Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Himalayan Trekking Expedition 2014 – Chanderkhani Pass (New Route)

National Himalayan Trekking Expedition 2014 – Chanderkhani Pass (New Route)

SEOBAGH BASE CAMP - 26 Apr, 2014 - 31 May, 2014
10D/9N(FeeRs3800+Online Bkg.Chrgs.Rs285) 
Inclusive of Equipment, Stay, Simple Nutritious Vegetarian Meal, Guidance and Insurance
Rs.4085/-

This route is of scenic beauty and cultural diversity. It has vast tracts of meadows and pastures lying across beautiful mountains. Chanderkhani, located at a height of 12,190 ft. provides an awesome and breathtaking view of some of the most beautiful snow clad mountain peaks like Tiger Thatch, Ali Ratni, Inderasan and Priyadarshini Range.
Chanderkhani, one of the most popular trekking routes in the Shivalik Range. The trek  route passes through dense forest with a variety of botanical species of thich and colourful foliage emanating enchanting fragrance, compelling passerby to view and appreciate the raw natural beauty. You may also meet simple Himachali folks who are proud of their land, culture and heritage. Malana is the only one village where residents still retains its 2000 years old traditions of a “Village Republic”. They have a distinct way of life, social customs, judicial system and ethics.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the expedition is to expose the YHAI members to a greater adventure and to rough the rigours of plodding with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting adventure in tandem with national.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: 10 Days / 9 Nights
REPORTING DATES: There will be 50 participants in each group on each reporting dates between 26th April to 31stMay’2014
PROGRAM ITINEARY
Day 1: Reporting at base camp.
Day 2: Briefing and acclimatization.
Day 3: Rock climbing and rappelling 
Day 4: Base camp to Malana Project by bus, then trek to Yosgo, Distance - 5 km(approx) (9000 ft) (4 hrs)
Day 5: Trek from Yosgo camp to Behali campsite via Malana village, Distance - 8 km (approx)(8900 ft) (3 hrs)
Day 6: Trek from Behali campsite to Waching, Distance - 7 km (approx) (9300 ft) (3 hrs)
Day 7: Trek from Waching to Nagroni, Distance - 5 km (approx) (10,000 ft) (5 hrs)
Day 8:  Trek from Nagroni to Nauya Tapru via Chandrakhani pass, Distance - 14 km (approx) (9000 ft) (7 hrs)
Day 9:  Nauya Tapru to Naggar via Rumsu Village and transfer to Base Camp by Bus, Distance – 7 km (approx) (4 hrs)
Day 10: Check out after breakfast

CANCELLATION RULES: 
In case you are unable to join this trip you will get 50 % of the program fee as refund, provided your request is received directly in the National Office on or before 5th April’2014.
Request for cancellation and refund may be sent through email at trekking@yhaindia.org. Please attach the copy of your Admit Card in your cancellation request email.
OR
Request for cancellation and refund may be sent through post/courier at following address provided it should reach National Office before 5th April’2014
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: This expedition is open to YHAI members who are 18 years above and physically fit. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Youth Hostel- Seobagh is 3kms from Kullu and on the left of the banks of meandering river Beas, near Jairu Mineral Water plant. It is linked by road via Ram Shila & Gamon Bridge, and commands a panoramic view of surrounding mountains. Regular bus services are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & Punjab. The nearest Railway Stations are Ambala& Chandigarh & the nearest Airport is Bhuntar.
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES:  Tented accommodation will be provided.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:  Simple , nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:  Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Woolen sweaters or Jackets, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, medicines which you normally use at home, Camera.
SAFETY & SECURITY:  YHAI Group Insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only. You are advised to take personal insurance cover for your journey and other related matters. Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trekking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
CERTIFICATES: Participants who successfully complete the trekking and abide by the discipline of the program , will be awarded certificates.
JUSTICE TPS CHAWLA MEMORIAL ADVENTURE SCHOLARSHIP FOR GIRLS: YHAI announces Justice TPS Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls to participate in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.
SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE: The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: After the completion of each trekking expedition, a photography competition will be held for which attractive cash prizes and certificates will be awarded. You may also send your entries in the form of colored slides or prints on the following subjects: Nature-birds, Flowers, Scenic Beauty, Camping and Trekking. The size of the prints should be 8” x 10”. Please give brief details of the location of the subjects and also your name, address and group number on the reverse of the photograph. YHAI has the right to retain/use even the entries which are not selected for awards due to acknowledgement/compensation. Last date for submitting entries is 31st July 2014.


HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION-2014 SAR PASS

NATIONAL HIMALAYAN TREKKING EXPEDITION-2014 SAR PASS

KASOL BASE CAMP - 01 May, 2014 - 05 Jun, 2014
11D/10N(FeeRs3950+Online Bkg.ChrgsRs297)
Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodging, Equipments, Group Insurance, Forest entry, Trekking
Rs.4247/-

After completing 43 years in Himalayan Trekking, Youth Hostels Association of India once again brings the National Himalayan Trekking Expedition– SAR Pass, 2014, in the beautiful Parvati valley of Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh. SAR Pass is one of the most popular trails of the Shivalik range of the mighty Himalayas. Parvati valley abounds in natural beauty with snow clad mountains, perennial rivulets, streams and waterfalls, picturesque meadows in the midst of dense forests of Devdar and Fir trees, which beckon the young adventure lover to come and experience the serene and calm atmosphere of all pervading nature.

SAR Pass Trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite beauty of the Parvati valley with Kasol, Tila Lotni, Biskeri and Manikaran as its beauty spots. Kasol is famous for its cool and pleasant climate and tall pine trees. Tila Lotni can literally be called the little ICE LAND, where one can experience the challenges of nature in full fury, during spine chilling cold nights. The splendid views of snowy peaks offer an endless feast to the eyes. Biskeri fascinates the trekkers with its sweet grasses, wild flowers and a variety of birds. Hot water springs of Manikaran, are bliss. A natural hot water bath at these springs relieves you of all the tiredness and rejuvenates the body, mind and soul with a new energy.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to expose the YHAI members to a greater adventure and to rough the rigors of plodding, with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting national integration.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: 10 Days and 11 Nights

REPORTING DATES: There will be 50 participants in each reporting dates between 1st-May-2014 to 05th-June-2014

HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: For SAR Pass trail, our base camp is at Kasol which is linked by road from Kullu via Bhuntar, it is 5kms short of Manikaran, famous for hot water springs, Regular bus services are available from Kullu and Bhuntar to reach Kasol, Direct Buses are also available to Manikaran from Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab. Base Camp Kasol is linked with Delhi- Kullu- Manali highway via Bhuntar. Bhuntar is 11km short from Kullu. Nearest railheads are Ambala and Chandigarh. Nearest Airport is Bhuntar.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The minimum age for a member to join the program is 15 years, YHAI membership is mandatory to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: Tented accommodation, pucca toilet cum bathroom facility, at the base camp.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: Rucksack (if You have one), Woolens, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Rain sheet,  Medicines which you normally use at home, Camera with extra batteries.
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of mountain biking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
Notice for Participants:
1.       Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any desciption is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2.       Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.
3.       Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.
4.       This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
5.       Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable Material in Himachal Pradesh is an offence.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Certificates: Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for Girls: YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.
Adventure Scholarship for Physically Challenged: YHAI announces 50 adventure scholarships of Rs.1975/- each to physically challenged youth (including deaf & dumb) for this expedition. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI, on a plain paper supported by relevant documents/certificates. 
Special Casual Leave: The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.
Photography Competition: After the completion of each trekking expedition, a photography competition will be held for which attractive cash prizes and certificates will be awarded. You may also send your entries in the form of colored slides or prints on the following subjects: Nature-birds, Flowers, Scenic Beauty, Camping and Trekking. The size of the prints should be 8” x 10”. Please give brief details of the location of the subjects and also your name, address and group number on the reverse of the photograph. YHAI has the right to retain/use even the entries which are not selected for awards due to acknowledgement/compensation. Last date for submitting entries is 31st July 2014.

