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Mountaineering Courses



Guide Qualifications

We recognize all courses conducted by the below organizations. If you want to include your organization into our list, please contact us with the complete details of your organization.

  • All courses conducted by Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi (NIM)
  • All courses conducted by Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling (HMI)
  • All courses conducted by Jawahar Institute Of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Pahalgam (JIM)
  • All courses conducted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali (ABVIMAS)
  • All courses conducted by Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute, Gangtok (SGMI)
  • All courses conducted by NOLS, SOLO and WMA

Below are some details of the courses done by the guides listed on sherpafeet.
  • Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) is a starter course which teaches the basic techniques of movement on rock, ice and snow.
  • Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC) teaches advanced techniques of movement on rock, ice and snow. It also teaches aspects of planning and executing a mountaineering expedition.
  • Search And Rescue (SAR) course teaches first aid and navigation along with techniques to search and rescue on the himalayas.
  • Methods Of Instruction (MOI) course teaches mountaineers how to teach, it is targeted towards potential instructors.

If you want to include your organization into our list, please contact us with the complete details of your organization.


Guide Verification

sherpafeet provides an online platform for the trekking and mountaineering community.

We do our best to ensure we have genuine guides on our platform, by following the below verification process:
  • We do a physical verification of the guide by visiting their villages.
  • We take customer references for each trek which he claims he can undertake.
  • We do telephonic verification with the customers, during which we ask specific questions to ascertain the claims of the guide.
  • In cases where the guide has done an online registration,
    • The guide needs to submit a photocopy of a Govt issued id.
There are inherent risks while traveling with unknown people and unknown places, sherpafeet takes no responsibility of any such risks.


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