kayak and more: naukuchiatal

a triple combo sandwich Book

  • eligibility 11-13 year olds
  • location naukuchiatal campus, uttarakhand
  • duration 8 days

kayaks, ropes and starry starry nights  

Enjoy the the serenity of a lake in a kayak. But don’t mistake the calm Naukuchiatal lake for an easy ride. Certainly not a piece of kayak (haha).

Then there’s a trek to the hills and a night out under the summer moonshine. Another day, clamber up a rope gym. A combo of terrains, skills and moods—serenity and thrill, land and water.

medium difficulty / IAYP bronze
  • connect to natureright by the lake
  • calm waterspaddle harder
  • trek and set up1 night-out camp
  • immerse yourselfswimming in the lake

working together in the outdoors

A one of a kind experience of open water kayaking. It’s a great way to learn proper technique, safety and coordination (it takes two to kayak). Deal with capsized kayaks, play kayak polo, rig a wind-sail on a windy day and other drills only possible on a lake. The ropes course is a fun way to learn coordination and the pushes and pulls of partnership. The only way is up! The backpack trek into the hills includes setting up camp at nightfall. Watch the Great Bear and Cassiopeia’s W shape rise over the tree line. More.

  • 26 [ trips so far ]
  • 1285 [ happy inme campers ]

“Having heard stories from his sister, Arav was adamant on experiencing Inme. I was hesitant sending him with strangers, far away, no communication and the comforts he was used to. Seeing his determination we had no choice but to give in. And am I glad! The experience made him more confident.”

–Rashmi Budhiraja, Arav's mother

program itinerary

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 Naukuchiatal lake

DAY 4 Time to hit the low ropes course after a safety briefing and introduction to the equipment

DAY 5 Progress to the challenging high elements of the ropes course

DAY 6 Trek and explore the beautiful valley. 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 New Delhi

in-tent-ionally basic

Spend the nights under the stars in spartan yet comfortable tents that are kitted out with camping mats and sleeping bags. Choose your tent mates—boys and girls separately, of course!

a ticket to discover your true potential

program

kayak and more: naukuchiatal

naukuchiatal campus, uttarakhand
tour package cost
41,500tax included

Bookings are open

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code age departure arrival
+ KMN1

Limited Seats

11-13
medium difficulty / IAYP bronze
  • kayaking
  • ropes course
  • backpacking
14 May 21 May 1st leg: by AC chair car, 2nd leg: by non-AC bus premium car parking, New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri gate side) Book
+ KMN2

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11-13
medium difficulty / IAYP bronze
  • kayaking
  • ropes course
  • backpacking
22 May 29 May 1st leg: by AC chair car, 2nd leg: by non-AC bus premium car parking, New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri gate side) Keep me posted
+ KMN3 11-13 medium difficulty / IAYP bronze
  • kayaking
  • ropes course
  • backpacking
15 Jun 22 Jun 1st leg: by AC chair car, 2nd leg: by non-AC bus premium car parking, New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri gate side) Book
  • instructor to child ratio1:6
  • on each programfemale instructors
  • on the campusdoctor on duty
  • instructors trained inwilderness medicine
  • on the campusemergency Vehicle

care and safety

Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the action-packed days. A fully functional kitchen on campus dishes up fresh, wholesome and nutritious food for every meal. Water, soup or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. Our instructors take care of the rest. They’re all certified outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor assigned to each activity group. A doctor is also present on campus at all times to attend to medical needs.

travel details

Groups depart from New Delhi at 6:00am on the Kathgodam Shatabdi (AC chair car). Outstation participants have to reach Delhi a day prior to the departure day. Inme provides airport pick up and drop service, meals and overnight accommodation at an added cost. Alternately, participants can fly into Dehradun to join the program. Someone from the team will receive them at the airport. On reaching Kathgodam, the 27km journey to our campus is in buses or jeeps. On the way back, we reach New Delhi Railway Station at 9:05 pm.

fitness requirements

This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you’re used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it’ll help break into them.

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