Survival Courses

Nepal is relatively a small country nonetheless, with wide open spaces yet to be explored. To compound that, there are great expanses of remote and, difficult-to-access wild areas. Despite our utmost endeavors to ensure that things go smoothly and as per the plan, there stays this tiny possibility of getting lost or being left out from the main expedition party through any of the number of means. In such circumstances, one has no choice but to fall back on caveman skills for survival.

Survival course with Gurkha Adventures is all about learning to live with nature, enjoying oneself, respecting the environment, and pushing back the boundaries of one’s capabilities with new skills. We will give you the opportunities to try out lots of new activities. Our survival courses are fun and meanwhile safe- we employ a Health and Safety Consultant. Our instructors will spend time with each participant to make sure that each one absorbs the knowledge and proficiency of a particular skill. Everyone is given the chance to try their newly acquired skills and techniques and, to have all the fun that go hand-in-hand with the learning.

Weekend Bushcraft Course

The weekend course is more of an enjoyable, safety-learning experience than an endurance event. This is a “hands on” course. This teaches you the fundamental principles of survival and wilderness bushcraft. It includes navigation, fire-making, shelter-building, and, collection and preparation of food and water. In addition to this, traps and snares, natural navigation, knife sharpening, compass navigation, identifying edible plants, fire-lighting by friction, cooking techniques, tree identification along with their uses and a lot more is included. If you have a group, you can book your own weekend or two-night course during the week.

Please contact us for more details.

Kit List

Not much is required for attending a Survival course.  Please do not invest in expensive kits. The more you know, the less you need to carry. If you need to buy a kit, please do so after consulting our experts. You might need the following:

  • Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
  • Water bottle (a plastic litre-bottle)
  • Torch with fresh batteries and spare sets
  • Wash kit and towel
  • Whistle
  • Personal toiletries and medication (to include sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
  • Antibacterial wipes/soap
  • Tea and/or coffee
  • A Portable first-aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Camera, notebook and pen (optional)
  • Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable.  Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers.  A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Avoid Jeans, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Also, natural colors or camouflage patterns will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal. Please pack your torch, antibacterial wipes/soap and insect repellent at the top of your bag.

Contact us for more details.