The hilly terrain of Uttarakhand provides plenty of opportunities for mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. The easternmost hill district Pithoragarh, bordering Nepal and Tibet, often dubbed as ‘Miniature Kashmir’, is abundant in natural beauty, making it
For the past 40 years, with the aim to produce trained mountaineers and mountaineering enthusiasts, NIM has trained thousands of Indians and hundreds of foreigners. The
proposal to set up such an institute was first declared by the Ministry of Defence in 1964. NIM was established on November 14, 1965 at Uttarkashi to honour the desire of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was passionate about mountains. Bachhendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest, was trained at this Institute. The core of the training covers a high degree of technical exposure and expertise, along with safety applications to instill the correct mountaineering ethos. Although it is one of India’s youngest institutes, it has managed to get ahead of most others and has become a trusted anchor when it comes to mountaineering training. The excellent training standards, good administration, along with dedicated staff, make it one of the finest mountaineering institutes in the world.
|Treks From Almora|
Almora, another popular hill station of Uttarakhand is known as the cultural
capital of Kumaon. This town is situated on a 5 km mountain range situated at an altitude of 1,650 m and from a distance its shape resembles a horse shoe. Almora was not discovered and developed by the British, instead it was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has maintained its old customs and traditions that are visible in the way houses and roads have been built. The old forts, the historical monuments and the royal courts still exist in decent shape. The Kaushiki (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) Rivers encircle the town, overlooked by the snows of the Himalayas. A must buy are the local Kumaoni sweets called Bal Mithai and Singauri.
|S. No.||Name of Trek Route||Distance in Kms.||Duration of Trek||Gradient of Trek|
|1||Almora-Binsar- Jageshwar Trek|
|Almora - 13 km motorable - Kalmathiya - 10 km trek - Davra Gaun - 10 km trek - Dalar Gaun - 6 km trek - Binsar - 8 km Dhaulchina - 10 km trek - Jageshwar||44 Kms.||4 day||Normal|
|Almora - 17 km trek -Shitalakhet - 17 km trek - Chaukutiya||34 Kms.||3 day||Normal|
|Dwaragat - 10 km trek - Doonagiri - 10 km motorable and 10 km trek - Bhattkot - 10 km trek - Virdh Pinnak - 9 km trek - Kausani||39 Kms.||4 day||Normal|
|4||Almora-Banadi Devi- Kunwari Devi Trek|
|Almora - 9 km trek - Banadi Devi - 3 km trek - Jalna - 4 km trek - Kunwari Devi - 4 km trek Back - Jalna - 30 km motorable - Almora||20 Kms.||2 day||Normal|