Leader Ship Camp


Course on Leadership, Confidence Building, Team Building,

Adventure and Surviving in tough conditions training course for YOUTHS

The unrivaled beauty of Manali / Prini & Hamta region, which is one of the most prominent outdoors get-a-way locations, has all the ingredients that could give you the experience of a lifetime.

The challenge of the daunting mountains may unnerve you, but remember you’ll come out with an experience of a lifetime. Experiences that will enchant you, enthral you, and captivate you forever!

The program consists of:

1. Leadership
2. Team Building
3. Endurance: Camping, Trekking, Basic Rock Climbing
4. Aspects of Mountaineering
a. Rope skills
b. Abseiling / Rappelling
c. Traversing
d. River Crossing
e. Backpacking
f. Group Tasks
g. Field Skills
h. Survival
i. Cooking in the outdoors
5. Group Discussions
6. Risk Assessment & Management
7. Aspects of Disaster Management – Preparedness & survival strategies in times of disaster
8. Nature Camping
9. Basic Yoga
10. Snow & Glacier Study at Rohtang Pass or nearest Snow Point

Course Details
Season: March to November
Location: Manali Hamta valley
Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Batch Size: 250 participants per group
Distance: 593 Kms from Delhi (one way)
Level: Moderately easy
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000/- per person all inclusive (training, stay, food)
Travel Cost: Not included
Minimum Age: 14 years
Course Area: Mountain Upper Camp at height of 7972 fts in Hamta Valley

Course Management

Everest Foundation has designed this 6-day programme in typical Explore Himalayan style that offers additional emphasis on outdoor teaching techniques. This course is designed to develop outdoor skills and leadership besides providing comprehensive experience in the methods and philosophy of living and surviving in changeling atmosphere.

The course begins and ends at Prini Base Camp of National School of Adventure.
To begin with our instructors will review your clothing and equipment and assist you with issue of gear and other required items. The day will include registration, allotment of tents, a medical check up and familiarization with the campus.

Subsequently, participants will learn basic Rock Climbing and do activities such as rappelling and learn about climbing knots etc. The adventure trek will cover the basics of camping, cooking, stove use, “Leave No Trace” techniques and sanitation, all fundamental skills for living comfortably and sensibly in the outdoors. During the course, the participants will live in tents.

As the course progresses, the participants will take part in formal, informal classes and discussions that will include agro – tourism, natural history, cultural issues, wilderness ethics, leadership, expedition behaviour and outdoor teaching techniques.
The course may travel over steep slopes of snow, loose rock and exposed mountain trails. Prudent route selection and adherence to Everest Foundation safety practices will minimize risks from the dangers of moving water, falling rock, falls on steep terrain, avalanches, altitude and harsh weather.

Identifying and managing mountain hazards will be a constant theme of the instruction. Managing risks and assuming responsibility for yourself and your colleagues will help make this course a healthy and rewarding experience.

During the trek / course, there will be opportunities for ongoing critique. At the end, there is a formal evaluation process. Instructors would provide each participant with a written evaluation and the participants in turn, get to evaluate their instructors and the program.

Course Objectives – Leadership / Adventure Course
Outbound Training enables participants to learn and experience the challenges in an unfamiliar ground. It helps to enhance behavioral skills and qualities of an individual, bringing out latent facets of one’s personality. Interactive sessions, creative activities, nature trails, leadership, team building exercises, treasure hunts, camp fires, etc helps in building confidence among the participants and better relate to their work situations and daily life.
The programs are designed to help participants gain powerful and immediate insights into their work situation and daily life, bound & relate better with co-worker, colleagues and teachers to enhance teamwork spirit, inculcate leadership & delegation qualities, enable them to take calculated risk, communicate and planning better.
Upon the successful completion of the trek / course, each participant receives a Certificate of Participation from the NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ADVENTURE ™.

Day wise Itinerary

Day 00: Arrive at Delhi. Assemble at fixed place on fixed time to leave Delhi for Manali in evening or reach Manali on particular date. (NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE PARTCIPANTS COMING VIA DELHI & TRAVEL COST NOT INCLUDED IN FEES).

