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Himalayan Escapade - Manali

Sat, 2 May 2020 4:30AM - Sun, 10 May 2020 6:00AM + more dates
Himalayan Escapade
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Himalayan Escapade - Manali

Ever since trekking mania hit the youth, Manali has always been the most sought after destination for campers of all ages! The height, scenic beauty, climate and people of this region are beautiful, warm and always inviting which makes visiting it, worthwhile every single time. This program is a perfect blend of trekking up the snow-capped peaks, fun and moderate grade adventure activities and rafting. Our campsite is at a height of 2,200 meters from sea level and we trek up to 3660 meters.

Program Objective: Explore the backcountry in the hills of Manali, have an opportunity to be” yourself’, participate in learning experiences and sharing over a campfire and spend time with nature away from the stale chaos of city life.

Age Group: 12 to 15 Years

Dates (2020): 02 May to 10 May, 10 May to 18 May

Charges: Rs. 23,500/- Per Person (Delhi to Delhi) (Including GST)

Highlights - 

  1. We use quality equipment like Cliff Climber Tents and Cliff Climber Sleeping Bags.
  2. Participants to Instructor Ratio during the program are 4:1. During Journey 8:1.
  3. The medical facility is available all the time with the head guide including Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, First aid kit, Stretcher facility, and Survival Blanket.
  4. Food: Menu will be Indian style comprising breakfast, extra supplement (fruits or energy drink), lunch, snacks, soup, dinner, and bournvita. The diet is completely vegetarian and is nutritious.
  5. Guides: The guides hired are certified from mountaineering institutes and are quite experienced. All the members are trained in BLS (Basic Life Support Training).
  6. Small group size enabling personal bonding and vigilance.
  7. The practice of Experiential Methodology, thus creating a Safe Environment for the child to participate and express freely.
  8. NO COMPETITION throughout the camp, ensuring the kids feel welcome, and do not feel pressured emotionally or socially.
  9. Participants are actively involved in the decision making and day planning during the camp stays, thus enabling them to take charge of their program, and helping them cope with the consequences of their choice.
  10. Completely fun and exploration-based camps, whilst giving the participants enough time to bond with fellow participants and enjoy FREE PLAY!.

Activities -

Snow Trekking, Rappelling, Base Making, Knot Practices, Trekking, Rafting, Tent Pitching, Team Building Games, Campfire, Cooking, Visit to Hidimba Temple, Visit to Vashishtha Kund, River Crossing.

Information -

  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Travel: Flight / Train, Road Journey: AC Vehicle
  • Cost Include: Traveling (Delhi to Delhi), Stay, All Meal (Day 1 Dinner to Day 8 Dinner), Activities, Entry Charges.
  • Cost Doesn't Include Rafting & Manali sightseeing.

What to Bring!

Pair of Clothes (6-7 T-Shirts & 2 Full Jeans + 2 Full Track Pants), 1 Haversack Bag & 1 Small Shoulder Bag, Thermal/Winter Jacket, Safety Pins, Water Bottle, Handkerchiefs, 2 Night Suit, Sport Shoes & Floater/ Slippers, Toiletry Pouch, Towel, Cap, Sun Screen Lotion, Odomos Mosquito Cream, Cold Cream, Lip Balm, Dairy Pen, 4 Extra Pair of Socks, Torch with new Batteries, Sunglasses, Swimming Costume (Nylon T-Shirt & Shorts (for Boys) & Nylon tights with Nylon Round Neck T-Shirts (for Girls)), Full Sleeves Jacket, Hand Gloves, Lunch Box, Mug, Spoon, Electoral Powder, and Camphor.

Optional: Camera, Binocular

What not to Bring!

Expensive Jewelry, Walkmans or Radio, Cellular Phone, Electronic Games, Junk Food, Cold Drinks.

Itinerary -

Day 0

  • Gather and meet Team KSHITIJ at Mumbai Central at 4:40 pm. Depart by August Kranti Rajdhani Exp at 5:40 pm. (Train ticket charges are not included in the package. Kshitij will charge it on actual and will try to book ticket in the same or nearby coach. Kshitij faculties will be traveling by participants on the same train.)

Day 1

  • Reach Delhi in the afternoon. Transfer to Gujarat Samaj for rest and lunch and onward journey by Bus to Manali.

Day 2

  • Early morning, arrive at Manali and drive to base camp,
  • Orientation will be given about the trek, backpacking and marching technique. Post lunch we will go for an acclimatization walk to Pulag village for Himalayan village study. Participants will be made aware of the culture of a Himalayan village. There are around 150-200 houses in the village and are similar to Rumsu in respect of culture. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

Day 3

  • After morning breakfast and packed lunch, we will trek for Chakki Nala for River Crossing and Rappelling activity. Explorer will be made aware of how to cross a river in three ways and how to make the base for this kind of activity.
  • Explorer will also be made aware of different types of Knots and hitches that can be helpful for them. Trek back to Rumsu base camp. In the evening briefing will be given about the trek route. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

Day 4

  • After breakfast and packed lunch, we will start the trek for Naya Tapru (2800 meters) campsite. The trek has a moderate ascend and takes around 4 to 5 hours. The trek goes through some dense patch of forest which is full of pine, fir, oaks, chestnuts trees. Trekkers will be given tutorials on tent pitching. Overnight stay in tents at Naya Tapru campsite.

Day 5

  • After breakfast, all the trekkers will start their trek to Chaklani(3,400 meters). The trek involves an easy ascend and will take around 3 to 4 hours. Chaklani offers an amazing view of Manali valley. One can see many peaks like Ali Ratna, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Tiger Teeth, and others. Overnight stay in tents at Chaklani campsite.

Day 6

  • After breakfast, all the trekkers will start their trek to Chandrakhani Pass with their packed lunch. We will start the trek early by 6 AM. The highest point of Chandrakhani Pass is 3,660 meters. Just adjacent to the Chandrakhani Pass lies Dhana Kunnu Pass. The entire place is associated with the famous Jamdagini Rishi, one of the seven saptrishi. Once we make it to the top Overnight stay in tents at Chaklani campsite.

Day 7

  • After breakfast all the participants will start their descend for Rumsu base camp. The descent route is the same as the ascending one and takes around 4 hours. Lunch at Ghankulahi while descending.
  • Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.

Day 8

  • After breakfast, we will go to Manali by Jeep. Luggage for all the trekkers can be deposited at a common safe place and then Manali visit will be done via trekking with a guide. Explorer will get a chance to explore Hidimba Temple, Vashishth hot water spring, Manu Temple and others. After sightseeing, luggage will be taken back and departed by evening buses for Delhi.

Day 9

  • Arrive Delhi early morning and take flight post 11 am from Delhi. Arrive Mumbai Airport. (Flight ticket charges are not included in the package. Parents would have to book it on their own. Before flight booking kindly get in touch with Kshitij to confirm flight number and time. Kshitij Faculty will be traveling with kids in the same flight).

Terms & Conditions -

  • Camp Cost may be subject to change in case of any change in government taxes or changes in fuel rates.
  • Rates may change based on flight rates.
  • We will provide one facilitator from Kshitij Team for the flight journey.

Group Discounts -

  • Group of 5 or more: 5%-
  • Group of 10 or more: 10%-
  • Referral Discount: Referrer will get a discount of Rs.500/- per reference. Referral discount is applicable for new references only(which have not done any event with Kshitij earlier).

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Himalayan Escapade The Mall Road, Main bazar, Keylong, lahaul spiti, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India
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