Day to Day
Upon arrival in Amritsar you will spend the day travelling to Snow Monk Camp. You will arrive in time for a short welcome talk and orientation tour of the camp, before settling in and enjoying dinner.
Community Service / Creativity
Each year in the lower ranges of the Himalayas, pine trees shed their needles, which are hazardous and can trigger forest fires. As a great innovative idea, these wasted needles are being used to make a number of handicraft items. This morning you will head out to collect pine needles before joining in with the local community to turn them into something spectacular. You will also have the opportunity to purchase your handiwork. After lunch, you will head out to partake in exciting adventure activities, including, zip line, commando net climb, burmah bridge, parallel ropes, rappelling etc. The evening will be spent playing team building games and showcasing your best singing voice during Karaoke.
Trek to Camp 1 At Handi Forest (2300m) 6kms/ 4hrs
This morning you will head off along the river Khauli trekking to camp 1, located in a meadow in an enchanting forest. Once you have arrived, you will work as part of a team to set up your own tents. After a well-earned lunch you will work as a team on the river crossing activity. Later in the afternoon you will go through some basic wilderness first aid and rope knot training. The evening will be spent around the campfire, cooking dinner.
Height Gain Day / Visit Chandrela Temple / Back to Base Camps (10kms/ 6hrs)
Today’s trek is a thrilling journey towards the snow zone (depending on the time of year). Along the way you will visit the Chandrela Temple and the forest nursery, where they nurture Himalayan tree saplings. You will arrive back at Camp 1 by lunch time, before heading down to base camp where you will spend the night.
Drive to Amritsar / Heritage Walk / Rickshaw Ride
Heading to Amritsar for your last full day in India, you will experience some of the best sites the City of the Golden Temple has to offer. Taking your time to travel around on a heritage walk you will pass many of the historic sites that make Amritsar famous, such as the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh.
Once breakfast is finished you will head to the airport for your journey home.
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