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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most popular kids' camps, this 10-day trip is aimed at introducing children to adventure and confidence building activities like rapelling, valley crossing, trekking and archery. Kids also spend their days playing games like basketball and volleyball against local teams. Another day is spent in community work like building or repairing a bridge, where the participants work in the local village with the community.

    In addition to developing a love for the outdoors, this trip also helps foster an appreciation for local communities and team-work.

    Destination

    Mukteshwar is a small town, around 51 kms beyond Nainital, in the Tache Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand, and is an amazing place to camp in summers. The beautiful campsite is at an altitude of 7500 feet, aptly named Camp Purple, and is filled with beautiful purple-hued cosmos flowers. Participants also get some stunning views of the surrounding hills from the campsite.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the thrill of valley crossing, rock climbing, rapelling and many other adventure activities | Enjoy an archery session | Learn to pitch a tent and set up camp | Assist with some volunteer work at the local community | Participate in some friendly games like basketball and volleyball, with the locals

    Activity Details

    14 years and above

    No

    3:37

    Yes

    Co-ed

    Both male and female

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Departure for Delhi

    Campers are requested to assemble on time at the meeting point.

    Pune campers: Assemble at Congress Bhavan at 06:30 hrs and begin our journey.

    Mumbai Campers: Assemble at Bandra Terminus at 11:30 hrs and board the train to Delhi.

    Overnight in train

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Travel to the Campsite in Mukteshwar
    Day 3: Archery and Treasure Hunt at Camp
    Day 4: Rapelling, Jumaring and Rock Climbing
    Day 5: Learn to Set-up and Manage a Camp
    Day 6: Enjoy a Dip in a Natural Forest Pool
    Day 7: Community Work
    Day 8: Sightseeing in Nainital
    Day 9: Delhi – Mumbai
    Day 10: Arrive in Mumbai/Pune
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellation charges will be applicable as follows and will cover all situations such as injuries, sickness, exams, interviews, selection in tournaments etc.

    More than 30 days prior to departure - 10% of the trip cost will be charged

    30-16 days prior to departure - 15% of the trip cost will be charged

    15-10 days prior to departure - 50% of the trip cost will be charged

    Less than 10 days prior to departure - 100% of the trip cost will be charged.

    Rules on trip

    Substitution of one camper with another is not permitted.

    Camp will be organised in the most informal atmosphere. However camp discipline is binding on everyone. Campers must abide by the directives of the camp organisers at all times.

    The campers are required to carry their own luggage and hence should carry only essential items with them. All campers are responsible for the safety of their luggage/ belongings throughout the camp. Pugmarks/Eco Tours will not accept any liability in this regard.

    Girls and small children should not visit public toilets without an escort.

    Smoking, consumption of liquor, tobacco/tobacco products are strictly prohibited for the entire duration of the camp.

    All the campers should keep the trails and camp site litter free. The waste can be disposed of in the city for recycling.

    Collection of corals, shells, flowers/fossils, rocks, fungus and other life-forms are forbidden.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Pugmarks establishes a tie up with local hospital/nursing home/doctor at every campsite.

    In case of remote areas, either a vehicle is retained at the campsite or it is on call at the local transporter.

    A roll call/physical count will be taken to ensure nobody is left behind. This will be observed during travel, treks and adventure activities. A Pugmarks instructor will lead the walking trail in the jungle. The end will be brought up by another instructor and nobody will trail behind him.

    Food on Pugmarks camp is good and plentiful. It is predominantly vegetarian, freshly cooked, non oily and non spicy. Water on campsite is clean and treated with liquid chlorine if required.

    In the mountains, there are rescue parties to evacuate victims suffering from altitude sickness, asthma and body injuries. In the remote wilderness, there are standby vehicles to transfer the victim to the nearest primary health centre or hospital.

    Emergency involving whole group - This can be a natural calamity, local unrest and violence or even a mundane traffic jam that throws all schedules out of gear. In such situations, the control room seeks help from the police commissioner and coordinates with district authorities to sort out the problem.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai A/C train fare

    • Pune-Mumbai-Pune by bus/train
    • Delhi-Kathgodam in chair car and Kathgodam-Delhi in sleeper class
    • Local transfers by non-A/C vehicles
    • Freshly cooked veg/non-veg food at campsite
    • Accommodation in tents
    • Equipment and services of resource persons

    Excludes

    • Meals during travel to and from the campsite

    • Personal expenses such as telephones, cold drinks, mineral water, laundry, porter charges etc.
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Medical, hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
    • Any item not covered under the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable clothes based on the number of days (track pants, t-shirts, tops etc.)
    • Suitable nightwear, shorts, capris (three-fourths), shawl/ chaddar, sweatshirt
    • Woolen clothes like jacket, monkey cap, gloves etc.
    • Good quality sports shoes
    • Floaters
    • Socks
    • Not to wear - Jeans and carrying expensive jewellery
    • Watches, mobile phones and gadgets
    • Large sums of money or other valuables.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Sturdy camping tents (4/6 man tents)
    • Separate toilet and shower facilities
    • Technical equipment needed for the trek and activities

    You need to get

    • One haversack and one small shoulder bag
    • Personal kit containing toilet accessories, sun screen, cold cream, insect repellent, sanitizer , (High SPF sunscreen recommended for trekking camps)
    • Torch with fresh batteries
    • Sun glasses, camera, binoculars (Optional)
    • Pen, a small diary, reading material
    • Around 1500/- for meals during travel and for shopping
    • Chain and lock for all train camps
    • original photo ID
    • Water bottle

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit, with a note explaining doses, time, quantity etc. with name of the child.