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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) is one of the premier mountaineering institutes in India. Formely, ABVIMAS was known as "Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute". Founded September 16th, 1961 by none other than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the Institute has played a pioneering role in bringing Manali, Himachal Pradesh on to the world map as a paradise for adventure lovers. The institute has been successfully conducting adventure activities like Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Adventure Camps, Skiing, Water Sports, Aero Sports, Mountain Biking and Mountaineering Expeditions for decades now. ABVIMAS is proud to have a faculty of qualified and professional instructors and officials, having number of prominent peaks, including the Mount Everest, to their credit. ABVIMAS also plays a pivotal role in conducting rescue missions throughout the state and also conducts Disater Management and Search & Rescue trainings for professionals.

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“THOU MAN GO HIGH” The Mountaineering Institute was established at Manali on 16th September, 1961 with an objective of training youth in adventure sports, harnessing their energy for developmental activities, eradicating social...

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Joint Director's Message


It gives me immense pride & pleasure to be associated with an Institution such as ABVIMAS which is a doyen in the field of adventure sports in India as well as internationally. Set up...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS), one of the best mountaineering institutes in India has been encouraging, supporting and organizing expeditions in the Indian Himalayas. ABVIMAS has set forth some expedition rules that have made climbing peaks in India much more sophisticated and environment-friendly.

If you love trekking and are thinking about taking that next step into the world of mountaineering, there is list of expeditions which is offered by ABVIMAS that you can consult. Explore the trails of Himalayas with us.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports today, is the largest Adventure Sports training centre in the country. It is spread over 20 acres of forested land on the banks of the river Beas. The Directorate, Manali boasts of a sprawling campus that is equipped with modern facilities, lodges & hostels that can accommodate approx. 300 people at a time, a dining hall that can cater to more than 200 people at once, an outdoor cafeteria and an auditorium that has a seating capacity of 680 people.It also has an up to date library, museum and lecture halls. Apart from this the Directorate has various adventure training centers all over Himachal Pradesh.

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Nearby Attractions


Atal Tunnel

Distance :- 29.8 KM


Rohtang Pass

Distance :- 37.2 KM


Solang Nala

Distance :- 16.2 KM



Distance :- 82.6 KM


Hadimba Temple

Distance :- 4 KM



Distance :- 5 KM


Old Manali

Distance :- 3.7 KM


Hamta Pass

Distance :- 12.3 KM

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