National 10th Heritage Trek cum Training Expedition : Jammu& Kashmir: 2018


  • Udhampur City-J&K. - 12th Oct to 18th Oct, 2018
  • 7 Days
  • The fee includes simple vegetarian food, accommodation, supervision, expert guidance and equipment for 7 days. Booking will be done strictly on first come first serve basis.
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The Youth Hostels Association of India, J&K State Branch is organizing the National Heritage Trek Expedition  through some of the most scenic and beautiful areas of  Jammu & Kashmir. This is 07 days Trekking programme  is being organized in the  historical and mythological important location where it is believed that Bhgwan Shiv and mata parvati got married amidst  green meadows and pastures; lofty mountains; thick deodar, cheer forests; clear natural water springs;. The camp is a unique experience, providing  trekkers with a glimpse of magnificent natural and built heritage of the state and study of flora and fauna of area.  
Participation is open to all educational institutions, recognized units of YHAI and members of YHAI. 
The base camp is 60 Kms from Jammu. While coming from Jammu by road buses are available at General Bus Stand Jammu City for Udhampur Bus stand. 
While coming by Train- Direct trains are available up to Udhampur. 
While coming by air- The nearest Air Port is Jammu air port. From Jammu airport taxis are available.
CONTACT NUMBER: Dr. Taran Singh-9419147284
                                    PD Mr. K.K. Gandotra-9419194527
                                                        C/O Hotel Tara Palace,  Sant Market,
                                                        Chand Nagar, Jammu-180016.
*Daywise Schedule of the programme:
National Heritage Trek Expedition and Training  Programme route and schedule-
Day 1- Reporting at base camp Udhampur.
Day2-  Via Krimchi by bus to Sankri Dvta-Pancheri.
Day3-13Kms Trek from Pancheri to Katti 
Day4- 12 Kms Trek from Katti  to Sanasar
Day5- 14 Kms Trek from Sansar to Patnitop via Nathatop
Day6- 14 Kms trek from Patnitop to Mantalai
Day7- Transfer by Bus to Udhampur base camp and disperse after evaluation and certificate disbursement. 
Note: The trekkers will report to the base camp at Community center National Highway Udhampur. The fee includes The fee includes simple vegetarian food, accommodation, supervision, expert guidance and equipment for 7 days. 
*Trekking Programme Highlights:
The trek covered the areas with Udhampur as the Base Camp, Karimchi temples of heritage importance. First night halt Udhampur Base camp and 2nd night  halt at  Sankari Devta in Pancheri Forests with rich flora and fauna on way to 3rd  night halt at Katti, 4th  night halt at Sanasar a beautiful meadow with a lake in the centre and perched with Fur forests on all sides is also a hub for Para-droppers. Passing through Natha Top with barren hills and high velocity winds giving a varied experience to the trekkers, 5th night at the world famous tourist resort of Patnitop in thick Deodar forest; 6th night halt at Mantalai where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parwati were married via Gauri Kund where Goddess Parwati used to worship Lord Shiva and Sudh Mahadev where the lord Shiva killed the Demon who was chasing Goddess Parwati. 7th day morning the trekkers tranfered by bus to base camp Udhampur and disperse after evaluation and receiving certificates. These programmes used to be very educative with knowledge about the heritage of the state at Karimchi temples by the experts of Archeological Survey of India, about the wild life by the experts of the Wild Life department at Pancheri, about the flora & fauna and the medicinal plants, herbs and shrubs available in the locality, about the universe and its systems through video show by the faculty members and scholars of the Geology department of the University of Jammu. The video presentation has been prepared under the guidance of  Sh. Mohd. Shafi Pandit I. A. S, National President of the Youth Hostels Association of India which includes the inputs provided by famous tree talk crusader Dr. OP Sharma Vidiarthi IFS . Apart from this personality development programmes were also conducted for the trekkers.


Members desirous of joining the programme may apply on a prescribed Registration Form duly supported by a Medical certificate, which is available, free of cost, with the Units / State Branches of YHAI and National Office. It can also be downloaded from our website
Those who are interested to participate should send registration form duly filled along with Bank Draft of Rs 5000/- and DD should be prepared in the name of “Secretary, Youth Hostels Association of India J&K State Branch payable at  Jammu and sent to Secretary, YHAI J&K State BranchHotel Tara Palace,  Sant Market, Chand Nagar, 
Persons who are unable to join the trek after paying the participation fee, will get a refund of 50% provided their request is received directly in the National office / State Branch office at least 30 days in advance from the date of their reporting. 
*SAFETY & SECURITY: From safety point of view much preparation has gone into the planning of the trek route. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the areas to check all details. While preparing trek care has been taken to ensure safety of the participants, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.


Pucca and tented accommodation is available.
simple vegetarian food and clean drinking water.
*What Trekkers must bring: Trekkers should bring cotton shirts, cotton pants, bed sheet, hunter shoe, sun-cap, woolen jersey, two pairs of socks, torch, water bottle, lunch box, mug, plate, tumbler, toilet set, cold cream, and first aid kit including essential medicines. Lunch Box is must
Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the programme, will be awarded certificates.
SMOKING, USE OF ALCOHOL AND NARCOTICS OF ANY DESCRIPTION ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAMME. Violators will not be allowed further participation in the programme and are liable to be discharged immediately on the spot. Deviation from the set route of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so after finishing the trek and checking out, at their own risk and responsibility.
*Your attention: 
YHAI, J&K State Branch expects the participants to maintain discipline at all times. This will include adherence to the programme schedule in letter and spirit. This being an environment friendly trek, participants are requested not to litter or spoil the trail in any way. They are expected to carry the same with them to deposit at the next camp.
Nearby Tourist Places trekkers can visit after or before joining trekking programme(on own expenses)-
Mata Sri Vaishno Devi Shrine- Udhampur to Katra 25 Kms by train and 39 Kms by road.