The course consists of 2 theory sessions (T1 & T2) and 4 hikes (H1, H2, H3, & H4) in the increasing order of difficulty. T1 consists of topics related to preparation for a hike. T2 consists of Basic Navigation: Directions, Map Reading, Using a Compass and Weather etc.
When will the hikes be conducted?
T1 & T2 will be conducted on weekdays in the evening at a central location in Bangalore. Exact location will be emailed to the participants one week before the event. H1, H2, H3, & H4 will be conducted during weekends within 200 kilometers of Bangalore. Exact location will be emailed to the participants one week before the event.
Will the hikes be strenuous?
No, all the hikes for this course will be beginner to medium. Hikes H1 to H4 are ordered in increasing strenousness. Refer this page (Page will be created soon) for more information regarding the difficulty level of hikes
Can I bring a friend for a hike?
Yes, you can get a friend along, but if they are not a registered student of this course then there will be a trek fee. Please note they will not be getting a trek completion stamp.
How will you be tracking my course progress?
Bangalore Adventure School will be providing an Adventure passport for all the registered students. We will use this adventure passport to track your progress throughtout the course.
I have already been on hikes. So can I get skip any of the hikes within the course and pay part of the fees?
No other trek is counted as part of this course and partial payment is not accepted as registration.
What is the duration of the course?
This course is spread over a period of 4 months, but all the treks will only be conducted during the weekends and the theory sessions will be conducted on weekdays. For more information please refer this page. (Page will be created soon)
What will be the duration of each session?
H1: short trek (2-4 hours)
H2: half day (4-6 hours)
H3: full day (8-10 hours)
H4: camping + one long day hike (10-14 hours)
T1: 2 hours
T2: 2-3 hours
How much does the course cost?
We are trying hard to keep the fees as low as possible and thus, we are still in the process of finalising the course fees. Please subscribe to our event page to keep updated on the course fees. But, as usual there will be an Earlybird discount to those who are ready to plan.
Will there be any trek fee for each hike within the course?
No. But, please note the fees does not include transportation and food. For more information regarding the costs, please check this section. (Page will be created soon)
What is the Cancellation and Refund Policy?
Refer the Link. (Page will be created soon)
Do I need to pay the full fees before enrolling in this course?
Yes. A full payment of the course fee needs to be made before you enrol in this course.
How fit do I need to be to attend this course?
This is a beginner level course so that means most people can participate irrespective of their fitness level. It is recommended that you take this course and then evaluate yourself. However if you have any heart conditions, allergies and any other condition that could potentially be a hazard (for yourself), please consult your doctor or physician before you enrol. We also request that you let us know of any condition that you think we need to be aware of.
What is the age limit to enrol in WTC?
10 – 15 years old: Must come with an adult.
15 & above: Can come on their own.
How do I register?
Follow this link to pay and register. (Page will be created soon)
What comes next, after registration?
Once you register and attend your first theory session (T1) Bangalore Adventure School will provide you an Adventure Passport. Ensure that you get your Adventure Passport stamped after every session.
Is this course safe for girls?
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Do I need to buy any equipment for this course?
No, you will just need the general trekking attire. Refer this page for more information. (Page will be created soon)
What is the location of the course?
T1 and T2 are classroom theory sessions, they will be conducted within 30 kilometers of Bangalore city.
H1, H2, H3, H4 are treks/hikes that will be conducted within 200 kilometers of Bangalore.
Can a non-resident of Bangalore participate in this course?
Yes, you may, but please note, all the training hikes will be conducted within 200 kilometers radius of Bangalore.
What if i miss out on a session? Will it affect my course progress?
No. T1, T2, H1, H2, H3, H4 hikes/treks will be conducted, atleast once a month. So you can take it at your convenience, but only those who have completed T1 are eligible to attend H1. Similarly H1 is mandatory before taking H2, H2 is mandatory before taking H3 and so on.
Does the course have some flexibility to chose on when I would be available for treks?
Yes. Refer this section for more information. (Page will be created soon)
Will Bangalore Adventure School provide transportation for the hikes?
Bangalore Adventure School encourages everybody to arrange their own transportation, you may also discuss in the Bangalore Adventure School course page and find carpool options. If you have a vehicle and can take more passengers, please post in the FB event page and help a fellow participant. However, we will be providing very limited transportation for a premium fee.
Why do you charge premium fee for the provided transportation?
Bangalore Adventure School encourages everyone to plan and arrange their own transportation. This is to enable you to be a better planner, hiker, and traveller. That is the reason we charge a premium for transportation.
Cancellation & Refund
Will I get a refund if I leave the course midway?
Will I get a certificate at the end of this course?
Will there be any opportunities for me after taking this course?
Yes. At the end of this course you will have learnt the skills to plan, execute and safely complete a hike/trek. After you graduate you will be eligible to take our trek leader course. You will also be invited for exploratory trips with Bangalore Adventure School. You will also have an opportunity to participate with us for an Alpine style Himalayan Trek.
Does this course enable me to possibly conduct some guided tours myself OR maybe as part of BAS?
Yes. Bangalore Adventure School is constantly on a lookout for trained trekking leads, so you will have an opportunity to be a trek lead with us. You will also be eligible to take the Trek Leader course if you wish to further develop your skills to be a professional trek lead/guide.