09 Days Introductory Mountaineering Course




Days: 09 (Course) / 16 (Course & Climb)

Altitude: 3500m

Grade: Moderate

Course: 1-9 April 2023// Course & Climb : 1-16 April 2023

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

No previous climbing experience is required. However, there are a couple of strenuous days and we cannot but overemphasize the importance of physical conditioning. Everyone is expected to have good physical fitness as we would be spending many hours on field practice.

Followed by the course we have a Friendship Peak (5289m) Climb which allows you to test your skills & gain confidence.

Friedship peak, a spectacular mountain standing at an elevation of 5289m, is a part of the Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Facing several other peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Indra Asan and Deo Tibba, the summit of this peak offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges with the Beas Kund basin enhancing the beauty of the panorama. Climbing Friendship does not require any prior training & experience in mountaineering although the climb to the summit is quite steep and also requires use of crampons at certain points hence it surely requires good fitness.

Day 01: Board the overnight Volvo from Delhi to Manali (15-16 hours)

Day 02: Arrive Manali, transfer to Solang (1 hour drive)

Day 03: Trek from Solang to Dhundi Base Camp (2875m) (2-3 hrs).

Day 04: Training Day

Day 05: Training Day

Day 06: Training Day

Day 07: Training Day

Day 08: Half day training and transfer to Manali and board overnight Volvo to New Delhi

Day 09: Arrive Delhi early morning

Day 01: Board the overnight Volvo from Delhi to Manali (15-16 hours)

Day 02: Arrive Manali, transfer to Solang (1 hour drive)

Day 03: Trek from Solang to Dhundi Base Camp (2875m) (2-3 hrs).

Day 04: Training Day

Day 05: Training Day

Day 06: Training Day

Day 07: Training Day

Day 08: Half day training

Day 09: Trek to Friendship Base Camp (3600m)

Day 10: Acclimatisation / Load Ferry to ABC (4300m)

Day 11: Acclimatisation / Load Ferry to ABC

DAY 12: Base Camp to ABC

DAY 13: ABC – Summit (5289m) – Base Camp

DAY 14: Contingency day

DAY 15: Base Camp to Manali & overnight bus to Delhi

Day 16: Arrive Delhi early morning, trip ends!

LAND Price per person in SGD:
Course – Tour Code: IND-IMC-09 $ 1480
Course & Climb – Tour Code: IND-IMCC $ 2380

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.

LAND Price includes

  • Volvo bus tickets from Delhi to Manali and back
  • Twin Share accommodation for 1 night at Solang
  • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads on the mountain
  • All meals on the trip
  • All Entry fees, Camping fees
  • Climbing Permit
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • Local Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced, local guides
  • Porters’ salaries
  • All Transport as per the itinerary above
  • All Climbing Equipment needed for the trip
  • Local Service tax &amp
  • 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.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees
Cancellation Terms

If it becomes necessary to cancel your trip, you must notify the office immediately in writing. The below terms would be applicable.

Flexible Bookings:
To factor in the extra-ordinary circumstances that we live in right now, we have amended our cancellation policy to allow customers to easily make changes to their plans if required and have the assurance that their money is protected.


Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

• Cancel more than 45 days prior to departure, we will refund the entire amount received by us less service fees of SGD 80.

• Cancel between 31-44 days prior to departure, 25% of the trip cost as cancellation fees applied.

• Cancel 21-30 days prior to departure, we will charge a 50% cancellation fee and hold the remaining 50% as credit towards a future trip in India taken within 1 year from the date of cancellation.

• Less than 21 days – the entire amount would be forfeited. 

• If the cancellation is due to you having COVID-19/ “flu-like symptoms”, supported by a medical certificate OR due to any travel restrictions imposed by the national or local government we will hold the entire amount paid by you as a credit for a future trip in India. Sometimes last-minute cancellations could attract cancellation fees for third-party arrangements like air, train, or bus tickets; hotels; permit fees, processing fee, etc. Such cancellation charges if any would be borne by the customers.

The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain cancellation travel insurance upon booking. If you can replace your spot by getting someone else to take that seat cancellation charges would be waived completely.

Please note that these cancellation terms may be amended from time to time.

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