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Rock Climbing: The Park Estate

Learn new climbing skills and have a great day with new friends.  

 

Your Activity-Day

 

The Park Estate area is legendary for its rock climbing. With routes that are fun for every level of climber, they welcome both old pros and first-timers alike. We welcome students, women of our outdoor community, and tourist groups to the rock, here you'll be led by some of the top male and sometimes female guides/instructors in the area for a day of climbing during this event.

 

Your instructor will show you the basics of outdoor rock climbing from knots to technique and equipment and will help to ensure you’re safely belayed as you take on a variety of a single pitch routes. This event is all about working together, asking questions, and making new friends during your outdoor adventure before heading back home fulfilled, exhausted, and ready for more.

 

What We Enjoy About This Activity

 

- Learn new climbing skills and techniques

- Feel confidence as you take on new routes

- Talk about conservation of the ecology and heritage of the park estate area

- Have a great day with new friends

  • A huge thank you to the Trip the Himalaya team for an amazing hike to Deolsari and then on to Money Tree and Lurntsu. Not only did the instructors prove to be an excellent and informative guide he also laid on great weather! What more can you ask for. The attention to detail for chai breaks, meals as well as camping was so appreciated, especially by us ladies who are used to more of the 'do it yourself' model. A real treat to arrive back to a welcome cup of chai! More importantly, they made it absolutely possible for a group of western woman of mixed ability and age to get out into the mountains and enjoy hiking in India. 😊 Again, thank you to the Cafe Terra team who made this incredible adventure possible." - Judy, Christine and Sue (Woodstock Shool)

Rock Climbing: The Park Estate:Learn climbing skills and have a great day with friends

The Park Estate: 

 

The 6km hike from Library Bazaar to the former home and laboratory of Sir George Everest is rewarded with fantastic views of both the Himalayas and the Doon Valley. The abandoned, crumbling house was built by the famous Welsh surveyor in 1833, and much of the work of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, responsible for demarcating the boundaries of British India and measuring the height of the world’s greatest peaks, took place here.

 

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Duration: 4 - 5 hours 

Timings: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Min Age: 12 Years

 

Participants: 

Student Groups range from 6 to 30 people

Adult Groups range from 6 to 50 people

 

Difficulty Level: 5 Moderate

Experience Required: Average fitness 

 

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Instructors: 

Born Wild Treks  (Mussoorie) 

 

Co-ordinated by:

Cafe Terra - hello@cafeterra.in | fb.com/Cafe.Terra.in

 

Powered by: Uttarakhand EcoTourism  

 

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Rock Climbing: The Park Estate:Learn climbing skills and have a great day with friends

Typical Itinerary/ Day

Rock the Cliffs!

 

08:30 AM  Greetings and meet the team at our store.

09:00 AM  Departure and scenic drive through the Mall Road. 

09:30 AM  Arrive at the road head for the cliff (GEH)

10:30 AM  Rock climbing instruction

11:00 AM  Rock climbing (rappelling. For non-climber friends, Guided Hikes)

12:30 PM  Team discussion 

01:00 PM  Packed lunch (we also welcome potlucks)

02:00 PM  Return departure/ to Mussoorie/Dehradun 

03:00 PM  Arrive home/ back to at your school

 

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TALE AWAY: 

 

- Beginner-level proficiency in rock climbing and skills including belaying, rappelling and knots

 

- Leadership skills and practice working in team setting

 

- Confidence from overcoming fears

 

- Understanding the difference between perceived and real risk

 

- A connect with our natural and culural heritage of the area

 

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MTB Day-Trip: Gems of Mussoorie: 

 

Bike, Hike and Explore the Queen of hills at your own place visiting the popular and some of the hidden gems our historic town has to offer... Check out the MTB Day-Trip: Gems of Mussoorie Starts March 2019: Every Weekend 

 

Rs. 1500/- Per Head for Min 3 Pax

 

This cost does Not Include train/air fare, local transport (cabs/coaches/etc), any unspecified meals, bottled water, or any other expenses not mentioned in the programme.

 

Note: Groups range from min 3 to 8 pax per batch. We limit people to small size group per batch in order to make the trip experience more effective. 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

 

Trip development, planning coordination and execution

Expert instructors and certified outdoor guides

Park and destination fees

Rock climbing instructions

Rock climbing gear/ equipment: harness, helmet, ropes, etc (Shoes NOT provided)

 

SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

 

Liability insurance/ Any other kind of Insurance

Gratuities 

 

TRANSPORT OPTIONS

 

Roundtrip transportation in passenger jeeps. Price depends on no of people.

 

Drive to Meet Option:  If you would prefer to drive yourself, you are welcome to do so. You'll meet your guide/instructor at the Seegreen Cafe, in Hathipaon, 4km from Library Chowk Mussoorie, (on the way to Cloud Ends) at 9:00 AM. From there, you'll follow the jeet about 10 minutes to the State Park parking area. Please note there is a fee to park.

 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

Catered buffet lunch: Price depends on actual order.

Trip The Himalaya T-Shirts: 500 (hs) & 700 (fs) per person

 

Please Note: 

 

a). Personal Trekking Gear can also be provided on hire from our Outfitting Store in Mussoorie.

b). You are welcome to bring and use Your Own Gear as well.

c). All gear is Washed and Properly Checked before issue.

d). In case of Damage or Loss of any gear, the students/ explorers shall be liable to pay for the cost.

e). Some of the above mentioned gear may not be required for your chosen itinerary, therefore those items will not be issued to the students/ explorers.

