7 days
Duration
Darjeeling
Destination
10
Min. Groupsize
Adventure Camp
Tour Type

Youth Adventure Camp 2017

Do you have a young adult looking for a great experience,who needs to build confidence, independence and life skills?

Life Away From Life (LAFL) offers Youth adventure camp 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.

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 Sandakphu, in the Himalayas.

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.

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.

 

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Day 7 - Departure

Leave for Bagdogra airport. Trip ends

Fixed Departure Dates

  1. 1st May 2017
  2. 4th May 2017
  3. 6th May 2017
Included Activity Point Transfers Transportation from Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling and back.
All veg meals LAFL Service charges
Accommodation LAFL Coordinator
Professional Mountain Guides
Not Included Travel upto Bagdogra airport  and back All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section
All Insurance  Personal wear and trekking equipment.

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

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Tour Reviews

4.8 based on 5 reviews
March 12, 2016

Thanks LAFL for the childrens adventure camp last year. My son had a n great time and would remember this camp for a long time.
I personally liked the live whatsapp update you guys gave. thank you LAFL

May 6, 2016

My son started going for Lafl camps when he was 9years and ever since he looks forward to take this camping trip year after year. It was his 4th camp this year and he is still not done with it. Now my younger daughter has started going for the LAFL camps too.
Each year Prateek packs in some new adventure, new bagful of fun and of course ensures all the essentials for the child– care, personal attention, and yet get the child grow adventurous, in better-touch-with nature and grow confident.

May 18, 2016

Hi Vaishali, thanks for trusting us all the way long. Ira & Prakhar are the most obedient students of our camp. Very well mannered and courteous. We have seen awesome changes in Prakhar since the last 3 camps , and we are glad hes becoming a leader.

Ira is inquisitive and eager to do things , what a wonderful child. god bless

Keep the adventure in them alive ….

May 8, 2016

My kid is only 8 year old. He went on trip like this for the frist time. I was lil worried about him sending on camp without me. But when he came back he can’t even stop talking about it went on continuously we did this and that 😅. Want to go back again…….. and on and on😅😅😅. And above the all live updates on what’s app. Which help me to be relaxed and not to worry about him. Thank you all the team members who were their and took care of him , and give him the most wonderful time of his vacation.😊😊😊😊☺☺☺👍👍👍👍

May 18, 2016

Rudrakash is an above average intelligent kid. Very keen to know things. He did all the activities which a 14 year old did, so that was amazing. Mrs BHumika desai , please give him more and more exposure to nature oriented events and adventure camps, he would sure turn out to be a leader .

He was our “calvin” and we all loved him. God bless.

May 10, 2016

Best camp ever!!! Enjoyed a lot!!
The camp was very homley.
This was my 2nd time with life away from life and sure would not be my last!!!
Highly recommend this camp it is really a great experience!!!
Also when’s the next camp? Can’t wait for it!!!

May 18, 2016

Thanks Rishabh
we are planning for a Parent childrens adventure camp in Kangra Valley in Diwali vacations.
do come

May 16, 2016

It was a first time experience for my daughter Shubha and she enjoyed ever bit of it the adventure games the love anf affection of the LAFL co-ordinators…..she said she would miss us but she did not have the time to do so😉 super thrilled to go for one more camp with u guys..thank u for such a wonderful experience the timely update of the kids and their activities was the best…kudos to all at LAFL.

May 18, 2016

Thanks Madam

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