Canyoning Guide Training


Canyoning Training

We are postponing the Canyon Guide Training courses to November. There have been a lot of request from friends if it was possible to run the courses in November so that they can join as well. Again, our biggest festival Dashai also falls in September. It will be a pretty busy month in Nepal. Anyway folks, we will keep you updated on dates as soon as we know. We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause! Those who paid deposit for the course will be returned to you. Thank you!

Learn the American Canyoneering Academy’s standard curriculums for recreational canyoneering, canyon rescue, canyon leaders and professional canyon guides. The course provides the most comprehensive training programs available. The curriculums are designed to enhance safety, efficiency and enjoyment for canyoneers of all experience levels. We are the only one offering this course in Nepal.

Mango Tree and American Canyoneering Academy founded by Rich Carlson work closely together to promote canyoning education in Nepal.  Our courses have been hugely popular among local youths in Lamjung as well as professionals already in practice. We ran our first training course in Jan 2014 which was supported and sponsored by many organisation in Nepal such as Trekkers Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN), American Canyoneering Academy (ACA), Local Development Committee (DDC), Nepal Canyoning Association (NCA) and Canyoneering Instructor Service Network (CISN). We trained 11 Entry Level  and 15 Advance Level guides.


Beginners level Topics covered include

  • canyon topography and rating systems
  • canyoneering gear selection, use and care
  • knots and hitches for rope, cord and webbingCanyoning Training,nepal,lamjung,mango tree,adventure,courses,learn
  • efficient movement, climbing and stemming
  • belaying and handlines
  • rappelling on single and double ropes
  • evaluating and rigging basic single-point and multi-point anchors
  • appropriate use of friction and sequencing for marginal anchors
  • importance and proper use of contingency rigging
  • efficient rope deployment
  • self-belay pros and cons
  • tips and tricks from Rich’s 30+ years canyoneering

Advanced Level Topics covered include:

  • discussion of various outdoor program models
  • objective (technical) and subjective (human) leadership skills Canyoning Training,nepal,lamjung,mango tree,adventure,courses,learn
  • problem-solving and decision-making methodologies
  • heuristic traps in decision making
  • group dynamics and facilitation
  • teaching principles and strategies
  • risk assessment and management
  • site management – moving and stationary sites, low-risk and high-risk
  • site transition safety systems
  • logistics planning for canyoneering trips
  • planning and presenting effective safety briefings
  • specialized rigging systems and techniques for efficient movement through challenging terrain
  • practicing and teaching low-impact canyoneering techniques

The proposed dates for Nepal Training courses are as follows September 8 -16 Entry Level | September 19 – 28 Advance

Course Fee: Beginners (Nrs 10000/-)  |  Advance (Nrs 15000/-)

Registration Closing Date: 1st Sep 2014

Hurry! Limited spaces left. Call now on 9808366861 OR for more information please email us at contact<AT>


Photos from previous courses

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