We conduct a Summer Adventure Camp in Manali from September to October and also from end of April to early June every year. The programme ranges between a week to ten days. The camps resemble a tented colony in the lap of nature. It comes with a kitchen of its own.
The summer camp starts with an acclamatization walk around Manali and includes activities such as river-crossing, rock-climbing, rappelling, jungle-walks and soft-trekking. These activities are managed and organized under the supervision and guidance of a mountaineering instructor who is responsible for the day to day running of the camp. Lessons on basics of camping, trekking and other adventure sports are also imparted by the instructor here.
This adventure camp is not only about camping and adventure activities but it also provides you the opportunity to appreciate nature, village, people, culture, tradition, beautiful landscapes, flora-fauna and living in harmony with nature. Well-trained instructors will teach you the technical points of the activities like rock-climbing, rappelling, river-crossing, trekking and camping. All of these activities will help the students in developing certain skills such as leadership qualities, management skills, cooperation, crisis management, mental toughness, problem solving, physical toughness and a positive attitude in life.
We generally have our camps pitched in at a scenic locale. There will also be a kitchen tent, a dining area, toilet and bathroom. All students must bring ruck sack, walking shoes, gloves, sunglasses, raincoat, windcheaters, jacket, personal clothing and toiletries. Students also take part in day to day camp-management activities.
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi with Your own Arrangement
On your arrival, we check-in and report at the adventure camp. This is followed by the allotment of tents, mattresses and sleeping bags. You can take some rest until lunch time. In the afternoon, we have an introductory programme and a lecture on camp craft, mountaineering and equipment. We also have a talk on camping and related issues. Finally in the evening, we get together for dinner.
Day 2: In Manali-Adventure Activities
This day starts with a lecture on rock-climbing and rappelling. Later we have a practical session for the same. In the evening again we gather for a fun dinner experience. At night we stay we stay in these adventure camps.
Day 3: In Manali-A Day Hike To Surrounding Areas
On the 3rd Day we go for a hike in the surrounding area, with lunch packed for a lovely meal. By evening, we return back to our camps. After this we get ready for the evening gathering where everyone has dinner together. We stay overnight in these adventure camps.
Day 4: In Manali-Day at Leisure
Day 4 is free for individual activities. However, we can arrange an excursion to Rohtang Pass or a river-rafting experience in Beas (extra charges). Come back to the camp at night and enjoy a good sleep.
Day 5: In Manali-A Day Hike to Surrounding Areas
Again today we take you for a hike to surrounding areas. We take packed lunch with us on this trip. On this exciting hike we also cross a river. After this adventurous hike, we return to the camp by evening. After this we freshen up and meet for dinner with everyone else. We stay overnight at this camp.
Day 6: In Manali-Local Sightseeing (walk)
After breakfast we go for a walk to see certain attractions in Manali. These include the Tibetan monastery, Hadimba Temple and Old Manali village. Your afternoon is free to explore Manali market. Once done with shopping, we come back to the camp. Again we have the ritual of sitting together in the evening and having dinner. Have a cosy and comfortable sleep at night in your camp, close to nature.
Day 7: Departure from Manali (Own Arrangement)
On this morning we check-out of our camps and board a coach for your journey home. This marks the end of our wonderfully enriching summer camp.
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