Mountaineering & Trekking

Mountaineering & Trekking

“Going to the mountains is going home.” John Muir

At ABBF, we love to climb those peaks! Whether it is a casual stroll up a hill in our backyard on a lazy Sunday morning or a full-fledged expedition to the Everest Base Camp, we do it all. Needless to say, we do it our way every single time. Every ABBF trek sees an amalgam of adventure enthusiasts with and without disability coming together to experience the great outdoors a little differently.

Over the last few years, ABBF has facilitated an Everest Base Camp trips for able-bodied adventurers, blind trekkers, as well as for amputees. For everyone who made the trip, it was an experience of a lifetime.

“Initially I was a little unsure when I knew there was a blind trekker on the trip. With time though, it turned out it was the rest of us that needed to be looked out for. He had completed an entire mountaineering course, for God’s sake. I experienced so much more because of him.”

“You know what? I barely fell on the trek, even though we went up to 18500 feet with only fifty per cent oxygen! There was such a beautiful view of the Milky Way from one of our camps… Of course, I couldn’t see it, but I can imagine whatever I want and it was beautiful!”

Over the next few months, ABBF has an exciting line-up of treks in store for our adventurers.

  • Sagar Gad trek near Alibaug: This hill fort is a relatively easy climb that offers a view of the sea on one side and the forests on the other. Between a temple, fort, and water cisterns, it has something for everyone.
  • Khamboli Dam near Pune: In the picturesque Munshi valley, this will allow adventurers to try their hand at a variety of sports including trekking and rappelling. Throw in some life skills like tent pitching, and safety and rescue, some fun with painting and pottery, and you are set for a weekend of fun!
  • Sudhagad near Pune: At an endurance level of medium, the trek takes you through temple ruins, lakes, tombs, and a host of other ancient rock forms.
  • Kedarkantha in Uttarakhand: A five-day trek, this is a reasonably easy climb that offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan range.
  • Hampta Pass in Himachal Pradesh: Hitting a maximum altitude of over 14,000 feet, it takes trekkers across from Himachal into the beautiful Spiti Valley.