“We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet” - Swami Vivekananda
The ‘Trans Himalaya Outdoors’ (THO) has developed ‘Outward Bound School’ (OBS) with the target to introduce adventure based development programme for the students of schools, colleges & management institutions whereby an individual’s personality can be moulded as visioned by Swamiji.
Successful adventure activity requires principles of leadership, planning, team work & motivation. These qualities have also been found to be very necessary to reach the top of one’s own profession, may it be business, education or administration. These personality traits can be developed by using adventure activities as part of the education programme or curriculum. The ‘outward bound school’ is the best and most effective means of achieving the above objective through activities which are thoroughly enjoyable, educative and enriching both mentally and physically.
By experiencing nature and adventure in the lap of the Himalayas one can realize the feeling of oneness with the natural surrounding and respect holistic existence of humans. Side by side the entire experience develops leadership quality, team spirit, mental and physical endurance and boosts self confidence to face the reality of life and become happy, healthy, prosperous and confident to take any challenge life has to offer. The THO team believes that by developing these qualities in the young generation we can put them one step forward to be a perfect person and reach the top of one’s own position and be a refined human being and refrain from all negativities which can make the world a better place for all.
‘Trans Himalaya Outdoors’ (THO) is a brand based in the sub Himalayan belt of West Bengal which is aptly defined as door of eastern Himalayas and as an adventurer and nature’s paradise. The objective of Trans Himalaya Outdoors is to promote, develop & flourish adventure based tourism in the region and to bring adventure based education at easy reach for all. The Trans Himalayan Outdoors is in fact, the only organization in the region having the expertise and platform for learning through adventure activities. It welcomes participants of different sectors wholeheartedly and is proud of an efficient and strong manpower comprising of experienced, qualified and famous individuals in this field at the national level. THO intends to extend this treasure to the outdoor lovers across the globe.
Purpose Of The Camp:
Through the ‘Out Bound School’ the following qualities will be inculcated among the participants:
- Leadership quality
- Team spirit
- Motivation to endure hardships in life
- Mental endurance
- Self confidence
All these qualities lead to the overall development of an individual into an able and successful human being.
Venue of the camp:
The camp’s location will be chosen in such a way that it provides a treat of nature’s beauty to the campers and also has an ambient atmosphere for inculcating the above stated qualities and developing a person with a strong personality. They will also enjoy the heritage of rich flora and fauna of the Himalayas.
The programme covers Trekking, Water activities like; River Crossing Techniques, Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Nature Study. The participants will have the rare experience of getting glimpses of majestic Himalaya and its rich flora and fauna.
The major activities include:
Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, River Crossing Techniques, Shelter & Fire Making Techniques, Study of flora & fauna, Lecture on: Nature Conservation, Rescue operation, Survival, Hazards on mountain, Trek Sign, Himalayas, Mountain terminology etc.
Duration and season of the camp:
Full four days and three nights of adventure will be in store for the campers to imbibe the benefits of the activity. Besides the monsoon season (Late June to early September for North Bengal & SIkkim) any time of the year is suitable for camping.
Minimum age: 08 years, with no upper age limit.
Extensive and painstaking preparations are undertaken into the planning of the camp for the safety of the campers. The experienced field staff, instructors and camp officials keep a constant vigil on them for their wellbeing.
Facilities given at the Camp:
- Night stay in Tents or Huts with Sleeping Bag or Blanket
- Good hygienic vegetarian & non-vegetarian food (Bed Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks & Dinner)
- Camp equipments (Technical) for training purpose
- First Aid and Emergency Medicine Backup
The following items will have to be brought by the participants themselves:
Clothing : Two or three pair of woollen or cotton socks, Two pair of comfortable cotton trousers, Two cotton shirts Sweater (woollen) or jacket & wind cheater, Woollen cap & sun hat, Shoes & Sleepers. Others: Torch with battery, Water bottle, Toilet kit (Tooth brush, Paste, Soap, Comb, Cold cream), Light towel, Note book & Ball pen