Delfites’ Trekking Camp to Salli
A group of 66 students accompanied by 6 teachers of DLPS, trekked through the beautiful lush green mountains and valleys of Kangra. In all, the group camped for three nights in well maintained and clean tents pitched at Base Camp and Camp 1. The extremely cold, clean and fast running Kauli River nearby the base camp 1 blended beautifully with the exotic surrounding.
The trek was very interesting but a little demanding, as there were no pre-determined pathways for trekkers to trek on. The stretch from Base Camp to Camp 1 had to be walked over variety of terrains interweaving with walks over rocks, muddy paths, climbing boulders and even crossing gushing streams. The second leg of the trek from Camp 1 to near the glacier was even more difficult as the climbing gradient was pretty steep. This trek being optional, many opted out of this, but the few enthusiasts who took the lead enjoyed the exclusive experience considerably.
The camping was made all the more exiting by organizing a lot of activities which were thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable. River crossing, valley crossing, rappelling, artificial rock climbing and net climbing, though were the most popular, a lot many varieties of games were also conducted to help students learn team bonding attitude, and highlight social, environmental and self responsibilities.
The organisers managed the trekking camp professionally without forgetting to extend personal care whenever and wherever required. The food too was delicious and included a wide range satisfying most culinary palates.
On the penultimate day before return, the group was given sufficient free time to spend at Mcleodganj.