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SCHOOLS AND CORPORATE EXCURSIONS

 

Tour Program
 
 DAY 01: Pick up from NJP Railway Stn./Bagdogra airport. Meeting/ Assistance and drive to Gangtok. (4 hrs.) Arrive Gangtok./Check in hotel. Evening free/ Take a walk at the Mall. Stay O/N.
 DAY 02: A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest including famous Enchey Monastery, Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to Gangtok. Evening walk at the Mall or shopping/leisure. Stay O/N. (half day)
 DAY 03: A easy excursion to Tsomgo Lake situated at the Indo-Tibet border at an altitude of 11,400ft. (option to have an experience of Yak ride here). Enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and return back to Gangtok. Stay O/N. (half to full day)
 DAY 04: Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in West Sikkim. Arrive Pelling. Check in hotel. Evening take a pleasant walk enjoying the sun set over Mt. Khangchendzonga . Stay O/N. (5 hrs. drive)
 DAY 05: Early morning enjoy the sun rise over mountain ranges/after breakfast visit Pemayangtse monastery and enjoy the views of the hills of West Sikkim and the mountain ranges in the background, Visit Rabdentse Palace Ruins- the second capital of Sikkim , option to take a walk up to Sangacholing monastery. Evening at leisure. Stay O/N. (half to full day)
 DAY 06: Drive from Pelling to Yuksam- the first capital of Sikkim in 1941 A.D, on the way visit Khanchendzonga falls and Khecopalri Lake- a lake sacred to the Sikkimese people and also popularly called as “Wishing Lake”. Drive further to Yuksam. Arrive Yuksam .Check in hotel. Afternoon take a walk to Norbugang Chorten and Coronation throne of 1st King of Sikkim. Stay O/N.
 DAY 07: Hiking day to Dubdi monastery- the oldest monastery in Sikkim through the forest trail. On return visit Kyongtey village and see village life and interact with the local people. If desired , we can keep a cultural meet with the locals here where Children can learn about village life and trekking routes in Kanchendzonga National Park about Yuksam. Pl. Note: We have Youth adventure Exchange Camp,, so under this we can have some kind of cultural exchange programme or light- rock climbing program.
 DAY 08: Drive from Pemayangtse to Kalimpong. Arrive hotel. Check in. Evening free. Walk at the town. Stay O/N.
 DAY 09: Half day sight seeing of Kalimpong and drive to Darjeeling . Arrive Darjeeing. Check in hotel. Stay O/N.
 DAY 10: Early morning visit Tiger Hill. Return back to Hotel for breakfast. Visit Tibetan Self help Centre, Himalayan Zoological Park , Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Happy Valley Tea Estate etc. Stay O/N.
 DAY 11: After breakfast drive to NJP Rly. Stn or Bagdogra airport. Drop at airport or railway station. (5 hrs). (Tour ends).

Tour Cost:

  10 to 15 Persons 16 to 20 Persons Up to 30 Persons
 With bed and breakfast  Rs. 15,434 per head  Rs. 15,219 per head  Rs. 15,004 per head
 With breakfast and dinner  Rs. 15,649 per head  Rs. 15,488 Per head  Rs. 15,541 per head
 With breakfast, lunch and dinner  Rs. 15,864 per head  Rs.15,756 Per head  Rs. 15,703 per head

An adventure educational program for youth

Adventure:
Humans are born with dreams. To challenge life and reaching out to new discovery takes them to new dreams. The adventure does not only remain confined with mountaineering and rock climbing but it goes back to the history when Wright brothers challenged to fly or scientist dreamed to reach out for the planet unknown.
The desire to reach unreachable continues as long as humans inhabit the earth.
In context of Mountaineering and rock climbing, there were numerable expeditions before Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey challenged the highest mountain on Earth with out oxygen.
This sense of adventure lives on as long as we have dreams to go for it, see it, feel it, enjoy it and challenge it. But all with right skill, with right attitude and with right companions and with right equipment.
Come on! You can create a history if you have desire and dream to challenge it.
If there is no challenge there is no life and if there is no adventure you are missing something out of life!

