12 Days GLACIER MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

 

 

This course is designed for individuals aspiring to learn the fundamental skills involved in climbing a mountain. It imparts the skills necessary for safe, successful and enjoyable mountain adventures.

Departure Dates 2016: 

01-12 Oct 2016

 

 

 

Itinerary & Cost

 

Day 01: Board the overnight Volvo from Delhi

Day 02: Arrive Manali (1960m). Rest and Acclimatization

Day 03: Drive to Solang (2500m)

Day 04: Trek to Bakkarthach (3328m) 5 hrs trek

Day 05: Trek to Friendship Base Camp (3586m) 4-5 hrs

Day 06: Training day at Base Camp (3586m)

Day 07: Open Route from Base Camp to Camp 1 (6 hrs)

Day 08: Base Camp – Camp I (3-4 hrs)

Day 09: Ice and Snow Craft

Day 10: Training and Practice. Descend to Base Camp

Day 11: Trek Base Camp – Manali. 4-5 hrs trek and 1 hr drive. Evening Bus to Delhi.

Day 12: Arrive Delhi

 

GLACIER MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

 

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali (1900m)

HP tourism runs overnight Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Board the bus from Himachal Bhavan around 7:00pm to arrive Manali early in the morning. Travel Time: 14 Hrs.

 

Day 02: Arrive Manali (1960m)

Arrive in Manali by 9 am. You’ll be met by our guide who’ll transfer you to the Hotel. Briefing and last minute shopping at Manali. Fit yourself in your climbing gear (climbing boots, crampons and your harness).

Oppurtunity to check out the interesting places in Manali which includes the Hadimba temple, the Vashisht hot water springs or the Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 03: Manali to Solang (2500m)

After breakfast drive (30mins) to Solang Nalla. Do some hikes to gain some altitude. Learn about the usage of mountaineering equipment.

Overnight Guest House/Camp.

 

Day 04: Solang – Bakkarthach (3328m) 5 hrs trek

After an early breakfast we walk 5kms on a jeep track till Dhundi. The trail goes along the river Beas before crossing it and then ascends steeply to reach the grazing grounds of Bakkarthach. ABV Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports runs a camp here and uses the surrounding area for conducting their mountaineering courses.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 05: Bakkarthach – Friendship Base Camp (3586m) 4-5 hrs

A short descent to the river and then a steep ascent brings us to the base camp. We cross the river Beas on a makeshift log bridge set up by the shepherds just below the snout of the Beas Kund Glacier. Learn to use your personal equipment (harness, carabiners, climbing boots, crampons & gaiters) and the use of ice-axe and the how to arrest a fall on the slope.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 06: Training day at Base Camp (3586m)

Spend the day around the base camp practicing movement on snow/ ice. Learn to use the basic knots and the rope management. Practice various belaying techniques.

Overnight Base Camp

 

Day 07: Open Route from Base Camp to Camp 1 (6 hrs)

Ferry loads till Camp I and open the route till the shoulder on the south east ridge the mountain. Camp construction, camp management, and cold weather camping skills.

Overnight Base Camp

 

Day 08: Base Camp – Camp I (3-4 hrs)

After a relaxed start we head up to occupy Camp I. Learn the basics of glacier travel and how to spot & negotiate crevasses.

Overnight Camp I.

 

Day 09: Ice and Snow Craft

We spend the entire day learning Ice and snow craft techniques.

Overnight Base Camp

 

Day 10: Training and Practice. Descend to Base Camp

We spend more time on the glacier leaning many other skills and practicing everything that has been learnt over the few days.

 

Day 11: Trek to roadhead. Drive to Manali. Evening bus to Delhi

Trek Beas Kund to Dhundi, the roadhead and drive back to the comforts of the hotel in Manali. We’ll have a few rooms for wash and change. A Celebratory lunch before we depart to Delhi by the evening Volvo. 4-5 hrs trek and 1 hr drive.

 

Day 12: Arrive Delhi

 

 

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $ 1550

Tour Code: IND-GMC-12

Fixed Departure 2016: 01-12 Oct 2016
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare:
SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 500 including taxes

LAND Price includes

  • All transport from Delhi back to Delhi by road / rail as applicable.
  • All Accommodation on twin share basis in tents / rest houses / hotels.
  • All meals on the trip
  • Group tents & Cooking Gear
  • Climbing Permits
  • Group climbing gear (Ropes, Anchors, Shovels, Slings etc)
  • Individual Climbing Gear on Rental
  • Climbing Boots, Gaiters, Crampons – 1 pair each
  • Ice Axe, Descender-Fig of 8 & Carabiners
  • Porterage of all the equipment / supplies/ & personal baggage of max 15 kgs per member.
  • Services of experienced guide, cook & camp staff
  • Includes local Service tax
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Railway Station / Airport transfers in Delhi
  • Any stay & meals in Delhi
  • Any meals on the Delhi-Manali & Manali-Delhi drive
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees

 

 

 

 

Reservation

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

Each person is required to signup online at http://www.x-trekkers.com/activity-registration

Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.

 

 

Payment
Payment by cheque/ bank transfer

Account Name X-TREKKERS ADVENTURE CONSULTANT PTE LTD”

Bank Name: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC code 7339)

Bank Branch: Clementi Branch (Branch code 522)

Account No: 522-076249-001

For Overseas remittance, All wire transfer fees are to be borne by you.

Beneficiary Bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Singapore

SWIFT Code: OCBCSGSG

CHIPS UID 010275

As soon as the payment is made, please send the bank-in slip or receipt by email (info@x-trekkers.com).

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