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About HPMA

HPMA is India’s foremost trekking association offering unexplored treks, high altitude expeditions, and does a lot of social work. Trekking in India was something very different in prehistoric times but people were getting aware of it as it was accepted by the people gained adoration and got popular.

HPMA stands for Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association and it’s the only one Trekking Company in India is committed to providing a range of services including voluntary services, a consultancy in order to facilitate and promote eco-friendly tourism activities in the region of Uttarakhand, Himachal, Jammu & Kashmir Leh Ladakh, Spiti Valley. It helps provide trekkers with reliable Best service Trekking Equipments Food, Hotels Guide, Technical Guide, and porters services and can arrange all-round trekking tour starting from either Main Road head Airport, It is well endowed with trained professionals like experienced instructors, porters and Guide for trekking and mountain expeditions carried out in destinations located in Ganga, Yamuna Valley Spiti Valley Uttarakhand, Himachal. The popular religious Char Dham yatra is also organized by us.

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HPMA Social Works

HPMA is working on different sectors for a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Apart from trekking and expeditions, we are working for people’s awareness and eco-friendly methods. Wherever we go we make sure we leave a positive effect. Nature has given us so much we cannot repay but we can take care of the things which nature has given, nature is beyond understanding only some people can decode the hidden meaning.

Till now we have done many influential activities for the villagers or for the environment. People living in remote places are unaware of many things so we conducted awareness programs and campaigns to serve society.


Rate of illiteracy is more in India as compared to other countries, people living in remote areas are not getting the education and are unaware of many things. This is a serious problem due to which people are facing difficulties. To remove this problem from some areas where we can help, team HPMA started a school 8years back named “Har ki Dun Public School” This school is from 1 st to 8 and 180 children are getting an education from here.

In this school education is free for children who cannot afford a living they are provided bags, uniforms, and books, this is a step for their bright future and to decrease the rate of illiteracy. Children were not getting an education and were working for a living so the school was started. We want to improve the conditions of people living there.


We have provided livelihood to many people living in hills, for some people trekking is the sole means of livelihood, we have given jobs to many villagers and people are no more jobless. One person earns 700-800 per day and accommodation, food and transportation charges are not applicable to the people working with us.

We are expanding our company by adding more needy people so that they do not face problems and hardships of life.

Harkidun Public School

HPMA is trying to help people in different sections of society. Many people who worked with us are now a part of different leading companies, we are glad that they emerged from our team.


Many awareness programs have been conducted till now and many more will be organized. Villagers are told about disaster management and conserving natural resources, they are told how to deal if any natural calamity happens. Campaigns are conducted for cleanliness in which local villagers are involved with us, cleaning of trails, collecting waste from there and safe disposal of it.

HPMA team goes to villages and talk to villagers about the problems and talks about solutions. Awareness concerning health issues, environmental issues, illiteracy, and disaster. Many people are suffering from problems to cure them and provide them some facilities camps are arranged, they are told about medicines.

We encourage people to work and tell about the opportunities for girls so that they also get the chance to excel.


HPMA is working without the help of the government. Clothes are donated to the people who are in need and people who are suffering from health problems, medicines are distributed and they are told about First Aid. Meetings and Camps are arranged on a proper and regular basis so we can help more and more people. Free books and notebooks are distributed among the children.

social work of hpma

We have been in social work since we started our company, the amount which we get after people pay for treks, we use a part of the amount in social activities to improve conditions of people living in remote areas and to leave a good impact on the environment. We are also localities of Sankri (Uttarkashi) and we know it isn’t easy to have a life in the mountains, our aim is to help people as much as we can.

History of HPMA

The HPMA (Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association) started in 1995 when there was not much awareness about it. The founder and Director of HPMA are Mr. Bhagat Singh Rawat. He is a local villager of Saur (Sankri) in Uttarkashi and he was living around strong standing peaks and alluring diverse places, he realized his dream of exploring mountains. Mr. Bhagat’s love for mountains and nature was immense. To pursue his dream he went to Nehru Institute of Mountaineering College (NIM) and did the courses from there.

After that, he explored many unexplored treks like Rupin Pass, Sarutal, Vishkopri, Changsheel, etc. and did 9 high altitude expeditions, he was passionate for trekking and wanted people to join him so he started a company and named it “HAR KI DUN PROTECTION AND MOUNTAINEERING ASSOCIATION”. When there was not much awareness about trekking at that time starting a company was a very risky and difficult task but he followed his passion and started adding people from his village and from other villages too.

He started giving jobs to the jobless and this became a source of livelihood of people living in the mountains at that time very few people used phones and there was no internet.

founder and director of HPMA

So the groups who wanted to go on treks communicated through letters and in one year only three groups used to go on treks but with time trekking gained popularity and company did a tremendous job in this field and now HPMA works only on customized groups which exceed 200+ groups per year. Some of India’s most popular trekking companies have emerged from HPMA.

Now, HPMA is working on a very good level offering more number of treks and expeditions, it is also working on social activities, eco-friendly tourism and runs a school named “HAR KI DUN SCHOOL”. The fee is very feasible for the book’s uniform and bags are given on a minimal price. Mr. Bhagat Singh with his passion and 30 years’ experience with his team operates HPMA.

Popular and Famous Treks in India

Mostly The team Hpma for the last 29 years has been dedicated to achieving the following objectives

1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly Uttarakhand, Himachal.

2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable Trekking Equipment, Food, Transport, Hotel Accommodation, Camping, Guide, Cook, Helpers, Porters Guides, instructors, equipment and management services.

3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.

4. To explore new trekking routes and tourist places and popularize them.

5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.

6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights, and social justice.

7. Swachh Bharat mission- Green Mountain, Clean Mountain, Team HPMA

8. For Support to remote village school students.

9. Free Education for local students – school Available on Main Market Sankri all 13 Villages kids study here

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New Trails, New Explorations

HPMA has been instrumental in bringing out great treks in India  Last 29 Years — be it The Har Ki Dun- Borasu Pass, The Rupin Pass, The Bali Pass, The Kedar Kantha Trek, The Changsheel Trek, The Baraadsar lake trek  The Nalgan Pass Trek, The Roopkund or any of them listed on our website. All great treks in India have either been discovered; the route modified, or simply brought to people’s attention by Team HPMA.

HPMA is the Trekking Company and a mountaineering Association in India that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism from the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition ratings Uttarakhand / Himachal. Featuring More Than 150 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, 7 High Altitudes Expedition for Schools, family packages and Colleges beside other outdoor activities.

We have a huge team of more than 150 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian Mountaineering Foundation ) Delhi we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.


We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association in India that has been in the field of Adventure, Trekking, Tourism, Social Work, Trek in india , for the past 29 years.