Konkan Coastal Cycling trip

Konkan Coastal cycling – Mumbai to Goa cycling expedition completed on 19th to 26th Feb 2021.

Riders: Prateek Deo Gupta and Ms Sonal Agarwal

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Celebrating with sugarcane juice at the border of Maharashtra-Goa.

 

Konkan Coastal cycling
On Aronda brige which connects Maharashtra & Goa over the Terekhol river

They completed their 600kms + journey from Mumbai to Goa in 9 days by the Konkan coastal cycling route starting from Mandwa in the Raigad district and ended at Vengurla in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra they also crossed the Maharashtra – Goa state border by the  Aronda bridge over Terekhol river.

Konkan Coastal cycling  : Technical data for the hungry

Total Kms : 600 plus
Strava data: nopes, we didnt bother
Support vehicle : never, we carried our own luggage
Elevation gain: who cares , what we gained was experience
No of days : 9 days – mostly off the coastal highway on beach roads.

Konkan Coastal cycling   : cycles used :

Sonal was using a Schnell 24 inch, with 3 x 7 Shimano, pannier bags , frame bag, shoulder bag : total weight 15kgs

Prateek used a BSA Slr hybrid 26 inch: No gears, V brake system, custom made pannier bags and handle bar bag. Total weight 15kgs.
Stay : we stayed with locals most of the time and ate at their homes

most imp : not purchased a single bottle of water throughout the journey.

“Friends indeed…”

During this 600km Konkan Coastal cycling  journey , we mingled with the locals, we made friends, we made efforts to talk to them and understand them. It was fun and heart warming at times.

We were overwhelmed by their hospitality and their kindness towards us. That’s what these Konkan people are made up of … full of love & kindness..

I am glad we stopped to meet them and not just zoomed away trying to just make some record for ourselves.

As the famous words goes , its not the destination, but the journey which is everything.

“The Konkani food…”

The amazing Konkani food made our journey a pleasant and interesting one.
We tried our best to eat at locales homes and at Khanaval’s (local eateries).
The local drinks like Kokam Juice , Soul kadi really cooled us down in the blasting heat …Fantastic drinks one must surely have., to keep ur cool

“And the wonderful places..”

We were lucky to see some awesome places as we cycled.

The Konkan coast of Maharashtra has some really beautiful places that one can experience only if they cycle, if u go in a car or a motorbike u tend to miss few of them….

cycle – to be there at the moment, to feel the moment

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“The humble cycle…”

Once again our ride from Mumbai to Goa over 600kms through the Konkan coastal cycling route, with the single fixed gear BSA Slr , carrying our own luggage in panniers, has proved that we dont need flashy equipment to do beautiful and tough rides…

this post is for those who believe cycling is a humble vehicle and as you ride , you become humble.

I never lifted my cycle or jumped as we crossed the Maharashtra-Goa border …i just smiled and thanked my humble cycle, my friend for this journey, whom i trusted to take me smoothly till the end.

a 600km plus journey could be easily done with a basic, no gear hybrid cycle.. Yes the BSA Slr by TI cycles … it was a beaut on the tough roads and off roading also.

Most importantly it costed me just Rs 5000/- for the BSA Slr photon with included accessories like stand, bell, pannier, mud guards and a lock … lifetime warranty for the frame too.

We went through some very tough terrains; off roading at times and boat transfers and it never complained 🙂

Also not a single puncture … i might be lucky on this tho’.

So morale of the story is , to full fill dreams , u do not need expensive, flashy equipment… all you need is ur will and a simple humble cycle…

so go for it guys .. dont fall in the trap of marketing gimmicks, and “achievement” game , dont ride with ur strava on,shut down the google maps – dont analyse your ride rather just ride – listen to the birds , the waves , look at the morning rising sun, feel the aroma of the food cooked on wood fire.

When you cycle pass a village capture the smile of the villagers and bring it back to the city, take a bath in the river, stand on the bridges and watch the boats, sit beneath the banyan tree, take a break in a temple…

Ride just for the joy of riding and enjoying the wonderment nature has to offer… on ur humble cycle…

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Prateek runs an adventure travel company and Sonal is a school teacher.
Both of them ride with the Chembur Cycling Group in Mumbai.

