Nawang's Mountaineering Experience
Nawang was an experienced mountaineer with a wide experience in the mountains. Starting at the age of 7 he had been to Himalayas more than ten times. In 1996, on an expedition to Siachen Glacier, after talking to many army officers and Brigadier Randhir Sinh that he finally made up his mind to pursue a career in the army.
- aged 7 years
in the forest of Binsar, Kumaun on a family holiday.
aged 9 years
Ruinsara Valley (Garhwal). Part of the large team of climbers. Stayed at Base
Camp for two weeks.
aged 11 years
Baspa valley. (Kinnaur).With families we trekked to Chhitkul and ahead to Lal
Dhang. The party was caught in a snow storm and we stayed in an old 1962 bunker
for 4 days and returned.
aged 15 years
Gangotri glacier. (Garhwal). Trekked to Tapovan plateau at foot of Shivling peak
and stayed 4 days there.
aged 16 years
Kund, Manali. (H.P.). Returned to his training site with friends.
aged 17 years
Camp of Panch Chuli, Balati glacier. (Kumaun). This was as part of the
Indian-British expedition led by Sir
Chris Bonington and his father Harish Kapadia jointly. Trekked to Base Camp and
returned after a week of climbing smaller points nearby.
aged 19 years
ridge, Darjeeling. (Sikkim). Trekked in hills near Darjeeling and West Sikkim
with friends from Switzerland. Reached Guicha La.
aged 19 years
pass. (Garhwal). With 3 friends trekked on the ‘Curzon Trail’ in the Garhwal.
aged 20 years
glacier and Saryu valley. (Kumaon). Joined a trekking group to go across the
passes in the Saryu valley to Ramganga valley and to Munsiary. Later he trekked
with 2 friends to Pindari Glacier.
aged 21 years
The Siachen Glacier. He was part of a team led by Harish Kapadia to climb on the Siachen glacier. They trekked in the Terong valley (one of the side valleys of the Siachen) and returned back to snout.
trekking in the Western Ghats.(The Sahyadris). Since he was a child, he trekked
in the local hills. The first point he climbed was “Bhivpuri Hills” (next to
Matheran) when he was 7 years.
Since then he trekked extensively in the Sahyadris and had covered many peaks in
the area. Going with various friends, he also
led his school and college friends to many climbs.
in Pachmarhi (Central India). For almost 10 years he joined teams to trek
and climb in Pachmarhi, almost every January. Many long treks were undertaken by
him and rock climbing practised.
Training in Mountaineering, W.H.M.I. (Manali-H.P.) The training course conducted
in the Beas Kund area.
Life Member of The Himalayan Club.
Life Member of The Mountaineers, Bombay.