Youth Camp on Ali Bedni Bugyal

Adventure & Camping In The Himalayas For 15-16 Year Olds

Adventure & Camping In The Himalayas For 15-16 Year Old

At Indiahikes, we have taken over 8,000 children trekking through various outdoor programmes. Over the course, we have realised that trekking brings about remarkable changes in children’s behaviour. It makes them more confident and resilient, connects them with nature, and also imparts life values and lessons that can’t be taught in classrooms.

As a step forward, last year, we launched trekking summer camps for 8-14 year olds in the Himalayas. It was a hit. The reactions we got from parents made us realise the magnitude of the impact the summer camp had on children.  

This year, we are going bigger with youth camps for 15-16 year olds. 15-16 is a crucial year in anyone’s life. The experiences young adults have and the exposure they get at this age go a long way in shaping their lives. The youth camp is designed to engage these young minds through hands-on experiences such as making fire, building shelter, and cooking some meals etc. They not only impart survival skills in the outdoors but also learn to work collaboratively,how to take care of themselves and nature, and resolve conflicts that may arise. 

The youth camp is on the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek - the largest twin meadows in our country. The trail goes through remote Himalayan villages, dense forests, and finally vast meadows with stunning views of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti. The climb to Bedni Top is challenging and brings a high sense of achievement. Out of the other meadow treks in our country — Dayara Bugyal, Gidara Bugyal, and Bhrigu Lake trek — Ali Bedni has the grandest of mountain views. That’s because of one thing —  the sight of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti jutting right out of the meadows.


Registering for the youth camp trek: Registering for a youth camp trek is slightly different from other treks. We are working on making the process easier for you; meanwhile, refer to these steps.

At Indiahikes, we have taken over 8,000 children trekking through various outdoor programmes. Over the course, we have realised that trekking brings about remarkable changes in children’s behaviour. It makes them more confident and resilient, connects them with nature, and also imparts life values and lessons that can’t be taught in classrooms.

As a step forward, last year, we launched trekking summer camps for 8-14 year olds in the Himalayas. It was a hit. The reactions we got from parents made us realise the magnitude of the impact the summer camp had on children.  

Complete Information on the Ali Bedni Bugyal Youth Camp

We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a superficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

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What Young Minds Learn

Our youth camps are a mix of fun, adventure and learning. Through the course of the trek and the program design, young minds learn the basics of trekking, camping, and wilderness survival. 

  • Building a shelter out of bare minimum resources
  • First aid skills through mock drills
  • Navigation skills using maps and GPS tools
  • Skills to identify and set up campsites in the outdoors
  • Cooking in the wild
  • Learning to cross streams 

Given that youth are in the heart of some of the richest biodiversity in our country, they learn first-hand about forests, plants, birdlife, animals, and all-natural elements around them.

  • See and feel the rich biodiversity of Himalayan forests  
  • Learn about birdlife and animals endemic to the region
  • Learn about the stars and the Milky Way by experiencing it in real-life
  • Nature journaling 
  • Experiencing the forest  
  • Witness big Himalayan ranges at close quarters and learn the stories associated with them

At Indiahikes, we are very conscious about how we trek and how we treat the outdoors. There’s a certain spirit of trekking we believe in — a minimal and sustainable way of trekking. These are imparted by our Green Trails initiative, which inevitably has a big impact on young minds.

  • Learn a minimal way of living by exploring lifestyles in remote villages in the foothills
  • Clean trekking trails and leave mountains better
  • Understand the importance of saving natural resources
  • Learn the basics of waste management — segregating and composting waste
  • Understand how to make composting toilets in the outdoors

5 Reasons Why Indiahikes

We are India’s safest trekking organisation

When we brought out new trails in Indian trekking, safety came with us. Back in 2012, we were the first to introduce microspikes, and two years later, pulse oximeters became standard thanks to us. Nobody does safe treks like Indiahikes. In the mountains, emergencies don't care who you're with – everyone knows that when trouble hits, you look for the yellow tents of Indiahikes.

We are pioneers of treks in India

We are pioneers in trekking. Since 2007, we have brought out treks that have become India's most famous treks: Roopkund, Rupin Pass, Buran Ghati, Kedarkantha, Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, Brahmatal, Phulara Ridge—the list goes on. In 2023 alone, we brought out five new treks in Indian trekking. We know treks better than anyone. This comes directly from the reason why Indiahikes was born: to bring out trek information and enable trekkers to trek on their own.

We are India’s largest trekking organisation

More than 25,000 people trek with us every year. We are the largest trekking organisation in India. 24% of our trekkers come back to trek with us every year. Over 4,000 students from the top educational institutions trek with us every year. Aside from this, families with children choose to trek with Indiahikes knowing that our treks are the safest. We have taken over 8000 children trekking so far, and the number continues to grow.

Our treks are transformative

We focus on designing transformative experiences. Our trek leaders conduct thought-provoking exercises that help you reflect and contemplate. This impact stays with you for a long time. Trekkers return feeling energised, more confident, or developing abilities to deal with difficulties. Many have changed careers, rethought their core values, become more humble, shown gratitude to others, or started a new fitness journey.

We are India's most sustainable trekking organisation

Since 2012, we have pioneered sustainable practices that have become standard in trekking. Using eco-bags, our trekkers have cleared over 120 tonnes of litter from the mountains. We do not carry packaged foods; instead, we serve freshly made food. We do not light campfires; we carry coal to light angethis to keep you warm. Our bio-toilets not only keep our toilets odour-free but also enrich the soil. When you trek with us, you leave mountains better.