Himalaya Mountaineering

Himalaya Mountaineering


  • Glacier travel and international logistics planning are the foci of this course
  • Potential to camp at 18,000 feet
  • Learn technical skills for safe travel on snow and ice
  • Group travel from Newark, NJ to Delhi, India
  • Become a well-rounded, competent mountaineer by the completion of your course
  • Group travel from New York, NY, to Delhi, India (airfare not included in tuition)
The remote and spectacular Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand is the setting for this high-altitude mountaineering course.

In these surroundings, you'll learn how to carry out an international expedition, focusing on topics such as expedition planning, cultural awareness, high altitude physiology, and mountaineering skills.

Beginning your trek into the mountains at 5,500 feet, you'll travel on trails through forests and small villages, interacting with the local people. Taking advantage of non-moving days to learn the technical skills necessary to move higher in an alpine environment, this course has the potential for camping as high as 18,000 feet.

The breathtaking scenery, variety of terrain and travel, and tremendous opportunities for cultural interactions are what make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Location NOLS India
Tuition $8,025 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $350
Minimum Age 18
Duration 42 Days
Type Classic
Start/End New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India
Fly in/out New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India
College Credit
  • 8 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
  • 2 Hours Leadership Techniques
  • 2 Hours Skills Practicum
  • 2 Hours Risk Assessment
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High School Credit
  • 1.5 Carnegie Units
  • 0.5 CUs Physical Education
  • 1 CU Leadership
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“Life in the mountains is simple and hard. You have to bring your house with you, carry your food, find your own bathroom and soon you start to forget all the things you called problems at home… these simple but deep lessons need to be lived for people to understand. ”

-Alexandre A.

Himalaya Mountaineering Grad