NATIONAL MUNNAR (KURINJI HILLS) TREKKING &TRAINING EXPEDITION:2018

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  • Adventure Academy , Munnar, Devikulam Idukki District - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of October 2018
  • 5 Days (5 Days and 4 Nights )
  • Food, Accommodations, Transportation form Base Camp, Forest Entrance Fee, Insurance Charges and Guide Fee)
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*BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: Youth Hostels Association of India Kerala state Branch is organizing its 10th Munnar(Kurunji Hills) Trekking and Training during October 2018 coinciding with the flowering of Strobilanthes kunthiana (Neelakurunji). Neelakurinji belongs to the family of Acanthaceae. The genus has more than 500 species, of which about 50 occur in India. Besides the Western Ghats, Neelakurinji is seen in the Shevroys in the Eastern Ghats. It occurs at an altitude of 1300 to 2400 metres. Flowering takes places between June and December, peaking towards September & October. Munnar Trekking and Training programme give an opportunity to the participants to see the nature wonder.

 

*About Kurinji

Neelakurinji is the best known of a genus that has flowering cycles ranging from one to 16 years. There has been record of its flowering of Strobilanthes kunthiana every 12 years in specific areas since 1826. The next major flowering is expected to place in September 2018 in places such as Munnar.

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of Western Ghats in India. The Nilgiris, which literally means the blue mountains, got its name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms gregariously once in 12 years.

*Participation

Participation in the programme is open to all educational Institutions, individuals and recognized units of YHAI. Participants have to bear all travel expenses from their palace to the base camp and back.

*Schedule Time

The reporting date of the programme is as follows ( 10 Batches – Maximum 30 participants per Batch). The duration of the camp is 4 nights and 5 days

Reporting Dates 05/10/2018 to 14/10/2018 (10days)

*Age

The minimum age for joining this expedition is 15 years as on 01/01/2018

*Fees

Fee Rs 6500/- (Six Thousand Five Hundred Only) will cover your stay in tent/ pucca built dormitory accommodation, Simple Vegetarian Food, Insurance, Expert Guidance and local transportation.

*How to reach reporting place

The reporting place for the programme is “National Adventure Academy, Munnar , Devikulam, Idukki Dist, Kerala India, Is well connected by road from Ernakulam  (Cochin) 85 Kms. Nearest Rail Heads are Aluva (70 Kms),or Ernakulam (85 Kms).  Nearest Air Port is Nedumbasseri (Cochin Airport) 80 Kms.

 

 

*Schedule of the Programme

Day 1   Reporting at Base Camp after 2 pM

4.00 PM. Acclimatization / Training

Overnight stay at Base camp   Dormitory.

#Day 2 .       6.30 AM  to 8.00 AM – Acclimatization/ Training

09.00 AM : Group Transfer to Top Station (By Jeep)

10.30 AM to 5.30 PM Trek to Central Station (7 Kms)

Overnight stay at Central Station (Tent)

#Day 3    06.30 AM to 7.30 AM Trekking Training and Nature Study

10.00 AM to 5.00 PM : Trek to KOTTAGUDI VALLEY (7Kms)

               Overnight Stay at Jungle Camp (Tent).

#Day 4   9. 00 AM 12.30 PM Trek to Korangini Village (4 KMs) , Visit Tribal Village, Bird Watch and Photograph

Transfer to base camp (Devikulam Adventure Academy)  by Bus/Jeep and overnight Stay.

#Day 5    09. AM Evaluation & Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity

               11.00 AM Group disbursed from Devikulam Camp (Munnar)

*How to Apply        

YHAI Members desirous of joining the programme may apply online through our website www.yhaindia.org or by the prescribed registration from along with a DD of requisite amount in  favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India Kerala State Branch”  payable at CANARA BANK, PONNAI ,MALAPPURAM DISTRICT , KERALA STATE or ONLINE payment to State Branch Account (A/c No 0756101040595 Branch Code 756 IFSC Code CNRB0000756 CANARA BANK, PONNANI, MALAPPURAM) . The application along with medical fitness certificate, Copy of ID Card and a photograph should be send to Mr. J. SHINE  ( State Secretary YHAI ) C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala , Kerala 695945 by Speed / Registered post

             

*Programme Schedule / Route

Programme Schedule and route are subject to change without prior notice. All programmes are subject to YHAI general rules and regulations.

*Safety

 Our field volunteers and camp leaders have been visited the area and check the details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities

*Warning

Use of alcohol and narcotics of any description and smoking are strictly prohibited during the programme. Deviation from the set rout of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the programme and check out.  

Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Imports of any bio non-degradable material in forest area is an offence. Please note that this is an environment friendly programme. Do not litter any wrappers or plastic the trial any way. 

*CANCELLATION RULES:

In case you are unable to join the programme after paying participation fee, you will get Rs 3250/-as refund provided  your request is received at least 10 days in advance from the date of your reporting. No refund will, however, be admissible if such notice is short of 10 days.

*ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES:

Dormitory and Tent  with pacca bathroom and Toilet

*FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:

Simple Vegetarian Food and safe Drinking Water

*WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:

Rucksack, Pants / Jeans, Woolen Jersey and Muffler,   Gloves, Socks, Rain Coat, Tourch with extra batteries, Soap, Towel, Mug, Plate, Cold Cream, Lunch Box, Glass, Water Bottle, Plate, Spoon, and Tumbler.

*SAFETY & SECURITY:

Our field volunteers and camp leaders have been visited the area and check the details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities

*ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Use of alcohol and narcotics of any description and smoking are strictly prohibited during the programme. Deviation from the set rout of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the programme and check out.

For Details and Registration Contact…..

Mr . J. SHINE

(State Secretary YHAI,Kerala)

C/o Gurukripa , Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala Trivandrum Kerala 695145

Mob : 9447061522 e-mail: shinejvrindavan@gmail.com

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