Kashmir Summer Camping

Cliffhangers India’s Kashmir summer camping is always a blend of outdoor education and activities. From pitching a tent to high-altitude acclimatization training, from imparting teamsmanship to cultivating environment-friendly consciousness, our camping inculcates many things other than just an outing vibe.

We have many picturesque camping sites; however, Aru and Sarbal are where we mostly camp at.

Aru, Pahalgam: This camping site is famous for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains. It also serves a base camp for the trekking to Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar-Marsar treks. The camping site is a lush outstretched meadow, circled by mountains and is cut by a canal.

Sarbal, Sonamarg: This camping site is situated adjcent to the last village of Kashmir Province – Sarbal Village. The camping site has snow-capped mountains in the background, plantation fields in the surrounding area and a shallow water canal running before it. The Glaciers are walking away from the camping site. This camping site also leads to the highest altitide lake of Kashmir – Barfsar Lake. The villagers there are famous for growing potatoes and other vegetables. 

One of the best advantages of this camping site is that it is almost equalent distance from Srinager Airport and Kargil. 

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Briefing Sessions 

Knowing the place

In this short session the campers are acquainted with the surroundings:  the mountain ranges like the Karakoram, Lower Himalayas and Pir Panjal, meadows and routes leading to other mountains and alpine lakes. This session gives them a feel of where they are camping and what lies in the surroundings.

This session is appended with a briefing on environmental guidelines & instructions.

Medical, Survival and Rescue Session

A short introduction to high-altitude sickness, mountain sickness and high-altitude acclimatization is initiated by our experts in this session. Emergency rescue and survival titbits and basic know-how related to it are talked about with some practical steps shown.

Activities

Trekking: Trekking is one of  the activities during camping. For campers below 16, the trails are easy, and for above 16 the trek is easy to medium. The campers are always accompanied by our professional trekkers and our medical staff.

Other activities include sports like volleyball, badminton, throw ball, Kabaddi, Tug-of-war etc. We have rope manoeuvring and horseback riding courses as well.

Art and Craft

In this session we acquaint campers with the perennial art of Kashmir: Paper Machie and Pottery.

Plantation

Our camps are placed in places where we can give the feeling of farming to our campers. Vegetable patches are surrounding the camping sites to involve the trekkers into the plantation activity. 

Yoga

There is a dedicated session for Yoga where campers are introduced to basic Yoga like basic poses: tree pose, mountian pose, chair pose, cobra pose etc. Further, mindfullness and breathing practices are stressed upon. 

Safety measures

Our camping sites are always a shout away from the connecting roads. Our camping sites are ideally placed to have both serenity in the ambience and easy access to the main road.  Besides, we have a medical team accompanying the campers, always.

Our tents are from high-end companies and are highly resistant to both wind and rain. The toilets and refreshing rooms are hygienic with a concrete base and having an availability of both hot and cold water. 

Food and Refreshments

We have variety in meals. For breakfast along with tea/coffee we provide bread, butter/jam, and boiled eggs. For lunch and dinner we have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food along with rice.

 

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