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"Snow Leopard enjoys a rare position of trust with us. The student trips are educational and combine safety with fun."- Sandhya Kumar, The British School, India.

School Adventures

Snow Leopard Adventures specialises in outdoor trips for schools. Our school trips are a combination of adventure, service, learning and of course, fun. We are proud to state that over 100,000 students have participated and benefited from our specially designed school programmes.

Our school itineraries include a wide variety of activities such as easy rafting, trekking, kayaking, rappelling, cycling, wildlife safaris, nature walks, outdoor skills, nature education and community service. The programmes intends to evoke students’ interest in the natural and cultural heritage of India and to also make them sensitive yet dynamic global citizens.

About Our School Trips

Safety: Safety is given utmost priority on our trips and we are proud of our safety standards. Our strict safety code of conduct, the state-of-the-art equipment and our qualified instructors ensure and maintain our safety record.

Instructors looking after your children: Our outdoor team is trained and certified in First Aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and we have overseas instructors visiting us every year, giving our team exposure to best practices from the adventure fraternity abroad. Each group is escorted by one of our team members for the journey from Delhi and back to Delhi. To keep the experience rich as well as safe we maintain a high outdoor specialist v/s student ratio.

Equipment: We have state-of-the-art equipment including imported self-bailing rafts, helmets and life jackets. We also provide imported wet suits in winters for rafting. We also have good quality geared mountain bikes and rappelling/ climbing equipment.

Sustainability: Our school trips lay tremendous emphasis on sustainability and encourage the students to be sensitive to environment and people of places they visit.

Medical aid: Our Outdoor team are certified and trained in First Aid/ CPR courses. Every year we have overseas instructors conducting refresher course. There are good hospitals and qualified doctors in Haridwar which can be referred to in case of an emergency.

Food: In spite of the remote location, we are proud of our menu and the various fresh items it offers. An ex Taj chef is in charge of our F& B services and we give top priority to hygiene while preparing the delicious food served in camp. It is generally a combination of Indian, Continental and Chinese food. Fruit and vegetables are obtained locally. We provide mineral water in the tents. The water in the dining area is boiled and filtered.

Location: Most of our school trips are based out of our Uttarakhand campsites, though we are at present running school adventure trips in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), Rajasthan and Maharashtra too.

Adventure Education Trips

Discover the magic of the outdoors at the Snow Leopard Adventures Camps. A typical outdoor trip itinerary is a combination of safe adventure, fun and outdoor education.

CAS & DoE Award

Creativity, Action, Service & IAYP/Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes: We run these programmes based out of our camps at the foothills of the Himalayas. We are aware of the CAS and IAYP/DoE Award requirements and can tailor-make itineraries to suit the student’s needs. We have identified local Non Government/ charity organisations to help us fulfill the programme requirements.

Teachers Programme

This programme aims to bring the teachers of a school together to work as a team and also focuses on teacher-student dynamics in a classroom. We bring in management development trainers to facilitate and review these programmes.

Leadership Programme For Prefects

The unique Leadership and Personality Development Programme gives school students’ council members a chance to develop themselves into leaders and understand the benefits of team working. This programme is usually run as an ice-breaker for a newly-selected students’ council as the lessons learnt in the outdoors prove to be beneficial in developing good leadership and communication skills.

The Shri Ram Aspen Leadership School (TSALS) programme

Snow Leopard Adventures has been facilitating the The Shri Ram Aspen Leadership School (TSALS) programme run by Aspen Institute India, a premier organization known globally for fostering values-based leadership and The Shri Ram School, one of India’s finest private schools.

This is a 2-week residential programme aims to build values-based leadership skills and enlighten them to move from thought to action, and from success to significance. The curriculum comprising intense yet fun-filled leadership case studies, adventure sports and experiential learning takes students through structured modules in a safe & supportive environment  and helps uncover the hidden leader within.

