The Youth Hostel movement has welded the youthful elements in the country into unbreakable fraternity. In order to promote this spirit further, and develop in them love and care for nature and its inhabitants, YHAI has been organizing various adventure and trekking programmes.
These programmes are being organized in some of the most extreme terrains of the country, be it the mountains, deserts, caves, beaches or just the woods!
Saturday, April 11, 2015
GOA MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION
GOA MONSOON TREKKING EXPEDITION
EXPLORE GOA IN MONSOONS
All these waterfalls are inside the forested Mhadei wildlife sanctuary of Sattari in North Goa. Goa‘s Western Ghats are the repository of the biological wealth. The rich biodiversity of the area provides exciting and enthralling experiences to all the adventurers and nature lovers. The Moshacho Ozar; is in Hivre of Thane Dongurli village Panchayat. During monsoon, one can get panoramic view of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
The Charavane waterfall provides breathtaking view of the lush green forest along with the gushing flow of the river.
Shelop - Budruk is blessed by four waterfalls which exhibit the identity through their flow. However the last one offers marvelous sight of the waterfall.
Though waterfalls from Savarde and Kumthal are small, they provide most soothing experience of the lush green facet of Goa.
Fees :- Rs.2800/- per participant for Members. Membership compulsory. The fees will cover accommodation, tasty Goan food (Veg and Non-Veg), (Pls note that NO JAIN FOOD will be available in this camp) expert guidance and equipment. Participants will bear to and fro travel expenses from their home to the Youth Hostel, Panaji. Payment of fees by Demand Draft / At par payable Cheques only, in favour of "YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA – PANAJI UNIT" payable at Panaji, Goa.
Dates :- There will be only one batch. Reporting will be after lunch on 17thAugust, 2015. Duration of trek will be 6 days and 5 nights.
How to participate :- The strength of group shall be 80. Members desirous of joining the programme may apply on a prescribed Registration Form. Photocopies of the forms are acceptable. The minimum age for participation is 10. Form should be sent along with draft/Cheque of participation fee directly to YHAI- Goa State Branch, C/o Joshi Wines, Opp Old Secretariat, Panaji, Goa-403001.
How to reach the Base Camp : The base camp is located at Youth Hostel, Near Hotel Marriott, Campal, Panaji Goa. The nearest railway stations are Thivim (25Kms), Karmali (12 km) and Margao (33km.). State bus service is available. Direct bus service is also available from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Mangalore. Direct trains are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and major cities ofIndia.
Cancellation :- In case you are unable to join the trek after paying the participation fee, you will get a refund of 50%- provided your written request is received directly in the office of Goa State Branch ON OR BEFORE 31st JULY, 2015.Cancellation requests by email/ Sms / phone calls will not be accepted. No refund will however, be admissible if the request reaches after 31st July, 2015.
What you should bring :- cotton shirts, cotton pants, sun cap, Bedsheet, Trekking shoes and Bathroom slippers, socks, torch, water bottle, lunch box, mug, plate, spoon, pen-knife, needle, thread, soap, toilet paper, towel, medicines (which you normally use at home) Umbrella or Raincoat ( if one wishes to use it) and most IMPORTANTLY a small shoulder bag only for carrying lunch box and water bottle ( Participants will not carry anything other than lunch box and water bottle during treks).
USE OF ALCOHOL AND NARCOTICS OF ANY DESCRIPTION ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAMME.
Safety: - Extensive and painstaking preparation has gone into the planning of trek routes for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. The Youth Hostels Association of India, cannot be held responsible for any accidents, illness and any such unforeseen eventualities. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If the participant desires to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the trek and checking out. You are advised to take insurance cover for your journey and other related matters.
Certificate:- Participants who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program will be awarded certificates.
Attention :- This is an environment friendly trek. Do not litter any wrapper or spoil the trail in any way.
PROGRAMME SCHEDULE & ROUTE
17 August [DAY 1]
Report at Youth Hostel , Panaji – 14.00 hrs onwards
18 August [DAY 2]
Travel to Hivre khurd by bus (50 Kms) ,
Trek via Moshacho Varzar to Hivre Vazar (2 Waterfalls). (10 Kms),
after lunch Trek to Camp Thane for Night Halt (5 kms)
19 August [DAY 3]
Trek to Charavane waterfall and back (10 Kms)
20 August [DAY 4]
Trek to Shelop Budruk (12 Kms),
Trek to Sulsulo, Shelpecho Vazar (3 Waterfalls) (10 Kms) and back
21 August [DAY 5]
Travel by bus to Sanvordem,
trek to Kumthal Waterfalls(8 kms)
Proceed to Panaji Youth Hostel. Valedictory Function at Night