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Rathong Pass view

Himalayan Mountaineering Institutes base camp at Chowrikiang overlooking the Rathong Pass – West Sikkim, India

 HMI base camp:

Standing overlooking the Rathong pass at Chowrikiang, the location of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute’s base camp, one can’t help but appreciate the vast natural world we live in.

Training with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was one of the most challenging yet fulfilling experiences of my life.  It changed me as a person by challenging my global view, introducing me to amazing people, and physical challenging me in ways I never would have thought possible.

Standing in a place like this one can’t help but look behind me towards the Rathong Pass where a seven day trek will bring you to the small hamlet of Yoksum; a 7 hour drive from Darjeeling.

With no connections to the outside world training at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was the longest I’ve disconnected from technology, something that seems to be harder and harder to do as it is ever present in our lives.

Learn more about mountaineering with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute 

Ian Yacobucci

Traveling the Trans-Siberian, mountaineering the Himalayas, or teaching in Tokyo, I'm always trying something new. As a someone who's worked, studied, and traveled to 40+ countries around the world, I'm here to share my experiences so you can do the same.

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