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Tirthan Valley     Solang Valley    Chuhar Valley

This is a week long camp for people of all ages. Camps are separated into age groups of grade school, junior high, senior high and adult.

We travel to the mountains and gorges of the Himalayan valley. Each participant will climb up and rappel down sheer rock faces, discover the underworld in thick forest, and rinse off at the end of the week by white water rafting through the Beas River .

Participants will learn: 

  • How to safely start a campfire
  • Basic orienteering skills and how to locate the North Star as well as other prominent celestial bodies
  • Basic principles behind safe backpacking skills, rock climbing and rappelling techniques *
  • Safety procedures for the exciting world of trout fishing & bird watching
  • How to work as a team through white water rafting
  • How to respect and care for the environment and each other

If you have any questions about our camps, please e-mail us at info@specialtoursindia.com .

*All hiking and climbing will be modified to facilitate the physical and mental capabilities specific to each age group.

ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMPS
These adventure camps for school students are organized from early May to end June and then again from September to October every year. The camp is a set up of tented colony in the lap of nature with own kitchen. 

We own beautiful locales in the Himalayas , equipped and ever ready with the promise of perfect base to your ramble.

BAROT CAMP:
Barot is a lovely place in Chuhar Valley at an altitude of 1830 mts. Here we have our yet another wonderful Base Camp just outside the village where river Uhl flows by. Having similar climate to Manali, it has its own Flora & Fauna that attracts one and all.

With base at Barot one can move around many places of interest such as Water Reservoir, Traut Hatching farm, Hauge Trolly (at a walking distance). You can also take short treks from here to Suhar (8Kms) and Kothikot (14 Kms).

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:
SUHAR TREKKING: Morning after breakfast trek to Suhar - surrounded by pine and deodars and overlooking beautiful Lohardi valley. The region is rich of temperate zone forest, with concentrations of conifers at upper level and deciduous trees at the lower elevation.

CHUHAR VALLEY TREK: Barot lies in the heart of Chuhar valley along the bank of river Uhl, which is famous for Trout and Mahasheer fishes. This trek goes deep into the Chuhar valley along the river Uhl, one can do angling with prior permission.

HAUGE TROLLEY EXPLORATION: Trek along the electric trolley track which takes the visitor up the steep, rockey face of a 2,500 metres-high mountain and drops sharply on the other side to Jogindernagar, where the big hydro-electric project is located. Return trek along the same trolley track till Barot.

SOLANG CAMP:
Solang Nallah (altitude 2480 Mts) lies in the midst of Solang Valley flowing between Manali and Kothi. This is one of our Base Camps equipped with modern amenities.

Solang valley has many places of interest such as Ski School , famous treks like Beas Kund which is the source of river Beas , and a popular base for paragliding lovers.


CAMP ECSTASY

DESTINATION Solang Nallah ( Solang Valley , Kullu, Himachal Pradesh,

EXPLORE THE PARAGLIDING WORLD.
ALTITUDE 2480 meters
CLIMATE 08 ---18 degrees Celsius (March October)
CLOTHING Light woolen in summers

ACCESIBILITY
By Road Ex Delhi DELHI- [250]- CHANDIGARH- [180]-MANDI-[65]
KULLU-[40]-.MANALI-[13]-SOLANG

ACCOMODATION Swiss cottages

AIM
The Camp Ecstasy aims to enrich spiritually the souls to feel spaceless ness and timelessness where relatively the world is moving but an individual is unconcerned about it.
To recharge the exhausted batteries and to take on the world in their strides. Feel the sensational thrills of meadows and meanderine; hear the celestial melodies of whispering winds through winding pines; glimpse the nature splendor dancing in the fluttering lights of the golden sun shimmering through leaves of forest green.
The camp lies in the midst of Solang Valley flowing between Manali and Kothi where year round snow can be seen on the friendship peak straight from the camp Ecstasy . Camp Ecstasy is very near to Solang slopes which are world famous for Paragliding in summers and skiing in winters. Solang valley has many places of interest such as Ski School , famous treks like Beas Kund which is the source of river Beas , and a popular base for paragliding lovers.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

DHUNDI TREK: Trek along the bank of River Beas for Dhundi -a vast meadow surrounded with alpine trees and from here you can see Inderasan(6220 m) and Deotibba(60001m) peaks.

