Friday, September 25, 2015


Y.H.A.I. RAJASTHAN STATE BRANCH takes  proud  of promoting adventurous activities  in our youth like trekking camping , Now we are adding one more feather in our cap. 
CYCLING – In The Great Thar Desert  from Jaisalmer to  Amar Sagar – Jain temple, Badabagh – Cenotaphs of  royal family, Ludharava :- Capital of Jaisalmer/Jain temple/kadab tree,  Kuldhara-Heritage empty village/capital of paliwal barman, Sam Sand Dunes, Sudasari-Desert National Park(DNP). 
DAY 1: Report at base camp ''BORDER HOME GUARD GROUND JAISALMER''. Acclimatization, Orientation
            Note:Reporting upto 2.00 pm at the base camp.
DAY 2: Cycling from basecamp to Sam Sand Dunes(50km) via Lodhruva, Dujasar, Kanoi Village.
Day 3:  Cycling from Sam Sand Dunes To Sudasari camp(45km) via Heritage Khabha Village & Fort Nabh Dungar Road.
            Note: 13km Offroad ( Kachcha Road)
Day 4: Cycling from Sudasari to Manapiya Camp(40km) via West Sudasari DNP.
            Note: 15km Offroad ( Kachcha Road)Jaseri lake, Heritage empty Kuldhara Village.
Day 5: Cycling from Manapiya Camp to Jaisalmer base camp (20kms) via Amarsagar Jain Temple, Cenotaphs of royal family Badabag.
Day 6: Checkout after Braekfast.
The minimum age for joining the expedition is 15 year.  This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age candidates will not be considered in any case. 
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Base camp of the programme is established in the Border Home Guard Ground, Jiasalmer, 2kms from bus stand, 4kms. from railway station. Jaisalmer is connected by train service with Delhi, Hawra, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner. It is also conned by road with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kucch, Pune, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ajmer & Udaipur. Nearest airport is Jodhpur. 
HOW TO JOIN: Members  desirous of joining this programme may apply on a prescribed Registration Form Duly   supported by Medical Certificate which is available from Units/State Branches and National Office. OR  You can deposit the amount of program fee in our bank account as per details below: Bank Account Name: Youth Hostels Association of India, Rajasthan State Branch IFSC Code: PUNB0390500, Account Number: 3905000100129185


Ranakpur Trek Details: 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. 
Day 01:- Reporting Base camp Ranakpur
Day 02:- Futa Deval via Bhanpura - 30.6 KM
Day 03:- Khumbhalgarh via veiro ka math & Fort -  26 KM
Day 04:- Khumbhalgarh to Thandi Beri - 22 KM
Day 05:- Thandi Beri to Ranakpur Base Camp via Muchhala Mahavir Temple & Ranakpur  Temple  -  20 KM  
Day 06:-  Group Break after breakfast. 
Minimum age to participate in this expedition is above 15 Years. The age restriction will be strictly followed.
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 JOIN:  Members  desirous of joining this programme may apply on a prescribed Registration Form Duly  supported by 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. 
Note: Avoid wearing short pants at the basecamp. 
CANCELLATION RULES: In case you are unable to join the camp and wish to cancel your participation, your application must reach the concern offices, before 25th Oct. 2015. In this case you will get 50% i.e. Rs.2750/- refund after completion of programme. If such notice received after 25th Oct. 2015 No refund will be given.
1. Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.
2. Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.
3. Refund may be given after 30 days of completion the programs. 
1. Offline applicants should send their cancellation request in writing or email with admit card copy directly to the office of YHAI, RAJASTHAN STATE BRANCH.
2. Online applicants should contact and send their request to YHAI, National Office, New Delhi only. No enquiries to Rajasthan State Branch Office. It would not be entertained strictly.  
Extensive & painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trekking expedition route for your safety. Our field staff & experienced camp leaders have visited the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India or its Rajasthan State Branch will not be responsible or any accident, illness & such other unforeseen eventualities. 
Deviation from the set route of the programme is noe permitted. If participants want to join any other activity they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only afterfinishing the cycling Exp.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:Simple Nutritious Vegetarian food, transportation, Guidance, equipment and insurance. You will, however, have to bear to and fro travel expenses from your home town to Base Camp at Ranakpur, Rajasthan. Special Rajasthani Dishes in Dinner .                                 
CONTACT NUMBER:                                                    09414760314/09680513279
EMAIL ADDRESS:                                               , 

