The Trailblazer Adventure Camp Program at Camp Rock Stone takes you to Beas Kund in Manali. This is one of a kind comprehensive adventure camp program developed by Bikat adventures which focuses on Physical (Agility, Coordination, Endurance, Strength), Mental ( Decision Making, Interpersonal Relation, Empathy, Problem Solving), Emotional (Self Confidence, Motivation, Initiative, Overcoming Fear of Failure) and, Social (Community Interaction, Gender Sensitization, Service Orientation) development of the participants. Camp Rock Stone is a 5-day program specially designed for kids of the age group of 07 - 17 years and their parents. The camp is located in the picturesque settings of Beas Kund. The camp is surrounded by snow-covered peaks of Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak and Ladakhi Peak and offers breathtaking views of the surroundings. The activities have been planned in such a way that the participants have fun but also take back life skills which help in shaping their personality. The activities held on this camp are rock climbing which helps in building endurance, conquers fears and helps in motivation, increases flexibility and problem-Solving, jumaring which helps in overcoming fear of failure, improves patience and self-confidence, survival skill development which is a great team-building activity, rappelling which helps in improving coordination (Body & mind), decision making and also reduces stress. Many more engaging activities like zip-lining, monkey crossing, individual adventure and team-building activities, learning modules and various other fun activities are also are a part of the activity list on the camp. The program will be conducted by highly qualified and experienced trek leaders and professionals of this industry with participants to leaders ratio of 6:1. This program is only for kids and their parents in order to maintain a healthy ratio and a good group experience, thus no couples, extended family or solo kids are allowed. Stay on this page for more information on the Camp Rock Stone - Trailblazers Adventure Camp in Beas Kund, Manali.
Manali to Dhundi
Today at 8 am we meet and gather and have breakfast. We will drive to Solang Valley and start our trek to Dhundi that will take about 2 hours. We will reach the campsite by afternoon and then have lunch. After lunch will be tent allotment followed by an introduction session of the participants and the staff. There will be a briefing session along with a session on the rules and regulations of the camp. We will then go for an acclimatization walk and learn the topics of mountain mannerisms, LNT principles and campsite cleanliness. We will then break for tea and snacks. Later you will be taught about tent pitching and knot making. This will be followed by soup and fun activities at the camp. We will then have dinner and meet the leaders. We will then retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Dhundi to Bakarthatch
Today you will get a wake-up call by 7 am following which there will be warm-up activities and breakfast. We will then start our trek to Bakarthatch. Reach the campsite and then have lunch. We will then have a Bouldering activity which is a form of rock climbing along with a learning module. We will then break for tea and snacks followed by a Team Building game. There will be Zero Zone and Reflection and then we will have soup. Have fun activities and then break for dinner. After having a brief session with the leaders we will retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Bakarthatch to Beas Kund and back
We will wake up by 6am and have warm-up activities. Have breakfast and start our trek to Beas Kund with packed lunch. Today we will also learn the techniques of Snow Craft such as the use of gaiters, microspikes and ice axe. We will also learn about ascending and descending and glissading on snow. Later there will be a Zip Lining session with all the instructions and you will be taught how to install a zip line. We will then break for tea and snacks. We will learn about Mountain Hazards such as avalanches, landslides, storms, etc. followed by zero zone and reflection. We will then have soup, more camp fun activities and dinner. After a brief meeting with the leaders, we will retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Bakarthatch to Dhundi
Wake up by 6am and have warm-up activities. We will have breakfast and start our trek as we retrace our steps to Dhundi along with packed lunch. We will learn the right techniques involved in River Crossing on our trek. We will also learn about Shelter Making, Wood Collecting, Fire Making, Food Making, Pit Making, and the use of it. Then break for tea and snacks followed by a Talent Night session and Dance. Have dinner and after a brief discussion with the leaders, we retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Dhundi to Manali
We wake up by 7 am and have Bikat Premier League (BPL). Have breakfast followed by shearing and reflection. We will then move to Manali from Dhundi. You will reach Manali by late afternoon. We bid you goodbye here with good memories.
The Trailblazers Adventure Camp at Beas Kund, Manali i.e. Camp Rock Stone is ideal for the age group of 07 - 17 years and their parents. Participants will have a chance to engage in new activities and connect with nature and their surroundings. Apart from fun activities, the participants will also be able to learn and enhance their physical, social, mental and emotional intelligence. This adventure camp is the best way to get out of beds and off their devices. Beas Kund trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For the novice, Beas Kund is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first-timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first-timers to maintain good physical stamina and read extensively. Any trekker would love to go on this weekend trek for the love of its views and trekking. This program is only for kids aged between 7-17 years and their parents. No solo kids, couples and extended family members are allowed. This is to maintain a healthy ratio of participants and a good group experience.
