Air University Adventure Club is one of the oldest clubs of Air University. This
club regularly organizes outdoor and long distance events for the students of the
University. In the past, The adventure Club organized trekking trips in Rawlakot
(AJK) from Ali Sojal to Tolipeer/Abbaspur; in Islamabad from Talhar village to Khanpur
Dam; in Northern Areas of Pakistan around Nanga Parbat and in NathiaGali-GhoraGali
areas. The club also organized trips for students and faculty members to Fairy Meadows
and Shandoor Festival. Paragliding trips to Khanpur and skiing trips to Kalabagh
are regular items on the agenda of this club. Future plans include trips to K-2
Base Camp and Dossi Plains; a Rock Climbing course at the University and establishment
of a mini sports complex equipped with a complete indoor gymnasium, Table Tennis
and Judo/Karate facilities.
Trips in 2012-13
AU Adventure club regularly organizes outdoor and long distance events for the students
of the University. Some of the major trips organized by Adventure club in the recent
past include: hiking trips to peaks of Meran Jani(Elevation 9780ft) and Muskpuri
(Elevation 8500ft) in Nathi Gali; skiing trip to Kalabagh; trekking to famous lakes
of Saiful Muluk(Elevation 10578ft), Dudipatsar (Elevation 12467ft) and Lulusar(elevation
11000ft) from Naran; trekking trips of Fairy Meadows to Nanga Parbat Base Camp(Elevation
13500ft), Pir Sohawar to Khanpur Dam, Kalabagh to Thandani via Biran Gali and Nathia
Gali to Ayubia via Dona Gali; camping at PAF Base Kalabagh; white water rafting
in Kunhar River (Naran) and paragliding.
Trips in 2010-11
Future plans include trips to K-2 Base Camp and Dossi Plains; a Rock Climbing course
at the University and establishment of a mini sports complex equipped with a complete
indoor gymnasium, Table Tennis and Judo/Karate facilities
Trips in 2009
Air University Adventure Club arranged a trip to various parts of KAGAN Valley for
a group of over 150 students, faculty and staff of the university. The Vice Chancellor
of the University Dr. Ijaz Malik, Air Cmdr ® send-off the group.
The group started its journey at 9am on Thursday, July 23 2009 in six buses. After
three hours of drive through the towns of HASSANABAD, HARIPUR, HAVELIAN, and ABBOTANAD,
the group stopped in the city of MANSHERA for lunch and prayers. After the lunch/prayer
break, the journey continued northward. Passing through the towns of BALAKOT (altitude
3188 ft), KAWAI, PARAS, JARED, MAHANDRI, and KAGAN, the convoy reached the city
of NARAN (elevation 8200 ft) around 8pm.
The YOUTH HOSTEL OF NARAN was selected as the base camp for the trip. After offloading
its luggage, the group went to the PTDC motel of NARAN city for dinner.
Few adventurous students put up their tents in the terrace of the youth hostel and
decided to spend the night outside, just to prepare themselves for the REAL adventure
that was ahead of them.
Next morning (Friday, July 24, 2009) the group was divided into two parts. Group
A was made-up of experienced people who already have had varying amount of adventurous
experience of the valley and wanted to have a slightly relaxed experience this time
around. Group B was made up of students and staff who were of more daring nature
and wanted to experience the adventure of extreme nature.