About Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI),
HOW TO PREPARE?
What to Pack?
How to reach?
At the institute:
HMI to Yuksom to Bakhim
Bakhim to Dzongri
Dzongri to HMI Base Camp
Chaurikhang (HMI, Base Camp)
The base camp is in the west of sikkim at the altitude of 14,600 ft. One gets a beautiful view of Kabru group of Mountains along with Rathong peaks.
- 4/5 days of glacier training
- 2/3 days practice for rock climbing / bouldering / jummar climbing/river crossing
- 1 day visit to the Advance Course Base Camp (Bhalepokhari, 15,500 ft) and Snow Crafting.
- 1 day summit to Rinock Peak (16,500 ft)
- 1 day rest
After 4 days at the camp, once we are acclimatised to the altitude, you’re free to play cricket / football / badminton after the training. You get decent two hours for the games followed with tea and soups.
Around Base Camp:
Ice crafting and snow crafting is done at the Rathong Glacier, which is about 2-3 kms far from the base camp. The entire walk is through landslides and moraines.
At Rathong Glacier:
Bhalepokhari is HMI’s advance course base camp at the height of 15,300 ft (approx). It has the most beautiful view of the Lake, which is also a Holy Lake. Lot of people from Tibet and Nepal visit to pray
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