Itinerary

India for Adventure

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

Arrive late evening in Delhi. Meet on arrival at the airport by Snow Leopard Adventures team members. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 2: Delhi – Agra – Delhi (By Train)

Early morning wake up call followed by transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra at 6 AM. Arrive in Agra.  Sightseeing of Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.  To people world over, the Taj Mahal, mausoleum of the Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is synonymous with India. The Taj is undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings of the world.  The Agra Fort is built along the Yamuna River and stretches almost 2.5 km. After a conducted tour of Agra, we return to Delhi. Late evening transfer to Agra Cantt Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express Train to return to Delhi. Arrive at New Delhi Railway Station and transfer to hotel in Delhi. Overnight in Delhi hotel.

Day 3: Delhi – Haridwar (By Train)

Early morning transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station. Board the Dehradun Shatabdi train for Haridwar. Arrive at Haridwar Railway Station Meet and greet by Snow Leopard Adventures team members at the station and drive to Camp Tusker. En route we cross Haridwar – a sacred town for the Hindus. Located at the base of the Shivalik hills, it is in this town that the River Ganges enters the plains. A dip in its holy waters is said to wash away sins of a lifetime. Upon arrival, camp welcome and orientation talk followed by lunch. Post lunch, we leave for the day’s activity -a hike to Bindwasini Temple. We drive for about 40 minutes to reach the starting point of the hike. The temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Parvati is located on top of a ridge. We walk through forests and cross small streams till we reach the steps leading to the temple (30 minutes). The temple offers a panoramic view of Rajaji National Park. On the way back from the temple, we stop by a stream. We walk back to the waiting coach and drive back to camp. Evening at leisure at the campsite. Dinner around a campfire. Overnight at Snow Leopard Adventures Camp.

Day 4: Cycling, Jeep Safari and visit to children’s home

Early morning we go for an exciting session of cycling in the buffer zone of the park. The cycling trail takes you through vegetation of several distinct zones and various forest types such as sal forests, riverine forests, broad-leaved mixed forests and scrubland. Return back to camp for Breakfast. Post breakfast, visit to an underprivileged children’s home for an interactive session with the resident children. This is a meaningful service option for students. Lunch at camp. Post lunch, we drive to Rajaji National Park for an exciting jeep safari (The Park is open from mid Nov-mid June).  Return to the camp for evening tea & snacks. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 5: Yoga, Rafting, Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Early morning wake up followed by a session of yoga. Post breakfast, we go for a fun rafting trip on the Ganges. Conclude rafting at Rishikesh and drive back to camp. Lunch at the camp. Post lunch, we will go for an exciting session of Rock Climbing and Rappelling. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 6: Full Day Rafting- Devprayag

Post breakfast, depart for Devprayag. Devprayag is at the confluence of two sacred rivers, the Bhagirathi River and the Alaknanda River. At Devprayag, these two rivers merge to form the Ganges River. We start the rafting from Devprayag.  A fairly calm day on the river. This is a good stretch to practice river skills/ swimming/ body surfing. Lunch on an isolated beach on the river. We conclude rafting in Kaudiyala. Drive back to camp. Evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight at Camp

Day 7: Haridwar-Delhi (Train), Delhi-Onward destination

Early wake up followed by transfer to Haridwar Railway Station. Board train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Lunch. Post lunch, we visit a handicrafts bazaar. Celebration dinner after shopping. After dinner, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport to onward flight.

BEST TIME September-May

Duration 7 days/ 6 nights

What to bring along

  1. Torch
  2. Shoes (1 pair for walking- well worn & 1 pairs for the river/ a pair of beach sandals)
  3. Clothes for the river and camp
  4. Personal medical kit and toiletries
  5. Warm clothes for evenings, early mornings
  6. Sun shade/ Sun block/ cap is a must
  7. Retainers for prescription glasses/ sun glasses
  8. Water bottle
  9. Rain gear (raincoat/ umbrella)
  10. Shorts / tights
  11. T – Shirt (preferably not cotton)
  12. Camera with spare batteries/ film roll
  13. Musical instrument/ reading/ writing material
  14. Your Spirit of Adventure and sense of humour!


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Leopard Beach

Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

Leopard Heights

Opposite Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

Opposite Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

Tusker

Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Himalayan Bear

Ghattughat Village, Uttarakhand

Ghattughat Village, Uttarakhand

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