The trip to the mountainous regions of Uttrakhand took the students beyond Rishikesh to one of the most scenic and enchanting parts of India, and yet it was a CAS trip in all its aspects. The Jayalgarh camping and the school visit were the first of the activities. The students engaged in teaching the children of the local school, origami, dance and martial arts. They also assembled together furniture that was donated to the school. It was truly a moving experience for all. The evening saw our student ploughing the local field along with the farmers, an activity that can never be done in Mumbai.
There were two treks, a 2.5 km uphill to the beautiful Deodar lake right at the mountain top, and the other a 4.5 Km uphill trek to the Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila peak. Tungnath temple is considered to be the highest Shiva temple at a height of 12073 ft. (3680 m).
We also had white water rafting on the river Alaknanda on the last day that also included cliff jumping, body surfing, bridge slithering and duckie rides activities on the way. The accommodation was modest tents and cottages along the river Alaknanda. This was another unique experience for the students. All the students completed the treks, white water rafting and the service activities. Their endurance, commitment, and perseverance throughout the trip were amazing and admirable.