount. Everest
(He personally trained the women group).
- West Bengals North Face Everest Expedition-1991, from
Chinese side .
- “Indo-Nepal Joint Women Expedition-1993” which put a
record number of Seven Women on top of Mount. Everest
including the youngest girl..
- Malaysian Everest Expedition -1997 (S.E Asia’s
first successful Expedition to Mount. Everest)
- Malaysian Chaukhamba-II Expedition-1996.
Other Notable Training activities
- Initiated Singapore NCC into Adventure activities.
- Conducted a series of Indian Mountaineering Foundation’s (IMF), Training
- Conducted Winter Games Federation of India’s (WGFI),Summer Camps
- Mountain Guide training courses for Dept. of Tourism Govt., of Himachal
- Adventure courses for some of the top Indian Schools, Doon school, BCS
shimla,YPS Chandigarh, etc
- Supported Research teams of the Earth watch Groups
- Supported Research teams of the Royal Holloway College
of University of London.
- Conducted National Adventure foundation’s (NAF) adventure
- Tata Adventure Foundations
For more details, contact us.