 

Potential of Rock Climbing and mountaineering in Sikkim
Sikkim’s best tourism potential is its rich natural recourses. Sikkim has attracted many adventurer and botanist like Sir. Joseph Hooker and climber like Tenzing Norgay and Doug Scott who climbed Mt. Khanchendzonga. There are many such adventurer who have been attracted by Sikkim’s alluring natural beauty and its fascinating breath taking mountains and rock cliffs. These mountains and its base offers various opportunity for adventure activity, be it mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, para gliding, trekking, caving etc.
Sikkim is also one of the most bio- diverse area in the world and a hot spot of eco tourism. If our natural resources is properly and sensibly utilized it can go a long way in promoting adventure activities/holidays in Sikkim resulting generation of employment to many and projecting Sikkim in World’s adventure map.

 

Rock Climbing as an Adventure Activity
Rock climbing is the premier step of mountaineering. Rock climbing itself is an most sought after adventure activity in the world. It is one if the adventure activity which a travelers peruses during his/her holiday. Rock climbing is one of the major attractions for an adventure holiday which helps boost the local economy through its professional practice. There are major National and International Rock climbing competition around the world and it is going to be included in the forth coming Olympic games. Nakhul Giri (Sikkim Mountaineering Association) and Satish Bardewa (TAAS) welcomes you all to the of rock climbing and an adventure world!

 

  Basis of Rock Climbing
 1. Planning the route and equipment
 2. Three point contact
 3. Keep the body away from the rock
 4. Breathing
 5. Don’t panic
 6. Confidence and concentration
 7. Never distract the climber
 8. Proper coordination between the climber and belay man.


 

  Basic Knots
 1. Thumb knot
 2. Figure of Eight
 3. Clove hitch
 4. Timber hitch
 5. Sheet band (single /double)
 6. Fisher man knot
 7. Guide man knot
 8. End man Knot
 9. Bowline on the bite
 10. Two loop artificial anchor
 11. Three loop artificial anchor
 12. Butter fly knot

 

  Types of holds
 1. Pinch Hold
 2. Side hold
 3. Undercut
 4. Upper cut
 5. Pressure hold
 6. Friction hold (both by hands and foot)
 7. Jam Hold
 8. Grip Hold
 9. Foot Hold

 

Some Names of Equipment used
1. Rope
I. Climbing
II. Rappelling
2. Carabiner (screw & plain)
3. Pitton (vertical and horizontal)
4. Figure of Eight
5. Rock hammer
6. PA boots
7.  Seat harness
8. Power pouch
9. Sling
10. Helmet
11. Rappelling gloves
12. Nylon Tape
13. Choke nuts
14. Friends
15 ascender (jumar)

 

 Basic Rock Terminology
   
  Climber: A person who does the lead climbing on a particular rock face/route.
  Belay man: A person who provides mental and physical safety to the climber.
  Running rope: The active rope which a climber uses during the climb.
  Anchor: A point which is firmly secured by the base of the active rope.
  Seat harness: A safety belt to secure a climber to the rope with the help of carabiner.
  Carabiner: A safety pin which joins various devices such as safety belt and running rope or rope to the anchor etc.
  Pittons: A metal pin meant to drive into rock cracks or face to make a anchor base.
  Natural anchor: A natural point which is firmly secured by the base of the active rope.
  Artificial anchor: A secured point made by the climber with the use of equipments.
  Belay loose: A form of communication to alert the Belay man to loosen the belay rope.
  Belay tight: A form of communication to alert the Belay man to tighten the belay rope.
  Fall: A sudden high pitch alert given by the climber to the belay man.
  Belay check: A form of caution given by the climber to the belay man.
  Rapple: The fastest form of descending a rock face by using a rappelling rope and a carabiner or figure of eight.