Beas Kund trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.
April end to mid-June is the best time to do this Adventure program.
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The base camp for the Beas Kund Trek is Solang Nallah in the beautiful Solang Valley. It is a short drive of 13 km from Manali to Solang Valley. The road from Manali to Solang Nala is lined with apple and pine trees. There are private taxis running between Manali and Solang Valley that cost you anything between INR 2500 to 4000 depending upon the season. Manali is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached through road or air.
By Road : The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Manali. It is a 14 hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through hrtchp.com or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.
By Rail : To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali.
By Air : The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 50 km from Manali. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Manali. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Manali at a very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon the season.
No mobile connections are available at Beas Kund. Though Airtel and BSNL may have coverage at some points on the trek. Bakkarthatch & Dhundi have decent coverage of BSNL. One can expect full reception till Solang Valley.
Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.
This program is for kids aged between 7-17 years and their parents only. No couples, solo kids and extended family members are allowed.
On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing tents. Along with this, there will also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.
We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.
Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.
You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.
Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on the journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.
You can rent the following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack
In the months of May and June, the temperature will range from 13-16 degrees Celsius during the day and from 3-6 degrees Celsius in the night. In the months of July-September, the temperature will range from 14-17 degrees Celsius during the day and from 4-8 degrees Celsius in the night. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets. For more details follow Beas Kund Temperature Chart
On Beas Kund Trek You can expect snows in the first season i.e. April-June. It is difficult to expect snow during and post-monsoon season i.e till July to October.
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.
A team of participants will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:6 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operations.
It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the rental link from us.
Yes, there are stores and shops in Manali where you can buy necessary stuff. Though it is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last-minute buying.
Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek. There will be a Trailblazers adventure program certificate.
We pick you up from Manali Bus Stand. The dropping point remain the same.
Expect to reach Manali late in the afternoon or early leaving. Make sure your bus bookings are late in the night.
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
The Rock Stone Adventure Camp will give children and their parents a chance to learn and discover. They can learn about new activities and interact with new people giving them a chance to expand their horizons. Instead of spending summers at home in the city, children will have a chance to be close to nature and experience wilderness with their parents. The adventure camp will be fun as well as a source of learning for the participants. The 5 days spent in the camp will be in close proximity to nature. The participants will have the freedom to make their own choices and plan their schedules. The days will be filled with adventure. Set of individual and team-based activities will be carried out giving the students a chance to learn new skills like rock climbing, survival methods, jumaring, etc. All participants will get a personalized Testimonial along with the Certificate of Completion. This one of a kind comprehensive adventure camp program developed by Bikat adventures focuses on Physical (Agility, Coordination, Endurance, Strength), Mental ( Decision Making, Interpersonal Relation, Empathy, Problem Solving), Emotional (Self Confidence, Motivation, Initiative, Overcoming Fear of Failure) and, Social (Community Interaction, Gender Sensitization, Service Orientation) development of the participants.
Yes, the summer camp is completely safe for girls. There will always be a woman instructor present on the camp and the overall ratio of participants to instructors is maintained at 6:1.
The activities which will be held on this summer camp are:
Rock Climbing: An activity which involves using one's hands or feet to climb a steep object.
Jumaring: An activity which climbing up a steep path using ropes.
Monkey Crossing: An activity which crossing a water body while crawling on a suspended rope.
Rappelling: An activity which involves descending off a steep object using ropes.
Zip Line: An activity in which the participant travels from one end to another while being on a cable, propelled by gravity.
Individual Adventure Activity: Zipline/Flying fox, Bouldering, Steam walk, Trekking, Stream crossing.
Camp Fun: Egg Drop, Glass Tower, Tail ball, Balloon burst, key Punch, Blind Retriever, eat banana, blind drawing, what is in the box, fashion snow, dance, sing a song.
Team Building Activities: Flip the tarp, where is my monkey, Blind Retriever, Human knot, Long-chain, Pagal Panti, Tooth Stick, Electric wire.
Learning Modules: Mountain mannerisms, LNT principles, Ascending and Descending on snow, Glissading, Knots making, mountain illness and cold injuries, shelter making, fire making, cooking.
BPL (Bikat Premier League): Throw ball, Hoopla Throw, Spoon marble, balloon walk.
Zero Zone: Reflection, Felicitation.
Note: Camp activities are subject to change depending on the weather and safety conditions during the camp.
6:1 Participants to Leader ratio
Certified mountaineering professional leaders
Certified equipment by UIAA or similar bodies
Certified First Aid Support
Emergency transport with an evacuation plan
Dedicated female instructor
Zero Zone will be a time zone for reflection and meditation for the participants.
No cell phones will be allowed on the camp.
A program on the last day of the summer camp in which some performances and competitions will be held.
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.
For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure