In map reading skills class, trainees plan their routes on a note book with a map and compass.

Map Reading Skills

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Map Reading Skills are a highly valuable ability for almost everyone, whether you enjoy trekking outside or not.

GPS devices and cell phones with Location Tracking are becoming popular navigating tools in this digital realm. However, the extension of all these gadgets is increasing mountain rescue calls globally. Whereas a GPS gadget is useful, solid map and compass skills are also crucial.

Map and compass skills may be a difficult and confusing topic. You will no longer be chasing somebody else after you have mastered the fundamentals. You’ll be creating your customized treks and trekking in places you never imagined imaginable!

The course begins with map and compass essentials eventually progressing to much more complex navigation skills such as timing, pacing, and navigational tactics.

Map Reading Course Content

  • The fundamentals of reading a map
  • Locating your location
  • Getting your bearings
  • The simple method of utilizing a compass and GPS
  • Route layout
  • Rescue navigation
Students making a route plan on Map Reading Skills Course
Students making a route plan on Map Reading Skills Course: Ascent Descent Adventures

Map Reading Takeaway

  • Self Reliance
  • Creating your customized / unexplored hiking mountain trail/ routes
  • The basis for more advanced wilderness and mountaineering abilities


  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Experience: No prior experience is necessary.
  • Age: Minimum age is 8 years, and there is no upper limit.
  • Max: 8 People per course.
  • Meeting Location: HOTEL KUNZAM, Manali HP.
  • Season: Year-round, check the calendar for the date.
Students Reading Map
Students Reading Map: Ascent Descent Adventures

Cost Per Person

Course Fee: 4000 INR /   50$ USD

Including and Excluding

  • Non-Residential: There will be no lodging, meals, or transportation provided. Participants must bring their packed lunch. During the course, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided.
  • Equipment: All group equipment map compass etc. will be provided. Bring your own 1-lit personal water bottle. Notebook Pen in a day pack to carry all your stuff.
  • Clothing: Appropriate clothing as per the weather.

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