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Satopanth Climbing Expedition

Col. N. Kumar
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Climbing Expedition Highlights

MHE is proud to be the only company to offer a fixed date International Climbing Camp in India. We started these camps in 2002 and the first camp was organised in collaboration with the UIAA. In each consecutive year we have organised an annual training camp followed by an attempt on a 7000 Mts.+ peak. The camp offers an ideal opportunity for climbing clubs to send their young climbers to get professional climbing experience in the Indian Himalayas. The camp is run by professionals and is also affordable at the same time.

The training camp focuses on high altitude experience, ice climbing practice and an attempt on a 7000 mts. Peak. In the past, successful camps have been held on the Satopanth (Garhwal) and Nun in Kashmir on an annual basis.
 
The camps are organised by Col. N. Kumar (Bull), a former member of the UIAA Expeditions Committee, co-leader of 1965 Indian Everest  Expedition, and  Leader of the First Ascent of the North Eastern Spur of Kanchenjunga to name a few. Outside Magazine (Feb 2003) has even featured an article on Col. Kumar's ski traverse and climbs in the Siachen Glacier area.
 
MHE have decided to hold another camp this year for Satopanth (7065 M) peak. Please use this opportunity to send your young climbers to the Indian Himalayas.

Instructors
Apart from Indian instructors, we offer free land arrangements for one instructor per four paying climbers. All instructors will have to provide us with a detailed resume of their climbing achievements.

High Altitude Equipment
We supply high altitude food, tents and burners. High Altitude Porters are used to ferry loads. All participants are required to bring their own personal gear like harnesses, shoes, carabiners, jumpers etc.

Insurance
It is mandatory for all participants and instructors to buy International Travel Insurance which must cover Emergency Air Evacuation. We require Personal insurance details before your arrival in India to process your application.

Certificate
All participants and instructors will be given UIAA certificates after completion of the course.

Route Chart

Delhi - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Chirbasa - Gaumukh - Tapovan - Nandanvan Base Camp - Climb

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2: Meet the Director of Indian Mountaineering Foundation(IMF), Introduction to the Indian Himalayas by Col. N. *Kumar,. Finish official paperwork for the expedition.
  • Day 3 : Delhi - Uttarkashi. Over night stay at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
  • Day 4 : Uttarkashi
  • Day 5 : Uttarkashi drive to Gangotri and trek to Bhojbasa.
  • Day 6 : Bhojbasa – Chirbasa
  • Day 7 : Chirbasa – Tapovan
  • Day 8 : Tapovan – Nandanvan ( Base Camp)
  • Day 9 - 15 : Acclimatization & Training
  • Day 16 – 24 : Satopanth Peak Climbing
  • Day 25 : Return Trek to Tapovan
  • Day 26 : Trek to Bhojbasa
  • Day 27 : Trek to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi
  • Day 28 : Drive to Rishikesh
  • Day 29 : Drive to Delhi
  • Day 30 : Delhi
  • Day 31 : Depart Delhi

Costs

  2  -   5  climbers USD 4400 per person
  5  -   9  climbers USD 3850 per person.
10 - 12  climbers USD 3650 per person

Cost Includes

  • 30 nights accommodation in tents at the base camp and hotel or guest houses enroute to the base camp and in Delhi.
  • Arrival and departure transfers from International Airport to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. (Your Delhi Accommodation)
  • All transportation from Delhi to road head and back in Non air-conditioned deluxe coaches.
  • IMF Peak Booking fees.
  • costOne IMF Laison Officer per peak.
  • IMF Environment Fees.
  • International and Indian Instructors.
  • Tents and Mattresses.
  • High altitude fuel and food.
  • All meals in Delhi, enroute and at the camps.
  • Fixed Rope and Ladders.
  • 1 ½ weeks training camp.
  • 3 ½ weeks supervised climbing expeditions
  • Porters / Ponies for camp equipment till base camp.
  • High Altitude Porters for the expedition from base camp and beyond.
  • A medical team with Hyperbaric chamber (Gammow Bag) and Oxygen cylinders at base camp.
  • Wireless contact with the closest Army / Paramilitary base.
  • Tie up for Air Evacuation.

Cost Excludes

  • Any international air fare for participants.
  • Any personal gear like sleeping bags, harnesses, carabiners, jumars, crampons, pitons, ice axes and high altitude gear.
  • International travel, accident and evacuation Insurance
  • Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls, beverages etc.

Note : Government service tax will be extra on total billing amount.

 

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