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Pine Needles Activity

4 Days CAS Program

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Price: On Request
Best Season: Feb mid - June mid / Oct-Dec

This 4 days CAS Trip is the core of the DP. CAS is designed to reinforce and extend students’ personal and interpersonal knowledge. CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service aims to encourage students to be well-informed, inquisitive, kind and empathetic, and to increase inter cultural understanding, open-mindedness and the attitudes essential to evaluate a range of viewpoints.



>      creating handicrafts from waste pine needles

>      river clean up

>      tent pitching

>      camp cooking

>      activities at “bal wadi” – local school (kindergarten)/ cook & serve a meal to the kids / donate books, stationary, sports goods / story recitation / music & songs

>       20 kms trekking in the dhauladhar himalayas

>      adventures activities –river crossing, learning rope knots, team building games,

>      high rope course activities, zip line, burmah bridge, commando net climb etc


4 Days / 3 Nights




>      Arrive Pathankot / airport early morning and transfer to base camp

>      Breakfast at the base camp

>      Arrive camp and check into the tents

>      Welcome and a short orientation walk around the camp site

>      Lunch at the camp

>       2:00 p.m.Community Service & Creativity Activity of making handicrafts with waste Pine Needles. We first go to collect pine needles in groups. The needles will then be boiled and processed. Demonstration of making the handicrafts by the trainer. The divided groups will help the cluster of villagers in making the semi finished handicrafts. We encourage all students to help in creating and then also buying one handicraft from the villagers so as to help them in their economy and endeavour.


(A Holiday Moods Adventures Initiative empowering local livelihood)

WASTE TO TREASURE WITH PINE NEEDLES - Each year in the lower ranges of the Himalayas, pine trees shed their needles, which are hazardous triggering forest fires. As a great innovative idea, these waste needles are being used to make a lot of handicrafts items. Pine needle handicraft weaving is a centuries old craft. It is inexpensive, uses natural materials, and can be utilized to make unique-looking baskets. It also helps in social economic benefits to the local communities elevating poverty.

In our workshops, we will demonstrate the entire process of collecting & processing the needles and then the children will also be engaged in finishing semi finished products made by the local villagers and then buying the same from them helping in their livelihood. Few items that are regularly made by the communities are:-

>      floor mats

>      serving trays

>      flower pots

>      baskets for many uses

>      glass holders and many more itmes…..

>       4:30 p.m. -  The group participates in various adventure activities like Zip line, Commando net climb, Burmah Bridge, Parallel ropes, rappelling etc as time permits.

>      7:30 p.m. - Soup Time with Karaoke  songs

>      Dinner & overnight at the base camp

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch, eve tea with snack, soup & Dinner



>      8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

>      SPONSOR A MEAL We help in cooking a meal for the children at “Baal Wadi”. The group is divided and one batch goes for engaging with the children for activities and one batch helps in cooking Poori Aloo with Halwa.

>      Visit to “Baal Wadi” –Engage in the school activities.

>      Serve a meal to the Children.

>      Musical & songs interaction with the children

>      Donate Books, Stationary & Sports goods

>      Story recitation   

>      1:30 p.m. – Lunch at the base camp

>      03:30 pm: Village clean up Activity

>      We prepare our rucksacks for the trek.  

>      Soup time with Kraoke Music, dance followed by dinner and campfire

>      Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)

>        Overnight at the Camp

                                                                                                  (MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, EVENING TEA WITH SOUP & DINNER)




Day 3:  TREK TO CAMP 1 AT HANDI (2300M) 6KMS/ 3HRS

>      Post   breakfast, departure for trek to Camp I. An easy & delightful trek along with the river Khauli. The camp is set in a lovely meadow in an enchanting forest

>      Arrive around 12 noon

>      Rasna/ Lemonade on arrival to be served

>      Tent pitching activity – Team is divided according to the camps and each team to set up their own tents

>     Post lunch, Enjoy Team Building games

      Adventure Activity -  In the evening, we enjoy activity of learning rope knots

>      Tea time – a small session on wilderness first aid responder and first aid

>      Soup time followed wood collection activity for building a campfire

>        Dinner and overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)


MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch, eve tea with snack, soup & Dinner



>      Post breakfast, departure for trek back to the Base Camp

>      Arrive base camp around 12noon.

>      Lunch

>      Transfer to Pathankot Railway Station                                                                        

>      Dinner in Pathankot

>       Overnight in train to onwards destination






>      Accommodation in camping tents on sharing basis

>      All meals as specified in the program above.

>      Local Transfers from Pathankot in non a/c Tata Wingers to Snow Monk Camp

>       All activities as mentioned in the program

>      All equipment for camping required

>      Camping trek on full board basis (Students will have to carry their own back pack with personal clothes.)

>        1:10 ratio Teachers complementary FOC.

>        School branded banners for all activities – Creativity, Service & Adventure

>      GST


 >      Insurance cover for Rs 1,00,000/- per person covering travel and adventure activities from Religare

>       Services of accompanying Escorts Ex Pathankot

>      Train/Airfare to Pathankot

>      Local transfers in Delhi in a/c coach

>      AC 3rd sleeper Train fare from Delhi –Pathankot – Delhi

>      Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.

>      Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

>       Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.

>      Any Kind of Drinks (Mineral Water, Aerated).

>      Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation

>        Due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.


SAFETY @Holiday Moods Adventures has established and maintains a system for managing safety on its tours which is based on detailed risk assessments and the operating procedures to minimise the likelihood and severity of the risks. This system is updated every trip by our trips leaders regularly. There is always a resident doctor on call with a standby vehicle for emergencies at each destination we go to. Normally, the access to nearby hospital is just 30 mins except while on treks and remote places. We also have specially assigned women trip leaders leader too


Our programmes/ trips are designed specifically for groups, schools, colleges, youth groups, corporate offsites, organizations & families. All activity elements are tightly controlled. The activities included in the programmes are not advanced expeditions and they do not require participants to be trained in advance. These are simple activities which provide a great experience and basic training. All parts of the programme are closely supported and supervised.



A regular step we take to manage safety is to provide the trip leaders annual trainings camps so as to be updates with the new safety techniques. In addition all participants are briefed 

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