Pitidhar Ice Festival
1st-5th Feb 2023
Pitidhar Ice Festival 2023
The Piti-Dharr International Ice Climbing Festival is organised under the Himalayan Climbing Initiative Foundation, a non-profit organization, to share a unique wilderness experience in the remote and cryptic valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.
The festival is a platform seeking to promote the sport of ice climbing in India for mountaineers, rock climbers, seasoned high altitude trekkers, and outdoor enthusiasts. while preserving the space that we call our playground and involving the local community who’ve opened their homes for us.
When the winter is upon us and it's freezing -15 to - 25 degrees centigrade outside, we take the bold road outdoors and climb ice in the Himalayas.
Our aim is to foster a culture for Indian climbers to Navigate on steep technical terrain, open technical routes and attempt new lines in the Himalayas, and give an opportunity for sustainable tourism for the people of Lahaul and Spiti during the lean winter months.
The Piti Dharr ice climbing festival will be held from, 1st February 2023 till 5th February 2021 in Kaza, Spiti.
We have explored new magnificent frozen waterfalls in Lahaul and Spiti, adding these places to the ice climbing map of India and climbing many first ascents. Now, for this season, 2022-23, we will be climbing in both Lahaul and Spiti.