Schedule 2020


Jan 04 – Arrival in Kaza

  • Meet and greet
  • Get to know Sakya Abode
  • Personal equipment check
  • Festival briefing- do’s and don’ts
  • Discussions on acclimatization, risk management, hazards, environment, Leave No Trace, communication and climbing terminology


Jan 05 – Day 1

  • Small opening ceremony in the Kaza monastery
  • Learning about Spiti from Tsering Bodh
  • Outdoor session on equipment, use and care, fitting of crampons and boots, knots and rope skills
  • Climbing Specific workout session


Jan 06 – Day 2

  • Introduction to ice climbing, belay and back up belay skills, climbing calls, climbing techniques, top rope climbing at the crag
  • Ice Climbing Trajectory Presentation by Prerna & Bharat


Jan 07 – Day 3

  • Practice on different routes on top rope
  • Refining techniques with emphasis on foot work
  • Placing screws at ground level.
  • La Sportiva Film “Himalayan Ice” Exclusive Premiere¬†


Jan 08 – Day 4

  • Top rope ice climbing practice with extra loads
  • Mock leads
  • Placing screws on mock leads
  • Illustrated Talk by International Guest Climber


Jan 09 – Day 5

  • Belayed Rappel
  • Mock lead practice
  • Building Anchor
  • V-thread practice
  • Fun Movie Screenings


Jan 10 – Day 6

  • We have a buffer day for rest or in case the weather goes bad.
  • Recap and Reflection
  • Final evening momo party

Jan 11 – Day 7


  • Departure from Kaza


NOTE : Majority of all days except for the first and the last day will be spent outdoors. Breakfast (8 am) and Dinner ( 8 pm) will be at the Sakya Abode and Lunch will be packed on all outdoor days. Expect to be back after the day’s activities by 4 – 5 pm.¬†