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SNAG: Student’s Nature and Adventure Getaway

Discover the magic of the outdoors at the Himalayan Vagabond Camps. A typical Students Nature and Adventure Getaway itineraries are combination of safe adventure, fun, outdoor education and learning by doing. We conduct these programs in Manali and Rishikesh.

Nature and Adventure Getaway In the Valley of Gods – Manali

Day 1: Arrival at camp, Burma Bridge, flying fox & rafting 

Check in the HVA camp. Camp orientation by the camp manager followed by Breakfast. Post breakfast at leisure students can try their hands on Burma Bridge, flying fox or spend some besides the river Beas.

Post lunch, after a thorough safety briefing, we go for an exciting rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance m of 7 kms from Raison the starting point. We float past terraced farms, some plum and apple orchards. We get to hit series of thrilling rapids. During this stretch we can also experience body surfing makes it an awesome experience along with eye catching sceneries. Conclude rafting at Bandrol and drive back to Hotel.

Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.

Day 2: Nature walk, River Crossing, Zip Line and team Games

Early morning we go for a nature walk in the surrounding jungle walking besides the river Beas. Post breakfast we drive for a kilometer to reach at the venue for the day’s adventure activities. We divide the group into 2 teams

  • TEAM A: River crossing
  • TEAM B: Zip Line (200 mtrs)

Lunch at the site only. Post lunch both team swap activities.

In the evening team games like; Great Indian Rope trick, save the world, Human Dragon and many more….

Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.

Day 3: Hiking – Rock climbing and rappelling

 After breakfast we hike for about 2 – 3 kms to the rappelling site. We try our hand on Rock climbing on a Natural rock face and thereafter rappel down from almost 60 – 70 ft height.

Evening enjoy the DJ Night followed by dinner & Overnight in the camp.

Day 4: Departure .

Early morning after breakfast students depart for the onward destination OR after breakfast we can go for Rohtang and Solang sightseeing.

Day 1: Arrival at camp, rafting 

Arrive at the camp for lunch. Camp orientation briefing. Post lunch, after a thorough safety briefing, we go for an exciting rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance m of 7 kms from Raison the starting point. We float past terraced farms, some plum and apple orchards. We get to hit series of thrilling rapids. During this stretch we can also experience body surfing makes it an awesome experience along with eye catching sceneries. Conclude rafting at Bandrol and drive back to camp.

Evening at leisure playing volley ball, Frisbee, spend time beside the river.

Dinner around a merry campfire and Overnight in the camp.

Day 2: Paragliding, visit DMAS & Hadimba temple

After breakfast we drive about 40 km to Solang valley. Here we try our hands on paragliding. This is going to be done under the supervision of qualified instructors. Thereafter we drive back to Manali for lunch followed by visit to DMAS Institute (Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports). Here we visit the Museum where we witness all the mountaineering equipments as well as great mountaineer’s photographs. After that we visit Hadimba temple and drive to camp. After settling down in the camp a lecture on CAMINPING AND MOUNTAIN MANNERS.

Dinner around a merry campfire and Overnight in the camp.

Day 3: River crossing & Rappelling

 Early morning walk up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we divide the group into 2 teams

  • TEAM A: River crossing
  • TEAM B: Rappelling

Please note both adventure activities will be done under the supervision of qualified instructor. Post lunch both team SWAP activities.

After evening tea a lecture on Mountain Hazard followed by playing games like volley ball, badminton, Frisbee etc

Dinner around a merry campfire and Overnight in the camp.

Day 4: Full day Hike

 Early morning walk up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we go for full day HIKE to Bijli Mahadev temple. Picnic Lunch at Bijli Mahadev.

Evening lecture on SURVIVAL IN THE MOUNTAINS followed by DJ night.

Dinner around the merry camp fire and Overnight in the camp.

 

Day 5: Team Building games and presentation ceremony

Early morning after breakfast students try their hands on TEAM BUILDING GAMES like; Burma Bridge, flying fox, figure of eight, Himalayan relay race, Human dragon, Save the world and many more exciting and motivational team games. Followed by a presentation ceremony. Lunch and depart for the onward destination……

Day 1: Arrival at camp, rafting 

Arrive at the camp for lunch. Camp orientation briefing.

