Day 1: Delhi - Camp
Transportation from Delhi – Camp (Day Transfers).Enroute Meals.Evenng arrival at Camp. (B,L,D)
Day 2: Accomodation Camp Nirvana
Morning: Tea, Rest and Freshen, Breakfast up till 11 ‘o clock Afternoon: Orientation Session Introduction to World of Forests Bio-diversity Walk: An in-camp activity, in which participants will document, with the help of local NGO staff, the plant diversity in and around camp site as well as the commercial and medicinal uses of prominent trees and plants. Evening Folk Music Workshop with local artists around Bon-Fire (B,L,D)
Day 3: Local Sightseeing
Local Sightseeing in and around Camp - The children interact with the local villagers and get an insight into the style of living of the Seraj People. They pay a visit to the local trout-fishing farm to learn about the lifecycle of the fish. They are also taken to the GHNP medicinal plant nursery and told about various high altitude medicinal plants. They also do river crossing and come back in a flying fox over the Tirthan River. Evening Documentary show on the GHNP / snow leopard.(B,L,D) Activities during the Day: Forenoon Eco -Tour: Part 1 The Eco-zone areas are adjacent to the Park and provide a combination of natural and cultural experiences. The trail goes through villages and offers an opportunity to interact with villagers and get a hands-on feel of daily life in the upper reaches. Weaving and Basket Making Workshop (conducted by local artisans). Kullu region is known for shawls made by local artisans. Basket making is also a local art that sustains thousands in the region). Eco-Treasure Hunt: Treasure hunt is based on the clues and description about the various components of the environment (e.g. medicinal plants, trees of commercial use, minerals, and energy sources. The participants will search for specific components from their surroundings based on these clues and will present their findings on the final day. Afternoon LUNCH (with the a few prominent villagers) Eco - Tour Part 2 Interview/interact with the residents of the village to know more about their livelihoods (Theme Areas: Agriculture, Livestock, Energy and Festivals). Preparation for group presentations (to be made on Day 5) Evening Film Show: Followed by interaction with the conservator, Great Himalayan National Park. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Pre Trek excursion
A pre-trek excursion to the hills along Camp. This five-hour journey is supposed to acclimatize the students for the trek and also to see that what will be the pace of walking/ load carrying ability of the students. After having packed lunch they decent to the base for an evening session of some indigenous games which are both informative and fun with knowledge. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Trek to Rolla
Forenoon Trekking Excursion to Rolla (Trek to ROLA: Rolla at the height of 6800 feet offers striking views of GHNP. It offers an easy to moderate trekking experience) Continue Trek to Rolla. Picnic Lunch on the way. Afternoon: Arrival at ROLLA. Tent pitching/ Relaxation/Forest Exploration & Bird watching session. Know how of high medicinal plants, Flora & Fauna. (The birds of GHNP are an important part of the Park's biological diversity and an attraction for bird watchers. The Park falls within one of the globally important Endemic Bird Areas identified by the ICDP Biodiversity Project.)Evening Astronomy Workshop after Sundown Evening campfire with local dance performed by the staff accompanying you on the trek. Overnight stay at Rolla.(B,L,D)
Day 6: Rolla to Camp
Accommodations – Same as Day 1 Activities during the Day: Forenoon Trek back from Rolla to Camp Nirvana. Afternoon Rest at Camp Nirvana Evening Group Presentation on Eco-zone tour, Eco-treasure hunt findings.Eco-Quiz: An environmental quiz (Prizes) Winding Up: An interactive discussion Film Show: Beautiful (on Wildlife.(B,L,D)
Day 7: Camp to Kullu Valley
Early Morning breakfast and visit the Kullu valley for shopping and check in to camp.Sightseeing of the Bajaura temple and the Kullu Dussehra deity in Sultanpur. Evening back to Camp by Bus.(B,L,D)
Day 8: Camp to Delhi
Early Morning breakfast and departure to Delhi by Bus.(B,L,D)
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
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Very few things are more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic. These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages, sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place – it is a vast energy reservoir of nature. Forests once stood tall over the entire landmass of our planet. Today, they are fighting what can be called as their last battle for survival. Onslaught of humanity is undermining the health of forest ecosystems at the peril of its own future generations.
The Forest Learning Program at Camp Nirvana seeks to expose the young minds to the mystique of forests as vibrant ecosystems. Another aim of the Forest Learning Program is to make the participants realise the critical role of forests in maintaining the viability and vitality of earth as a living planet.
History is replete with the examples of individuals who even gave up thrones for the bliss of a forest. Time spent in exploring a forest is an investment into one’s future. It can also be a wonderfully different way to learn about the realities of nature that constitute the foundation of human existence. The Forest learning Program exposes the participants to physical and intellectual challenges posed by a forest while also respecting their personal limits. It also seeks to enable them to discover, understand and enjoy the incredible charisma of nature.