 

Pack List for Rock Climbing in Mussoorie: :

Ideal Pack List to Trip the Himalaya:  

Mentioned below is a broad list of basic items we recommend all students/ explorers should carry. You can always create your own pack-list based on your personal needs and medical requirements. 

 

IDEALLY BRING: 

- Lunch and snacks

- At least two liters of water

- A backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Yeti Outdoors

- Weather appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners.

 

IDEALLY WEAR: 

- Appropriate for the season. Wear snug, comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely (no jeans).

- T-shirt—preferably a synthetic.

- Shorts or pants—preferably nylon/synthetic stretch

- Rain jacket—Gore-Tex or comparable material

- Fleece or similar jacket

- Hat and gloves—depending on the season

- Athletic footwear, with tread—athletic shoes, hiking boots or climbing shoes if you have them

 

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

Rock Climbing: The Park Estate:Learn climbing skills and have a great day with friends

Frequently asked questions by our clients on:

What Should I Wear? 

 

Hiking Boots:  A mid or high boot will protect you ankle from unnatural twists and sprain on uneven terrain. Tough, chiseled Vibram soles made for trail hiking will grab onto rock and slippery surfaces and will hold up against lots of abuse over time much better than regular running shoes or sneakers

 

Quick-dry or soft-shell outdoor pants: Jeans, which are made out of cotton, absorb humidity and water and stay very wet which, if the water or air is cold,  can lead to hypothermia. They also do not insulate as well as synthetic fiber pants do.

 

Waterproof outer layer of pants and jacket: A breathable but completely waterproof pants and jacket combo will ensure that your under layers stay dry from rain and release moisture from sweat.

 

Wool socks: Like jeans, cotton socks retain moisture and adjust to the temperature of the atmosphere while wool socks keep you warm and dry even in heavy rain or after stepping in a puddle.

 

You said that I have to wear hiking boots. What if I have sneakers that I love to hike in?

In the winter, we recommend wearing hiking boots because they will keep your feet warm and dry. In the summer, many of our trails can be hiked in sneakers if you’re confident in your ability. Be aware that sneakers do not have the same tread or ankle support as a hiking boot. Simply put, boots are safer.

I want to “bring a friend” but we want to sign up separately, how do we do this? 

You can each sign up for the trip via our website. Just select the “bring a bud” discount while registering, and enter your friends name in the “comments” box.

 

Can I pay a deposit to reserve my spot?

For our day trips you do need to pay in full to reserve your spot. For our multi-day trips you may be able to set up a custom payment plan. Please email us on hello@cafeterra.in, Or call the us at 7300-686-293 & 7300-686-293 for options according to trip.

 

Does Trip The Himalaya offer a discount for students or teachers?

Yes, as of March 1, 2019, students and teachers are eligible to receive 10% off of TTH day trips. This discount applies to trips with availability as of 12:00 noon the day before the trip. To check availability or register, contact us at hello@cafeterra.in You must have a current student ID or school email address or proof that you are a teacher. You will need to show your student ID or proof of occupation to your guide on the day of the trip.

4 Seater cab rental option including tolls, insurance and fuel: Rs. 3500/- per vehicle, per day Or Rs. 1500/- per vehicle, One way. 

 

Transfers cost between Dehra Dun railway station to Mussoorie, one-way ranges between Rs. 1600/- to Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 6000/- for a 4 seater,  8-9 seater & 13 seater vehicle respectively. 

 

The passenger vans/mini-coaches we use, hold between to 13-18 pax. Mini bus holds 27 pax, SUV/MUV hold up to 7 pax and all smaller cabs up to 4 pax. We do not over load vehicles with even one extra passenger.  

 

We use Maruti Dzire, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, or similar vehicles.  The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.

 

No local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except for our staff where we require short transfers from between camps to the trek points. 

Where do I go to the bathroom? 

The majority of the trails we hike on do not have established bathrooms. In short, nature is your bathroom.

 

The cabs got stuck in traffic! Something came up and I couldn’t make it! Can I get a trip credit? 

This one is going to sting. We would have loved to see you out on the trip with us, but if you can’t come we need at least one week’s advanced notice in order to be able to give you a trip credit. There are no exceptions.

 

Should I tip my guide? 

Our guides are the best you’ll find anywhere. If you had a great day with us, a tip is always appreciated.

Are we going hiking even though it’s raining and windy? 

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

 

Will we still be going snowshoeing if there’s no snow in the forecast? 

If we schedule a snowshoeing trip, we make every effort to select a trail that has adequate snow for a great trip. If this is not possible we will change the trip to a winter hike.

I’m signing up by myself. Will there be other solo travellers on the trip?

One of the great reasons to go on our trips is you don’t have to depend on unreliable friends. Many people sign up solo and within minutes on the trip, find themselves making friends.

 

I have a child who loves the outdoors, can I bring him with? 

At this point, most of our public trips are for 18+ only. That being said, we can run private trips for any ages.

 

What type of person goes on a Trip the Himalaya programme?

Ages generally range from early twenties through fifties, though there are definitely people of all ages on our trips. We find that there’s a pretty even split between male and female on our trips. The common thread we find is an adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors.

Please Read our:

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

The client receives a confirmation via email within 24 hours of successful booking. The customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed. 

 

If Cancellations are made - 

 

30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as Cancellation fees. 

 

15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

 

0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

 

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.