YHAI Bharuch Unit One Day Trek at DEVINAMAL ECO CAMP – AHWA

   YHAI Bharuch Unit One Day Trek on 01st OCTOBER 2015 - THURSDAY  
·         Dear trekkers,
·         We have now decided to take you all on a trail to a place which is one of the best monsoon trek. We are going to DEVINAMAL Eco Camp this time and we are taking you with us!
·         To connect with the Nature in its purest form & on a popular demand from our Youth hostels members, We YHAI - BHARUCH UNIT is Organising a ONE DAY TREK AT DEVINAMAL Eco Camp site located near Ahwa in Dang. In the dense and beautiful forest of Saputara range. Come and see What lies beyond the hill, peep into the unseen and have a feel of Trekking activities, Bird watching, know the trees, Dip in to water fall etc. All the members are invited to grab this opportunity to escape from day to day outline life and enjoy the nature’s beauty.
·         Devinamal Campsite – Eco Tourism Center in Dang  : Devinamal Campsite is an Eco-tourism site located 5 km off from the Dang district headquarter, Ahwa. Placed amidst the dense jungles of the Dangs, Devinamal has emerged as fresh Eco-tourism center after Kilad and Mahal. Nature enthusiasts can stay in the tent like domes built by the forest department. The department also conducts educational sessions & camps for students after monsoon season. Devinamal – Anatomy of the Name, As aforementioned, I didn’t meet anyone so this analysis of the name is certainly my self-made theory. Feel free to correct me in the comments. Devinamal = Devi + Na + Mal,  Devi – Goddess (or God) of the ethnic groups.  Mal – A place at higher altitude than its surroundings. Devinamal – A raised area stationing the almighty.Close to Ahwa and 3 kms off the Ahwa-Saputara road lies the Devinamal Eco Campsite. Surrounded on all sides by lush green forest, the campsite lies near the banks of the River Khapri. It provides excellent walking and trekking options. It gets its name from the various shrines, each housing a Hindu deity (Vinayak, Hanuman, Rama, Kali, and Shiva).

The schedule for the trek will be as follows:     
Date : 01st October 2015 - THURSDAY
Time : from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM ( From SURAT  to SURAT )  please add 1 hr before for Bharuch participant
Trek duration3 KM +  2 Km
Registration Fee : Diff Fee for with or without transportation and also from Bharuch to Bharuch or Surat to Surat.
Grade: Easy 
Programme  :  All participants are requested to report  sharp at 5.45 at  DBIM –VNSGU campus  and please call on phone no. +919898097664  regarding your latest arrival time.
Tea & Breakfast will be provided at @  8.30 AM  on the way near to Waghai.
 Will be having our FIRST TREK of  3  km (One way) from  Ahwa Sunset point to Devinamal Eco Campo site at 9.30Hr.There will be a halt of 0.45 Hrs., and again will have SECOND TREK of 2 Km towards Vad Dahad. Lunch time will be @ 13.30 to 14.30 hr. near  Vad Dahad
Return journey will be from Vad Dahad Ahwa to Chankhal, Barda Fall ( 4 KM Trek To & Fro)- Chankhal-Ahwa. Interested participant can take Bath at this place. Will be having our afternoon snack + Tea / Coffee at Waghai.   We will be back to  SURAT at  20.30 Hr. if all goes well.
ü  Things to be carry along with you :
ü  Minimum  1 to 2  liter water bottle / Water bag  during Trek  ( MUST)
 Sun Glasses, Sun Cap, Sun screen lotion, Trekking / Walking Shoes with rubber soul is MUST you may use slipper (light loose soft indoor shoe)/sandals for walking in water.
  Walking Stick if you need.
  Salt, Lemon, Sugar boiled Confectionery, Chocolate, Fruits, Dry fruits etc.
Full sleeve Shirt, Jeans / Cotton Pant / Cotton Salwar Kurta  etc.
  A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.(Rucksack / Bag pack) so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
 Swimming  Costume / Short, Towel etc. for Bath in Water Fall.
 Camera, Binocular etc. ,  Personal Medicine if required, Band Aid etc.
  This is not a picnic or not an ordinary trip, its Trek and Adventure Sports activities and you are participating at your risk. It is ideal for those who travel to learn, grow and enjoy nature, not rest and shop.
ð  Please note that this is an environment friendly trek. Do not litter any wrappers or spoil the trail in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by others on the way , please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
  Use of alcohol‘s and Narcotics of any kind and Smoking are strictly prohibited during the programme.
We as the Organiser will take all the due precaution to see that no participant will physically damage during trekking but the ultimate responsibility is yours.

