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Ice Climbing Course

Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Ice Climbing Course


5°c to -25°c





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8 Days




Available Dates 2024
28 Jan to 4 Feb – Completed
18 Feb to 25 Feb – Available
Basic Ice Climbing Course is conducted in the vicinity of Spiti Valley. The training course focuses on Himalayan Water Ice climbing. Our highly trained, experienced and certified instructors conduct this course. You will stay in a traditional-Spitian homestay where you will explore and experience the culture and authentic delicious food.
Best way to discover the diversity of the Himalayan landscape is during the winters.
For a detailed itinerary about Spiti Ice climbing course read the full program provided by Heaven Riders India.
Team Heaven Riders India designed this Ice Climbing course specifically for those who wish to discover the exhilarating and fastest-growing sport of ice climbing – no previous experience is required.
Ice climbing course aims to teach you all the basics necessary to practice ice climbing: proper climbing technique using technical ice axes and crampons, rope systems and knots, ascending and descending techniques on ice, anchoring and belaying on Ice, understanding ice protection, safety, selection of clothing and preparing your pack for the day.
During Ice climbing course, you will climb to the top rope system in both single pitch and multi pitch.
Climb Friendship Peak – Best for Beginners and those whom want to enhance trekking into mountaineering.

Facts About Ice Climbing Course

Region: Spiti Valley
Duration: 8 Days, 7 nights
Season: January & February
Grade: Easy-Moderate
Group Size: 3 to 12
Age: 15 to 50
Fitness: Basic Physical Fitness Required
Temperature: 5°c to -25°c
Mobile Network: JIO & BSNL
Max Altitude: 12,500 feet


Nearest Airport: Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh. Flights to Shimla are expensive.

Nearest Train Station: Chandigarh Railway Station.

By Road: Spiti Valley is only connected through road by Shimla – Kinnaur route in winter.

We recommend you land at IGI Airport, New Delhi or Chandigarh Airport or reach by train to Chandigarh and take an overnight Volvo bus to reach Shimla. Get shared taxi or bus to Rampur from Shimla and join us for Ice Climbing Course. Pick up time is 7am.


For Any Query Call Now +91 73800 87934, +91 9888 22 5834, +91 99882 44176.
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Day 1: Pick and Transfer to Spiti Valley

Distance: 250 Kms | Duration: 8-9 Hours | Elevation: 4,070m

* Arrive Rampur
* Pick Up at 7am, proceed drive to Spiti Valley
* On the way enjoy the beautiful landscapes and stunning views
* Check-in, rest

Includes: Pick up, Transfer/Travel, Homestay, Dinner

Day 2: Orientation and Briefing Day

* Morning Walk and Physical Training
* Breakfast
* Introduction and briefing session about the basic ice climbing course
* Overview of the course, its objectives, safety measures, equipment, etc.
* Lunch
* Hike to the training area
* Dinner, Preparation for next day and Overnight Stay

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 3: Ice Climbing Session

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 4: Ice Climbing Session

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 5: Ice Climbing Session

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 6: Ice Climbing Session

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 7: Ice Climbing Session

Includes: Instructor, Gears, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Stay

Day 8: Departure Day

Breakfast and transfer to the drop point by covering the same distance. Drop at ISBT, Rampur and service ends here.

* Please spare 1 or 2 Buffer Days to Deal Bad Weather, Road block etc. Buffer Day Not included in the package.
* This briefing program is subject to change based on weather conditions, group dynamics, and Instructor’s discretion to ensure the safety and optimal learning experience of all participants.

  • Pick & Drop: Rampur
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Team of Expert & MOI Certified Instructors
  • All Climbing Equipment & Gear: Ice Axe, Crampons, Boots, Safety Harness, Ice Tools, Carabiners, ATC, Descender, Ropes, Belay Devices
  • Icefall climbing fees & permits
  • Travel/Transportation as per itinerary
  • Stay in Traditional Home Stay during itinerary
  • All meals are North Indian Veg as per itinerary, we serve traditional Spitian Cuisine
  • Tea in morning & evening
  • Safety gears & medical Kit with portable oxygen
  • walkie-talkie for team communication
  • Support Team
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Insurances, Cost of any hospitalization, Rescue and Emergency Evacuation, Heli Evacuation.
  • Any Transfers, Air Ticket, Train Ticket, Volvo Ticket, Sightseeing not mentioned.
  • Any Beverages or drinks of any sort or bottled/mineral water, Tips, Personal Clothing, Photography or camera charges.
  • Any Sightseeing or Travel/Transportation except the itinerary.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances or extra or sudden stay due to bad weather, snowfall, rain, landslides, road block, strike, bandh, Govt. or Administrative Ban, vehicle breakdown, etc.
  • Taxes/GST.
  • Down Feather Jacket-1, Windproof Jacket -1.
  • Full Sleeve T-Shirt – 2, Fleece Jacket – 2, Sweatshirt -2, Trek Pant – 2, Snow Pant -1.
  • Warmer/Thermal-1 (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap-1, Sun Cap/Hat-1, Neck Warmer/Buff-1, Woolen Gloves-1 pair, Working Gloves -1, Woolen Socks – 2 pair, Full Length Socks – 5.
  • Poncho/Rain suit-1 (Mandatory)
  • Mid-Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes with good grip.
  • Toiletries kit: Cold Cream, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Face & Body wash, Hand Sanitizer, Toilet Roll Paper, Early-dry towel, Hand Towel.
  • Personal Medicines kit.
  • Water Bottle – 1, Flask – 1.
  • Head Lamp with four extra pairs of Batteries (Mandatory).
  • 20,000 MAH Power Bank to charge Mobile.
  • UV protected Sunglasses – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Rucksack Min. 50 Ltrs with rain cover.
  • Day-pack 20 Ltrs with rain cover.
  • Mandatory Documents: Please carry the Original & Photocopy of Govt. Photo Identity Card (Aadhar Card/Passport), Medical Fitness Certificate from MBBS or senior, Passport Size Photo. Passport and Valid Visa & Passport for foreign nationals.
  • Dry Ration (Dry Fruits, Chocolates, Protein Bars, ORS, Snacks etc.).
  • & most important the Adventure Spirit.


