Are you one of those who have always dreamed about spending a night in a tent beneath the open sky, watching the stars while lying down or share and hear stories next to a campfire? Camping is not just a recreational activity but also a meditation for the brain. It connects us back to the roots of raw nature, our primitive sense. Our idea is to connect with the forces of nature and get back raw nature into the cities rather than getting the cities these disconnected places. Come and explore yourself at our camps.
The reason to add ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ to the name of this campsite is because of the character played by Aamir Khan in the movie ‘3 idiots’ called ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’. ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ in the movie is known to be an innovator, educationalist and scientist. Our campsite is itself quite innovative and is being run by passionate people. You will find science in basic things like the construction around the site or camping or eating food on water or plans of construction of shelter with flora as the walls and calling it ‘oxygenated room’ or the even in the stairs that reach the tree arms which are made specially to see the sun rise from on the tree. There are solar panels for electricity and also a workshop for innovation.
|DURATION||2 Days And 1 Night||ALTITUDE||3,000 Feet (appx)|
|CAMPSITE TYPE||Surrounded by hills, seasonal lake, greenery, farmlands. The campsite is disconnected from city life. Peaceful and ideal for stargazing.||WHO CAN JOIN||Anyone who wants leave the city behind and spend a weekend under the open skies and camp. No trekking experience required.|
- SHORT ITINERARY
|DAY 1||Leave Bangalore at 12 PM - Introduction Sessions - Self Sponsored Lunch On the Way - Reach Campsite - Know Your Surroundings Sessions - Tent Pitching/Campsite Setting Up Session - Hike to Sunset - Campfire - Dinner Next to campfire - Stories Sharing at Campfire By Everyone - Stargazing|
|DAY 2||Wake up for Sunrise - Hike to slide Hill - Breakfast - Depart for Bangalore - Reach Bangalore|
WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
We are offering a chance for everyone to connect with nature by camping far away from the noise and pollution of the city, living under the open sky, feeling the air gush through our hair, see the night sky the way one might have not seen before, living in tents and understand the meaning of being free, meeting like minded people and opening up a whole new world for yourselves. We consider ourselves as mediums for your well deserved reconnect with the elements of nature.
WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
It takes 3-4 hours for us to reach our campsite from Bangalore. The campsite is next to a seasonal lake, next to farm lands surrounded by hills, greenery and peace on all sides.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any one who wants to connect with nature be it coming solo or
coming in smaller groups and meeting like minded people. A
campfire is a great place to meet new people, understand new
perspectives and take back a lot more than just the campsite
when we reach Bangalore.
Minors below 18 years need to get consent from their parents/guardians.
We start our journey by afternoon towards our campsite from Bangalore. It will take around 3-4 hours for us to reach the campsite. Once everyone boards the Get Beyond Limits bus, a brief summary about the ‘Phunsukh Wangdu Isolated Campsite’ would be provided by our Outdoor Leaders along with the introduction amongst all of us. The day journey to ‘Phunsukh Wangdu Isolated Campsite’ will be very exciting to make it a perfect camping destination around Bangalore.
Once we reach our campsite located between the farms of rural Bangalore surrounded by hillocks, we will start our tent pitching sessions which will further be followed with basic techniques of wilderness. This demonstration will be followed by pitching your own tents. We believe in making camping not just a leisure event but also a learning platform.
There is a beautiful seasonal lake next to our campsite. The lake is nested next to hills and uninfluenced flora and fauna. Sitting next to the lake one can usually feel the air gush through our hair and hear the birds chirp. Feelings which are very uncommon in Bangalore. This lake is dependent on the rainfall experienced by the area.
Our campsite is surrounded by a lake during monsoons which indeed is a source of water to many farms around. A small hike towards the west of the farm will show one of the best sights of the sunset. Embrace the time, we will soon head to our campsite for the next sessions.
A circle of a good campfire is said to be one which stays on forever. A campfire is an ideal place to understand new perspectives, listen to the lives and stories of other people. It is said that a campfire is a sacred circle which gives a chance to all those who want to share and ambience of a campfire makes the stories even more interesting for those who like to listen. Sometimes there are ghost story sessions and even motivational story sessions by the all those who join.
When you are surrounded in the wilderness and the sky is clear over you, just lie down on the ground to watch the stars! You can study the basics of astronomy to make it a knowledgeable session. To make it even more interesting and easy for you, you can download mobile applications like Google Sky and the names of all the stars and constellations you will be able to see.
When you start living outside the radiations of the city, your body clock works with that of the sun. The lake and the small tree house which is close to our campsite gives one of the best views for a sunrise.
THE SLIDE HIKE
A hike to a nearby hills which gives an opportunity to slide down while coming down. This is a fun experience and is known to bring out the child in everyone. No mountain is small or big. A mountain shall always be as it has to be. This hike is around 3 -4 kms long and adds to the camping experience around Bangalore.
RETURN TO BANGALORE
Soon after breakfast, we start our onward journey to Bangalore and the drop off points will be the same as the pickup points.
+ THINGS TO CARRY
|SMALL BAG||A regular bag will suffice. To keep your belongings organized and close to you.||1|
|SHOES||Since the campsite is disconnected from civilization there around it can be uneven hence a pair of shoes will make the experience more comfortable and give more mobility.||1 Pair|
|CHANGE OF CLOTHES||To continue your good hygiene routine||1 pair|
|WARM BLANKET/PULL OVER||It usually gets cold in the night. It is a nice practise to be well protected.||1|
|RAIN COAT/PONCHO||A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry can come in handy||1|
|SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS||Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the camp and the return journey.||1|
|WATER BOTTLES||Carry a good leak proof water bottle||2 Liters|
|TORCH||A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset.||1|
|HAND TOWEL||A hand towel is always of great utility at a campsite||1|
|TOILETRIES||Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience||1 Each|
|MOSQUITO REPELLENT||A mosquito repellent can be helpful to protect one from mosquitoes or some insects||1|