 

  Dos and Don’ts
1. Never distract the climber by noise or any unuseful comment.
2. Never stand on rock cliff without safety.
3. Never step or sit on equipment.
4. Check the condition of the equipments before a climb.
5. Never use any uncertified/untested equipments.
6. Carry a thorough check up of your personal equipment before a climb.
7. Always follow the climbing guidelines.
8. Safety first
9. Do not litter the climbing area or deface any rock face.
10. Do not pluck or trample on vegetation around the rock area.
11. Bring any garbage back form the climbing area.
12. Never encourage a person to climb rock without skilled support and know how.

 

Equipment care and handling
Equipment is the life line of a climber. Proper handling and care of the equipments should be the top most priority. A through check up of every climbing equipment should be the exercise before every climb. Equal importance should be given on its storage and maintenance. Never use any equipment that is not certified or tested.
 

Some of the Major peaks of Sikkim.

1. Mt. Khanchendzonga
2. Mt. Simvo
3. Tent Peak
4. Nepal Peak
5. Mt. Jopuno
6. Mt. Pandim
7. Mt. Siniolchu
8. Mt. Narshing
9. Mt. Kabru
10. Mt. Kabru Dome
11. Mt. Kabru South
12. Mt. Kabru Forked
13. Gocha Peak
14. Mt. Rathong
15. Mt. Khanchenghyao
16. Mt. Punari
17. Mt. Kumbarkarna
18. Mt. Gurudongmar
19. Mt. Kokthang


 

Trekking peaks

1. Mt. Thingchinkhang
2. Mt. Jopuno
3. Mt. Lamo Andgen
4. Frey’s Peak
5.. Brumkhangtse

 

Major mountain ranges in Sikkim

1. Major mountain ranges in Sikkim
2. Chola Range

How to organize and conduct
To perform a rock climbing activity, a through training and skill is necessary. This can be achieved with thorough interest and with ones inclination to rock climbing or mountaineering. Basic of rock climbing can be learned through a qualified climbing instructor, this skill can be further sharpened with regular practice and attending training courses at various institutes.

 

Rock Climbing course in Sikkim or outside
A basic course in rock climbing in Sikkim can be done through Sikkim Mountaineering Association for a given period of time. A prior intimation is required to organize such a course and is imparted to a certain group size. Similarly, Yak and Yeti Travels can be requested to organize training camps on tourism where Rock climbing will be included.
For those, who are serious to make rock climbing and mountaineering as a career they can seek training in Mountaineering Institutes located in the Country.


 

The major ones are as below:
1. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Darjeeling).
2. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttar Kashi)
3. Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, (Manali).
4. Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute, Gangtok (on special approval only).


What adventure activity helps? How can you benefit from Sikkim’s rich natural resources and help promote sustainable tourism along with employment generation?

Any form of adventure activity enhances mental and physical fitness to ones life.
It also helps build quality like leadership, endurance, confidence, and offers a sense of team work and comradeship.
It also offers fame if taken seriously as a career, opportunities of traveling and discovery of oneself. Over all adventure activity helps us to understand our approach and balance with nature and importance of the nature in our lives.


Adventure and conservation
Our rich natural resources are the potential for adventure activities. For many travelers, adventure forms a vital part of their holiday. Our inclination towards adventure helps us to understand our nature and its importance in our lives. Sikkim has potential for sustainable tourism and generation of local economy through adventure activities.
Hence, conserving our rich resources will help our rich bio- diversity grow and it will be an added advantage to promote tourism and support our forthcoming generation as well.

Sikkim’s position and promotion of adventure tourism and market positioning

No doubt, Sikkim has a great potential for adventure tourism. As a destination Sikkim can compete with any other destination which earns revenue and foreign exchange through adventure activities. The scope of tourism growth in Sikkim is very welcoming. This all depends on us to pursue our career in tourism by understanding tourism in the right sense of the term.
Our attitude, our skill, our knowledge and our natural and cultural richness is the right foundation of our growth and our economy through tourism.
Sadly, we lack in understanding of what we have and what we can project to the International market as “Sikkim as a tourist destination.”
More knowledge, skill, initiative and “positive promotion” is the need of the hour which we all can pursue and make “Sikkim- the Last Great Adventure!”
 

 





 
     
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