Day – 1
Arrive Lahore, normally around midnight
flights, airport pick up, rest and recuperate!
programme begins in Lahore, a kaleidoscope of history, culture and tradition.
Create a story of sights & sounds of the old walled city of Punjab –
a unique eee experience and captivating activity
Sharing your stories is in the best travelers’
tradition, Eric Newby, Paul Theroux and William Dalrymple have taught us much; followed
by a dinner hosted by Naseem and family.
Day – 2
On our first discovery day, travelling through
thru the vast rural landscapes forming the heartlands of the Punjab
Leaving early, we drive northward, eventually
reaching Taxila, and with enough time visiting the Khanpur Dam, a spectacular
feat of modern engineering; then, in complete contrast, on to the oldest and
largest Buddhist center of religious teachings and practice much of it intact.
Taxila was the former capital of Emperor Ashok (304/232 BCE) who codified and
patronized many Buddhist edicts and teachings.
In our activities, we’ll be using experiential
learning methodology to ascertain the role, relevance, and culture of teaching
at this ancient university within this rich archeological site. We’ll continue
our journey soon reaching the lower Himalayas in the Kaghan valley following the
Kunhar river reaching our staging camp at the beautiful valley of Batakhundi.
Challenging mind games will continue throughout the journey in the eee learning
Day – 3
Leaving early and driving deep through the Indus
River gorge following the legendary Karakoram Highway crossing some of the most
formidable, rugged, inaccessible territory in Asia up into the high Himalayas.
This takes us through breathtaking scenery, changing topography and eco
systems. Driving along Lulu Sar Lake (3400 m;), crossing the Babu Sar Pass (4173
m;) and short hop out to view Nanga Parbat (8126 m;) view point and stopping
for views and drinks with a longer stop at meeting point of the three mightiest
mountain Ranges at Jaglote truly an astonishing landscape .
Here the mighty Indus meets the Gilgit river in
Gilgit Baltistan as the region is now called. To one side of the Indus River, you
see the Himalayas which is home to 5 of the 14 highest Peaks in the World
including Mt. Everest (8849 m;) and Nanga Parbat (8126 m;). We continue
Northwards towards the great Karakorums, also home to K2 (8,611 m;) Gasherbrum-I (8068 m;) Broad Peak (8047 m;) Gasherbrum II (8035 m;). The
Hindu Kush range dips down towards us from the northwest and home to the Tirich
Mir (7708 m;)
Our guides will provide in depth commentary,
historical and cultural perspective. Will be using experiential activity during
We will camp overnight in the Astor valley (2600
Day – 4
Using 4×4 jeeps will cross Deosai Plateau (4200
m;) – the second highest plateau on earth and into the National Park; also the Himalaya
Bear sanctuary. We’ll continue driving along Sheosar Lake to reach Bara Pani – Big
Water and all things being well, will set out on bear sighting expedition in
their natural habitat. Himalayan bears are large, weighing in up to 400 kgs and
230 cm long and admirable their size and dignity. Eventually will get to Katpana
Desert in Skardu; the highest desert in the world between the Himalaya and
Karakorum ranges where we will camp for the night.
Day – 5
breakfast, we travel deep into Karakorums, reaching Hushe village after a short
break at viewpoint of Masherbrum peak (7821 m;), reaching Refugio
Hotel Hushe, a village community hotel where we will celebrate the eee Pakistan
Opening Session with plenty to do; midst of a local food festival, music and
Day – 6
After breakfast at Refugio Hotel Hushe, we
will trek to the Tent Camp Site Village – about 2.1/2 hours; this is an easy walk
of 5 km through serene landscape withb maximum altitude gain of 200 meters. Dum
Sum Valley is at an altitude of 3350 meters. You will be carrying a day bag
with munchies (snacks), water, and a light jacket. Your bags will be
transported by porters or mules to your tents already set up. The tents will be
on a twin-shared basis. This will be your home for next three days and nights.
Freshen up, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and
snacks will welcome you at the campsite. After your tent’s allocation, a guided
tour will make you familiar with the surroundings along with routine health and
First workshops will start post lunch and
will continue till sunset. Bonfire and talent night will continue late after dinner.
Day – 7
A pre breakfast meditation session will be
offered for those who are interested at a serene location with a short walk
around the campsite at Dum Sum Valley. A great idea would be to have this
session run by eee. We will have four ninety-minute slots for workshops for eee
conference based on the principle of co-creation. Everyone participating is
encouraged to offer a workshop. We will share details of facilities and materials
that can be made available. Please let us know if you have special requirements
for the props beforehand for your workshops.
We will keep the conference structure as
flexible as it could be with no specific themes to follow. Experiential
learning will guide the experiential learning methodology at the eee SE
A networking tent will be set up for people
to have one on one chats with running tea and coffee.
The day concludes with dinner, bonfire, Local
music, and star gazing. You see very rare stars at 3350 m altitude.
Day – 8
A pre breakfast meditation session will be
offered for those who are interested at a serene location with a short walk around
the campsite at Dum Sum Valley. Three 90
minute slots for workshops. It will be wonderful to design workshops keeping in
view the wild wilderness that this venue offers.
The conference closing ceremony will conclude
in the conference tents before sunset.
International Food Festival (Chef in the
Wild) and last night bonfire continues as long as you want to be around.
Day – 9
Trek back to Refugio Hotel Hushe, lunch at
Khaplu and travel back to Skardu Night stay at Hotel.
Day – 10
Fly to Islamabad, night stay in Islamabad
Contingency for reaching Islamabad by road in
case flight from Skardu is cancelled on day 10 (Generally September gets clear weather,
however 10% probability of flight cancelation.)
Fly back home
*For those who want trek to K2 View Point,
separate tours will be announced later