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Do you have a young adult looking for a great experience who needs to build confidence, independence and life skills?
For over 15 years, LAFL have offered fun, challenging, outdoor trips for youth age 15-22
Our trips go beyond the ordinary, providing supportive, professional leadership while teaching valuable wilderness skills and essential life lessons. Our unique approach fosters an appreciation for the environment, helps teens develop confidence, and instills a spirit of adventure. We are able to offer impecable risk management and facilitate positive group dynamics.
This Trip includes one or more outdoor activities like Trekking, backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, with spectacular destinations in the Darjeeling Himalayas, India.
An exciting 4-day trek would undertaken to Sandhakphu, in the Himalayas.
Whether you are new to adventures in the outdoors, or are an experienced outdoor adventurer, we have trips that will be fun, challenging, exciting, and push your limits in the outdoors!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP :
– Adventure activities like Trekking, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, would be undertaken.
– A bonfire experience clubbed with real-life excerpts from our mountaineers.
– A unique mix of physically challenging to mentally soothing experiences.
– Trained coordinators. ( Male/Female)
– High Hygiene and safety standards.
The 7 days 6 night LAFL Youth Adventure Camp program includes:
Exploring -Trekking / Backpacking / Rock climbing / Wilderness Philosophy -Natural History -Team building / Communication workshops / Visit to Everest museum / Visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.
Life Away From Life (LAFL) YOUTH ADVENTURE CAMP is our foundation program,designed for both new and returning campers. Get back to your roots and learn the philosophy of living close to nature, wilderness survival, and nurture your connection to the earth. We will explore the surrounding forests, as we discover more about the magical world of nature.
Campers gain self-esteem, work cooperatively and make new friends, as they gain confidence in both living and feeling at home in the natural world. This is a camp where campers are truly looked after and cared about. It is a safe place where the youth can try new things and discover more about who they are. Evenings are spent circled around the campfire telling stories, star gazing, laughing a lot.
YOU CAN ENROLL FOR : 15 to 22 yrs of age
Camp Location : Darjeeling , West Bengal, India
Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district, which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.
Day 1 - Report at Bagdogra Airport Report at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station.On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing . Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 - Maneybhanjan – Tonglu (11kms) Treks starts in the morning. The first halt at Meghma takes 4 hours from Maneybhanjan, then to Tonglu or Tumling. This is a beautiful trek particularly for wild flowers and colourful birds. Overnight at Trekkers’ hut.
Day 3 - Trek Tonglu – Sandakphu (22 kms) We start for Sandakphu, the mountain of poisonous plants. Halfway to Sandakphu is the settlement of Kala- Pokhri (the Black water pond) at 2750m. The strenuous trek through difficult routes is worth the breathtaking view of the majestic Kanchenjunga the third highest peak in the world, from Sandakphu. Overnight at Trekkers’ hut.
Day 4 - Trek Sandakphu – Srikhola (18kms) Trek to Sandakphu After a fabulous sunrise over the snow ranges we descend down to Shrikhola through dense mixed forest of Rhododendron, magnolia and oaks. Named after a small wild stream Srikhola surrounded by dense forested hills is a beautiful location to reduce the stress of a strenuous trek. There is beautiful trekkers’ hut at Srikhola by the side of the stream. One can see meadows clustered with blue iris, orchids and colourful birds. Overnight at Trekkers’ hut.
Day 5 - Trek Shrikhola – Rimbik (6kms) At a leisurely space we reach Rimbik, a small village, which connects Maneybhanjan and Darjeeling (51km) by road. After a refreshment at Rimbik we proceed to Darjeeling . Overnight in Hotel.
Day 6 - Rock Climbing Workshop & Mountaineering Institute visit Early morning after breakfast visit the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , and do a rock climbing & rappelling session on the Gombu rock. Post lunch visit the world famous Everest Museum and meet lecturers from the Institute.Overnight in Hotel.
Day 7 - Departure Leave for Bagdogra airport. Trip ends
Sandakphu Trek Details :
Trekking into Sandakphu starts off from an altitude of 1,524 meters (5,000 ft) and gradually climbs up through forests of rhododendron, giant magnolias, spruce and other trees of sub-alpine region and more than 600 varieties of orchids-the largest to be found in one geographical area in the world. For flora worshippers, the months of April and May are the best time of the year for the trek while for those who have an insatiable thirst for a view of the mountains; the best months are in autumn.
The view from Sandakphu is unsurpassed by any view anywhere. Where else can be seen 180 degrees of snow-capped mountains which includes Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari in one single stretch of snows-an ethereal beauty. It is easy to understand why people leave hearth and home, traveling sometimes thousands of miles to walk through ripples of terraced fields of maize, rice, millet and barley, leaving the last traces of civilizations far behind.