Tuesday, July 2, 2013

National Heritage Trek J & K- 2013

National Heritage Trek J & K- 2013

Udhampur Base Camp, J & K - 01 Oct, 2013 - 15 Oct, 2013
7D/ 6N
Rs.4000/-
Food, boarding, lodging, equipments, group insurance, forest entry, trekking
Youth Hostels Association of India is organizing the ‘National Heritage Trek’ expedition through some of the most scenic & beautiful areas of J & K. This 7 days trek touches unique heritage sites, green meadows & pastures, lofty mountains’ thick deodar forests, clear natural water springs, brooks & the holy river that flows just below the surface of the earth except at one location at Udhampur. This expedition offers the youth a new trekking route in the Pancheri Hills & combines a healthy outdoor activity with exposure to rich heritage of the state.
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.
 
HOW TO JOIN
Members desirous of joining this program may apply online through our website www.yhaindia.org, or, by the prescribed registration form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, along with a DD of requisite amount 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.
N.B: Without admit card do not claim your registration as confirmed.

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.
 
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.
 
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
Tented accommodation, pucca toilet cum bathroom facility.
 
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES
Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.
 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
 Day 1: Reporting at the base camp Udhampur
 Day 2: Sankri Devla
 Day 3: Natha Top
 Day 4: Sanasar
 Day 5: Patnitop
 Day 6: mANTALAI
 Day 7: Back to base camp Udhampur
 
PROGRAM FEE
Rs.4000/- per head.
 
CANCELLATION RULES
In case you are unable to join this trek you will get a refund of Rs.2000/- provided your request is received directly in the National Office at least 15 days in advance from the date of your joining. Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the program.

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.
 
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.2000/- 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 30th November 2013.

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