FFor registration fee & other details, please contact us
YHAI BHARUCH UNIT members may please enquire to :   
NNARESH S CHAUHAN  ( In between 10 AM to 11.30 AM  or  05 PM to 09 PM)
Hon. Secretary, YHAI Bharuch Unit (027-GUJ-042), B/8/03, GNFC Township,
PO. NARMADANAGAR - 392015. (Bharuch - Gujarat)
, Mail :
Phone  : Internal  (O) 2541 (R) 5675
             : External (O) 662541 (R) 230664 (Mobile) 9898097664  
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Friday, September 18, 2015

National Family Camping 2015 Manali

Youth Hostels Association of India has been organizing various adventure programs for the last 44 years. People from the poles apart cultures and regions participate in our programs and enjoy our economical and budgeted trekking adventures. A large number of volunteers work with dedication, and support us for running these programs.
As a part of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of YHAI National Trekking, in 1995 we introduced the Family camping Program for the families of our volunteer camp leaders and other functionaries. Encouraged by the success of this adventure and, on the request of our members we repeated this program in many years till 2013. This year again, we are organizing the Family Adventure Camping Program in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
This time, the camp is being organized in the International Youth Hostel Manali, which is located far away from the cacophony of the city, and offers a calm & tranquil environment. It is located at the base of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas and one can wish to visit the beautiful Beas, flowing silently nearby. It is the best time to enjoy the snowy winter, with the glitz of Deepawali, with YHAI!  
FEE : Rs.6000/- per family, including food, accommodation, guidance & insurance. 
Reporting Dates: 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st & 26th November - 2015. 4N/5D
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: International Youth Hostel Manali, is located at Prini Village, near Club Mahindra Resort , 3km before Manali , and on the left of the banks of river Beas. It is linked by road via Ram Shila & Gamon Bridge, and commands a panoramic view of surrounding mountains. Regular bus services are available from Delhi, Chandigarh & Punjab. The nearest Railway Stations are Ambala& Chandigarh & the nearest Airport is Bhuntar (60 km). 
HOW TO JOIN: Members desirous of joining this program may apply online through our website, or, by the prescribed registration form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, along with a DD of requisite amount ie Rs.6000/- per family in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India”, payable at New Delhi. Members can also apply through the State Branch or Local Unit of YHAI. 
Address for dispatching DD alongwith Registartion Form and copy of Membership Card 
Youth Hostels Association of India,5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021
Ph.: 011 45999 023/ 024/ 7827999000,, 
N.B: Without admit card & the medical certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.
CANCELLATION RULES : In case you are unable to join this trek, you will get a refund of Rs.3000/- provided your request is received directly at the National Office-New Delhi, before 15th September 2015. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. 

