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  • What is Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM)?
    NIM is a premier mountaineering institute in India, located in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. It offers various mountaineering and adventure courses and is known for its contribution to the development of mountaineering skills and adventure activities in the country.
  • What courses are conducted at NIM?
    Presently NIM conducts the following courses. BasicMountaineering Course Advance Mountaineering Course Search & Rescue Course Method of Instruction Course Adventure Course Skiing Course Sport Climbing Course Mountain Terrain Biking Course
  • Are NIM courses open to foreigners?
    Yes, NIM courses are open to both Indian and foreign nationals. Infact, seats are reserved for foreign nationals in all courses. A foreign candidate can apply one day prior to commencement of the course directly at the institute. For details please write a mail to
  • How can I enroll in NIM courses?
    To enroll in NIM courses, you need to check the course schedule, and follow the online application process. You can Apply Online for the course you are eligible for. Detailed instructions and eligibility criteria are provided for each course.
  • What is the eligibility criteria for NIM courses?
    Eligibility criteria vary depending on the course. Generally, participants should be physically fit and meet age requirements. Specific eligibility details are available in the course descriptions on our course schedule which can be downloaded from our website.
  • What is the duration of NIM courses?
    Course durations vary, coursewise details below: BasicMountaineering Course - 28 days Advance Mountaineering Course 28 days Search & Rescue Course - 21 days Method of Instruction Course - 21 days Adventure Course - 14 days Skiing Course - 14 days Sport Climbing Course - 11 days Mountain Terrain Biking Course - 11 days
  • Is there an age limit for NIM courses?
    Age limits vary by course. Please review the Course Schedule / Training Programme on our website to find information about specific age requirements.
  • Do I need prior mountaineering experience to join NIM courses?
    Adventure, Basic Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Basic Skiing and Basic MTB courses are designed for beginners with no prior experience. However, advance courses require participants to have completed basic courses with 'A' grade.
  • How can I pay the course fees?
    Course fees can be paid online through the payment link received on submitting the form while applying online. The same link is also forwarded on the email Id used while applying.
  • Is accommodation and food included in the course fees?
    Yes, course fees typically include accommodation and meals during the course duration. Accommodation is provided in NIM's well-equipped hostel, dormitories and dining facilities.
  • What should I pack for a mountaineering course at NIM?
    Separate recommended packing checklists for Adventure courses and for mountaineering courses are available in the downloads section of our website.
  • What is recommended for physical conditioning before joining the mountaineering course?
    The following is recommended for physical conditioning before joining the course:- Endurance training of minimum 5 km with 15 kgs backpack for 1 month before joining the course. Breathing exercises eg: yoga. Proper stretching. The trainee should ideally be capable to doing 20 push ups and 05 pull ups. Jogging or cardio exercise for 30 min every day to build up your stamina. Cross training twice a week. Climbing /swimming/cycling/or any running sport of your choice. Proper nutrition and recovery. Keep monitoring your B.P. for minimum one month before course. Person with high B.P. are not recommended to attend the course.
  • What safety measures does NIM have in place during courses?
    Safety is a top priority at NIM. Our courses are conducted by experienced instructors, and we follow strict safety protocols. We provide essential safety gear, conduct medical check-ups, and ensure proper acclimatization during high-altitude courses.
  • Can I rent equipment from NIM?
    Yes, NIM provides mountaineering equipment on a rental basis. You can find information about equipment Hire Charges on our website.
  • How can I contact NIM for further inquiries?
    You can reach out to us through the contact information provided on our website, including email addresses and phone numbers or drop us a message through the contact form on website.
  • In what conditions a trainee can be debarred from the course?
    A trainee is liable to be debarred from continuing with the course under the following conditions:- (a) Substance abuse (b) Alcohol consumption (c) Severe indiscipline endangering life, limb of himself of other trainee(s) (d) Obstructing the conduct of the course.
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