Muscat: The Indian School (Al Ghubra) organised a 10 day trip to the Dharmasala Triund Laka Glaciers in India for its students during the summer vacation.
During the trip, the 20 students — who went for the excursion — learned important skills like pitching tents and learning to live in the great outdoors at a height of about 3800 meters. The Outbound Club of Indian School Al Ghubra organised the trip, which put the physical and mental strengths of the students to test.
The camp organisers said: "The students trekked 10 to 14 kilometres per day in all kinds of weather which taught them to adapt to circumstances and solve problems in order to reach their goal. They experienced snowstorms and hailstorms which made them understand the challenges faced by people living in mountainous areas. "
"The serene beauty they witnessed on the trek made them appreciate the need to preserve the mountain landscape in its pristine form. Their spirit of adventure found expression in daring activities such as rock climbing and rappelling. A visit to a monastery at Dharmsala and a meditationcentere brought them moments of quiet delight, very different from the thrilling excitement of adventure sports."
"The camping experience instilled inthem team building and leadership skills. The camp fires held in the nights were joyous occasions spent dancing, singing and playing games which helped develop their social skills,” they added.
The students were grateful to the school management for the opportunity to travel. They claim the trip made them more confident and self- reliant individuals and gave them memories which they will cherish for a lifetime.