Post lunch, after a thorough safety briefing, we go for an exciting rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance m of 7 kms from Raison the starting point. We float past terraced farms, some plum and apple orchards. We get to hit series of thrilling rapids. During this stretch we can also experience body surfing makes it an awesome experience along with eye catching sceneries. Conclude rafting at Bandrol and drive back to camp. Evening at leisure playing volley ball, Frisbee, spend time beside the river.

Dinner around a merry campfire & Overnight in the Morpheus camp.

Day 2: Paragliding, visit DMAS & Hadimba temple

After breakfast we drive about 40 km to Solang valley. Here we try our hands on paragliding. This is going to be done under the supervision of qualified instructors. Thereafter we drive back to Manali for lunch followed by visit to DMAS Institute (Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports). Here we visit the Museum where we witness all the mountaineering equipments as well as great mountaineer’s photographs. After that we visit Hadimba temple and drive to camp. After settling down in the camp a lecture on CAMINPING AND MOUNTAIN MANNERS.

(Hadimba Temple in Manali or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. From the name of the forest parkland this temple derives its name. This temple was erected in 1553 and is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba. )

Dinner around a merry campfire & overnight in the camp.

 

Day 3: River crossing & rappelling

Early morning walk up call followed by morning exercise.

  • Post breakfast: Rappelling
  • Post Lunch: River crossing

Please note both adventure activities will be done under the supervision of qualified instructor.

After evening tea a lecture on Mountain Hazard followed by playing games like volley ball, badminton, Frisbee etc.

Dinner around a merry campfire & overnight in the camp.

Day 4: Full day Hike

Early morning walk up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we go for full day HIKE to Bijli Mahadev temple. Picnic Lunch at Bijli Mahadev.

(Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of the sacred temples of Himachal Pradesh, Bijli Mahadev Temple is located at one of the beautiful locales in Kullu. Nestled amidst the green Himalayas, from the site of Bijli Mahadev Temple, one can get to see panoramic views of the Kullu valley.)

Evening lecture on SURVIVAL IN THE MOUNTAINS followed by DJ night.

Dinner around a merry campfire & overnight in the camp.

 

Day 05: Nature and Heritage Safari, Team Games

Early morning after breakfast we drive for Nature and Heritage Safari. Firstly we visit Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays). After visiting Naggar continue drive to Jana.

Drive from Naggar to Jana is magnificent; we pass through beautiful village called Nashala where lots of Bollywood films like krish, the Hero, Heena etc shootings come about. We also pass through deodar and pine forest taking the glimpse of majestic Dhauladhar range. 

In Jana we perceive natural water fall which is a great sight to watch. Just close to the fall there is a local restaurant where we experience the Pahari food. There after we drive back to the camp. Evening team games like Burma ridge, flying fox, Human dragon, save the world, figure of 8 and many more…..

Dinner and over night in the resort.

Day 6: Zip Line and presentation ceremony

Early morning after breakfast students try their hands on Zip line 200 mtr long. This session will be conducted under the supervision of qualified instructors followed by a presentation ceremony in the campsite. Lunch and depart for the onward destination…….

NATURE AND ADVENTURE GETAWAY In Rishikesh

Day 1: Arrival at the Camp, Nature Walk

Arrive at the HVA Camp . Camp welcome on arrival. We have an orientation briefing by the Camp Manager followed by lunch.

Post lunch, the group goes for a nature walk in the surrounding area. We come back to the camp in time for evening tea and snacks.

Evening at leisure at the camp.

Dinner around the camp fire and overnight at the camp.

Day 2: Outdoor education, Team games and Rishikesh sightseeing 

Early morning wake up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we divide the group into two teams: 

  • TEAM A: Outdoor education; rope knots and tent pitching
  • TEAM B: Team Games; Great Indian Rope trick, save the world

Lunch at the camp.

Post lunch both teams swap activities.

In the evening we go for Rishikesh sightseeing and experience aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

Rishikesh, located in the laps of lower Himalayas, is sacred to Hindu pilgrims and is often referred to as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the place where the Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

In Hindu homes and temples, the aarti ceremony performed at twilight, is one of the most important tasks of the day.  The lighting of lamp, as the sun is setting, is supposed to ensure the presence of god of light and fire in the house. Amid singing and chanting of devotional songs and hymns, the devotees line up along the bank of the river and float lit “diyas” in the Holy Ganga. The sight of the flickering flames of thousands of “diyas” on the river is awesome. 