They can be contacted on lifeawayfromlife2020@gmail.com

 

Over the hills & far away

My journey on a bicycle to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra – Sahyadri ranges.

Maharashtra has one of the most beautiful and unique mountain ranges in the world, The Western Ghats the range is known as Sahyadri in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India. According to UNESCO, the Western Ghats are older than the Himalayas. Geologic evidence indicates that they were formed during the break-up of the supercontinent of Gondwana some 150 million years ago.


A cycle journey through these mountain ghat’s, was like a dream come true.
I cycled through these amazing mountains along with my friends.

 

 

 

We met the local people there, mingled with them, chatted with them, laughed with them, play with them and also at times cycled with them… not many cycle in these parts, but u will find occasional kids cycling in their villages.

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The stay for the night was in a a small quaint village called Ambavane, where we met a small boy around 14 yrs , who kept curiously pestering us about the cycles we had.
I loved his pestering.
Surprisingly to us , he knew everything about cycles and how to maintain it etc. He boasted of having a 21-geared cycle and that he mends the puncture himself, since the next available cycle shop was 25kms down the Ghats. He made us feel comfortable in his village and served us the most delicious village cuisine.

over the hills and far away
Along with Ashutosh the smiling boy

Ashutosh is a small young village boy who lives in a small hamlet up in the mountain. He had a distinct permanent smile on his face and he made a distinct impact on us for sure.

We rode up and down the mountains and passed thru wonderful hamlets on the way.
It was a fulfilling ride, met many people of the hills, had the best food they served us, breathed the most clean and pure air and some fantastic aroma of the village cooking their meals on wood fire  followed us.

over the hills and far away

Lots to learn from the people of the hills.
While cycling back into the city … the stark difference struck very hard – the angry faces, the screaming horns, the hurriedness, the smog, smell of burning rubber, the crowded dirty streets…

but with a hope of meeting some day , once again, the smiling Ashutosh … Over the hills & far Away.

– Prateek Deo

Details :

Trip date : 6th to  7th Feb 2021
Riding Kms in total : 200 kms
Route : Chembur(Mumbai) to Ambavane village ( near Amby valley)
via Khandala- Lonavala & INS Shivaji & back by the same route
Style of riding : Self supported cycling with 15kg luggage each in pannier bags
The team : Prateek Deo , Sonal Agarwal , Sumit Asrani

About GHATS

The word Ghat is explained by numerous Dravidian etymons such as the Tamil and Telugu gattu (hill and hill forest), Kannada gaati and ghatta (mountain range), Tulu gatta (hill or hillside), and ghattam in Malayalam (mountainous way, riverside and hairpin bends).

Ghat, a term used in the Indian subcontinent, depending on the context could either refer to a range of stepped-hill such as the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats; or the series of steps leading down to a body of water or wharf, such bathing or cremation place along the banks of a river or pond, Ghats in Varanasi, Dhoby Ghaut or Aapravasi Ghat.Roads passing through ghats are called Ghat Roads.

 

This is about my cycling trip, with 3 wonderful rider friends, from Mandwa to Nandgaon in the coastal region of Maharashtra.

Instead of writing a detailed blog , here’s short text which i sent to my fellow cycling mates.

“guys for me, this cycling trip with you all , was one of the most loveliest memories ever…

a guy whom i was meeting first time in my life, eats missal and gets acidity in the beginning of the trip.

a guy who’s cycle was dangling right from beginning of the trip

a small girl who’s pannier bags were bigger than her cycle…

But yes we were all singing the same song, we were all seeking the same from this trip.. happiness from the unknown.

We all have problems, but to overcome them is not by chance … we have to make efforts
and this effort i could see in this little group of ours , we wanted to be happy..each one of us.

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Coastal cycling in Maharashtra

I am glad i was with u guys and could do cycling with u guys, I am most lucky.

It really doesn’t matter if u do not have the best cycle in the world or the best riding gear, it doesn’t matter if u do not not  have the best high paying job in the world, lest not forget , finally we all have to pedal to move ahead.

