The Himalayan ranges of northeast India provide exciting opportunities for students to have extensive exposure to o­ne of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Challenging activities

such as a ropes course with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, mountain trekking, white water rafting and an extensive community service project in the Darjeeling area, will develop in students, a sense of team spirit, confidence and self-respect. These activities are led by professionals who are very knowledgeable about local cultures and ecosystems. This challenging experience in the shadow of Kanchunjunga, the 3rd highest mountain o­n Earth, will help students acquire a sense of pride for having actively participated in the rich and exciting experiences offered them by this beautiful mountainous area of India


(Difficulty: 3-4)

Day # 1 Arrival West Bengal and drive to Darjeeling; check in at Tibetan family run hotel with a spectacular view of Kanchunjunga
Day # 2 Walk to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Everest Museum; Snow Leopard Breeding Center and Red Panda program; HMI Ropes course; Toy Train to Ghoom; Night Tibetan Hotel
Day # 3 Trek with spectacular views of Kanchnjunga range; Arrive Tanglu Gurkha village at 10,000 ft; overnight in huts
Day # 4 Morning trek to Manibangjang; drive in jeeps and support vehicles to Teesta River Camp near Sikkim border; Zip line, dinner and camp
Day # 5 Rafting o­n Teesta River; visit monestary; drive to SASAC for community service; Night in SASAC dorms
Day # 6 Community Service at SASAC ( square meter farming; weaving, mushroom, furniture building; methane gas production and utilization)
Day # 7 Bus to Bagdogra airport and flight back to Delhi and international departure home