Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) was established in the year 1965 at Uttarkashi
. The institute was started to honor the great desire of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. The excellent training standards, good administration, along with dedicated staff make it one of the finest mountaineering institutes in the world.
The Institute provides various courses in mountaineering from basic to advanced and other adventure courses for both Indian and foreign nationals. It also has a well stocked library, the finest inventory of mountaineering equipment, stores which provide clothing and mountaineering gears, and a medical wing which is able to handle minor surgical operations. Many of the candidates from this institute have conquered some of the highest and most challenging mountains in the world. Bachhendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mt Everest, was trained in this Institute. Uttarkashi is well connected by road from Dehradun, Haridwar, and Rishikesh.