National Himalayan Kedarkantha Winter Trekking Cum Training Expedition 2023-24
5 / 5 Mussoorie
Program Coordinator: Mr. Navin C Tiwari: 08802312807
* About Program:
The trek route offers a breathtaking view of
snowy mountains, peaks, deodar & pine forest, waterfalls, bugyals (high
altitude meadow), wildlife and rare Himalayan birds. One can view the
majestic peaks of Swragarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kala Nag from a close
range. For ages, the land has been known for temples and shrines with
sacred mythological attachments. Duryodhana, the eldest of Kauravas, is
worshipped here. This trek route is virtually a paradise for the
botanists, bird watchers, photographers, nature lovers, foot loose trekkers and
anyone connected with nature in exploring and learning in an unconventional
MANDATORY: Trekking Medical Certificate will
be compulsory at the time of reporting only (with 30 days of validity ) duly
signed by registered Medical Practitioner (MBBS / MD only) along with his
registration no. and stamp. Please bring xerox copy of Admit card, Membership
Card, ID Proof Card, two passport size photographs and Medical Certificate (Orginal).
Trek Level: Moderate to Tough
Day Wise Schedule
Day 1: Report at Transit
Camp Youth Hostel Mussoorie by 4.00 p.m. Day 2: Move at 07.00 am from Mussoorie Transit Camp to Shri
Daanveer Karan Sewashram, Madhavpuram, Naitwar, Dist: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
(transportation will be paid by the participant) Day 3: Orientation, Training and acclimatization
walk. Day 4: Trek from Naitwar to Ganka ka
Thatch / Julota Thatch -Trek of approx 4 Hours- Height - 8900 ft’approx. Day 5: Trek from Ganka ka Thatch / Julota
Thatch to Pukhrola Thatch –Trek of 4.5 Hours -Height 10800 ft’ approx.
Kedarkantha Summit can clearly be seen by this point and is only 2.5 km away from
this point. Day 6: Trek from Pukhrola Thatch to Summit
Kedarkantha-Height 12500 ft’ and return back to Pukhrola Thatch for hot Lunch
after hot lunch participants will have to decend Akhoti Thatch which
takes 3 hours to reach(altitude 8900ftapprox). Day 7: Akhoti Thatch to Naitwar Base Camp -
Trek of 3.5 Hours followed by Certificate Distribution and Recreation
Activity. Day 8: Checkout from Naitwar Base Camp after
* Who can Participate:
The minimum and maximum age for a YHAI member
to join the program is 18 years to 60 Years, YHAI membership is mandatory
to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Underage and over
age will not be considered in any case. Members desirous of joining this
programme may apply online duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate"
* How to Participate:
Members desirous of joining this program may
apply online through our website www.yhaindia.org, or, through
offline mode by sending the prescribed registration form duly supported by a
Medical Certificate, along with a DD amount 9500/- of requisite amount in favor
of “Youth Hostels Association of India”, payable at New Delhi. Members can also
apply through the State Branch or Local Unit of YHAI.
Below are the account details to deposit the
fees in offline mode:
Name of the Account: Youth Hostels Association
Account Number: 1736000100169954
is based on a first come first serve basis. All Offline Booking confirmation is
subject to availability of seats. Without an “Admit Card” do not claim your
registration as confirmed.
* Notice to Participant:
YHAI membership card or Receipt of payment for
membership fees and Admit card, original “Trekking Medical Certificate” &
two latest “Passport Size Photographs” are a must to enter into
the Base Camp. Without these documents participating members will not be
allowed at Base Camp.
* Safety & Security:
Extensive and painstaking preparations have
gone into the planning of the trekking route for your safety. Our field staff and
experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all the details.
While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association
of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness or any type of
Reporting Date :
Seats left :
Reporting Point : Mussoorie Transit Camp, Youth Hostel Mussoorie
*WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
Trekking Shoes (Preferably Water proof, highankle, & Nonskid).
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 both).
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.
Bandana or Throat Cover.
Sun Cap & Woolen Cap.
Sun Glass (Polarized will be best).
Ruck Sack (If you have good one, otherwise will be provided by YHAI).
Torch (With spare cells).
Water Bottle & Water Purifier.
Lunch Box,leak proof (For Packed Lunch).
Plate, Mug, Spoon.
Needle & Thread with spare Buttons.
Boroline, Vaseline, Sun protection Cream (SPF 30 & above).
Pen & Note Book.
Medicine (As per your personal requirement).
Camera with spare cells (Optional)
Trekking Equipment are available on Rental Basis
* How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which lies approximately 175 kilometres away from base camp and offers daily flights from New Delhi.
Being a popular tourist destination, Mussoorie is well-connected with a network of buses & taxis. The proximity to Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand makes Mussoorie more accessible.
Dehradun is well connected by Train network. Participants may select suitable trains.
Food & Supplies:
Simple, nutritious & sumptuous meals.
* Accommodation Facilities:
Built up Dormitory/Tented Accommodations.
* Special Casual leave:
The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India has 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/ PAN Card copy 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.
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 (SALARY CERTIFICATE & PAN CARD DETAILS) & 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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