Map reading & Navigation

Learn the essential skill of map reading & navigation on topographic map from mountaineering Instructors.

Map reading & Navigation

Map reading and navigation is one of the most important skill when it come to venturing in the wilderness. in this course our mountaineering instructors with decades of experience in mountaineering and teaching map reading and navigation in the Himalayas will share their skills to make you self sufficient in the art of map reading and navigation.

Himachal Pradesh

Giri-Kupad, Shimla

4 Days


Training Highlights

The training will be on real topographic maps and related equipment's used with a topographic map for actual navigation in the wilderness. Training will be more focused on practical application under the supervision of professional mountaineering instructors.

  • Intro to maps
  • Base plate compass usage
  • Lensatic compass usage
  • Understanding Topographic maps
  • Finding bearings
  • Ploting and deploting
  • Map & navigation exercise
  • Rescue techniques

Learning map reading and navigation practically

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Training classes
  • Training equipment
  • Instructors
  • Transportation for pick and drop
  • Food in the mountains
  • Permits and permissions where ever applicable
  • Prior to arrival preparation and guidance.  

Any one irrespective of gender and above the age of 16 can join.

Professional and highly experienced climbing instructors.

Stay in medically fit shape. However you can also avail from us a scientifically designed training plan for your mountain adventures. 

Vaccinated staff, sanitized facilities are ensured.

Yes you can come even if you are a beginner. You will be guided, supervised, assisted by mountaineering instructors who have trained thousands of young and old age individuals successfully. 

● Woolen cap
● Hat/ cap
● Sunglasses
● Multiple pair of under clothing
● A warmer upper
● A fleece jacket
● Feather/ down jacket
● Two pair of gloves
● Trekking trousers/ or comfortable lower etc
● Multiple pair of socks
● Trekking shoes ( preferably)
● Toilet papers.
● Toiletries
● A rucksacks/ backpack
● Notepad/ pen
● Camera ( if you would like to)
● First aid kit ( though we will also have it)
● Sunscreen/ moisturizer
● Lip balm
● Head torch
● Water bottle ( preferably thermos type )

Yes, the required equipment will be provided for the individual as well as group use.

To reach training venue you can either arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi or Chandigarh airport.  If you plan to come to the venue by bus from New Delhi you can take a VOLVO/AC bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate. If you are coming from Chandigarh you can board the bus from ISBT Chandigarh. 

You can book your bus seat tickets from the following link. Online bus ticket booking.

Yes you will get a certificate.

We recommend you to buy high altitude suitable clothing which is also durable. You can buy from Trekkit India 

Begin your journey with us.

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We hold the decades of exposure in Himalaya and Popular climbing destinations across the continents.

Our skills and professionalism as instructors, armed forces veterans, and mountaineers sets us apart from the rest.

Our teams has trained thousands of mountaineering enthusiasts. Our knowledge and experience gives us an edge as  mountaineers.