NATIONAL HIMALAYAN DALHOUSIE SNOW TREKKING CUM TRAINING EXPEDITION 2023-24
5 / 5 DALHOUSIE
Program Coordinator: Mr. Gulzar: 09419207024
Mr. Zahid: 09906535012
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: Youth Hostels Association of India is organizing the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition in the Dalhousie region of Western Himalayas for the last 27 years. On a popular demand from our members we are once again organizing this expedition from the 09th of December-2023 to the 31st December. 2023 Dalhousie is the very beautiful Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh. Spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar Mountains are also visible from this enchanting town. Come and see what lies beyond the hills, peep into unseen and have a feel of snow. You are welcome to join this trail on any day during the scheduled period.
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
# Day 1: Reporting at Base Camp YH Dalhousie
(6,460 ft ft )
# Day 2: Training/Acclimatization
# Day 3: Base camp Trek to Kalatop ( 8000 ft )
# Day4: Kalatop camp to Khajjiar camp- 11km/
# Day 5: Khajjiar camp to Mangla camp- 11km/
# Day 6: After breakfast transfer by bus from
Mangla camp to Base Camp. Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity
& Check out after lunch.
Note: Route and Schedule of the programme may
change without prior notice based on the local condition.
*IMPORTANT: Please read all the instructions
regarding the programme carefully before booking the same (including the cancellation policy).
Members desirous of joining this programme may
apply online duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate".
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Bus Service: Regular bus service from
Delhi, Pathankot and other parts of Punjab. Roadways buses and private taxis
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Cantt. On
main Delhi/ Howrah- Jammu section of Northern Railways.
By Air: While Dalhousie does not have its
own airport, cities close to this hill station do have one. The closest
domestic airport is in Pathankot which is just 75 kilometers away from
Dalhousie but is connected to New Delhi only. The second nearest airport
is Gaggal airport which is in the Kangra district and is approximately140
kilometers away from the town. You can hire a bus from Kangra to Dalhousie,
which will charge a nominal fee of INR 150 only or take a private cab/taxi
Reporting Date :
Seats left :
Reporting Point : Youth Hostel Dalhousie
HOW TO JOIN: Online
Booking Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online by
paying requisite program fee along with online booking amount Rs. 8000/-
We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit
Card payment on www.yhaindia.org for online payments.
After successful transaction Admit Card will
be generated. Participant has to carry two copy of "Admit
Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" (Validity 30 days
only)& "Membership Card"(Print out of membership card may also be
accepted) at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.
Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this
programme may apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form"
duly supported by a along with a Demand Draft of requisite amount of Rs 8000/- in favour of “ Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi.
The Trekking registration Form and Demand Draft may be sent to following
Trekking Department, National Office
Youth Hostels Association of India
5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi –
110021, Contact: 011-45999015
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: YHAI provides nutritious, vegetarian and
good quality meals which includes Morning tea, breakfast, packed lunch,
evening tea (in the camp), dinner and after dinner tea/coffee/Bournvita, shall
be provided. Please bring your own plates, mugs, spoons etc.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
Lunch Box (For Pack Lunch)
Thermal Flask or Water Bottle
Monkey Woolen Cap
Trekking Shoes (Preferably Waterproof, high
ankle, & Nonskid)
Good Winter Jackets
Passport Size Photographs
ID Proof Original and Xerox
Sandal or Chappal (Washable & quick dry).
Socks- Cotton & woolen 4 pair (One pair
only for night time).
Trousers (Light weight, no jeans, no cargo
preferably quick dry).
Inner Garments (as per requirement).
Cotton T-shirts (Full & Half sleeves
Trek Suite (Complete set).
Wind Cheater(Upper & Lower with hoods,
preferable water repelled).
Rain Coat Set.
Sweater or Woolen Jersey.
Good quality Jacket.
Woolen & Water proof Gloves.
Sun Cap & Woolen Cap.
Sun Glass (Polarized will be best).
Rucksack (If you have a good one, otherwise
will be provided by YHAI).
Torch (With spare cells).
Boroline, Vaseline, Sun protection Cream (SPF
30 & above).
Medicine (As per your personal requirement).
Camera with spare cells (Optional).
Personal Things use your at home.
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparations
have done into the planning of routes for your safety. Our Field Staffs have
been visiting the area to check all in details, every care has been taken to
ensure safety. Youth Hostels Association of India Can Not Be Held
Responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen casualties. If
Participants desire to join and other activities they may do so at their own
cost and responsibility and only after finishing the program and checking out.
Notice to Participants:
1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics
of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not
allowed for the entire duration of the camp.
3. 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, water bottle or anything left by trekkers on the way,
please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.
4. Burning of wood during camp fire is
strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable Material in West Bengal
is an offence.
* 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.
*Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship for
underprivileged Girls: YHAI
announced Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for
underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Girls
whose family income is less than Rs.100000/- p.a. can avail this
scholarship. Applicant has to submit the salary certificate of their
parents. In case of Business, she has to submit their income on an affidavit.
Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by
relevant document / certificates.
*Adventure Scholarship for Physically
Challenged Youth: YHAI
announced 50% adventure scholarships of to physically challenged youth
(including deaf & dumb) for YHAI adventure activities. Deserving
participants may apply to the National Office YHAI, on a plain paper supported
by relevant documents/certificates (Disability Certificate).
*Off the beaten Siddharth Scholarship for
underprivileged Young Men & Women :YHAI
announced 50% Off the Beaten Track Siddharth Scholarship of the program fee to
provide underprivileged Young Men & Women less than 30 years of age with an
opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure activities/ programs by YHAI in
various parts of the country. Underprivileged Young Men & Women whose
family income is less than Rs. 250000/- p.a can avail this scholarship by
applying to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document/
certificates through their respective State Branch.
1) Participants booked online will do online cancellation minimum 10 days prior to your reporting date.
2) Participants booked offline will inform their cancellation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, minimum 10 days prior to your reporting date.
Only cancellation done as per above method will be eligible for credit shell. The below cancellation policy will however not be applicable if the request reaches short of 10 days prior to reporting date and shall not be eligible for credit shell.
1) In case you are unable to join the programme due to any reason, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2024. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of seat.
2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance amount in any of the Trek till Dec 2024.
3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the differential amount.
4) Program opted using the Credit Shell cannot be cancelled again.
5) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also. The seats thus transferred cannot be retransferred or cancelled.
6) The credit shell can only be used in booking of adventure programs organised by YHAI. The credit shell will not be used in taking memberships and hostel bookings.
Note: If any program will be cancelled due to Natural Calamity / Government Restriction / Cancellation of Permission or any other reasons , Yhai will be accountable only for program fees and not other expenses which participants have made for joining the program. In these circumstances the decision for participation fees will be considered by the Yhai and will be bound to all.
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