The Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (DMAS), Manali

The Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (DMAS), Manali is an Indian institution located in Manali, HP providing specialised training in Mountaineering, Mountain Rescue, Skiing, Water Sports, Trekking and Rock Climbing. The Institute was established under the personal initiative of Late Pandit Jwaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. The Institute's aim was to encourage young generation to go to the mountains and participate in adventure activities and interact with Nature. participation with nature helps the individual to develop will power, stamina, confidence, team spirit and comandership and thus channalises the energy towards Leadership, Character building and National Integration. http://dmas.gov.in/

Keeping in view the value of adventure sports, the present Institute was established in 1961 at Manali as the Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (WHMI). The institute was later named as the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports and more than 80,000 people have been trained in different adventure activities since its inception. Training is imparted under the guidance of 22 experienced instructors (including four Everesters) who have extensive experience in Skiing and Mountaineering in Himalayas, Alps, (France) and Norway.

The DMAS has 100 employees. It has a spacious campus with administrative offices, a modern auditorium, lecture rooms, library, kitchen, dining hall and hostel accommodation for 300 and teenage accommodation for 250 participants. There is also fitness training area and meteorological observatory post. The DMAS has established 9 training centres all over Himachal Pradesh to provide adventure tourism training to the locals and others from all over the country and abroad.

The institute has been organising National Winter Games Championships, Summer Skiing competitions, White water Rafting and Kayaking competitions, Water Regatta, Mountaineering expeditions, Mountain rescue etc. regularly. DMAS has produced a good number of mountaineers and skiers of National and International eminence. The institute has played a major role towards the promotion and development of adventure tourism.
TRAINING PROGRAMME YEAR, 2005-06

Courses & Duration

Capacity

Fess Structure

Age

Remarks

BASIC MOUNTAINEERING

(26 DAYS - MANNALI

Indians

(Rs)

Foreigners

(US$)

M-Men

W-Women

1 May to 26 May

40

3600

365

17 years onwards

M

1 June to 26 June

40

3600

365

17 years onwards

W

1 July to 26 July

40

3600

365

17 years onwards

M

1 Sept to 26 Sept

40

3600

365

17 years onwards

M

1 Oct to 26 Oct

40

3600

365

17 years onwards

M

ADVANCE MOUNTAINEERING

(28 DAYS - MANNALI


30 May to 26 June

20

4000

430

18 years onwards

W

29 June to 26 July

20

4000

430

18 years onwards

M

30 Aug to 26 Sept

20

4000

430

18 years onwards

M

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

(28 DAYS – MANNALI)






29 Sept to 26 Oct

15

4000

430

18 years onwards

M/W

BASIC SKIING CORSE

(14 DAYS- MANALI)






11 Jan to 24 Jan

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

27 Jan to 09 Feb

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

11 Feb. to 24 Feb

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

27 Feb to 12 Mar

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

14 Mar to 27 Mar

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

29 Mar to 11 Apr

40

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

INTERMEDIATE SKIING

(14 DAYS – MANALI


11 Feb to 24 Feb

20

3100

240

13 years onwards

M/W

1 Mar to 14 Mar

20

3100

240

13 years onwards

M/W

ADVANCE SKIING

(14 DAYS – MANALI






29 Mar to 11 April

15

3100

240

14 years onwards

M/W

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

(21 DAYS- MANALI (SKIING)






4 Feb to 24 Feb

10

4000

335

18 years onwards

M/W

BASIC SKIING COURSE

14 DAYS- NARKANDA






11 Jan to 24 Jan

15

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

28 Jan to 10 Feb

15

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

14 Feb to 27 Feb

15

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

3 Mar to 16 Mar

15

3100

240

12 years onwards

M/W

INTERMEDIATE SKIING

(14 DAYS- NARKANDA






28 Jan to 10 Feb

15

3100

240

13 years onwards

M/W

BASIC WATER SPORTS

(14 DAYS – PONG DAM & BILASPUR / BHAKHRA






14 days basic water sports course are being conducted every month from 1st to 14th Jan during January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September & December.