After the aarti ceremony, we drive back to the camp for dinner.

Dinner around the camp fire and overnight at the camp.

Day 03: Yoga, Treasure Hunt, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Scavenger Hunt

Yoga session in the morning. After breakfast, we divide group into 2 teams

  • TEAM A: try their hand at rock climbing and rappelling under the supervision of qualified instructors
  • TEAM B: will do hunting…..TREASURE HUNT in and around the camp premises

Lunch at the camp.

Post both teams swap their activities.

Evening students will be given a task… SCAVENGER HUNT!

Bar-be-que dinner around the merry campfire and overnight at Camp

Day 4, Rafting, Presentation ceremony and depart

Post breakfast after a safety briefing we drive to the starting point of the day’s rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance of 13 kms from Gold Beach to Rishikesh wherein we float past famous temples, ashrams and yoga centers of Rishi­kesh. This rafting session would also include an exciting CLIFF JUMP session. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh. Post lunch presentation ceremony will be held. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway.

Depart for onward destination...

Day 01: Arrival at the Camp, Nature Walk

Arrive at the HVA Camp. Camp welcome on arrival. We have an orientation briefing by the Camp Manager followed by lunch. Post lunch, the group goes for a nature walk in the surrounding area. We come back to the camp in time for evening tea and snacks. Evening at leisure playing games like volley ball, badminton, Frisbee etc… Dinner around the merry camp fire and overnight at the camp.  

Day 02: Outdoor education, Team games & stream bobbing 

Early morning wake up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we divide the group into two teams: 
  • TEAM A: Outdoor education; rope knots and tent pitching
  • TEAM B: Team Games; Great Indian Rope trick, save the world, Human Dragon etc
Lunch at the camp. Post lunch both teams swap activities Evening students can do stream fooling/ stream bobbing in the stream which flows right in front of the camp. Dinner around the merry camp fire and overnight at the camp.  

Day 03: Yoga, Treasure Hunt, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Scavenger Hunt

Yoga session in the morning. After breakfast, we divide group into 2 teams
  • TEAM A: try their hand at rock climbing and rappelling under the supervision of qualified instructors
  • TEAM B: will do hunting…..TREASURE HUNT in and around the camp premises
Lunch at the camp. Post both teams swap their activities. Evening students will be given a task… SCAVENGER HUNT. Overnight at Camp.  

Day 04: Full Day Trek “Fall to Fall” & Rishikesh sight seeing

Wake up at leisure followed by breakfast. Post breakfast, we drive for about 15 minutes to the start point of the trek. The first half of the trek is an uphill climb. After about 30 minutes of hiking we take a short detour to a nearby waterfall. At the waterfall the students can observe stalactites formations. It is also a good opportunity for some photographs.

After a short break at the waterfall we get back to the trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna. At the village the students can find a variety of fruit trees and fields of local seasonal crops. We walk past two schools enroute to another village called Simal Khet – the highest point of our trek.

While on the trail, we come across indigenous vegetation. Some of the trees found are Bhimal, Rohini. Picnic lunch at a vantage point, which offers a panoramic view of the valley and the Ganga River. Post lunch, we descend for about 2 hours, visiting an Ashram on the way back to the camp. We finish the trek at the camp itself. In the evening we go for Rishikesh sightseeing and experience aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Rishikesh, located in the laps of lower Himalayas, is sacred to Hindu pilgrims and is often referred to as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the place where the Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

In Hindu homes and temples, the aarti ceremony performed at twilight, is one of the most important tasks of the day.  The lighting of lamp, as the sun is setting, is supposed to ensure the presence of god of light and fire in the house. Amid singing and chanting of devotional songs and hymns, the devotees line up along the bank of the river and float lit “diyas” in the Holy Ganga. The sight of the flickering flames of thousands of “diyas” on the river is awesome. 

After the aarti ceremony, we drive back to the camp for dinner. Dinner around the merry camp fire and overnight at the camp.  

Day 05, Rafting, Cliff jump, Presentation ceremony and depart

Post breakfast after a safety briefing we drive to the starting point of the day’s rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance of 13 kms from Gold Beach to Rishikesh wherein we float past famous temples, ashrams and yoga centers of Rishi­kesh. This rafting session would also include an exciting CLIFF JUMP session. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh. Post lunch presentation ceremony will be held. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway. THERE AFTER DEPART FOR THE ONWARD DESTINATION

Day 01: Arrival at the Camp, Nature Walk

Arrive at the HVA Camp. Camp welcome on arrival. We have an orientation briefing by the Camp Manager followed by lunch. Post lunch, the group goes for a nature walk in the surrounding area. We come back to the camp in time for evening tea and snacks. Evening at leisure at the camp. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.  

