Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering Sahyadri Trek Leader Course 2018

Dear all,

Greetings from Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering!
We are happy to introduce to you ‘Sahyadri Trek Leader Course‘. It is an 8 days residential course designed exclusively for those who wish to work in outdoor industry and organize, conduct, lead activities such as trekking, camping, hiking etc. This is a certified course by GGIM and will be conducted by qualified mountaineers and highly experienced instructors of GGIM.
Why This Course:
In the aftermath of recent casualties, and accidents during adventure activities, GGIM realized that there is a need to offer systematic and thorough training towards developing a reliable and sustainable prospects in adventure sector. This will help boost the confidence of the trek leader and improve quality standards of the activity execution. With this thought in mind, ‘Sahyadri Trek Leader Course’ is developed.
Who should do this course:
Ideally, all those who are in the outdoor industry, should find this course ideal and of value addition to you. However,
1. Trek leaders who regularly take groups to various trekking destinations
2. Camping and outdoor outing organizers
3. Organizers who lead children treks/ camps
Procedure for participation:
For all the details of the course, please go through the link here.
Feel free to call/ revert for more details.
Thanks and Regards,
Vivek Shivade
Head- Syllabus & Content Development

Sahyadri Trek Leader Course is designed for those who wish to pursue career in outdoors OR lead groups of trekkers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts in outdoor activities. Participants will learn important skills sets, gain in depth knowledge and hands on training which will emphasize on safe, caring and responsible leadership.

Course Overview:

Duration: 8 Days

Phase 1: (4 days)

It will involve theoretical as well as practical sessions. Participants are expected to revise the skills, study reference books and practice the techniques.

Phase 2: (3 days)

In this phase, participants will undergo a semi-independent trek and implement all skills, knowledge they learnt previously and complete the trek successfully.

Day 8th will be for practical and written test. Participants who will score ‘A’ grade, will be certified as

Sahyadri Trek Leader

Age Group: 18+ 

Course Contents: Read More


  • Leadership – Duties, Responsibilities, Care, Liabilities and Challenges
  • Group Management
  • History of Mountaineering and Guidelines
  • Basics of Backpacks and backpack management
  • Understanding equipment mechanism, usages, maintenance, and care
  • Knots: Safety, Figure 8, Clove Hitch, Bowline, Reef, Fisherman
  • Leave No Trace Principles
  • Map Reading
  • Introductory Sport Climbing
  • Introductory History, Geography, Geology of Sahyadri
  • Hazards: Subjective & Objective;  Outdoor Manners; Risk Assessment & Judgement


  • Techniques of Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Jumaring, River Crossing, Sport Climbing
  • Setting up anchor systems for Rappelling, Jumaring, and Fixed Rope System
  • Setting up tents and Outdoor cooking


  • Effective communication
  • Physical Fitness

Day Wise Itinerary Read More

1 Arrival at GGIM Campsite from Pune. Camping- Cooking, Knots, Leadership, team management – Duties, Responsibilities, Care, Liabilities and Challenges, bouldering, top rope climbing BLD, Fort Sinhagad
2 Rappelling- Jumaring; Anchor Set ups; History of mountaineering, Introduction to Sahyadri, History, Geography, Geology BLD, Fort Sinhagad
3 Top Rope Climbing, Self-executed Rappelling, Jumaring, Revision of Backpack packing, Equipment usage, care, & maintenance BLD, Fort Sinhagad
4 Introduction to Sport Climbing; River Crossing skills; fixed Roping BLD, Fort Sinhagad
5 3 Days semi-independent trek. Leave no Trace principles; Map reading; Subjective-Objective Hazards & mountain manners All supplies are provided by Team GGIM to participants
8 Written & Practical Exam; Grade distribution. Departure to Pune BL Fort Sinhagad

Cost: INR 12,500/- Read More


Pune – Sinhagad – Pune Transport

Meals and Accommodation as per the itinerary

Training under the guidance of GGIM’s most experienced mountaineers

Equipment usage during the course

First Aid support

Emergency Vehicle support


Personal Clothing


We will share the kit list 1 week before the course begins.

(Participants are expected to bring with them the items as mentioned in the kit list)


Enrollment Procedure:Step 1: Fill up Online enrollment form. (The form should be filled only once. If you have filled it already you need not to refill.)

Step 2: Download, print and fill up Medical form from a medical practitioner.

Step 3: Download Indemnity bond. Print first page of the form on 500 Rs. stamp paper, fill the form and get it notarized by a legal practitioner. (Please note that the indemnity bond should be submitted only once)

(Please note that there are separate indemnity bonds for adults and minors. In case of minors, participant has to procure a consent letter from parents. We will share the format once you register.

Bank Details for GGIM Courses:

Account Name: Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering 

Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, Mayur Colony, Pune

A/c No. : 50200009999572

IFSC code: HDFC0000149



Contact office address:1233/A, Sai Chhaya Apartments, Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004 Phone: 9890499955 Email: /