Markhor 2017 – is the continuity of an initiative by Youth Impact where we hosted Markhor 2013, Pakistan’s 1st wilderness based youth leadership conference followed by Markhor 14, 15 and 16. Markhor 2017 aims to bring high potential youth from Pakistan and the South Asia region together and inculcate a spirit of social leadership amongst them. The conference will have youth representation from different segments of the society as well as from different regions. The young participants will be provided with the opportunities to test their leadership abilities through wilderness challenges, community interactions and nature association.

Markhor-the national animal of Pakistan is the emblem of pride and nobility .Being one of endangered species, it thrives on an extremely challenging life-cycle to survive. The grace with which the magnificent animal struggles to sustain at high altitudes, rugged mountains, harsh climate and food deficit inculcates in it resilience and adaptability. Quite similar are the absurd circumstances faced by Pakistani youth and so is their is their urge to survive. This is why Pakistan’s first wilderness based learning conference has been named “Markhor.”         

Markhor is not just a typical youth conference; rather it is a whole new revolutionary experience that enables youth to contemplate the beauty of earth finding lifelong reserves of hidden strengths in them. A wilderness experience of 4 days on a mountain top at 9240 feet above sea level including camping, hiking, cooking, and surviving the most daring environmental conditions is a journey beyond description. The 4 days of simulated activity-based teaching, dividing diverse groups of youth into tribes, providing critical tasks and completing them together, helps prepare delegates for real life challenges and discover their solutions. A series of projects, activities, debates, discussions and keynotes allows cross flow of ideas and aids in overcoming communication barriers, boost self-confidence, sharpen mental capabilities and unleash the leadership potential within youth.

Markhor is going to give you a life-changing, ethereal experience, infusing better sense of self-realization and practically reshaping your ideology of life. It helps youth to acquire agility, strength and spirit under the supervision of highly excellent, internationally qualified trainers from various fields of life and profession altogether at the top of one of the most beautiful places of Pakistan sharing their experiences, stories and expertise and channelizing youth energy, helping them to rediscover fresh perspective of life, instilurge to survive. This is why Pakistan’s first wilderness based learning conference has been named “Markhor”.              



Professionals, Celebrities, CEOs, Philanthropists and Outdoor experts.

Theme of Markhor 2017:


A journey of Lights and insights, self-awareness and self-actualization. This year we will go beyond the limits and reach higher altitudes also capturing the great Impact that will create and show it to the world via Cameras.

Delegates will discuss and highlight the deepest of our social and cultural challenges, relate them to personal, national and global issues and use their experience to devise solutions and develop the motivation for implementing their solutions in their communities post-Markhor.

IMPACT Model for Markhor 2016

I: Idea

M: Models

P: Persona

A: Align

C: Capacity

T: Thrive

(More details will be out soon.)



Emotional Moments, Lifelong lessons, limit-testing-survival in wilderness, Keynote sessions, wilderness projects, laughter, deep diving within, facilitated learning, adrenaline rush, team work, brainstorming and debate.