Friday, April 12, 2013


  • Youth Hostels Association of India, Rajasthan State Branch is organizing Aravalli Ranakpur Kumbhalgarh Trekking Expedition 2013 for the sixth time in the historical World Famous Ranakpur Jain Temples & famous range of Aravalli Hills. These hills are up to 3500ft. high above the sea level. Rajasthan, better known as a desert area has a surprise in the form of Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary situated amidst the sylvan charms & the winding valleys attracting the trekkers. Alluring flora & fauna are the special characteristics here. The place is bejeweled with verdurous forest & resounding valleys. It is a great exploring place for the trekkers. Kumbhalgarh is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh fort wall is the second largest wall in the world. Its length is 36km and width is 36ft. Rajasthan is synonymous with bravery, sacrifice and austerity. The infinite variety of its historical settings, its varied flora & fauna, the history of its people & the variety of its ethnic communities & their rich heritage of ancient traditions & lifestyles make it a trekking wonderland that is just to be discovered. 
  • REPORTING PLACE & DATES : Report at Shaktimata Temple (Base Camp) near Shilpi Tourist Bungalow, Ranakpur (Pali), Rajasthan on any date from 6th Nov. to 10th Nov. 2013.
  • AGE : Minimum age to participate in this expedition is 10years. The age restriction will be strictly followed.
  • FEES : Rs.2800/- per head.DD in favor of "YHAI, RAJASTHAN STATE BRANCH", Payable at Jaisalmer, which will cover the stay, simple nutritious vegetarian food, transportation, guidance, equipment & insurance. You will however have to bear to & fro travel expenses from your home town to reporting camp at Ranakpur Rajasthan. Special Rajasthani Dishes at Dinner & with YHAI Logo Cap.
  • You can deposit fees in our Bank account : Name of the Bank: Name of the Bank: Punjab National Bank Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Name of the Account: Youth hostels Association of India, Rajasthan State Branch.IFSC Code: PUNB0390500.Account Number: 3905000100129185.
  • Day 1 Reporting at Base Camp & Orientation
  • Day 2 Trek to Phutadeval (11km)- 7hr
  • Day 3 Trek to Kumbhalgarh via Aarth Village (14km) – 7hr
  • Day 4 Trek to Kumbhalgarh Fort & Thandiberi (13km) – 6hr.
  • Day 5 Trek to Muchhala Mahavir Temple (2 ½ km), 1 hr. Return by bus to Base Camp Ranakpur. Group breaks after Lunch.
  • HOW TO REACH : By train: Ranakpur base camp is situated just 35km away from Falna railway station. Falna is well connected to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur & Jodhpur by various trains.
  • By Road : It is in between Udaipur & Jodhpur on the state highway no. 32. 90km away from Udaipur, 165km from Jodhpur, 145km away from Mt. Abu.
  • By Air : Maharana Pratap Air Port (Dabok) at Udaipur is about 105 km. Other important tourist attractions: Mt. Abu, Jodhpur, Haldighati, Udaipur, Nathdwara & Chittorgarh.
  • HOW TO APPLY : Members desirous of joining this program may apply on a prescribed Registration Form duly supported by a Medical Certificate which is available from Units/ State Branches and National Office.
  • WHAT TO BRING : Rucksack, cotton shirts, cotton pants, woolen jersey, woolen muffler, or monkey cap, hunter shoes, torch with spare batteries, water bottle, lunch box, mug/ glass, plate, spoon, water purifying tablets, pen-knife, needle, thread, spare buttons, goggles, cold cream or Vaseline, soap, toilet paper, towel, medicines which you normally use.
  • For further information, please contact : Sh. Ratan Singh Bhati, State Hon. SecretaryYouth Hostels Association of IndiaRajasthan State Branch YHAI. Silawata Para, Shiv Road, Jaisalmer- 345 001, RajasthanR. S. Bhati: 09414760314, 09680513279Dhanpat: 09784253484Ghanshyam: 09414291003N. D. Prajapati: 09414760201Fax: 02992-250709Email:, Website :,

    1. Thanks for the info !
      hope this trek is a grand success.

    2. Thank you for the information !
      Hope this programme is a grand success !