ROHTANG PASS OR SNOW POINT: Morning drive to snow bound region of Rohtang-Pass( or till snow point)-a divide between Kullu and Lahaul Valley at an altitude of 3,978 meters for a life time experience.

ADVENTURE GAMES: Y ou have options to go for Adventure Games at Rohtang-Pass (3978m) like Skiing, Sledging, Snow Scooter and Tube Sliding or enjoy the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers and have photographs with Himalayan Yak.

EXPLORE MANALI: Leave on sight seeing tour of Manali and visit nearby Tibetan refugee centre, monastery, famous Hadimba devi temple, Club house and the Mall.

PARAGLIDING ADVENTURE: You have an option to go for Para-Gliding or enjoy the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers and have photographs with Himalayan Yak.

Tirthan Valley CAMP
The Tirthan Valley in Kullu District is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Located within the Great Himalayan National Park , the 'pucca' road winds its way lazily along the river through forests and past fields and tiny hamlets with quaint names like Chalogi, Mungla, Nagini, Ghushaini ..... numerous paths lead off the road to the snow fed river itself as it gushes its way over the rocks to drop into pools and spread itself out over flats where every stone is visible through its crystal clear waters, home to the wilder brown trout and its more coveted cousin, the rainbow trout.

THE CAMP FREEDOM
DESTINATION JIBHI ( Seraj Valley ,Kullu, Himachal Pradesh , India )
EXPLORE THE GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK
ALTITUDE 2300 meters
CLIMATE 10 ---20 degrees Celsius (March October)
CLOTHING Light woolen in summers
ACCESIBILITY
By Road Ex Delhi DELHI- [250]- CHANDIGARH -[180]-MANDI-[50]-AUT-[45]-JIBHI.

ACCOMODATION Swiss cottages

AIM

The Camp Freedom aims at freeing an individual from the negative elements which gets accumulated as we are living in very high paced movements of the life.
The camp freedom offers some of the purest elements of nature i.e. pure air, water, land, fire & Ether.
The Camp Freedom is a theatre where the whispering winds through the woods compose melodies which definitely gave the world the likes of Beethovan & Mozart.
Watch the falling flakes of the flowering blossoms with twittering birds and buzzing insects wafting through woodlands brown from your Camp Freedom . For you is the sojourn safeguardfree and blith like morning breeze.
Set amidst the heart of the world famous Seraj valley. The Seraj valley in Kullu District is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Located near the Great Himalayan National Park , here we have our yet another wonderful Base Camp just outside the Jibhi village where river Jibhi flows by. Having similar climate to Solang, it has its own Flora & Fauna that attracts one and all. The snow fed river gushes its way over the rocks to drop into pools and spread itself out over flats where every stone is visible through its crystal clear waters, home to the wilder brown trout and its more coveted cousin, the rainbow trout.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS
Goshiani HIMALAYAN TROUT HOUSE: Arrive Goshiani and visit trout fishing house in river Tirthan. The river flows through Bathad, Goshaini and merges with Parvati at Banjar. Abound in trout, Tirthan offers excellent opportunities to an avid angler.

Trek To Sereolesar Lake : T rek to Sereolesar Lake through a thickly narrow path. One can get an occasional view of the meadows beyond the thick curtain of the forests. The onward trek is smooth and downhill. After lunch trek back to the camp, which is an uphill and a little taxing walk.

GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK : Morning drive to Sairopa the entrance gate of Great Himalayan National Park . Walk in to the one of the unexplored region in the world - Great Himlayan National Park and return after 3 hours pleasant walk through the forest.

