Astronomy in the Himalayas
The Himalayas are truly the ‘abode of the snow’. The mountain range is home to some of the planet’s highest peaks, including the Mount Everest. Rooted in tradition, culture and closely-knit communities, the Himalayas offer the world’s most panoramic views.
Though we have appreciated the breathtaking views of the land, seldom have we looked up at the night sky to view its vastness and grandeur. At Astrotrek, we offer our students an unexplored frontier of the Himalayas – star gazing!
Students who enroll for the Astrotrek program get a unique opportunity to enjoy the wonders of astronomy. They learn the use of cameras, telescopes and other sophisticated equipment; study the night sky by taking pictures of the moon, stars and planets; learn to make observations and charts and absorb the serene celestial sky.
Moreover, an important dimension to the program is an on-field experience through camping and hiking where students learn the importance of teamwork and collaboration through carefully-supervised activities like hiking, rock climbing and rappelling.