Eastern Ghats Cycling cum Training Expedition-2018


  • Sunkarametta church by 12noon, Sunkarametta - 10th Nov-2018
  • 3N/4D(Rs 3700 +Bkg Chrg Rs185/-)
  • Food ,Accommodation and Technical knowhow. Insurance
2018 10 Nov
2018 10 Nov
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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 2018 during November in coordination with Ukkunararam unit.
#DAY 1: Participants have to report at Sunkarametta church by 12noon, Cycling to Dandabaadi junction, 07:00 PM Training, Orientation and Instruction. Dinner – Dhimsa Dance (Depends on availability).
#DAY 2: Cycling to Kinchumanda, Night  Halt at Kinchumanda 
#DAY 3: Cycling to Araku via Chaparaai, Night  Halt at Araku
#DAY 4: Cycling to Sunkarametta,  Certificate Distribution and Recreation Ceremony &  group will break at Noon   
NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR  : Mr. Ch Ravi Paul, State Secretary-AP State Branch,
CONTACT NUMBER: Field Director: Md.M.Ibrahim 9440042366
EMAIL ADDRESS: apstateyhai@gmail.com
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: Q.no.112/C, Sector-4, Ukkunagaram, Visakhapatnam-530032
Any member of the Association who is physically fit can join the programme.
Participants have to report at Sunkarametta church by 12noon, Sunkarametta is connected with all busses reaching  Araku, from Visakhapatnam Bus Stand, there are frequent buss to reach Araku
*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
*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 “apstateyhai@gmail.com” on or before 25th October  2018. No refund will however, be admissible for cancellations received after25th Oct 2018. 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 and school buildings
*FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:  Simple vegetarian food and tap water/packed will be supplied
*WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: Bed Sheet ✪ Woolen Jersey ✪  Shoe with Socks ✪ Sun Cap ✪ Light Rain Coat ✪ Torch Light ✪ Water Bottle ✪ Lunch Box ✪ Mug ✪ Plate ✪ Spoon ✪Toilet Kit ✪ Cold Cream ✪ Camera (Optional).
*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