YHAI Kandivali MONSOON TREK SCHEDULE 2008


Dear Friends,

Monsoon is hope,

Monsoon is life,

Let’s enjoy life,

With some thrill!

Indeed it is quite exciting and thrilling to trek in clouds. It is lush green and beautiful during the monsoon. Seasonal waterfalls and streams come alive in the jungles and rivers run full. Even an ordinary hill walk is a pleasure during the rainy season. So pack your sack and get ready to have rain-fun filled treks this monsoon.

Here is a trek schedule organized by YHAI, Kandivali Unit for next three months.

Thanks & Regards,

Ms. Dipaali K Bhosle

Organizing Secretary

Dates

Trek

Grade

Details

29th June 08

National Park

Nature trail

[Boriwali]

Easy

Leader

Nagesh Bandekar [Resi: 29672436 from 9to10pm]

Co Leader

Kishore Keny 9820593434

Expenses

Rs.100 Approx

Meeting Point

Kanheri Caves

Time

08:30am

No of Participant

50 only

12-13th July 08

Kohoj

[Palghar Range]

Medium

Leader

Nitin Bhosale 9987385875

Co Leader

Suraj Walke 9892666845

Expenses

Rs. 300 Approx

Meeting Point

Shivaji Park/ Opp. National Park Gate

Time

12th July, 11:00pm Dadar/ 11:30pm Borivali

No of Participant

40

27th July 08

Devbandh Waterfall

[Javhar Range]

Easy

Leader

Ashish Bhandari 9820126457

Co Leader

Sameer Joshi 9892059610

Expenses

Rs. 300 Approx

Meeting Point

Outside Dadar Station

Time

06:30am

No of Participant

40

13-15th August 08

Daulatabad Fort, Ajanta-Ellora

[Aurangabad Range]

Easy

Leader

Sanjiv Vengurlekar 9869174605

Co Leader

Anil Bhandari 9867911009

Expenses

Rs.1000/- Approx

Meeting Point

Dadar Station

Time

13th August, 08:30pm

No of Participant

25

31st August 08

Sankashi

[Panvel Range]

Medium

Leader

Nagesh Bandekar [Resi: 29672436 from 9to10pm]

Co Leader

Paresh Chonkar 9224613499

Expenses

Rs. 250/-

Meeting Point

Outside Dadar station

Time

06:30am

No of Participant

40

20-21st September 08

Thoseghar Waterfall,

Kas Valley,

Sajjangad

[Satara Range]

Easy

Leader

Dipaali Bhosle 9820163953

Co Leader

Kishore Keny 9820593434

Expenses

Rs.1000/- Approx

Meeting Point

Dadar Station

Time

19th Sep, 09:00pm

No of Participant

25

27-28th September 08

Annachatra Nal [Raigad Range]

Difficult

Leader

Vaishali Haldavanekar 9820023188

Co Leader

Paresh Chonkar 9224613499

Expenses

Rs. 550 Approx

Meeting Point

Kalyan Station

Time

26th Sep, 10pm

No of Participant

15

Rules & Regulations:

  1. Confirmation : Members should contact either the Leader or Co-Leader SEVEN DAYS BEFORE the trek for confirmation

  2. For One Day’s Trek members should carry Pack-Lunch
  3. The Organization, organizers or any member thereof shall not be held responsible for loss of any valuable personal articles. Members are requested not to carry any valuable articles such as gold/silver chain, etc. along with them
  4. Smoking and consumption of Alcohol is strictly prohibited
  5. Unit reserves its right to cancel the entire Programme or change the schedule of the Programme
  6. Members are requested to collect their Identity Cards within two months from the date of submitting their Membership Forms
  7. All costs mentioned above are approximate. The above costs do not include transport cost of the travel by participants till the meeting point. Actual cost will be declared at the end of the trek, which shall be at actual
  8. Friends are welcomed for the trek. But we encourage all to avail the benefits of being members of “Youth Hostels Association of India”. The charges for non-members; if the trek expenses are below Rs.100 then Rs.25/- & if above Rs100 then Rs.50/-

For National/State Level Programmes kindly contact YHAI, Maharashtra State Branch on 24126004

GENERAL TREKKING TIPS

What to Wear

Wear full pants and preferably full sleeves T-shirt.

Wear a pair of shoes which are in good condition and comfortable

Wear nylon socks, as these tend to dry quickly.

And wear a light waterproof jacket - windcheaters are no good

Things to Carry

- The basic things to carry are T-shirt, a small footprint track pants

- A bottle of water and a cap are a must

- Youth Hostel’s Membership I-card/Receipt, notepad and pen

- A handkerchief and a towel

- Carry a pair of light slippers

- Torch or Headlamp

- Some medicine like Crocin and something for your stomach

- Carry a pair of sunglasses too

- Carry cotton wool, some antiseptic ointment, a roll of light bandage, scotch tape, a pair of scissors, and pair of tweezers to remove thorns if they get into your skin.

- Sufficient food for one-day trek

- While rain-cheaters are a must, you may want to also carry woolens, just in case

The most important thing - wrap everything you carry in sealed plastic bags

AND put it in BACK PACK, no plastic bags any travel bags please

On Trek

Listen to your leader,

Wait for all personnel to arrive before going on

Groups should never separate

When trails become narrow, walk in single line

In event of Lost

...many trekkers have become lost by wandering off alone - stubbornly choosing their own way over the majority's voice. If nightfall is closing and the intended destination is not visible, head towards the nearest settlement. Do not struggle on regardless risking a potentially fatal night out in the cold. In jungle, always move towards a ridge top, paths will invariably be found there.

In valley bottoms, always move downstream towards lower ground where the likelihood of settlements is greater. Pneumonia and hypothermia are the main causes of death for lost trekkers.

So take all precautions and Happy Trekking . . .

For any other details or queries contact : Ashish - 9820126457, Kishore - 9820593434

E-mail us : yhaikandivali[at]yahoo.co.in

On Orkut : http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=27325016

On Yahoogroup : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yhai_kandivali/

Youth Hostel Membership

Any Resident of India can apply for Youth Hostels Membership.

A non-Indian on production of proof of stay for more than a year for studies/training etc, as sanctioned by the Govt. of India, can enroll as a member of the YHA of India.

Once you become a member you are entitled to stay in any Youth Hostels worldwide with minimal costs

The Membership year runs from 1st Oct. to 31st Dec. of the following year, i.e. 15 months.

Membership Options

S.No.

Particulars

Fees

1.

Life Membership

Rs. 1500/-

2.

Two Year Membership

Rs. 200/-

3.

One Year Membership

Rs. 100/-

4.

Junior Membership

Rs. 50/-

5.

Institutional Membership One Year

Rs. 500/-

6.

Institutional Membership Five Year

Rs. 2000/-


We, Kandivali Unit are authorized to enroll YHAI members and issue Membership Cards.

Contact : Mr. Ashish Bhandari 9820126457 or Mr. Kishore Keny on 9820593434

For Institutions membership contact Delhi Office on 91-11-26110250a