Day 02: Outdoor education AND Team games 

Early morning wake up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we divide the group into two teams: 
  • TEAM A: Outdoor education; rope knots and tent pitching
  • TEAM B: Team Games; Great Indian Rope trick, save the world
Lunch at the camp. Post lunch both teams swap activities In the evening at leisure playing games like volleyball, badminton, Frisbee etc. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.  

Day 03: Full Day Trek “Fall to Fall”

Wake up at leisure followed by breakfast. Post breakfast, we drive for about 15 minutes to the start point of the trek. The first half of the trek is an uphill climb. After about 30 minutes of hiking we take a short detour to a nearby waterfall. At the waterfall the students can observe stalactites formations. It is also a good opportunity for some photographs.

After a short break at the waterfall we get back to the trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna. At the village the students can find a variety of fruit trees and fields of local seasonal crops. We walk past two schools enroute to another village called Simal Khet – the highest point of our trek. While on the trail, we come across indigenous vegetation. Some of the trees found are Bhimal, Rohini. Picnic lunch at a vantage point, which offers a panoramic view of the valley and the Ganga River. Post lunch, we descend for about 2 hours, visiting an Ashram on the way back to the camp. We finish the trek at the camp itself. Evening at leisure. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.   

Day 04: Yoga, Treasure Hunt, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Scavenger Hunt

Yoga session in the morning. After breakfast, we divide group into 2 teams
  • TEAM A: try their hand at rock climbing and rappelling under the supervision of qualified instructors
  • TEAM B: will do hunting…..TREASURE HUNT in and around the camp premises
Lunch at the camp. Post both teams swap their activities. Evening students will be given a task… SCAVENGER HUNT! Bar-be-que dinner around the merry campfire. Overnight at Camp.  

Day 05: Visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rafting & Cliff jump 

After breakfast we drive about 15 kms to visit one of the most popular Hindu Shrines – Neelkanth temple. Drive back Camp followed by lunch. 

Post Lunch after a safety briefing we drive to the starting point of the day’s rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance of 13 kms from Gold Beach to Rishikesh wherein we float past famous temples, ashrams and yoga centers of Rishi­kesh. This rafting session would also include an exciting CLIFF JUMP session. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh. Post lunch presentation ceremony will be held. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway.

Rishikesh, located in the laps of lower Himalayas, is sacred to Hindu pilgrims and is often referred to as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the place where the Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

In Hindu homes and temples, the aarti ceremony performed at twilight, is one of the most important tasks of the day.  The lighting of lamp, as the sun is setting, is supposed to ensure the presence of god of light and fire in the house. Amid singing and chanting of devotional songs and hymns, the devotees line up along the bank of the river and float lit “diyas” in the Holy Ganga. The sight of the flickering flames of thousands of “diyas” on the river is awesome.  

After the aarti ceremony, we drive back to the camp for dinner. Overnight in the camp.

 

Day 06: Stream bobbing, Presentation ceremony and depart

After breakfast all students will get time for body-surfing and stream fooling/ stream bobbing in the steam which flows right in front of the camp, early lunch followed by a presentation ceremony. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway.

Subsequently depart for the onward destination……….!

Day 01: Arrival at the Camp, Nature Walk

Arrive at the HVA Camp. Camp welcome on arrival. We have an orientation briefing by the Camp Manager followed by lunch. Post lunch, the group goes for a nature walk in the surrounding area. We come back to the camp in time for evening tea and snacks. Evening at leisure at the camp. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.  

Day 02: Outdoor education AND Team games 

Early morning wake up call followed by morning exercise. Post breakfast we divide the group into two teams: 
  • TEAM A: Outdoor education; rope knots and tent pitching
  • TEAM B: Team Games; Great Indian Rope trick, save the world
Lunch at the camp. Post lunch both teams swap activities In the evening at leisure playing games like volleyball, badminton, Frisbee etc. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.  

