16 July 2022
Adventure is one of the preeminent activities at The Scindia School. It unearths new environments and cultures which are packed with meaningful life lessons that the students may not be able to assimilate in mundane life. With this in view, the school organised an invigorating trek to Markha Valley in Ladakh from 20 June 2022 to 28 June 2022. Ms Raksha Siriah and Mr Suggu Sekhar, the teacher in charge led the expedition comprising seven students. The trek mesmerised the participants with its stunning natural beauty and offered the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges. True to its nickname of ‘tea-house trek’, it was filled with the local culture of Ladakh. The school team crossed Kongmarula Pass which was 5200 mts high and explored the Ladakh region of Northern India between Kashmir and Tibet. The magic of the mountainside enamoured the students and the visit to ancient Buddhist monasteries seeped in local culture left them awe-struck. Eight high-spirited students of class X participated in the 14 days’ Adventure Course from 10 June 2022 to 25 June 2022 at the prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. During the course they were exposed to various outward-bound activities like Trekking, Rock Climbing, Bush Craft, River Crossing, Camping, Cooking, Navigation, study of flora and fauna etc. All students successfully completed the course. A team of 14 students and 3 teachers, namely, Mr Dhirendra Sharma, Mr Vishesh Sahai and Mr Anil Pathania undertook a cycling expedition from Jispa (HP) to Chutuk (KA) from 19 June 2022 to 2nd July 2022. The team cycled for a total of 9 days and covered more than 360 kms. The expedition started with the arrival of the team in Sissu which is 40 km ahead of Manali. The team acclimatized in Sissu for 24 hours and then drove to Jispa from where the ride began. After crossing the snowcapped Shinkula Pass, the team entered the borders of Ladakh Union territory. The next camping site was at Gumbo Rajang. Next day, the team reached Padum. After resting for a day, the team got ready for the other half of our expedition. The last ride was a tough one and the team cycled for 70 km which was the maximum distance in a day throughout the expedition and reached Chutuk (Kargil). Lastly, the team went for some sightseeing and shopping and enjoyed the shikara ride along with a stroll along the Laal Chowk, enjoyed the local cuisine and took a flight to New Delhi the next morning.