A total of 18 Senior Wing NCC Girl Cadets will be attempting the peak in the first week of October.
They have been trained extensively on rock climbing, rappelling, search and rescue techniques, snow and ice craft, and crevasse rescue.
The expedition is being led by Lt Col Vishal Dubey.
Capt Deepika Rathore, who was a member of the first Indian Army Lady Officers expedition to scale Mt Everest in 2012, is the deputy leader.
A lady Medical Officer and 15 service personnel will also be accompanying the cadets.
The DGNCC exhorted the young cadets to undertake the challenge with cool courage, professionalism and an indomitable will.
The expedition will provide precious opportunity to the cadets to fathom their physical and mental limits, explore the pristine and serene beauty of the Himalayas, appreciate the bio diversity and delicate ecological issues.
Above all, the mountaineering expedition will empower the young girls to take on more daunting challenges in their lives.
--IBNS (Posted on 10-09-2013)