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Join us for an adventure at the NOLS India campus, where you’ll discover new challenges and gain global perspective as you travel through soaring peaks.

Join us for an adventure in the Indian Himalaya, where you’ll discover new challenges and gain global perspective as you travel through soaring peaks. Backpack through alpine villages and practice your conversational Hindi with local community members. Develop mountaineering skills on high-altitude glaciers or navigate whitewater rapids while rafting on the Kali River. Learn one or more technical skills—backpacking, mountaineering, or whitewater rafting—in the highest mountain chain in the world. The Himalaya is inhabited as high as 10,000 feet and sometimes higher: NOLS India courses combine the physical challenges offered by mountain terrain with a window into the culture of Kumaon communities. Here, the traditional Indian greeting, namaste, is a word worth knowing and saying properly. Whether you’re attempting a peak ascent or traveling to a high-altitude glacier to practice mountaineering skills, you’ll encounter local community members along the way. On courses with a homestay, you’ll participate in your host family’s daily life and attend classes on local ecology and history. On a NOLS India course, your engagement with communities in the Himalaya will frame and inform your wilderness experience.

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Vaniya Cottage Mall Road
Ranikhet 263645
+91 5966 221428

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Dev Bhoomi, called "The Abode of the Gods," is a land steeped in culture, history, and mythology. It is the setting for some of NOLS’ most advanced cultural adventures. You will explore the Kumaon and Garhwal regions of India–places of staggering beauty, high ranges, and ancient civilizations as you walk some of the oldest trade routes between India and Tibet alongside the birthplace of the sacred Ganga River.

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At NOLS, we work hard to make sure that each of our locations does its part to promote sustainable practices that will give our students great experiences and care for the amazing wild lands in which we operate. For Earth Day 2015, we're going to show you a day in the life at our location in Ranikhet, India, so you can see how we integrate sustainability and conservation into our everyday practices...

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Student tents high up in the Himalayan wilderness beneath a brilliant rainbow.

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