Student Booking

What to expect?​

  • Exclusive in-person field instruction and training from scientists.

  • Opportunity to learn complex phenomena that are difficult to completely grasp from textbooks and articles. 

  • Deserving students will receive recommendation letters for their onward education/ jobs. 

  • Join the exclusive Amity Cosmic Explorers network and receive mentorship and networking opportunities for a lifetime. 

Click here for detailed information about the 3 themes of ESEP.

Itinerary

This is just an indicative itinerary, a detailed one will be shared upon registration. 

  • Day 1: Arrival at Leh, the capital city of Ladakh.  ​​

    • Acclimatize: Being a cold high altitude environment, participants will be required to rest and acclimatize for 36 hours in Leh. They will get to meet their team members and attend a preparatory training session.

    • Witness a beautiful sunrise from the Shanti Stupa hilltop, which offers a panoramic view of the Leh Valley.

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  • Day 2: Saboo, an area affected by climate change.

    • In the year 2010, Saboo village was hit by a massive cloud burst, which affected many lives and livelihoods in Ladakh. Cloud bursts in Ladakh are becoming frequent and scientists attribute this to climate change. 

    • We will visit the village, observe the affected areas and meet the people there. 

    • This will help understand, the critical areas exposed to climate change caused disruptions and the reinforcements needed to cope with them.

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  • Day 3-4:Tso Kar, Ancient Mars on Earth!​

    • Tso Kar is a salt lake basin where Mars Amity Research Station is being established. Participants will get to live in camps, conduct experiments.

    • The surrounding ice and salt deposits are similar to ancient Mars and host sturdy microbes.

    • Lectures sessions will be hosted along with hands-on training in the field.

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  • Day 5 - Field Trip: Puga Hot Springs, boiling in a cold desert.​​

    • Learn how life originates and adapts to live in harsh environments. 

    • This site resembles ancient Mars and helps us think about the possibility of life on Mars.

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  • Day 6 - Return to Leh: Closing Ceremony

    • A few stops along the road will be taken for sample collection and observations. 

    • Presentations and Discussions.

    • Certificate distribution and closing ceremony. 

  • Day 7: Airport drop off and departure.

What is included and what isn't?

Click here to view the document containing detailed inclusions and exclusions. 

Accommodation photos can be found here

Fee Structure:

  • (INR) ₹45,400 per person, including taxes.

  • For the first instalment you are expected to pay (INR) ₹15,000 within 24 hours of registration and the rest has to be paid 30 days before arrival in Ladakh.

  • Please refer to the refund and cancellation policies.

Please Note:

  • We will not be taking students below the age of 16 years, and those between 16-18 years of age must have parent's/guardian's consent.

  • The parent consent form has to be filled, signed and sent to info@cosmicadventures.co.inright after you register, with the subject: Parent Consent Form [Participant Name].

    • Our reservation team will review it. Failure to submit the correct form will lead to the cancellation of your application. Please use this template.

  • People with prevailing health conditions or physical ailments won't be allowed to attend without a fitness certificate from a general physician/doctor.

  • We suggest you go through the FAQs section before you proceed.

  • By proceeding with the registration you are agreeing to our privacy policies and terms and conditions.   

This form will take about 5-7 minutes to be completed and should be filled in one go. Once you fill and submit the form you will receive an email from cosmicadventures.co@gmail.com, containing the payment link. (Please check your spam folder, if you can't find it in your inbox)