30

3100

330

12 years onwards

M/W

BASIC WATER RAFTING COURSE (14 DAYS-KULLU)






1 Oct to 14 Oct

15

3600

330

14 years onwards

M/W

INTERMEDIATE KAYAKING

14 DAYS-(AUT-PIRDI) KULLU






15 Oct to 28 Oct

30

3100

330

14 years onwards

M/W

7 May to 26 May

30

3100

330

14 years onwards

M/W

ADVANCE WATER SPORTS

(21 DAYS- PONG DAM/ KULLU

20

3900

330



1 July to 21 July (Sailing)

20

3900

330

14 years onwards

M/W

15 Oct to 28 Oct (Kayaking)

20

3900

330

14 years onwards

M/W

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

(21 DAYS-KULLU)






1 April to 21 April

10

3900

330

18 years onwards

M/W

ADVENTURE COURSE

(14 DAYS) - AT MANALI, DHARAMSHALA,NARKANDA






April, May, June, Sept, Oct,-

20 +

3100

330

12 to 17 years

M/W

June, July, Aug, Sept

At Jispa/ Bharmour

20 +

3100

330

12 to 7 years

M/W

ADVENTURE COURSE

(ADULT)

Duration requirement based– AT MANALI, JISPA, BHARMOUR

20+

250 Per day/ Per head

30 Per day/ Per head


M/W

HIGH ALTITUDE TREKKING

(8 DAYS)- MANALI

DHARAMSHALA/ NARKANDA






April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov

20 +

2100

200

No Age bar

M/W

HIGH ALTITUDE TREKKING

8 DAYS-JISPA(LAHAUL & SPITI) BHARMOUR(CHAMBA)






July, Aug, Sept (Jispa)

20 +

2310

200

No Age bar

M/W

May, June, Sept, Oct (Bharmour)

20 +

2310

200

No Age bar

M/W

The Institute also arranges requirement based special Programme/ Activities like:-

1. Mountaineering Expeditions 2. Mountaineering Courses 3. High Altitude Treks (Crossing of Prominent High Passes)
4. White water Rafting expeditions 5. Summer Skiing Courses/ Camps

Note:

1. Procedure for application : The application should be submitted 45 days prior to the commencement of course by post and through online booking 3 days on prescribed form complete in all respects alongwith full course fees by Bank draft in favour of Director, Directorate of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali or the Incharge of the training centre concerned. Fees include expenses on boarding, lodging, equipment, Porterage, medical care & training.

2. Refund of fees:

A) 100% refund if DMAS cancels the course B) 50 % deduction on request if the seat is cancelled by the individual
C) No refund after joining the course
D) Any disputes- Subject to District Kullu jurisdiction
DMAS has directorate at Manali and centres at different locations in Himachal Pradesh. Contact details for all offices of DMAS is as follows.
Director,
Directorate of Mountaineering and
Allied Sports,
Manali, HP - 175131 ( INDIA )
Phone: 01902-250337, 253789,
252342 Fax: 252137
Email: info@whmi.net
Dmas_Manali@yahoo.com


Incharge,
Regional Mountaineering Centre,
Swarag Ashram, Mcleodganj,
Dharamshala, Kangra, HP - 176216
Phone: 01892-221787

Incharge,
Regional Water Sports Centre,
PO Sansarpur Terrace,
Pong Dam, Kangra, HP - 176501
Phone: 01893-288956

Incharge,
Winter Sports Skiing Centre,
PO Palchan, Manali, Kullu, HP
Phone: 01902-256011
Incharge,
Mountaineering Sub Centre,
Jispa, Lahaul Spiti, HP - 175132
Phone: 01900-233230

Incharge,
Mountaineering Sub Centre,
Bharmaur, Chamba, HP - 176315
Phone: 01895-225036
Incharge,
High Altitude Trekking-Skiing Centre,
Narkanda, Shimla, HP - 171213
Phone: 01782-242406

Incharge,
Water Sports Centre,
Bilaspur, HP
Phone: 01978-223381
Incharge,
Adventure Sports Centre,
Hatkoti, Jubbal, Shimla, HP
Phone: 01781-238839