National Himalayan Dodital - Darwa Pass Trekking cum Training Expedition (Uttarakhand) 2023
5 / 5 Uttarakhand
NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Shri J.K. Shrivastava
CONTACT NUMBER: 9818097600
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch 5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021
BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:Dodital is a freshwater lake in Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 3,024 metres (9,921 ft). Dodital is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes of India and it is extremely popular with nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Dodital is surrounded by dense Oak Woods, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons with crystal clear water that makes Dodital as an ultimate trekking destination for the trekkers. The lake is full of fishes and is known for some of the rare species like the Himalayan Golden Trout. According to mythological history, Dodital is known as birthplace of Lord Ganesha and witnessed the beheading of the Ganesha by Lord Shiva.
Grading: Easy to Moderate
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
Day 1:Report at Dehradun Railway Station and drive to Uttarkashi Camp (163 kms).
Reach Dehradun Railway Station/Dehradun Hill Bus Station at 08.00 AM. Dedicated transport will be arranged for pickup from Dehradun Railway Station to Uttarkashi. Generally it takes 7-8 hrs depending upon the road conditions. The scenic beauty that you see along the route will definitely make you feel refreshing and like travelling to heaven. Arrival at Uttarkashi by evening and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2:Travel to Sangamchatti by Jeep and trek to Bebra (8 km).
After breakfast, drive to Sangamchatti by vehicle. After reaching Sangamchatti start trek to reach Bebra. From Agoda Village we can see the Dayara Bugyal trail and Bakaria Top from the distance. In starting the trail is little bit incline upto one km after that not so steep and mostly downhill after agoda village upto Bebra. Night stay at Bebra Village.
Day 3:Trek from Bebra Camp to Manjhi (9 km).
After breakfast start trekking to reach Manjhi. From Bebra, the initials half an hour is little bit tiring as trail is steep ascend. Then trail to Manjhi is very scenic and you will get beautiful view of alpine trees and forests. Manjhi is a seasonal village, which is inhabited only in the summer months where you will see the lots of shepherd huts. Night stay in tents near shepherd huts.
Day 4:Trek from Manjhi to Dodital, Stay overnight at Dodital Campsite (5 Km).
After breakfast start trekking to reach Dodital. The trek from Manjhi to Dodital is easy and there is a well maintained route through Rhododendron, Pine and Oak trees. After easy trek we will reach our destination, the scenic lake called Dodital which is famous for its beauty and The Himalayan Trout fish. Night stay at Camp near Dodital Lake.
Day 5:Trek from Dodital to Darwa Top (4150m) and back, Stay at Dodital Campsite (5+5 Km).
Early morning trek up to reach Darwa top with packed breakfast. At this section, enjoy nature with some challenges and excitement. View from the top is amazing and you would be able to see significant peaks like Gangotri group, Bandarpoonch, swargarohini peaks, etc. from the top. Relax at the top for some time and start back towards Dodital an overnight stay at Dodital.
Day 6:Trek from Dodital to Agoda Village (16 km) and transfer to Uttarkashi by Jeep,
Night stay at Uttarkashi Camp. After breakfast trek down to Agoda - an easy 16 km, retracing the same path. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 7:After breakfast, Programme ends.
Programme & route schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
After completing trekkers can visit the following nearest tourist and religious places by own:
1) Harshil, 2) Gartang Gali, and 3)Gangotri: One of the main religious places among the four Char Dham pilgrimage
FEE INCLUSIONS: Inclusive of Accommodation, Transportation, Food, Group Insurance, Forest Entry Fees, Qualified and experienced support staff
REPORTING PLACE: Dehradun Railway Station (Uttarakhand)
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This expedition is open to YHAI members and physically fit.
HOW TO REACH THE REPORTING CAMP:
By Air - Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 27 km approx away from the railway station. All airlines have regular flights to Dehradun. Mostly flights arrival time is around afternoon.
By Bus - Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh by Volvo, Deluxe, semi-deluxe and Uttarakhand State Transport buses. These buses arrive and depart from the Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) near Clement Town. Buses depart from here every 15 minutes to one hour. Other bus terminals in Dehradun are the Mussoorie Bus Station, located at the Dehradun Railway Station which has regular bus services to Uttarkashi.
By Train - Dehradun is connected by regular train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai and Varanasi. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city centre and should take you only ten minutes, depending on traffic. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express, Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others.
Road/Self Drive - A popular tourist destination, Dehradun has a strong road network, which makes for a pleasant driving experience. Dehradun is well connected by road to cities like Delhi by the NH 58 and 72 is approximately a 4 hour drive. Dehradun is also well connected to cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh
HOW TO JOIN:
For offline booking:
Members can also deposit the participation fee in any branch of Canara Bank giving the following details:
Name of Account: Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch
Bank Name: Canara Bank
Branch: 7/48, Diplomatic Enclave, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021
Account No. 0157101030829
Offline Booking Process:
Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by YHAI prescribed Medical Certificate along with or Deposit Slip/NEFT Challan Copy or a DD/Cheque of requisite amount Rs.9500/- in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch” payable at New Delhi
N.B: Booking is based on first come first serve All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. Without admit card and Medical Certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:
Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided.
One-side transportation will be provided from Dehradun to Uttarkashi by Tempo Traveller/Jeep.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
Rucksack (40-60 Ltr.), Small Backpack/Day pack (10-20 Ltr), Trekking Shoes, Floaters/Flip Flops, Socks, Raincoat, Poncho, Torch, Lunchbox, Water bottle, Woolen Garments(Jackets/Sweater, Cap, Gloves, Socks), Sun Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen Cream, Moisturizer, Lip Balm, Goggles, Personal Medical Kit, Soap, Towel, Camera, Power bank, Clothing, Personal Utilities.
Reporting Date :
Seats left :
Reporting Point : Report at Dehradun Railway Station (Uttarakhand)
Accommodation in Home Stay/Tent on sharing basis will be provided.
SAFETY & SECURITY:
Trained/expert camp leaders will be available for guidance. Medicines will be available in the camp. First aid/ basic medical assistance shall be provided. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, The Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch will not be responsible for any accidents, illness and any such unforeseen eventualities.
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.
Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description 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 next camp.
5. Burning of woods during camp fire is strictly prohibited.
6. Medical Certificate is compulsory; you have to summit Medical Certificate at the time of reporting.
Documents required at the time of reporting
1) Admit Card, 2) YHAI Membership Card, 3) Two Passport Photograph, 4) Medical Certificate (Compulsory)
In case you are unable to join this trek you will get 50% of the prog. Fee which is Rs. 4750/- as refund, provided your cancellation request is received on or before 05th September 2023(positively). Any request received after the last date of cancellation will not be considered.
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