Shringa rishi temple & CHEHNI KOTHI: V isit Shringa Rishi temple, built in Pagoda cum Pahari style, having four roofs and elaborate wood work. Also walk up to magnificent architectural wonder of Banjar valley-Chehni Kothi. It is a 1500 years old building. Initially it was 15 storeys high but after the earthquake of 1905 only 10 storeys were left. Presently this structure stands around 20 feet high. The ground floor is bigger in area as compared to the upper storeys giving it a cone like appearance

KANASAR-CHAKRATA CAMP
Chakrata known for its serene environs and pollution-free atmosphere, is situated at a distance of 98 kms from Dehradun at an elevation of about 7000 ft(2118 mts). It is having a cantonement township and the northern part of Chakrata sub-division provides a fascinating landscape for trekkers and nature lovers. Virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks. A vast dense forest, dotted with attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe, the area has the 10,000 ft (3084 mts) high peak of Kharamba . On its northern slopes is situated Mundali 9000 ft (2776 mts) where in the months of November to April skiers can enjoy skiing

SPECIAL ATTRACTION
TIGER FALL: 5 kms from Chakrata by foot, it is a beautiful water fall, falling from a height 50 mts converging into a small pond which creates an enchanting effect in the scenic surroundings. It is in the north east of Chakrata and is at a height of 1395 mts above sea level. Roaring, gushing water, thickly forest and a beautiful view makes it an ideal place for enchanting outing.

JAUNSARI TRIBAL VILLAGE EXPLORATION: Morning after breakfast trek to near by Jaunsari tribal village and interact with tribal people observe their unique dress, customs & culture. This trek also provides a fascinating landscape for trekkers and nature lovers. Virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks. A vast dense forest, dotted with attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe, the area has the 10,000 ft (3084 mts) high peak of Kharamba .

DEV VAN TREK: Morning after breakfast trek to Dev Van, surrounded by dense forests and lies at an altitude of 9,500 ft. and provides a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan ranges.

OTHER BASE CAMPS

DHUNDI:
Dhundi is an alpine plateau at a height of 2840 Mts. from where one can watch beautiful peaks of Deo Tibba and Inderasan. We provide excellent Camping facilities with our ever reliable ground support.

PULGA: Delhi-Kullu/Bhuntar - Delhi : Bhuntar is near by airport & is well connected with Delhi . Pulga is situated in pine forest of Parvati Valley. Now electricity & phones had reached but still very few Indian visits this area. Most people turn back after visiting religious place of Manikaran. This area of camping had been made popular by 'Western' campers who had been visiting and some have settled in this valley. Ideal place for STUDENT & FAMILY CAMPING.

MANALI:
Manali (altitude 2050mts) is in the north of Kullu valley, girdled by pine forests and high mountains. A beginning point for various Treks, originating from here, it is also a gateway to Lahaul and Ladakh. We have our excellent permanent base camp right inside Manali.

KOTHI:
Kothi is a quite and picturesque spot (2527 Mts), at the foot of famous Rohtang Pass (3978 metres) It is about 12 k.m. away from Manali Town , situated on the Lahaul-Spiti-Leh Highway .
It is now motorable though one can hire a pony from Manali Town also. Once it was an essential base camp for climbers to Rohtang Pass.
Our permanent camp at Kothi offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers. It has an awe-inspiring gorge where the Beas river enters a chasm about 61 Mts deep and just a few metres broad. You cannot miss the beautiful Rahalla water falls(2501 mts.) just about 4kms. Away from Kothi.

Nature Games & Activities
Who doesn't love playing Games! Whatever your age joins in the fun of a nature & get to learn the intricacies of Nature in the most entertaining fun way. Discover the underlying message in every game or activity & make it an unforgettable experience.

1.Oh Deer!
Run like the deer & see how the natural resources they use are limited vis-à-vis their availability & the population dependent on them.

2.Prey & Predator
Are you the Prey or Predator or both. Jump like a frog, wriggle like a snake, catch your prey & see the results. The concept of food chains in the natural world were never explained better.

3.Crows
After a nature trail let's see who wins. An excellent game for reviewing newly learned concepts, played in the form of a Quiz preferably after a trail.