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The smiling pack

I loved the mistakes in all of u, I loved the simplicity with which u all were riding, I loved the not giving up spirit in u all,  I loved the way we stuck together and rode together in a pack, we didn’t have to drink or smoke to rejoice, we were happy in what nature laid in front of us…

all these small moments made this trip special and unique.

I could see the youth of mine in u all.

The carelessness, the aggressiveness, the strength to push oneself, the not-sleeping and having-fun attitude ,  eating whatever feels to , getting up late and still  not worrying about anything in this world, not caring about what the other person is , just rejoicing every moment, loving nature , eyes were shutting but still desperately staying awake  to not miss the wonderful moments, no strict agenda to follow, not cribbing about the food , toilets or the campsite , making mistakes and correcting very fast, not cribbing about each other, not worrying about the time or anything, mindlessly enjoying every moment, living in a free world..

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thanks for making me young again guys

love
prateek”

coastal cycling

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Maharashtra Coastal Cycling Trip,

Mandwa to Nandgaon to Mandwa
Dates : 9th & 10th Jan 2021
Total riding distance : 125 kms ( 150 for some)
Terrain : Flat asphalt roads, 3 mountain sections , coastal state highway.

Riders  :
Prateek Deo : Group Leader : Adventure Coach

Prateek Deo – Group Leader / Adventure Coach

Sonal Agarwal: Teacher

SONAL AGARWAL – Teacher

 

SUMIT ASRANI – Writer

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SUMIT ASRANI – Writer


Akash Joshi : Photographer , Software professional

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AKASH JOSHI – Photographer / Software professional

Photo Credits : Sumit , Sonal & Akash

My Mumbai to Pali cycling journey experience
19th to 20th Dec 2020

“ So many years since I’ve seen your face.
Here in my heart, there’s an empty space
where you used to be.
So long, it was so long ago,
But I’ve still got the blues for you.”


A lovely Garry Moore song , words which fits my love for long distance cross-country cycling

It’s been really long since I did a long distance cross-country cycling trip. The last one being Vietnam to Cambodia – 500kms cycle journey.

I wanted get out of this city, ride along rivers, glide on the mountains, talk to the birds, and sing to the tune of the forest.

I realised, i needed the countryside badly.

I have a friend Umesh Nambiar , who has a very beautiful farmhouse in the countryside of Pali , around 100kms from Mumbai.
So that’s how the plan to cycle to Pali was made. I would cycle to my friend’s farmhouse, stay there and come back the next day.

As usual, I mapped my whole ride; I chose the least traffic routes, avoided the highways as much as possible and took the non-asphalt countryside route, wherever possible.

I carried my luggage in my pannier bags which contained all necessary things like: puncture repair kit, tool kit, medical kit, sleeping bag, extra clothes, some food stuff, torch etc.

A wonderful ride of 100kms the first day through some beautiful landscapes and few mountain sections. I was content with todays ride.

My friend’s farmhouse was near Wagoshi village, besides a small hillock. Exactly the place I was looking for rejuvenating. It was so quiet that one could hear villagers murmuring, the birds chirping, the local dog barking, the tractor sound and the locales singing. It was beautiful. Absolute zero traffic noise.

AS the sun went down, the smell of the wood burning for making dinner was out of this world.
 Thanks to my friend, a local invited me for dinner at his house. I have eaten dinners in the best restaurants in Mumbai, but none could match the dinner in this villager’s house. Simple food in the simplest environment makes the food most delicious. There was no electricity, I sat on the floor and had the most fulfilling meal in the world. It was just 7pm.

I cycled back to the farmhouse in pitch dark and chill cold,wondering how much we pay to live in the city, but somehow the true happiness is derived here. Nothing gave me more joy, than to thank the villager, who then came half the way to see me off.  They don’t close the door on your back , I observed.

I had planned to start early morning at 5 am the next day, since there was a long ghat section to be covered. But when I woke up,  it was impossible to even step out, it was pitch dark and no street lights whatsoever.

Bid farewell to the villager, who greeted me with hot milk mixed with haldi – he said “ Sir aapke city ke packet ka nahi hai doodh, its from our cow directly, taste and see “.( Sir, the milk is not from the packet like in your city, its directly from our cow here)
I would say it was a warm goodbye and an awesome start for the day.

