Experiential Education Pakistan

Conference Schedule

Day – 1

Arrive Lahore, normally around midnight flights, airport pick up, rest and recuperate!

Our eee 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 spirit.

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 our journey.. 

We will camp overnight in the Astor valley (2600 m;)t.



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

Leaving after 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 cultural theatre


Day – 6

eee Conference Day-1.

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 safety briefing.

First workshops will start post lunch and will continue till sunset. Bonfire and talent night will continue late after dinner.


Day – 7

eee Conference Day-2.

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 Karakorums workshops.

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

eee Conference Day-3.

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

Day 11

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.)

Day 12

Fly back home


*For those who want trek to K2 View Point, separate tours will be announced later