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition Manali – 2015

For the last 44 years the Youth Hostels Association of India is organizing National Himalayan Trekking Expeditions in the heart of Himalayas. With all the effort and courage bringing together, with all the joy of exploring Mother Nature, we are organizing National Mountain Biking Expedition in very famous hill station  Manali  in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Valley know as 'Valley of God' Manali (6726 ft) the picturesque valley, is also known as the Queen of Hill stations, located on the bank of river Beas. Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers and Bikers. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travelers.
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. 
Reporting Dates : The expedition consists of only 27 batches of 25 participants each. Reporting dates are 1st October - 27th-October'2015.
Manali Base Camp address: International Youth Hostel, Manali, Prini Village, Manali-Naggar highway, Near Club Mahindra Resort,Manali- 175113(H.P.) India.Tel: +91- 1902-250437 
Day 1- Reporting at the Base Camp Manali International Youth Hostel at 10:00 AM. After lunch orientation and general information about the expedition, Bike Rules and Safety Tips etc.
Day 2 - Biking to Hadimba temple, old Manali and Vasisth famous for hot water springs.(18Kms). Back to Manali Youth Hostel in the evening.
Day 3 - Biking to Solang valley via Bhang and Palchan and while coming back via Burua, Gaushal and old Manali. Back  to Manali Youth Hostel in the evening (38 Kms).
Day 4 - Biking to Naggar via Jagatsukh (one can see  Gayatri temple here) Haripur and in Naggar members can visit Nagger Castle(ancient Fort) and famous Nicholes Reorich Art Gallery. Back to Manali Youth Hostel in the evening. (34 KMs)
Day 5- Group breaks after breakfast (09:30 AM). 
Note : Program schedule and route of expedition are subject to change without prior notice. 
Fee : Participation fee Rs.3800/- per head which cover the use of  bicycle, equipment, dormitory accommodation, simple nutritious Vegetarian meals, guiding and insurance. Participants will bear to and fro travel expenses from their home to base camp Manali.
Note : YHAI trekking expeditions are not subsidized by any Government or donors.   
How to Apply: Members desirous of joining this expedition may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, along with a D. D. of requisite amount of Rs.3800/- in favour of “ Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi and dispatch it to following address: Trekking Division, National Office, Youth Hostels Association of India, 5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi – 110021, Contact: 07827999000 
Online booking facility is  available on our website. (  
Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area.  
N.B: Without admit card and Medical fitness Certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed. Please submit  the original Medical Certificate at the time of reporting at Base Camp if not submitted with registration Form.  
Cancellation: In case you are unable to join this expedition you will get Rs.1900/- of the expedition fees as refund,  provided your request is received directly in the National Office, New Delhi before 15th September 2015. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event /  strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given only after completion of the expedition.


ABOUT PROGRAM: A quintessential trek for first-timers, the Hampta Pass trek is tailor made for those looking to experience the Himalayan adventures! The easiest access point for this trek is from Manali at an altitude of 14,100 ft, unlike most treks that start from a remote village.
Hampta Pass trekking is appealing mostly due to the fact that it connects the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural foliage of the region itself draws trekkers a plenty, not to mention the abundance of rare Himalayan birds and orchids spotted here.
Flourished with thick alpine forests, sprawling meadows, glacial valleys, this trek packs the punch of an idyllic adventure in the Himalayas. Another exemplary feature is the passage through the captivating Rohtang Pass that stands at an altitude of 13,000 feet and is enveloped in snow throughout the year, the best time to visit is in July to August.
The trail crosses the small villages of Hamta and Sethan. Hamta pass offers a magnificent view of Deo Tibaa 19683 feets and Indrasan 20404 feets. This trekking tour lasts for 8 days, sets out near Prini village 6560 feets. 3 kms south of Manali and concludes at Prini.
PURPOSE : The purpose of the program is to expose the participants 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
PARTICIPATION FESS : 8D/7N Fee Rs.5000/- Per Participant (Inclusive of simple Veg Food, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance, forest entry and  trekking.)
REPORTING DATES : Participants can book on any dates between 22st September to 30th September.

Day 01: Reporting & Orientation at International Youth Hostel Manali Prini (6560 ft ).
Day 02: Acclimatization walk and guidance & briefing for packing bags for higher camps.
Day 03: Trek to Sethan (9184 feets). Night halt at Sethan ( 8 kms, 4hrs)
Day 04: Sethan to  Chikka (10824 feets)  Night halt at Chikka ( 8 kms, 4hrs)
Day 05: Chikka to Balu Ghera (11808 feets) Night halt at Balu Ghera ( 10 Kms, 5 to 6hrs)
Day 06: Balu Ghera to Hampta pass and Night halt at Siagoru (10824 feets) (13 Kms 8 hrs)
Day 07: Siagouru to Chattru ( 9512 feets ) (9 kms, 3 to 4 hours downhill walk to Chattru. Transfer from Chattru to Manali by Jeep / bus via Rohtang Pass. Overnight stay at IYH Manali.
Day 08: Checkout after breakfast
Note: program schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Jungle Trekking Programme: Participants have experience of dense forest of Pachmarhi while exploring Datches Fall, B fall, Churagarh and Dhubhgarh  by trekking in 5 days.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: 2 Bed sheets for their personal use ( Compulsory) Light woolen cloths as per requirement, water bottle, Small Shoulder Bag(Back sack), Personal Medicine, Sports/ Trekking Shoes, Slipper, Plate, Spoon, Mug, Lunch Box for pack lunch.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Pachmarhi is well connected by road from Bhopal, Nagpur Pipariya, Hoshangabad and Chhindwara. The last rail head is Pipariya (on Itarsi Jabalpur route). Express train connect Pipariya to almost all parts of the country.
HOW TO JOIN: Through application or online. For offline normal trekking programme form can be use and should be sent to MP Branch office at Bhopal. The required fees can be send to State office in the form of DD .
Day 1 : Reporting at Tharman Camping Site, Bharat Scouts and Guide Camping Ground
Day 2 : Trek to Bee Fall & back to base camp (15kms, full day)
Day 3 : Trek to Chauragarh & back to base camp (19kms, full day)
Day 4 : Trek to Duchess Fall & back to base camp (15kms, full day)
Day 5 : Group breaks after breakfast. 
Contact Info:
CONTACT NUMBER:   9826062030
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: YHAI MP State Branch , 1/9 (228 Qtrs)  South T T Nagar, BHOPAL.


HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Pachmarhi is well connected by road from Bhopal, Nagpur Pipariya, Hoshangabad and Chhindwara. The last rail head is Pipariya (on Itarsi Jabalpur route). Express train connect Pipariya to almost all parts of the country. 
HOW TO JOIN: Through application or online. For offline normal trekking programme form can be use and should be sent to MP Branch office at Bhopal. The required fees can be send to State office in the form of DD. 
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: 2 Bed sheets and Blankets for their personal use ( Compulsory), as in Nov and Dec months are very cold in Pachmarhi. Light woolen cloths as per requirement, water bottle, Small Shoulder Bag, Personal Medicine, Sports Shoes, Slipper, Plate, Spoon, Mug,Lunch Box for pack lunch. 
CANCELLATION RULES:  Notice before 7th Nov, 2015 : Rs.2800/- of the fees  will be refunded . Notice after 7th Nov, 2015: No refund.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?:  Only Yhai Members can participate. 
NOTE: Rs 5600 per family ( Additional person – 1400 ( above 12 years)(Jeep, Guide charges and entry fees not included in participation fees.) 
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and pains taking preparations have gone into the planning oftrek routes for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area of check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the YHAI, M.P. State Branch or National Office, New Delhi can not be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities. All participants will be covered by Group Insurance .


BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:Gujarat is the unique State of India that has longest seashore, vast desert landscapes of Rann of Kutch, wet lands habitats of Nal Sarovar, fascinating Marine Eco system like Piroton Island, moist deciduous forest of Dangs. Gir is the last and only home of the critically endangered Majestic Asiatic Lion. Once again we welcome all Youth Hostellers friends from all over India to join wonderful Exploring the Mount Girnar, Forest of Gir and historical ancient city of Junagadh. The programme is conducted by Gujarat State Branch with kind support of Forest Department and Mountaineering Institute of Gujarat. We are ready to deliver you life time memorable moments with unique programme.
Purpose of the Programme:The purpose of this programme is to introduce and understand the ecology of Gir area, unexplored trek routes of Mount Girnar and to expose the cultural and religious glimpses of Gujarat with National Integration.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP:Junagadh is very well connected by Train and Bus with Ahmedabad and Rajkot. Nearest Airports are Rajkot and Ahmedabad. Regular State Transport service and private travel buses are available for Junagadh.
HOW TO JOIN: Members desirous to join this programme may apply on prescribed Registration Form (Download) dully supported by a Medical Certificate (Download).
Programme Schedule - Day to Day:
Day: 1    - Reporting at Junagadh Base Camp and Junagadh sightseeing.
Day: 2    - Trek to Chhipar-Mount Girnar and visit to Sakkarbag Zoo, Cultural Programme at Night.
Day: 3    - Trek to Patthar chati & night stay at higher camp.
Day: 4    - Down trek to Base camp and visit to Devaliya Park and night stay at Bhojde (Gir).
Day: 5    - Lion safari early morning and Somnath Temple visit in after noon and back to Base camp.
Day: 6    - Group break after brkfast.
[Programme, schedule and routes are subject to change without prior notice, Batch wise programme schedule may vary]
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:Light woolen cloths, Mug, Water Bottle, trekking shoes, Torch, Personal Medicines, Toilet Kit, Camouflage cloths desirable. 
Please contact for Information: (Time: 1700 Hrs to 2000 Hrs)
Rajesh Modi                    : 09426718200    -
Anant Parmar                  : 09428728797    -
Chaitanya Nimavat          : 09426401701 -
Kishorbhai Vaghela         : 09429581911