Day 2 ride was full of mountainous roads, right from the start. But I don’t regret this route, rather it was planned and I was waiting for it.

I cycled through teak forests & mango plantations. It was the most beautiful part of my journey. A  sense of fulfillment filled me as I pushed my cycle on the mountains.

I crossed small mountain hamlets on the top, very peculiar of Maharashtra. People seemed to be very content with their lives. They seemed happy in whatever they were doing. Small farmlands grew chilies and kept it in the open for drying in the sun. Few hunters were cutting wood, cows and buffaloes were grazing and often crossed my path, and rather I crossed theirs. I could hear the sound of the distant tractor ploughing the fields, small kids riding cycles often waved me goodbye.

Sitting under a banyan tree , on top of a mountain and having a guava.. whats more to life.

There was so much romanticism in the air. My pedalling was like poetry in motion.

I often stopped in between, had a drink and embraced the pure wind of the mountains.

It took 4 hours to finally to end the mountain range and reach Pen, almost half way of my journey back.

The dream ride ended and then onwards it was a straightforward highway ride back to Mumbai.
I completed 114 kms while returning.

At the end, I was fully rejuvenated, full charged up, and made a promise to myself – be yourself no matter what they say…

Important note for all those who can’t afford an expensive cycle or cycling gear and clothing.
Don’t worry …
All you need is you will and desire to take u up there and some meticulous planning.

And yes do try and cycle in the countryside at least once, try to talk to the butterflies and the squirrels u meet on the way , wave to the mountain kids, and swim in the rivers… trust me you’ll find a new you.🙂

I realized after all…
I’ve still got the blues for you …

Written & pictures by Prateek Deo

THE SPACE PROGRAM

Let your child join the Space Program and get a chance to camp at a space observatory and real time experience on Survival, Stargazing and Astro Navigation.

Come see the wonders of the Universe like the Nebulas, rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter and enormous craters of our moon among other gems in the night sky. You can also see the Sun and observe solar flares and sun spots with the help of safest solar filters.

 

3 days 2 nights of exciting Space experiments –
Stargazing – Telescope making – Rocket making and launching .. lots more..

 

 

children's adventure campWe believe in presenting abundance of opportunities to our younger generations. With the current space race and pace with which space travel and technology is advancing, we intend to provide a platform for dreams and support young minds that believe they can make an impact in their modern and demanding industry.

We have observed that, irrespective of the language or social background, when you make  own rocket and launch it, everyone reacts in the exact same excitement.

Children's Adventure Camp- Space ProgramThrough an immersive experience of astronomy and space science workshops, students are introduced to creative thinking, innovation and exploration. This module helps them to apply their knowledge. The challenges are strategically placed so that it provokes critical thinking by combining inquiry and creativity led interactions.

Children's Adventure Camp- Space ProgramWe strongly believe that hands-on learning teaches us more than any classroom education. All activities in this program are designed with this in mind and we focus on letting the child experience the activities, reflect on them, form their own concepts and experimenting with the application of those concepts.

 

Children's Adventure Camp- Space ProgramAll the activities are based on the concept of Experiential Learning Technology, which means, all the activities are hands-on and learning based. Children get to explore possibilities on their own with expert guidance from our team.
Children's Adventure Camp- Space Program

India’s First Public Access Observatory is setup, on the hills of Panchgani , near Mahableshwar in Maharashtra , that’s where our campsite is going to be.

 

Children's Adventure Camp- Space Program

OVERVIEW OF THE SPACE ADVENTURE PROGRAM

– Observatory and Space Museum tour

– Crew assembly training: Simulated critical problem solving astronaut training.

– Telescope Making – Understand principles of telescope and make your own telescopes for observation.

– Gas Rocketry – Experiment with Rocket fuel and launch rockets 20ft

– Air Rocketry – Prepare Model rockets and launch them up to 150ft

– Astro Food – Understand nutrition requirements in Space and how food is carried.

– Create a Rover Model for Planetary Exploration and test it.

– Sun-scope – Observe the sun, its dark spots and solar flares using safest techniques.