Note: Participant has to carry his rucksack by himself.

  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. Suitable environment for all members so doesn’t worry in that case. We have tremendously experienced leaders and all of them are well-trained professionals. They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of small batches that improve quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connected with all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refine from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes & other technical equipment like rope, micro spikes, gaiter etc. Everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: We at Team Heaven Riders are strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage all our members not to throw garbage & plastic during our trips. Also, our aim is to improve the welfare of local people and Keep Himalayas clean & green. We respect nature and work on it simultaneously.
  • No Hidden Charges

Spiti is a high-altitude cold desert, you must have a baseline level of physical fitness. You can gain strength with basic workout & breathing sessions. Ice Climbing Course goes up to 12,500 ft. There’s altitude gain for that you need to have good lungs.

Also, your body needs to be active in such high-altitude weather.

Please take the doctor’s advice into consideration. Bring proper woolen clothing & essentials as mentioned in the things to carry list.

Firstly, start jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.

Workout Plan




Calf Raises


Mountain Climber

Jumping Jacks



and stretching.


Don’t forget to carry proper clothing, drink water, tea, coffee etc to acclimatize. JIO, Artel, BSNL works in Spiti valley.

NO REFUND SHALL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE BOOKING AMOUNT FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. HOWEVER, we totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully,

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking Amount is Non-Refundable.

No cancellations will be taken over call or What’s App msg. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

In case of government restrictions, bad weather, protests, landslides, road blockage, administrative ban, lockdown, strike or any other unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control, certain activities during the trek/trip/expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.

If a trek or trip or expedition cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (bad weather conditions like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, road block, ban, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/bad weather/unforeseen circumstances (rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, ban, road block, bandh, extra stay, food, transportation or taxi cost etc.), Will be borne by customer on the spot. Company will not be liable.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account or UPI that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (Excluding all additional services transport, rent, porterage, etc.).

Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info: Terms & Condition

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, strike, lockdown, bandh, landslide, snowfall, rain, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, Team HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.
– STRICTLY NO LITTERING takes belongings back.
– Be punctual.
– Carry original and copy of valid Govt. ID.
– Insurance is mandatory & it’s the participants’ responsibility.
– Participants should be 15+ years old along with a parent and written consent.
– Instructor’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the participants.
– Behave well with staff and respect locals and their beliefs & rituals.
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the course.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy to be borne by tourist/you/traveler.
– No show and trip changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be Non-Refundable.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, sudden night stay, vehicle break down, landslide, snowfall, rain, strike, sickness of tourist, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the traveler/Tourist/participant/you.
– In any case, non-completion of course due to bad weather, rain, landslide, snowfall, strike, bandh, lockdown or any issue which is beyond our control no refund will be processed.
– The participant should be mentally tough to beat the extreme cold conditions.
– The participant should carry their water bottle & he must take care to dispose of their garbage in dustbins only.
– Team HRI is not responsible for any mishap, due to weather conditions, natural disaster, any kind of accident, etc.
– We provide sanitized Transportation, follow Covid norms and provide hygienic Stay. Please ensure to bring sanitizers and masks along.
– Charges and trek plans could vary during bad weather conditions or if the tour is extended due to weather or some other mishappening.
– We are not responsible if the tour is extended or the itinerary is changed due to any kind of road blockage, landslide, snowfall, water floods, vehicle breakdown, etc. Extra costs to be borne by tourists/travelers.
– “Availability at hotels/stay” and “rates for this itinerary” are subject to change at the time of booking.
– We reserve the right to change the hotels, sightseeing or the route at any point in time. This is a rare case that happens only in the case of any maintenance work, availability issues, network issues, any natural calamity, road blockage due to landslide/snow or in any other case of a medical emergency.
– Air Conditioner/Heater/Blower in-cab will not be used in hilly/mountain areas.
– If you want to use the heater at a hotel/home stay/cab/vehicle extra charge will be applicable.
– All Rates are Non-Negotiable and only for Indians.
– The participants are responsible for carrying and taking care of their luggage from the vehicle lot to the Hotel/Campsite/Homestay.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund would be provided. Participants have to bear all the costs beyond including travel, hospitalization, taxi, stay, rescue charges, etc.
– Itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, group dynamics, and instructor’s discretion to ensure the safety and optimal learning experience of all participants.

For any further clarifications ask while booking. 

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