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WL6/5NYA: The Wild Lodge NYAA Expedition

Skills training along with a NYAA/DOE style expedition. Ideal Bronze entry.

The Wild Lodge: Khao Yai National Park

location-map-wild-lodgehornbill-lodge_2858296288_oOur purpose built Lodge is a private Eco Resort and Outdoor Centre occupying a pristine natural location on the southern slopes of Khao Yai, with direct access to this world heritage National Park. Located 90 minutes by road from Bangkok International Airport and a world away from the city, the resort is a collection of lodges grouped around a central Sala and pool. The lodges are traditionally constructed using reclaimed hardwoods, sustainable & recycled materials and local skills.

Expedition Overview

The expedition begins from the Wild Lodge and takes students through the nearby village. After a few kilometers they will reach the entrance to ‘Khao Ito’ Park. From here they will navigate through forest trails to reach the summit of ‘Khao Ito’. The park provides a perfect location to allow the students to use their navigation skills without the need for direct supervision. Established check point areas for instructors to monitor progress also provide ideal water refill points. Overnight camping can be within the park or back at the Wild Lodge campground. The second day would begin at the summit and students would follow different trails through the park and finish back at the Wild Lodge.

Prior to arrival

The department head and student welfare representative can be taken on a pre visit to the site prior to the finalization of the programs to address any supervisory or safety issues and to discuss program customization and optimization. A full copy of our code of practice along with risk assessments will be provided for the program.

A Wild Planet staff member can also visit the School/college if required and give a short audio visual presentation to the students regarding what to expect on the program. We are also happy to conduct a presentation/Q &A session for parents to outline our code of practice and safety procedures, if required.

Activities within the program

Photo 11-02-2015, 17 29 03In addition to training and completion of the expedition, activities within this program can also include: Navigation and free camping, Kayaking, MTB and Camp Cookery workshop, designed to give a taster for all possible expedition types open to the student.

NOTE: Some activities are  dependent on weather and may require changes on the day according to site conditions & dynamic Risk Assessment

Our challenge-by-choice approach enables each student to achieve their own successful adventure in the context of their own aspirations free from peer or instructors pressure. We have found during adventure activities, the greatest achievements are never in terms of the distance leapt or the height climbed and that in all our adventure activities everyone has a role to play.

The Program

Notes

This itinerary is a flexible outline and can be tailored to fit the needs of the group or program. ( D of E, NYAA, IYA etc) The sample assumes trekknig but can easily be adapted to a MTB itinerary

DAY 1

1055 - Arrive BKK – (estimated) 1155 – Transfer by bus to the Wild Lodge (stopping en route at Tesco Lotus for Lunch, and supply shopping) 1700 – Arrive at Wild Lodge – Briefing, Check in to lodges 1800 – Dinner 1900 – Expectations of the week ahead – Group allocation 2130 – In Lodges

DAY 2

0700 – Wake up and breakfast 0800 – Briefing 0900 – Training Day to incorporate camp craft, cooking skills, navigation and route planning 1200 – Lunch 1300 – Short local training route to practice navigation skills / communication techniques etc. 1600 – Return to Wild Lodge – Free time / swimming 1800 – Dinner 1900 – Route planning / Kit Preparation for following two days 2130 – In Lodges

DAY 3

0700 – Wake up and breakfast 0800 – Depart for Khao Ito Campsite via Big Buddha (packed lunch prepared by students en route) 1500 – Arrive Campsite, set tents etc. 1700 – Students to prepare dinner 1900 – Stargazing 2100 – In tents

DAY 4

0700 – Wake up and students to prepare breakfast 0800 – Briefing 0900 – Mountain biking / kayaking (20 students per group) 1200 – Lunch prepared by students 1300 - Mountain biking / kayaking (20 students per group) 1600 – Free time 1700 – Students to prepare dinner 2100 – In tents

DAY 5

0600 – Wake up – Students prepare breakfast 0700 – Break Camp and depart for Khao Yai National Park 0900 – Arrive Khao Yai NP HQ 0930 – Trek Loop 1 / 2 (group to split) 1230 – Lunch 1330 – Trek Loop 1 / 2 (group to split) 1630 – Visitors Centre 1730 – Return to Wild Lodge 1830 – Dinner 1930 – Night line and campfire 2130 – In Lodges

Day 6

0700 – Wake up and breakfast 0800 – Briefing 0830 – Thai Cookery / Archery (Group to split in half) 1000 – Break and switch activities 1130 – Pack and check out of lodges 1230 – Lunch 1330 – Depart Wild Lodge for Suvarnabhumi Airport (Toilet stop en route) 1630 – Arrive Airport and check in (3 hours prior to international flight) 1940 – Dept. Bkk

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