– Sundial – Understand the concept of a sundial and how our ancestors told time.

– Soda Straw Rocket – Make small and accurate paper rockets and aim at a small target.

– Astro Agility Course – A glimpse of real Astronaut training activity

– Weather Station – Observe and understand the weather station and its uses.

– Star Gazing – A mesmerizing session about mythology – stories the stars tell us.

– Telescope Observation – Observe Stars and Planets through different types of telescopes.

 

ADVENTURE MODULE:

Zip line, Trekking, Commando Obstacles, Ropes Workshop, Wilderness Survival Workshop and lots more…

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE ?

Participants include all children between age group of 8 to 14 yrs.

*Parents & maids not allowed in this camp.

*This is a Coed camp- Girls & Boys together

 

Camp dates:  2020

March: 28th

April: 24th

May: 25th

June: 1st

 Camp duration:  3 days 2 nights

Camp location:

Panchgani, Near Mahbleshwar , Maharashtra.

 

The campsites is located on top of a hill at 3000m  msl and is well equipped with up-to-date staying facilities, good quality food freshly cooked at the premises, hygienic drinking water facilities and bunch of efficient support staff.

 

Transportation:

A non-ac bus would be arranged to transfer the children from Mumbai to Panchgani and back.

PARTICIPATION FEES AND PAYMENT DETAILS

Cost per child would be Rs. 9000  + 5% GST

 

Cost would include:

Accommodation in tents, all vegetarian meals, transportation to the campsite and back, all equipment required for adventure& Space program activities, first aid, LAFL coordinator assistance, guide & instructors.

Cost would exclude:

Personal items like clothing, footwear, toiletries, and fine art accessories, insurance of any kind.

 

Payment Details

Online Payment can be done through our website payment gateway (CC Avenue) via Credit or Debit cards & Net Transfer.

Online Payment link: https://bit.ly/LAFLChildrensAdventureCamp

IMPS or NEFT can be done to our bank account.

Bank name: NKGSB

a/c name:  Life Away From Life

a/c no: 010110100005551

a/c branch: CBD Belapur

a/c type : current

IFSC code: NKGS0000010

 

IMPORTANT POINTS

  • Trained and experienced coordinators to handle the group.
  • Female coordinators for girls
  • This camp has a limit of 40 so be sure to register early.
  • Healthy vegetarian meals will be provided, no junk food allowed.
  • No mobile phone & electronic games allowed.
  • Daily Instagram live broadcast of events and daily life of their child in the camp , for parents would be done.
  • Separate toilets & bathrooms for girls & boys (children would be assisted by female & male coordinators from LAFL).
  • Completion certificates would be awarded to all children.
  • Camp leader: Mr Prateek Deo – Mountaineering Graduate from HMI Darjeeling , and over 15 years experience in conducting Adventure Camps for children.
  • All activities mentioned, would be under the guidance of Mr Prateek Deo, and assisted by his qualified team of coordinators.
  • During all activities female students would have a female coordinator to help them with.
  • High Standard, Tested, mountaineering equipment’s would be used for all activities.
  • We would maintain strict discipline in regards to hygiene, behavior & punctuality.

 

CONTACT

Email id : lifeawayfromlife2020@gmail.com

Instagram:  lafl_admin

Facebook: life away from life

LinkedIn:  life away from life

 

What’s app: +91 7718058351

Website: http://www.lifeawayfromlife.com

LAFL encourages children of all ages to get in touch with their natural surroundings! With activities that foster a love of the outdoors and environmental sciences that can be initiated indoors and out. Society often overlooks the value of wilderness training and survival skills. We live among urban sprawls and in suburban epicenters – but there is still plenty of raw, untamed natural world left to explore.

Knowing a few basics of wilderness prep and survival is a good idea no matter where you live or what activities you participate in. And there’s no better time to acquire these skills than when you are young. By teaching children the basics, we are instilling life-long knowledge that could one day save their lives or the lives of others. Some of the most important “survival” techniques would be introduced to kids and presented in such a way that it’s not intimidating, but rather engaging and fun.

