HOA was founded by Col.Prem in the year 1992. With many
feathers in his Cap Col is a ground to earth person a man with
a mission….A vision of education through adventure…with life
time of experiences and a never say die spirit.
Set amidst the Grandeur of the Pir Panjal and Dracula Dhar Ranges
in the Valley of Gods, our HOA offers youth courses in a wide
range of mountain and outdoor activities.
The location of the Institute is on the South of Rohtang Pass
on Manali Leh road 13 KMS from manali makes It deal for all
activities both in summer and winter.
To Feel alone and small,- to push your physical, mental,
spiritual capacity,- to challenge more than your tolerance level-
To get to the top
. Our Camps give you the fortitude
to pursue your ambitions. You will understand that experience
and the Judgment are better built in smaller steps. Your experience
in HOA will be foundation of your adult life.
With courses ranging from a few days to a few months, we attract
highly motivated students who want to learn how to lead. Our
hands on, learn-by-doing approach means that our graduates get
the skills they need to be competent, responsible wilderness
travelers long after their course is over. The courses conducted
by HOAC are not an end in itself but are impactful vehicles
for learning. We conduct quality adventure training, physically
and mentally challenging safe and fun. "Our mission is to prepare
the youth for the challenges of life". Trainees journey through
a great adventure in the Himalayas as they work closely learning
different skills. In the process they develop resilience, mental
toughness, tenacity, imitative, team spirit, good values and
- Increasing self awareness.
- Overcome self imposed limits
- Increase self- confidence.
- Developing leadership qualities.
- Improving team work spirit.
- Develop communication skills
- Develop compassion for others.
- Acquire new skills and exercise initiative and resourcefulness
- Environmental awareness and sensitivity
- Reinforce a sense of responsibility and determination
- Visit beautiful and remote areas in the Himalayas and
make new friends
- People can be taught theories and concepts of leading
others in a class room, but we can learn only by actually
At HOA we learn by doing .You can teach people theories and
concepts of leading others in a class room, but we only learn
by actually doing it.
It is important for the participants to come for the course
with an open mind, in readiness for the experiences and people
they will encounter.
We at HOA aim to increase the opportunities for young people
to take part in exploration, discovery and challenging adventure;
and to make these programmes safer and more meaningful
We not only develop leaders .We attract highly motivated Students
who want to learn how to lead.
Our students get the Skills by learn by doing approach, skills
they need to become responsible wilderness travelers.
We educate in the remote wilderness not only the skills of outdoor
leadership but also leadership in various other aspects of life
You get support from the best of Staff in outdoor education.
Extensive Courses offering exquisite landscapes with mountains
and plains Manali is the ideal place to start your wilderness
With high level of personalized service, specialized trainers,
total commitment to quality with every passing year has become
the hall mark of our operations.
We pride ourselves on our intimate knowledge of the vast Himalayan
Range, and our ability to meet the exacting needs of our participants.
Those who have experienced this country side and its changing
rivers and streams steep jagged and wide valleys, have waded
through glistening snow on cold sunny winters days and then
possibly called in one of the cozy warm chalets or the kothi
institute, or have been overcome by the mass of wild flowers
on the meadows, bushes in summer months will appreciate why
the prefecture is an ideal destination for the fun and adventure
holidays in the western Himalayas.
"Man Flaunts what nature provides it in abundance----what
is there for all of us to see only a few can see and experience….come
join us in exploring nature, traverse unknown paths, trails
which have stood the passage of time and will be there for generations
EXPERIENCE THE HIMALAYA WITH HIMALAYAN PEOPLE
The Trans-Himalaya is the last enclave of Tibetian culture left
on earth, and Tibetian culture is the last citadel of “all that
present day humanity is longing for, either because it has been lost
or not yet realized or because it is in danger of disappearing from
human sight; the stability of a tradition, which has it’s roots not
only in historical or cultural past, but within the innermost being
We in the Himalayan Outdoors are from the region – Lahoul. The land
of Trans-Himalaya and Tibet has been our haunt for survival, trade,
culture and religion from the very beginning. We pride ourselves in
our intimate knowledge of this land. We are specialists in adventure
travel, climbing expeditions and remote area logistics. We have
grown in these mountains like a juniper tree. With us you will
explore the most exotic and fascinating land immersing yourselves in
a different culture and experiencing the beautiful, challenging and
Pin Parvati Pass Trek: Connects the
beautiful Parvati River Valley in Kullu with Pin River Valley in
- Hamta Pass Trek: Links
Kullu /Beas River Valley over Pir Panjal Range with Chandra
River Valley in
- Singola Pass Trek: Links
Lahoul / Bhaga River Valley over Singola Pass with Zanskar
/River Valley.Duhangan Pass – Animal Pass – Sara Umga Pass Trek:
Connects Beas River Valley with Malana Valleyand further with
- Phangchi Galu (pass) Trek:
Connects Sain /River Valley over the Galu with Manikaran/Parvati
- Kali Heyni Pass-Bara
Bhangal-Thamsar pass-Bir Trek: Links Kullu Valley with
with Bir in Kangra Distt.
- Parang La Trek: Connects
Spiti /River Valley with Ladakh/ Indus River Valley.
- Kang La Trek: Connects
Miyar Valley in Lahoul with Zanskar valley.
- Kugti Pass Trek: Connects Chamba /Brahmour valley
with Lahoul valley
Ladakh: Nun – Kun, Stog Kangri.
Lahoul & Spiti: Mulkila, Kao Rang, Menthosa, Phabrang, Gangsthang,
CCKN and numerous peaks in CB range.
Kullu: White Sail, Papsura, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Parvati South,
Hanuman Tibba and Mukerveh.
Kinaur: Leo Pargial and Jorkhandan.
OTHER ALLIED ACTIVIES :
- Summer Holiday Camps: HRD
training in adventure for children and youth groups.
- Snow Skiing.
- Special Interest Groups :
Visit GHNP, Pin Valley National Park, Kibber Wild Life
Sanctuary,Tribal/ Budhist Culture Tours and Adventure for
- Rafting and Para Gliding.
This wilderness will certainly be gone by the centuries end.
The journey in the Trans Himalaya is a true pilgrimage, a
journey of heart.
Col Prem :Programme Executive.
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