Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was established on 14th November, 1965 and was named after Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India), who was fond of mountains. It is one of the prime mountaineering institutes in India, which has gained recognition across Asia.
As the name suggests, the institute offers training in mountaineering and other adventure courses to children and adults. It is ensured that environmental rules are duly followed during the training session, which helps in spreading awareness among people. The institute is managed by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and is registered under Act No.XXI of 1860.