 

“Getting children interested in the outdoors and survival skills has been one of the major goals of my career and there is a lot of evidence that outdoor activities are enormously beneficial to the young.” – Prateek Deo , CEO LAFL

 

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS OBJECTIVE

The objective of this children’s adventure camp is to connect children with nature in a fun-sharing environment. This is nature awareness adventure camp for kids that will cover the basic Wilderness survival skills. It will be structured for fun learning, with plenty of games, and creativity.

Our brief list of some of the activities your child will engage in:
 Ancestral Technologies such as:
 Learn Wilderness safety and knowledge of hazards
 Learn how to make a fire from sticks and friction and 1 match
fires
 Create your own survival camp fire making kit
 Wild craft a bag for your wilderness kit
 Wild crafting with medicinal plants and trees for healing salves,
tinctures, sprays, ointments and pastes
 Learn how to cook over the survival style cooking fire
 Experiential wilderness awareness games
 Hill exploration and discovery​
 Experience unique nature immersion and survival skills
through play, discovery, investigation and exploration.

 

SURVIVAL SKILLS OUTLINE

There are 5 basic survival skills that your child would learn …
1) Mindset
If you are caught in a situation where you actually need your survival
skills, the most important of all will be your attitude.

2) Water gathering
Focus on water. Find it, purify it, drink it, and store it for later.

3) Shelter creating
If you believe that you will have to overnight before being rescued the
next order of business is to get a shelter built.

4) Fire making
Fire is an important skill because losing body heat can kill you just as
quickly as lack of water.

5) Food
Keeping your energy up is important, you will be burning a lot more
calories than you are used to burning.

WHAT WE DO- WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT ?

In a time of earth’s fragile ecology, LAFL, help children connect with wonder and amazement to the natural world, growing their innate curiosity and passion for the earth and its flora and fauna. We do this through mentoring, guided creative exploration and hands-on discovery.

Why is this important?
We believe it is through having magical experiential nature mentors that students will be inspired to have both hope and solutions in an era of climate change and global environmental uncertainty.
We believe students, who are taught to fall in love with science through child-led nature mentoring, will be the ones who will be the pioneers of zero-impact, cradle to cradle manufacturing, and create bio mimicry designs to complex human challenges for a healthy planet. They will be the ones who inspire their own families and people in their communities, for seven generations and beyond.

HOW WE TEACH ?

We focus on child-directed experiential learning, acute observation
and inquiry, whereby students are “learning by doing”.
 Small groups
 Hands-on projects
 Guided exploration and Inquiry based learning
 Experienced educators & naturalists & artists
 Stories and games
 Student centered activities
 Acute observation and inquiry skills

OTHER DETAILS

Who can participate?

Participants include all children between age group of 7 to 14 yrs.
*Parents & maids not allowed in this camp.
*This is a Coed camp- Girls & Boys together

Camp dates:
29 th April, 4 th May 2020: Camp Waters Edge: Kamshet
10 th May 2020: Camp Magic Forest: Wada

Camp duration: 3 days 2 nights

Camp location:
Camp water’s Edge, Kamshet is located about 20kms from Lonavala. From
Mumbai it is 1 h 16 min (79.5 km) via Mumbai – Pune Expy.

Camp magic Forest at Wada is around 100kms from Mumbai, near Palghar.

Both the campsites are located next to a beautiful lake and is well equipped with
up-to-date staying facilities, good quality food freshly cooked at the premises,
hygienic drinking water facilities and bunch of efficient support staff.

 

 

PARTICIPATION FEES AND PAYMENT DETAILS

  •  Cost per child would be Rs. 7000 + 5% GST
     Cost would include:
    o Accommodation in tents, all vegetarian meals,
    transportation to the campsite and back, all equipment
    required for adventure activities, first aid, LAFL
    coordinator assistance, guide & instructors.

 Cost would exclude:
o Personal items like clothing, footwear, toiletries, fine art
accessories, insurance of any kind.

 Payment Details
o Online Payment can be done through our website
payment gateway (CC Avenue) via Credit or Debit cards
& Net Transfer.

Online Payment link:
https://bit.ly/LAFLChildrensAdventureCamp

o IMPS or NEFT can be done to our bank account.

