Basic Mountain Skills
A 9 day introductory mountain skills program at Bakartach, Himachal Pradesh

This 9 days hand’s on workshop ensures you deepen your basics in mountaineering.This course is designed to help you level up your existing skill sets and serves as a relevant introduction for beginners looking to upgrade their skills. Climbing, Navigating, Technical Climbing, Body alignment and balance are some of the skills on which hands on training and practice will be conducted. Check trip highlights for more information !

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!


Eco Resorts

Service Level

Half Board
All Inclusive




Non Veg


18 to 60 years



Fitness Guide

  • People wishing to undertake this trip should have a good level of physical fitness, and previous experience of trekking to altitudes of at least 3500m .
  • It is not necessary to have previous experience of technical snow and ice climbing
  • Our trekking pace at altitude is dictated to a great extent by the need to acclimatise which imposes height gain limits on any day. Walking speed is further restricted by the sometimes difficult terrain. The group only moves as fast as its slowest member.

Note: This is a group tour. Minimum group size is 16 people

Tour Map

Tour Experience

A mountaineering course that will help you to skill up for your next technical climb or summit adventure. Learn techniques of mountain climbing, navigation, equipment set up handling and more. Work and learn alongside the best crew in the craft.

This is an all inclusive trip.

MAX ALTITUDE GAIN : 10,500 ft.

🏔How to choose a camp site

🏔How to set up a camp site

🏔Basic navigation techniques

🏔Ascending Techniques

🏔Descending Techniques

🏔Toe Kicking


🏔Body alignment

🏔Body Balance

🏔How to navigate a glacial field

🏔All inclusive trip

🏔Work alongside the best crew / teams

8N/ 9D

Departure: Fixed

You will be doing:

Mountain Climbing
Short Treks
Glacier watching

You will be experiencing:



1 Delhi

Take the night bus at from ISBT Kashmiri gate. It takes 12-14 hours to reach Manali, Once in Himachal alight in Haripur in Kangra Valley. We will then pick you from Haripur and drive you towards our accommodation away from the busy streets.

  • Delhi
  • Manali
500 km None

Reach Manali during early hours on day 2. Take time to relax in the morning after checking in at the accommodation. Afternoon we will go for a acclimatising hike to Lamadugh.

15 km 4 km
Eco Resorts
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We depart from the comfortable confines of our accommodation, drive around 2 hours to reach Dhungi. We alight at Dhungi and start our ascent towards Bakartach which will be our base for the next few days.

40 km 5 km
Hiking, Mountain Climbing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will train from Day 4- Day 6 .

We will spend our day on the slopes. We will practice ascending, descending techniques. Toe kicking, edging techniques on snow. Instructors will also help get the alignment and body balance right .

Day 5

We spend today on the snow slopes. Practice everything learnt yesterday. Learn arresting your falls and get introduced to basic rope work.

Day 6

On the snow slopes on day 6, we practice our leanings from yesterday and learn how to move roped up in a group and how to navigate a glacial field. We will also practice belaying and team arrest.

Base Camp
Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Hiking, Mountain Climbing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

In these 3 days we will move to the glacier area for some ice climbing. We will carry the lessons learnt on snow fields to this ice climb. On completion we will return to our base camp for the evening.

Day 8

Height Gain is the theme of the day. We move up the altitude and orate everything that we have learnt till today. We are back to the base camp for the night

None 4 km
Base Camp
Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Hiking, Hi-Altitude Camping
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We wind the camp site and descend to Dhundi .Our vehicles await us here and we drive back to Manali. Evening we board our bus to Delhi

  • Manali
  • Delhi

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Other Details

  • All transfers in a non-AC vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
  • All trip arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • Porterage upto 15kg/person
  • Peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
  • Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) personal choice
  • Travel & cancellation insurance


  • 20 to 30 degrees Celsius day time | ☃️0 to minus 10 degrees Celsius in the night
  • It’s best to be prepared for lower temperatures due to wind chill
  • Always keep extra layers in you daypack.
  • Though baggage is very personal we suggest try and pack light
  • Duffel bags and ruck sacks are perfect

⛑ First AID

Medical Facilities

  • All trip leaders have appropriate wilderness first-aid training and are experienced in
  • dealing with a range of medical problems associated with adventure travel.
  • This being said, none of them are licensed medical professionals and can only administer
  • First Aid. We carry a comprehensive First Aid Kit on all our trips that equip us to deal with
  • the most common issues faced in the outdoors and at altitude.

💁 General

This is a small group tour

  • Respect people with all skill level's - Beginner or Skilled
  • There will no mobile connectivity on site
  • We will share a checklist of all the items to be packed on confirmation

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