Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi

Regarded as one of the finest mountaineering institutes in India, the prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was established in the cold winter of November, 1965 at Uttarkashi. NIM was founded to honor Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s great desire of bringing younger generation closer to the mountains and instill a sense of adventure and compassion for the environment. Apart from being an in...

Regarded as one of the finest mountaineering institutes in India, the prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was established in the cold winter of November, 1965 at Uttarkashi. NIM was founded to honor Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s great desire of bringing younger generation closer to the mountains and instill a sense of adventure and compassion for the environment.

Apart from being an institute for mountaineering, NIM has also conducted several relief works during the time of a disaster. NIM trainees and its alumni played a major role during the Kedarnath floods in 2014. Their search-and-rescue operations were responsible for saving many lives during the disaster.

Perched atop turtleback hill on the east bank of the river Bhagirathi, NIM offers six professional mountaineering courses for all age groups.

  • ADVENTURE COURSE: This course is designed for school students, teachers and adults who have had little experience in the wild. It teaches various activities like camping, cooking, navigation etc.
  • BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE: Considered the foundation course for men and women initiated into mountaineering, this course teaches all the basic aspects of mountaineering.
  • ADVANCED MOUNTAINEERING COURSE: Advanced mountaineering courses can be applied for after attaining ’A’ grade in the basic courses. These courses, besides brushing up the basic mountaineering knowledge, teaches advance techniques of climbing rock, ice and snow.
  • SEARCH & RESCUE: Conducted just once a year, this course is for the trainees who have acquired grade ‘A’ in advanced mountaineering course. The course covers Search & Rescue operations in the Himalayas with particular reference to rescue techniques on rock, snow and ice.
  • METHOD OF INTRUCTION: This aim of this course is to prepare mountaineers in becoming potential instructors and see it as a career opportunity. In mountaineering and allied sports.
  • SPECIAL COURSES: These courses are run by the Institute for different organizations on request. These include courses for deaf and dumb, and handicapped persons. Some courses are also conducted n request by military, police and schools.

Course Calendar of NIM, Uttarkashi for Year 2016 - 17:

Training Programme 2016 - 17

Courses
Duration
Subsidised Fee
Capacity
Age
Remark
Basic Mountaineering Courses (28 Days)
Rs. 5000/-
16 - 37 Years
 
Serial No. 241 (Gents)
20 Mar - 16 Apr 2016
70
"
Serial No. 242 (Gents)
24 Apr - 21 May 2016
50
"
Serial No. 243 (Ladies)
27 May - 23 June 2016
50
"
Serial No. 244 (Gents)
13 Sept - 10 Oct 2016
50
"
Serial No. 245 (Mixed)
19 Oct - 15 Nov 2016
70
"
Advance Mountaineering Courses (28 Days)
Rs. 5000/-
 
Serial No. 152 (Mixed)
24 Apr - 21 May 2016
25
17 - 42 Years
Serial No. 153 (Mixed)
27 May - 23 June 2016
25
"
Serial No. 254 (Mixed)
13 Sept - 10 Oct 2016
25
"
Search & Rescue Course (21 Days)
Rs. 5000/-
 
Serial No. 28 (Mixed)
20 Mar - 09 Apr 2016
30
19 - 42 Years
Method Of Instruction Course (21 Days)
Rs. 5000/-
 
Serial No. 23 (Mixed)
19 Oct - 08 Nov 2016
25
19 - 42 Years
Adventure Courses (15 Days)
Rs. 3000/-
 
Serial No. 206 (Girls)
05 June - 19 June 2016
60
14 - 18 Years
Serial No. 207 (Boys)
26 June - 10 July 2016
60
"
Serial No. 208 (Mixed)
28 Oct - 11 Nov 2016
50
21 - 40 Years
Serial No. 209 (Boys)
03 Dec - 17 Dec 2016
60
14 - 18 Years
Serial No. 210 (Girls)
06 Dec - 20 Dec 2016
50
"
Skiing Course (21 Days)
Rs. 5000/-
*Based on snowfall. Confirmation for date to be taken through NIM website/ telephonically from 15 onwards.
Serial No. 03 (Mixed)
February 2016*
25
16 - 37 Years
Sports Climbing Courses **
05 Days/07 Days
Full cost basis

50
(Minimum)

12 - 18 Years
**On request for schools, Colleges, ONGC, Private Firms, Corporate, Govt. Organisations, Senior citizen, Physical Challenged, Police and Departments.
Special Rock Climbing Courses **
05 Days/07 Days
Full cost basis
50
(Minimum)
12 Years & Above
Special Adventure Courses **
07 to 15 Days
Full cost basis
50
(Minimum)
14 Years & Above
Special Disaster Rescue Training ***
07 to 15 Days
Full cost basis
50
(Minimum)
18 - 40 Years
***Trainee should be Advance course qualified with "A" grade
Special Mountain Guide Course ***
15 to 21 Days
Full cost basis
50
(Minimum)
19 - 40 Years
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