Day 03: Full Day Trek “Fall to Fall”

Wake up at leisure followed by breakfast. Post breakfast, we drive for about 15 minutes to the start point of the trek. The first half of the trek is an uphill climb. After about 30 minutes of hiking we take a short detour to a nearby waterfall. At the waterfall the students can observe stalactites formations. It is also a good opportunity for some photographs.

After a short break at the waterfall we get back to the trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna. At the village the students can find a variety of fruit trees and fields of local seasonal crops. We walk past two schools enroute to another village called Simal Khet – the highest point of our trek. While on the trail, we come across indigenous vegetation. Some of the trees found are Bhimal, Rohini. Picnic lunch at a vantage point, which offers a panoramic view of the valley and the Ganga River. Post lunch, we descend for about 2 hours, visiting an Ashram on the way back to the camp. We finish the trek at the camp itself. Evening at leisure. Dinner around a merry bonfire & Overnight in the camp.   

Day 04: Yoga, Treasure Hunt, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Scavenger Hunt

Yoga session in the morning. After breakfast, we divide group into 2 teams
  • TEAM A: try their hand at rock climbing and rappelling under the supervision of qualified instructors
  • TEAM B: will do hunting…..TREASURE HUNT in and around the camp premises
Lunch at the camp. Post both teams swap their activities. Evening students will be given a task… SCAVENGER HUNT! Bar-be-que dinner around the merry campfire. Overnight at Camp.  

Day 05: Visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rafting & Cliff jump 

After breakfast we drive about 15 kms to visit one of the most popular Hindu Shrines – Neelkanth temple. Drive back Camp followed by lunch. 

Post Lunch after a safety briefing we drive to the starting point of the day’s rafting session. This is a gentle stretch covering a distance of 13 kms from Gold Beach to Rishikesh wherein we float past famous temples, ashrams and yoga centers of Rishi­kesh. This rafting session would also include an exciting CLIFF JUMP session. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh. Post lunch presentation ceremony will be held. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway.

Rishikesh, located in the laps of lower Himalayas, is sacred to Hindu pilgrims and is often referred to as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the place where the Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

In Hindu homes and temples, the aarti ceremony performed at twilight, is one of the most important tasks of the day.  The lighting of lamp, as the sun is setting, is supposed to ensure the presence of god of light and fire in the house. Amid singing and chanting of devotional songs and hymns, the devotees line up along the bank of the river and float lit “diyas” in the Holy Ganga. The sight of the flickering flames of thousands of “diyas” on the river is awesome.  

After the aarti ceremony, we drive back to the camp for dinner. Overnight in the camp.

 

Day 6: Jeep Safari and Half day sightseeing of Haridwar

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Rajaji National Park for an exciting Jeep Safari (The Park is open from mid Nov-mid June).

Rajaji National Park: Three sanctuaries in the Shivaliks – Chilla, Rajaji and Motichur- were merged in 1983 into a large protected area and were jointly named Rajaji National Park after the famous freedom fighter Lt. Shri Rajagopalachari. Spread over an area of over 800 sq. kms, the park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik ranges. With the Ganga River flowing through, the park is the beginning of the vast Indo – Gangetic plains.

Picnic lunch in the Park. Post lunch we drive to Haridwar to experience Hindu shrines and temple. Here we visit Mansa Devi temple and Har ki pauri. 

Mansa Devi temple is on Hill and one can reach by Cable Car or on feet. Temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa. It is 2.5 km from main city. Very fine panoramic view of Haridwar can be enjoyed from here.

Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the exit point of the Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. Also known as Brahm Kund, this ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Brithari who often meditated on the banks of river Ganga. History records an imprint of Lord Vishnu’s foot on one of the stones present on the ghat, which is indicative of the name.

An evening ritual (Aarti) performed by the priests on the banks of river Ganga is a highly enchanting and divine experience. Lamps are seen floating on the river, immersed after the ritual. A splendid aura of lights and chants fills the atmosphere in the evenings

Return to the camp for evening tea & snacks. Evening at leisure followed by dinner around a merry campfire and overnight in the camp.  

Day 07: Stream bobbing, Presentation ceremony and depart 

After breakfast all students will get time for body-surfing and stream fooling/ stream bobbing in the steam which flows right in front of the camp, early lunch followed by a presentation ceremony. Students will be given a token of appreciation for taking part in the course. Also students and teachers share their experiences about their getaway. Subsequently depart for the onward destination……….!
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