 Bank name: NKGSB
a/c name: Life Away From Life
a/c no: 010110100005551
a/c branch: CBD Belapur
a/c type : current
IFSC code: NKGS0000010

 

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Trained and experienced coordinators to handle the group.
  • Female coordinators for girls
  • This camp has a limit of 40 so be sure to register early.
  • Healthy vegetarian meals will be provided, no junk food allowed.
  • No mobile phone & electronic games allowed.
  • Daily Instagram live broadcast of events and daily life of their child in the camp , for parents would be done.
  • Separate toilets & bathrooms for girls & boys (children would be assisted by female & male coordinators from LAFL).
  • Completion certificates would be awarded to all children.
  • Camp leader: Mr Prateek Deo – Mountaineering Graduate from HMI Darjeeling , and over 15 years experience in conducting Adventure Camps for children.
  • All activities mentioned, would be under the guidance of Mr Prateek Deo, and assisted by his qualified team of coordinators.
  • During all activities female students would have a female coordinator to help them with.
  • High Standard, Tested, mountaineering equipment’s would be used for all activities.
  • We would maintain strict discipline in regards to hygiene, behavior & punctuality.

 

 

CONTACT

Email id : lifeawayfromlife2020@gmail.com

Instagram : lafl_admin

Facebook: life away from life

LinkedIn:  life away from life

 

What’s app: +91 7718058351

Website: http://www.lifeawayfromlife.com

 

What an awesome experience to ride from Guwahati to Arunachal Pradesh and back ( 1000 kms approx.) on a 350cc engine motorcycle, during the Ziro Music festival motorcycle trip 2019.

 

Wonderful co-riders made the journey more enjoyable – Shilpa Nalavade Kulkarni a professional Kathak dancer, Priti Jantre a film actress, Rajagopal – a geologist.

 

 

Attending the #ZiroFestivalofMusic was the icing on the cake of this trip.ziro motorcycle trip

ziro motorcycle trip Riding thru small villages in Ziro was a lifetime experience for me. The “Lal Chai” ( red tea) fuelled me quite often during the journey. The people there were laid back, content and mostly smiling.

Ziro motorcycle trip

It was tough and painful coming back from Ziro, I missed Ziro.
Memories of the wonderful place still lingers in my mind…

if u ever happen to visit Ziro…
hear the melancholy bird,
meet the paddy field workers,
visit the small hamlets,
climb the small hillocks,
drink the Lal Chai

don’t forget, to just stand still and soak the sunshine ,
don’t forget, to say hi to the ever smiling Apatani people,
don’t forget, to hear the winds sing…

and when u turn back to your city,
and then if u don’t miss Ziro,
it means u haven’t seen enough of Ziro.

go back again.

ziro motorcycle trip

Swachh Bharat Treks 

Clean the mountains initiative by Life Away From Life.

“When we clean the mountains, we are cleaning mother earth, we are cleaning our homes , we are cleaning ourselves” – Prateek Deo

The Swachh Bharat Trek to Nakhind ridge near Mumbai was  successful , on 24th Aug 2019.

The participants selflessly contributed in cleaning the mountain trail and simultaneously had fun while trekking.

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Special thanks to Prasad Shetty – Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Stryde Medical, for sponsoring the gloves used for picking up the garbage , and more importantly also participating in this event.

 

 

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I proudly announce the names of the participants who selflessly helped in cleaning this mountain trail :

Prasad Shetty, Anil Athri, Angeli Rajan, Ashwini Nakrani, Shivani Singh, Summi Tatak, Kushal Dewan, Dev Patel, Felix Raju, Shoaib Khalil, Chinmay Puranik, Nishanthini Karthikeyan, Jashank Kshirsagar, Yamini , Rutika Pawar, prateek deo gupta.

 

 

All participants would be given a certificate of achievement by Life Away From Life.

 

We proudly say that this trekking trail looks cleaner and beautiful now.

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imp note : the garbage collected from the mountains, was carefully disposed off in a Govt. dustbin in Panvel.

A heartfelt thanks to all for making this event successful. – Prateek Deo – CEO LAFL.

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“When we clean the mountains, we are cleaning mother earth, we are cleaning our homes , we are cleaning ourselves” – Prateek Deo

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