  (Organise by : YHAI Gujarat State Branch)
Date : 16th NOV.2014 to 20th NOV.2015 ( 5 Day & 4 Night)
  • YHAI - Gujarat State Branch is organising State level Family Adventure Camping in the Dalhousie region of western Himalaya for last few years. On a popular demand from our Gujarat State YHAI members,  we are ones again organising this Family camping for the benifit of our members who are not in a position to participate in the trekking but would like to be the part of adventure along with families and friends.
  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE :  A family consists of husband, wife and two children upto the age of 12 years. A single person does not constitute a family and shall not be registered for this camp.  (Registration form is attached here with)  YHAI Membership for husband & Wife is must. ONLY FOR YHAI GUJARAT STATE MEMBERS.
  • PARTICIPANT FEES :  Participation Fee Rs. 3800/- for a family consists of husband, wife and two children,  &  Rs. 2850/- for couple in which stay, food,  activities (Rappelling &  Rivercrossing) & one Momento per family included. ( Rs. 1000/- will be charged for more than two children or other adult members), Particiapant has do deposite the fees directly in the bank account of YHOUTH HOSTEL DALHOUSIE  before prior/earlier permission from us.  Bank : State Bank of India, Dalhousie branch, Account holder : Manager, Youth Hostel Dalhousie, Account N0 : 11321778010,The IFSC Code is SBIN0000729. Please send the copy of Bank receipt along with Hard copy of Family Registration form. ( As atteched here) to under signed.
  • Reporting Date : Arrangement has been made to accommodate 25 families on following reporting dates :  16th November 2015,  Only One Batch.
  • Duration : The duration of the camp for each family is  5 Day & 4 Night.  Reporting before lunch on 1st day and departure after breakfast on 5th day. All sight-seeing shall be at your own cost. Youth hostel Dalhousie volunteers may help you in planning your programme.
  • Where To Report : Youth Hostel - Dalhousie, Near Bus Stop, (Himachal Pradesh) , Phone : 91(1899) 242189, 240929  
  • FACILITIES :  Beds - 92, Hygenic, homely food at nominal tariff,Running Hot/Cold water Leaders Room,STD/ISD Ground for Games, Laundry, Trekking Programme, Internet, Rappelling / River Crossing,Music system for evening get together, Package Programme ,T.V. in Lounge Mobile Charging.
  • ACCOMODATION : Dormitory  and also three tent accommodation will be provided with neat and clean toilets. Safe and homely stay. Youth Hostels Dalhousie is Non-Smoking, Non-Alcoholic/ Non-Drug areas.   The participants interested to stay in tents may please be informed well in advance. 
  • Climate of Dalhousie : Mid Sept. to November Autumn Max 20°C to Min 12°C
  • HOW TO REACH : Distance from Pathankot : 80 Kms  (3.00 hrs. by road), Direct bus(HRTC) from Delhi, Trains Delhi-Jammu route station Pathankot/ Chakki Bank, Dalhousie to Pathankot 80 km.,Dalhousie to Shimla 336 km.,Dalhousie to Manali 360 km.,Dalhousie to Amritsar 191 km.,Dalhousie to Jammu 190 km., Dalhousie to Dharamshala - via Lahru 127 km.
  • FOOD : Morning tea, breakfast, lunch / packed lunch, evening tea and Dinner shall be provided. Simple vegetarian, good quality nutritious food shall be served at the hostel.
  • DALHOUSIE : In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echos of the 'RAJ'. It covers an area of about 14 sq. km. and is built of five hills Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. it is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town's heights varies between ,525m and 2,378ml, and it is surrounded by varied vegetation-pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains- and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town..
  • KHAJJIAR  : Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods and in the centre of the glade, is a small lake fed by streams that traverse the green carpet. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajjair. Within the temple are lifesize wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
  • CHAMBA :  Chamba town (915m). stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. As a former princely State, it is one of the oldest in the century and dates back to the sixth century. It is well known for its splendid architecture and as the base for numerous excursions. It is also a district headquarters.
  • For any other information & registration :  Please contact YHAI Gujarat State council member or all YHAI Unit of Gujarat state.

Thanks & Regards,


Naresh Chauhan, Vice President- YHAI Gujarat State Branch, 

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