Royal Enfield said in one of their ads – Mountains call us all. The difference is what we say back. There is something about the mountains. Whether it is the mystery that the clouds create by surrounding the peak, or the view of the world from the top or the echo in your voice or just the feel of having conquered something when you reach the hilltop – the journey of finding what you want to say back, is probably one of the most fulfilling emotions mankind can experience.
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Mountaineering is a sport that is not meant for everyone. But those brave-hearts who wish to climb up Indian Himalayas; here we have listed five of the best mountaineering expeditions in India that can make your dream come true this year in 2017.
A guide to lesser-known scenic hill stations and treks in the Himalayas
Ninety per cent of visitors to the Indian Himalayas keep visiting the same 10 per cent of places, over and over again. Pilgrimages aside, the hill stations and treks attract those looking out for genuine Himalayan adventure.
Leave No Trace is our resolution for January 2016. In this set of four short infographics, we share simple ways to minimise human impact on trekking trails. We owe cleaner trekking trails and nature to our fellow trekkers and the next generation. Do share these infographics with your trekking partners and urge them to keep our trekking trails clean.
We offer fully guided Expedition to the Indian Himalayas for the Mountaineering community around the world. These expeditions are led by experienced Mountain Guides who have been to the Mountains many times and some of them have been to the summit. For those who would like to have their independent departure for any of the mountains mentioned above or to any other mountain in the Indian Himalayas, Shikhar would be pleased to make arrangements for the same. Please do visit us at:Ã‚Â MountaineeringÃ‚Â Expedition
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A 15-member team of young mountaineers will scale a mountain peak over 6000m high in the Indian Himalayas during the post-monsoon period of 2016 as part of the expedition. “In a first of its kind move, the department of sports and youth affairs will fund the Himalayan expedition. IMF, the apex body of land based adventures in the country, will facilitate training and other activities,” said coordinator of IMF, Odisha chapter, Susanta Das.
Before the mission, three preparatory camps will be organized to train the participants in different mountain skills and techniques of survival in adverse weather conditions at high altitudes.
“The objective is to provide an opportunity to the youth in Odisha to participate in adventure sports and to instill team spirit, discipline and leadership,” Das added.
Youths of 18 to 25 years of age who have attended adventure camps before can apply for the expedition. The mission will start with a trek to the 12,000-feet high Sandakphu in Eastern Himalayas with 50 boys and girls in November. This will be followed by a 5-day rock climbing camp at Panchalingeswar Hills in Balasore in January next year.
The participants who will do well in the trekking and rock climbing would be selected for a grueling Ice craft training camp on the glacier of Sikkim Himalaya near 16,400 high Guicha-La for a fortnight under Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure & Eco Tourism in March 2016.
“Those who excel in the preparatory training camps would be selected for the 15-member final team and would get higher training in different mountaineering institutes like HMI Darjeeling, NIM Uttarkashi and JIM Pahalgam during summer next year before joining the first ever state-sponsored mountaineering expedition,” Das said.