Day 01: The participants arrive at base camp at Prini and the tents will be allotted. In the evening the participants have to issue equipment and will go through a discussion on LNT practices followed by a group discussion on the same.

Day 02: The day begins at 6 am. Participants will go through a warm up session and move to Mountain Base Camp Gourudugh (2200m.) a meadow amidst of the silver fir forest. Trail ascends through forest of blue pine, Cedar, oak, fir till Mountain Base camp, which is one and half hours trek. The tents will be allotted to the participants and late breakfast at Mountain Base camp at Gourudugh. As the day progresses the participants will go through an introduction of various rock climbing gear and equipment followed by a practical session on the rocks. They learn various kinds of knots and various climbing techniques & drills.

Day 03: The day begins at 6 am with a warm up session. After breakfast, participants will move to the rock area for the rappelling practices on steep rock face (during the rappel session our facilitator will focus on Fear and Risk Management issues followed by a group discussion on the same). During the second half of the day the participants will undergo river crossing session till evening.

Day 04: The next day participants go for a high altitude trek to Chhalet Village for agro-tourism and learn about mountain’s village life and livelihood. The group will be introduced to the agriculture tourism and back to campsite. IN the evening, the groups along with their instructors will learn survival skills. They will also do field cooking as tent groups under the guidance of their instructors.

Day 05: The next day in the morning groups trek back to the road head Base camp Prini and settle into their tents. Thereafter participants will be going for long trek to Hidmba Temple through local villages to know the village culture. They are back at the base camp for late lunch. The second half of the day will be spent in evaluations and submission of equipment back in the camp.

Day 06: Groups are driven early in morning to the snow point / Rohtang Pass until road accessibility is available along with their instructors. The lunch is organised at Base camp. There is a farewell session in the afternoon which is followed by look-around of the market. The group departs in the evening to Delhi or their respective destination.

Participants Kit: What You Must Carry

Loose/Comfortable clothing – two pairs, Thick Pullover – 2 nos., Sports shoes, Water bottle, Sun hat, Snow/Sun goggles, Torch with spare cells, Writing material, Antiseptic/ Sun burn cream, Knee cap & band – aid and Floater sandals

We will provide the following

Ruck Sack, Sleeping Bag, Carry mats, Rock climbing & rappelling equipment’s, Jacket and Rain coat

Medical Facilities at Course Sites

First aid will be available at every camp. Those on special medication should bring their own necessary medicines. People having Asthma, Blood Pressure, Heart Problems or any high altitude ailments should strictly abstain from participation.

Terms and Conditions:

1) Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition optional routes itinerary will be given/followed at the happening point.
2) In case of changes in routes and properties, Everest Foundation will accept no liability, but make substitute arrangements.
3) All the participants, including teachers have to stay in tented accommodation.
4) No participant or escort will be allowed to smoke, take alcoholic drinks or any banned substances during the course.
5) No participant will be allowed to use mobile phone on day 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
6) If a person does not follow the rules & codes of Everest Foundation, may be asked to leave the National School o f Adventure ™ within half an hour and Higher Management will be informed for appropriate action.

Course Fee Includes

1. Food, Stay in Tents, Sleeping bags (Holofil), Rucksack and Carry Mats
2. Complete camping facilities including Guide, Cook and camp helpers
3. Horses with horsemen to carry loads if the route requires
4. High altitude porters to carry loads if the route requires
5. Camping style of bathing and toilets would be provided at Base Camp
6. Travel to Snow point / Rohtang and back Base Camp
7. Accidental & Medical Insurance cover up to Rs.1,00,000/- (one lac only)

Course Fee Excludes

• Personal expenses and sightseeing in and round Camera Fees
• Emergency evacuation costs

Payment Modes

Full and final payments to be made to Physical Education Foundation of India, payable at Delhi, India, in advance by Bank Transfer / Bankers’ Cheque / Bank Draft. Once paid, there will be no refund.

For clarifications:

Piyush Jain 
Secretary – PEFI