Eastern Ghats Cycling cum Training Expedition-2017


  • Youth hostel, beside YMCA, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam - 24th Nov, 2017
  • 4N/5D Fee Rs.3500/- +Bkg Amt rs.175/-)
  • Food , Accommodation and Technical knowhow. Insurance
2017 24 Nov
2017 24 Nov
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* BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:                               

Aruku Valley: It is located 114 km from Vishakhapatnam, close to the Odissa State border. The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserve Forests which are part of Araku Valley is rich in biodiversity. This valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is one of the highest in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is 1700 mm, bulk of which is received during June–October.

Araku is popular for its famous coffee plantations. India’s first tribal growers organic coffee brand was launched in the Araku Valley in 2007. The premium organic "Araku Emerald" brand of coffee sells globally. Thousands of tribal’s in the Agency area are engaged in coffee cultivation as farm hands or small farmers.

Youth Hostels Association of India, Andhra Pradesh State Branch proudly presents a unique Eastern Ghats Cycle expedition 2017 during November in coordination with Ukkunararam unit.

* HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Participants have to report at Youth hostel, beside YMCA, Beach Road,Visakhapatnam base camp by 3.00 PM. Those participants who desire to have their bicycles to be transported to the base camp (Should inform at the time of Registration) should handover Bicycles to the Organizers at the base camp.

* Schedule of the Programme:

DAY 1: Participants have to report at Youth hostel, beside YMCA, Beach Road,Visakhapatnam base camp by 3.00 PM. Those participants who desire to have their bicycles to be transported to the Higher camp (Should inform at the time of Registration) should handover Bicycles to the Organizers at the base camp

  07:00 PM Training/Acclimatization

DAY 2: Participants will be shifted to Sunkarametta camp, Trial  cycling/ acclimatization.

Night  Halt at Sunkarametta – Dinner – Dhimsa Dance (Depends on availability).

DAY 3:

00:07 AM Breakfast

00:08 AM Departure to Kinchumanda via Baski

 DAY 4:

06:30 AM Breakfast--- Departure to Aruku via Chaaparai – Varra – MRO Office- Aruku

DAY 5: 06:30 AM Breakfast--- Departure to Sunkarametta via Ghaneli, followed by Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity Group will break at noon

* WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Any member of the Association who is physically fit can join the programme.

* HOW TO JOIN: Offline booking.-Members desirous of  joining this program may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by a latest passport size Photo, Deposit the Registration fees  at our Bank Account no. 35195966786 . IFS CODE-SBIN0008054, State Bank Of India, Ukkunagaram Branch,   send the counterfoil along with the registration form to us at the following address.

Mr. Ch Ravi Paul, Secretary-AP State Branch,

Q.NO.112/C, Sector-4, Ukkunagaram, Visakhapatnam-530032

Contact Information:

NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR  :         Mr. Ch Ravi Paul, State Secretary-AP State Branch,

CONTACT NUMBER:                                                       Program Director: P.Srinivas Rao,  08985080595

Field Director: P. Satyanandam  09440 178232

EMAIL ADDRESS:                                                             ravibayya@gmail.com

COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS:                                    Q.no.112/C, Sector-4, Ukkunagaram, Visakhapatnam-530032,                                                                                                                              Andhrapradesh 

* CANCELLATION RULES: In case you are unable to join the trek after paying the participation fee, you will get a refund of Rs 1750- provided your written request is received directly in the office of YHAI Andhra Pradesh State Branch or by email to “ravibayya@gmail.com” on or before 5th November 2017. No refund will however, be admissible for cancellations received after 5th Nov 2017. SMS/ Phone calls or WhatsApp shall not be considered for cancellation. Kindly note that in case of cancellation please give bank details to refund by NEFT.



* ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES:   Tented accommodation.

* FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:  Simple vegetarian food and tap water/packed will be supplied.

* WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: : Cycle✪ Cycle Helmet  Pads for Elbows and Knees  ✪ Bed Sheet ✪ Woolen Jersey ✪ Trekking Shoe with Socks ✪ Sun Cap ✪ Light Rain Coat ✪ Torch Light ✪ Water Bottle ✪ Lunch Box ✪ Mug ✪ Plate ✪ SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and pains taking preparation has gone into the planning of the Trek route. Our experienced field staff and camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all the details. While every care has been taken to ensure your safety & health, the YHAI, AP State Branch  cannot  be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.

* ADDITIONAL NOTES: The program schedule and routes are subject to change without prior notice.(YHAI is not responsible for any breakage or damage of Cycles during the transportation still we take every care while transporting the Cycles.) Complementary: Cap and T.ShirtSpoon ✪Toilet Kit ✪ Cold Cream ✪ Camera (Optional)..

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