4.Find Your Food Chain
Whose meal you are going to be, what do you need to eat. And you don't even know who you are? Play the food chain game to find out.

A few of the Indoor Games

1.Nature Word Association

Now's the time to show the world how whacky you are! Quick thinking & intelligent one words make you the winner.

2.Memory Game: We break the ice, create more inter-activity & fun, tickling your memory & attention capacity.

3.Spin-a- yarn: At the end of the camping day, this game is a great way to unwind, improve creative thinking, laugh & have fun

4.One Day in the Forest : Sound bites make sense. Stories are revolved around boar grunts & rustling leaves, crickets & woodpeckers. Get ready for some wild yarns.

A few of the other Games and activities:
1. Huff & Puff 2. Spiders Web 3. Animal Instincts 4. Trust Fall 5. Animal Sounds 6.Acid River 7. Blind Folded Obstacle Race 8. Tug Of War 9. Bounty Hunt 10. Balloon Relays 11. Ordered Pegs 12. Sixteen point Compass

CREATIVE ARTS : Basketry, Drawing, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Crafts, Painting, Cooking, Writing, Photography, Sculpture, Weaving, Stained Glass, Woodwork, Film/Video, Sewing, Journalism, Ceramics

PERFORMING ARTS:
Acting, Directing, Magic, Puppetry, Script Writing, Costuming, Lighting, Makeup, Set Construction, Broadcasting, Ballet, Rock Music, Jazz, Choreography, Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Instrumental, Voice, Circus Arts



A FEW OF THE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES AT OUR CAMPS'':

Rappelling: Great Sport where we help you descends 50 feet off a rock cliff while tying you to a safety rope.

Overhead Crawl: Simple thrill where you can view the world upside down while sliding on a rope.

Tent Pitching: Learn to pitch tents in the wilderness.

Net Climb: Test your fitness while climbing this obstacle.

Rock Climbing: Experience why rock climbing is called The King of Sports'. Easy routes for beginners.

Mountain Biking: Rent a Bike and go explore the hills

Trekking/ Cross Country Walking: There are plenty of walks down the wild side

Baudi/Pond Bathing:
Splash around in an open air water body

Night Trail:
Ever heard the sounds of the jungle in the night?

Bird Watching:
You have to be up early for this one

Jeep Safari:
This place offers one of the most spectacular drives in the Mid Himalyan hills.

Village Study:
You can go up close to the native of living and working.

Barbeque:
Cook your own dinner and hang around in the open. Remember Taste doesn't matter.

Commando Bridge :
Walking between two parallel ropes by holding upper rope & walking on the lower as commando's do.

Machaaning:
High point over a lake or river or in the forest for spotting wildlife.

River Crossing:
Tie a rope and wade through a fast flowing river.

Camping:
Some tents, sounds of the forest and you.

River Jacuzzi:
Let the river currents gentle tickle and soothe those aching muscles.

Waterfall massage:
The thump and thud of falling water on your body.

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
At the onset all participants are familiarized with do's & don'ts during the expedition.

The permanent Base Camps have Swiss Cottages, water/insect proof tents with adequate toilets and hot & cold running water. Deluxe cottage tent has 12' X12' room, 12' X 6' dressing room, 12' X 6' veranda including mosquito net and ground sheet.

The Hill Safari Tents have 12' X 12 X 8' X 5.5' area. Mess Tent has dining room sizing 15' X 15' X 9'. At some location toilet/bathroom tents are pitched separately. The permanent sites have the advantage of concrete toilets/bathrooms. Bedrolls and sleeping bags/quilts are provided in all units.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES:
Starting from sight seeing of main town will also include river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling and soft trekking. Paragliding and rafting can be arranged at an extra cost. All adventure activities are done under the able guidance of a Qualified Mountaineering Instructor.

Nature Walks and a choice of indoor games exist for the quieter souls.

Beside every evening there is a Campfire, a sure winner. Everybody takes part to ensure that the event becomes a topping on the ice.

The First-aid facilities are available with the group coordinator where as Doctors are available on call at all our units/locations.

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