Test your endurance and will power on this high altitude trek up the Garhwal Himalayas. Kick off this adventure with some exciting rafting on the Tons. Then trek from rocky terrains, through pine and oak forests and lush green meadows on your way to the summit. If you’re lucky, there might even be snow! End the days setting up campsites above the clouds.
Start with an intensive session to plan out everything needed for the coming days. From menus, ration and utensils to contingency food plans. Divide and share the load of supplies (‘khachchars’ help with the big stuff). As the days progress, instructors take a step back as the group takes initiative. Learn to work as a team—look out for each other, learn to be considerate and share the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, firewood collection and resource management.
DAY 1 Departure from New Delhi Airport
DAY 2 Arrive at camp by breakfast and settle in. Learn tent pitching and basic camping skills. Short Trek.
DAY 3 Acclimatization trek. Plan, prepare and pack for the expedition.
DAY 4 Trek through rocky terrain and meadows to reach Juda ka talab. Pitch tents, set up camp. First night under the stars!
DAY 5 Trek to the base camp. The Kedarkantha peak is visible from this point. Pitch tents.
DAY 6 Summit Kedarkantha, Conquer the peak!! Start the descent.
DAY 7 Return to Tons campus by lunch. Rafting session post lunch and end the day with a Celebratory dinner!
DAY 8 Pool Walk followed by Helter Skelter! post lunch
Day 9 Program closure & feedback. Leave campus post lunch
DAY 10 Arrive in Delhi.
The expedition starts and ends at our Tons campus where accommodation is in tents. During the trek, campsites are set up at different locations everyday. The group pitches the tents and sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. They’re small tents that comfortably fit two to three people. A pop-up toilet tent is also taken along.
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Departure from New Delhi Airport, Terminal 2 bus parking
1st leg: by AC bus, 2nd leg: non-AC bus
Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the demanding days. There is wholesome and nutritious food for every meal, on campus and in the course of the expedition. 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.
Groups depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 at 6:00pm by AC buses till Dehradun/Vikas Nagar. The next leg of the journey takes you to our campus in non-AC buses, just in time for breakfast. The road can get a bit bumpy over some uneven stretches, so be prepared! On the way back, we reach Indira Gandhi International Airport at 5:30am. Outstation participants fly into Delhi on the departure date. Inme provides airport pick-up-and-drop service and meals at an added cost. Contact us for details.
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.