Himalayan Mountaineering Course (Level I)
A technical mountaineering course designed for beginners who want to step into mountaineering in the Himalaya or explore mountaineering adventures with a set of skills. The Himalayan Mountaineering Course is a 20-day training program executed under the supervision of the IFMGA/NNMGA guide. The course incorporates learning various mountaineering skills like rock, ice, and snow climbing, along with negotiating glacial terrain. The course enables trainees to learn and apply multiple mountain disciplines such as mountain navigation, leadership skills, high-altitude physiology, and technical features of snow and avalanches, along with an attempt to scale a 6,000 m mountain at the end of the training.
The climb will be subject to the weather, climbing conditions, and other contingencies. Yet there are numerous options available for the climb; Naya Khang, Scout Peak, and Tsorku Peak can be alternatives.
This training course, however, requires a sound level of fitness.
This 20-day course is suitable for people who can walk at least 5-7 hours per day carrying a 60-liter backpack. And as long as you have an average level of fitness and a positive attitude and determination, this trip is definitely for you. Ideally, potential participants exercise and jog regularly in the weeks before the course to ensure a good level of fitness and strength. Get in touch now to reserve your place at the magnificent Naya Khang Mountain in the Langtang region of the Himalayas on a 20-day technical mountaineering level I course.
Trainers and Experts
Leading guides with impeccable climbing and guiding skills will supervise and instruct the training. IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guides shall be present at all times in the course of the training, which ensures not only a quality learning experience but also safety in mountain terrain.
The training shall be led by Mr. Tul Singh Gurung, an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide with a decade-long experience of climbing, leading, and guiding in the Himalayan giants like Everest, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
Similarly, he has climbed and guided over international mountains like Mont Blanc (4807.81m/15,774 ft), Mount Elbrus (5642m/18,510 ft), Mount Rainier (4392m/14,411 ft), and the lesser-known Mount Sudarshan Parbat (6540m/ 21450 ft) in India as well and has remained an active member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA) and the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA). Additionally, Mr. Gurung is a mountain rescuer and has participated in many successful rescue missions over the years.
Mr. Gurung will be accompanied by equally competent guides and trainers.