Please Contact  : Mukesh Padsala 9374639777











Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gujarat Samachar Plus 5-12-2013-બરફના પ્રદેશોમાં ટ્રેકિંગ કરવાનો ક્રેઝ

બરફના પ્રદેશોમાં ટ્રેકિંગ કરવાનો ક્રેઝ

- ખાસ કરીને બરફવાળા પ્રદેશોમા વિન્ટર ટાઈમમાં ટ્રેકિંગ વધુ થાય છે

- ડેલહાઉસી જવાની તૈયારીઓ કરી રહ્યાં છે


હરવા-ફરવાની સાથે ટ્રેકીંગને એડવેન્ચર માનવામાં આવે છે. ખાસ કરીને શિયાળામાં ડિસેમ્બર મહિનો એ ઠંડી દરમિયાન  દાર્જીલિંગ, ડેલહાઉસી, કાશ્મીર વગેરે જેવા સ્થાળોએ યંગસ્ટર્સ ગુ્રપમાં જવાનું વધારે પસંદ કરતા હોય છે. ડિસેમ્બરમાં આ બે જગ્યાએ ટ્રેકિંગ કરવા જઈ રહેલા યંગસ્ટર્સનું માનવું છે કે, આ સમયગાળો થોડો ફ્રી હોય છે અને બરફચ્છાદિત્ત પ્રદેશોમાં અનોખી મજા આવે છે.
ટ્રેકિંગ કરવા જઈ રહેલા પાર્થ પડસાલ કહે છે કે, ડિસેમ્બર મહિનાની શરૃઆતમાં એક્ઝામ પૂરી થઈ ગઈ છે. સાથે આ મહિનામાં હિમાચલ જેવા પ્રદેશોમાં બરફ પડવાની શરૃઆત થઈ જાય છે. તેથી અમે ડેલહાઉસી જવાની તૈયારીઓ કરી રહ્યાં છે.
જ્યારે અન્ય યંગસ્ટર્સ ભૌમિક પટેલ કહે છે કે, હું દર વર્ષે ડિસેમ્બર મહિનામાં જ ટ્રેકિંગ કરવાનું પસંદ કરું છું. શિયાળામાં પર્વતોએ બરફની ચાદર ઓઠી લીધી હોય છે. જેનું કુદરતી સૌંદર્ય માણવાનો નજારો વિન્ટર ટાઈમમાં જ મળે છે.

ટ્રેકિંગ પહેલા
બરફની સાથે મોજ મસ્તી કરવા માટે આ ઋતુને શ્રેષ્ઠ છે. ઠંડા પ્રદેશોમાં જતા પહેલા ગરમ કપડા, સ્વેટર, થર્મલ, ટ્રેકપેન્ટ, હાથ પગના ગરમ મોજા, ગ્રીપવાળા શુઝ વગેરે સાથે રાખવા.

ટ્રેકિંગ દરમિયાન
બરફની ચાદર ઓઢી લીધી હોય તેવા પહાડો અને ખડક ચઢાણ માટે શારિરીક અને માનસિર રીતે તૈયાર રહેવું પડે છે સાથે આંખો પર મોટા ચશ્મા, બરફ પર ખૂંપી શકે તેવા શૂઝ અને ગમર કપડા, મેડિસીનનો સહોરો લેવો પડે છે

બંધ રસ્તામાં ટ્રેકિંગ
ટ્રેકીંગ વિશે માહિતી આપતા મૂકેશભાઈ કહે છે કે, આ ઋતુમાં બરફવાળા પ્રેદેશોમાં રસ્તાઓ પેક થઈ ગયા હોય છે. તેથી ફરવાનું ઓછું અને ટ્રેકીંગ વધારે થાય છે.


Monday, December 2, 2013

સાહસ ખીલવવા ટ્રેકિંગ ...

સાહસ ખીલવવા ટ્રેકિંગ ...

