Screwed Up Ice Climbing Festival

Screwed Up Ice Climbing Festival

Himachal Pradesh 6 Days

Easy

0 KM

MAX 20

MAX ALTITUDE

4400 mts.


33500 + 5% GST

Kaza to Kaza

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Brief Description

Now in its 3rd edition, the Screwed Up Ice Climbing Festival is India's first of its kind. Held in the winter landscapes of Spiti, the festival aims to provide participants an introduction to frozen waterfall climbing. Without compromising on an intimate group setting, alternative learning and a fun festival vibe; complete with gourmet food, good music, great films and engaging conversations. Learn gear handling, dynamics of lead climbing, climb waterfalls on top rope and learn other climbing techniques in this specially designed itinerary for you. Stay on this page for more information on the Screwed Up Ice Climbing Festival.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in Kaza and Introduction

Arrive in Kaza and our team will meet you. Introduction to ice climbing gear, and frozen waterfalls. Practice gear handling along with climbing demos.


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Day 2

Learn Climbing Techniques

Climb easy waterfalls on top rope, under supervision of experienced instructors. Climax film festival screening in camp. Barbeque and camp games.


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Day 3

Learn Climbing Techniques

Work on dexterity with gear and climbing full sport length ice pitches. Also learn the dynamics of lead climbing. Back in camp, enjoy sumptuous meals with film festival screening, talks by adventurers and camp games.


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Day 4

Learn Climbing Techniques

We move to a new area today. Learn techniques such as 'ablacov' today. And get started with lead climbing techniques and practice. Back in camp, enjoy games, music jams and adventure films.


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Day 5

Practice Lead Climbing

Practice lead climbing. Back in camp, enjoy games, music jams and adventure films.


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Day 6

Practice Lead Climbing

Practice lead climbing. Break for camp early. Closing ceremony and party.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Only BSNL or MTNL mobile network works in Spiti Valley. All participants are requested to carry prepaid or postpaid sims with them.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

Twin sharing rooms

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

At an average temperature at night will be around -25 degrees Celsius and can even go lower than that. Days too will not be an exception from the cold weather. Temperature even at noon will remain around -10 degrees Celsius.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Premium SUV/Tempo Traveller Upto Kibber, Spiti
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Meals from Day 1 to Day 6

Whats Not Included?

  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Transport to the Festival venue - Kaza, Spiti
  • Any expenses incurred on medical examination in Kaza
  • Portage of personal luggage

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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