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ENHANCING HIGH-PERFORMANCE SKILLS - LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE
Initiative Outdoors’s internationally acclaimed curriculum approaches teambuilding and leadership development through experiential learning and for over 20 years, we have inspired character and group development through wilderness learning expeditions.
At Initiative Outdoor, we’ve adapted these wilderness teaching methods to serve those who are intentional about the culture they develop, exhibit, and reward. By tackling challenging scenarios that involve problem solving, decision making, communications, and risk taking, colleagues develop group trust and organizations develop the ability to adapt, grow and succeed.
Whether your organization is facing specific challenges, looking to create and deepen relationships, or is simply ready to improve its performance, Initiative Outdoor courses helps individuals see and achieve their potential as a team.
CULTIVATE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Our outstanding facilitators are experienced in generating conversations on leadership and teamwork while leading expeditions through wild landscapes all over the world. Outward Bound Professional has an unparalleled safety record as the leader in the industry. But we know you don’t need to go far to bring people together, you just need challenge. Mental and physical challenge naturally brings people together to solve problems creatively, to improve listening and communication skills, and achieve common goals. Our programs transform individuals and teams; yielding stronger leaders and gaining greater performance and satisfaction. Begin today.
The courses offered by I.O. are modeled after programs that have gained international acceptance, such as Leave no Trace (LNT), Stonehearth Open Learning Institute (SOLO), and O.B. (Outward Bound).
The course will start with basic skills, including camp craft, sanitation, cooking and stove use(optional), and Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Priniciple. As they will gain comfort and experience, they will move on to topics that may include backcountry safety, leadership, and environmental issues.
Through the various games and initiatives, thrives to impart experiential learning that will teach various social and academic skills that the participants can take back to their school and home. Increasing cross cultural interaction, coordination and planning, communication and team work from sheer cliffs and slides to pounding waterfalls, they will experience all the joys of canyoning, backpacking and whitewater rafting.
130km from Kathmandu on the way to Pokhara lies Thumpka, Bandipur,
We leave Kathmandu in the early morning and reach Thumpka, Bandipur in the early afternoon, setting up camp, exploring village for the rest of the day before enjoying the evening at our campsite under the stars, deep in the Nepali countryside among villages.
Siddha Gufa Caving is the largest and most popular caving destination in Nepal. It provides the astounding experience inside the darkness of the cave. Siddha Gufa is the largest cave in Nepal and second largest in Asia with 437m depth and 50m height. Being the largest cave in the whole country, it provides the best experiences of encounter with dark environment, bats chattering, mice moving and many more. Its interior is full of stalactites and stalagmites. It is also known as the place from where Siddha baba got his enlightenment. Surrounded by expansive views of the vast Himalayas and the mighty Marshyandi River, Bandipur has a multiple platform for adventure activities.
Rafting on Seti River - is an ideal trip for those wanting to experience some of the stunning river scenery in Nepal. The warm and beautiful Seti River passes through stunning jungle scenery, green hills and valleys. It is an excellent river for bird-watchers and those interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip.
Prepare them to learn two amazing ways to travel in the backcountry. They will enhance their outdoor skills such as camping, rope skills, caving, hiking, paddle the Seti River and cultural hike through the Gurung Villages.
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Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.
UPPER BODY LAYERS
|T-Shirts – walking
|We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
|T-shirt – sleeping
|This can be cotton
|Base layers (ie thermal top)
|Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
|Top insulating Layers
|Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
LOWER BODY LAYERS
|Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
|T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear
|Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
|1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
|If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
PACKS & BAGS
|Approx. 35ltrs. We will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
|Sleeping bag with compression sack
|Minimum 3 season
|Sleeping bag liner
|Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
|Flip flops/Camp shoes
|Lightweight for evening use
|One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
|Water purification drops
|Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
|With SPF factor
|We recommend SPF 30 or greater
|Personal first aid kit
|To include any prescribed medications
|Useful for a variety of purposes.
|Flashlight /head torch
|Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
|Lightweight and compact
|Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
|Instant Hand Sanitizer
|Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
|Good selection available in KTM
|With charger &/or extra batteries
|Toilet paper & rubbish bag
|Pack of cards/travel game
|For evening entertainment
|Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
|Photocopies of all your important documents
|A great sense of humor & a positive attitude
|Essential – don’t come without it!! J
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Learning Goals at I.O.
The aim of all I.O. courses is to offer participants the opportunity to develop essential skills that will serve their overall development and future success. In the context of the outdoors, participants test their physical abilities, develop technical skills and come to master activities. Moreover, they gain confidence in their own abilities to work with a team to meet defined goals. These abilities require skills of communication, cooperation, sound judgment, self-reliance and awareness - qualities that are carefully fostered in all I.O. courses. Such skills are ones that participants take with them long after the course is over; they are life skills.
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