backpack it and rock it. kayak on the kali, in karwar, karnataka
…and catch a krab (ok, crab) If you’re the type who needs constant variety, get this mix. Open water kayaking, rock climbing, and backpacking; this is a must-do challenge for high-charge thrill seekers. Meanwhile, the picturesque Kali just flows on and on.
self, other and nature
The Kali offers varied stretches of slow waters to currents perfect for a graded learning experience. Learn paddling techniques, safety, balance the kayak with your partner and even learn how to deal with the infamous kayak-flip. For a unique climax, navigate mangrove canopies. Rock climbing is an individual activity, done on natural rock faces around the campus. The backpack trek starts with walking through the fascinating mangroves and ends with setting up camp. At night, camp out in the wilderness and watch the Ursa Minor and Draco constellations.
“after each camp I find my kids packed with loads of energy, new ideas and self confidence”
–Saswati Mukherjee, Mother
DAY 1 Arrive at the campus by lunch. Settle in and set expectations with a brief orientation
DAY 2 Learn about the equipment and some hydrology basics. Following a detailed safety briefing it’s time to kayak!
DAY 3 Revise kayaking basics and kayak in the Kali river, lined with mangroves
DAY 4 Learn the basics of rock climbing equipment—harness, ropes, carabiners, knots and anchors. Start with small boulders, move on to big rock faces
DAY 5 Tackle even bigger natural rocks along with some jumaring and rappelling
DAY 6 Trek and explore the mangroves. Pitch tents, set up a campsite and spend the night out
DAY 7 Pack up, clear the makeshift campsite and trek back to the campus
DAY 8 Concluding de-brief and reflection session before departing for the airport
comfy tents and cozy cottages
Camp out in tents and cottages kitted out with mattresses and sleeping bags. Share your space with three or four other people. Boys and girls separately, of course!
a ticket to discover your true potential