"શીખના બંધ સમજો જીના બંધ"

"શરમ છોડો, સાયકલ ચલાવો, પર્યાવરણ બચાવો"







Sunday, December 1, 2013

International Youth Hostel Ajanta Ellora (Maharashtra)

Hostel Destination of the month- 
International Youth Hostel Ajanta Ellora (Maharashtra)
Members can enjoy their holidays in this beautiful historical place and stay at Youth Hostel Ajanta Ellora for comfortable stay.

International Youth Hostel Ajanta Ellora
C/o Hotel New K P Park, Ajanta Caves (Landmark), Phardapur Bus stand (Landmark), Taluka: Soegaon Dist. Aurangabad -431118, Maharashtra.
Tel: 9429925036, 9427728906
Email: info@newkppark.com
newkpparkhotel@gmail.com

Tariff:

Dormitory (Non AC) @ Rs.200
Non AC Dbl Bed Room @ Rs.560
AC Dbl Bed Room @ Rs.880
AC Family Room @ Rs.1040

Many more Adventure Program with YHAI

Odisha Sea Beach Expedition-2013
Youth Hostel, Puri - 20 Dec, 2013 - 31 Dec, 2013
6N/7D(Fee:Rs.3500+Booking Amt:Rs.263)  
Inclusive of accommodation, food, guidance, equipment, insurance group, transportation & boating charges.
Rs.3763/-

KODAIKANAL- MUNNAR WINTER TREKKING EXPEDITION 201
(7D/6N(Rs.4200 Fee+Rs.315) 
The fee includes simple vegetarian food, accommodation, supervision, expert guidance & equipments for 7 days & sight- seeing expenses by jeep at Munnar.
Rs.4515/-

Family Adventure Camping Rajgir Bihar-2013

Rajgir Bihar - 24 Dec, 2013 - 29 Dec, 2013
5D/4N (Rs.4000 Fee+Booking Amt.Rs.300) 
Inclusive of stay in tented accomodation,simple vegetarian food and guidance by our volunteers.
Rs.4300/-


DESERT TREKKING EXPEDITION (RAJ.)- 2013
Border Home Guards Ground, Jaisalmer - 25 Dec, 2013 - 05 Jan, 2014
5 Nights/ 6 Days(Rs.3000 Fee+Rs.225) 
Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodging and Trekking
Rs.3225/-


National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition-Manali: 2013-14
International Youth Hostel Manali, Prini Village, Himachal Pradesh - 22 Dec, 2013 - 05 Jan, 2014
4N/ 5D (Fee:Rs.3000+Booking Amt:Rs.225) 
Inclusive of equipment, stay, simple nutritious vegetarian meal, guidance and insurance.
Rs.3225/-


New Darjeeling (Shilary Goan) Family Adventure Camping-2014
Shilary Goan (eco-village, New Darjeeling) - 20 Jan, 2014 - 30 Jan, 2014
4D/ 3N (Fee:Rs.4550+Booking Amt:Rs.341) 
Inclusive of family stay & food during the programme.
Rs.4891/-


NATURE AND ECO STUDY TOUR TO KALAPANI ANDAMAN ISLANDS – 2013
Portblair - 21 Jan, 2014 - 21 Jan, 2014
5 Nights/ 6 Days 
Inclusive of to & fro Air tickets, local ferry expenses, accommodation, food & sightseeing expenses.
Rs.26000/-


National Himalayan Trekking Expedition 2013 Sundakphu-Gurdum
YHAI, C/O Hotel Chanakya, Roberetson Rd., Near Club Stand Traffic, Darjeeling. - 15 Dec, 2013 - 05 Jan, 2014
8D/ 7N(Rs.4500 Fee+Booking Amt.Rs.337) 
Including stay in pucca built accommodation, simple nutritious veg. food, govt. registered guide, Insurance, Forest entry fees per person
Rs.4837/-


Package Tour by Youth Hostel Bhubaneshwar
Youth Hostel Bhuvaneshwar - 01 Nov, 2013 - 28 Feb, 2014
4N/ 5D 
Inclusive of stay & food at the Youth Hostel
Rs.5000/-