Saurkundi Pass Trek
[Reporting Dates: 25th Apr to 25th May, 2007]
Participants can report on any date between above mentioned reporting dates subject to availability of seats.
Youth Hostels Association of India introduced this trek last year and got a overwhelming response. Sarkundi PassOn a strong demand of a large segment of YHAI members, we are organising Saurkundi Pass Trek this year also in the Kullu- Manali Valley of Himachal Pradesh .

Saurkundi Pass trail, one of the most popular trails in the Pirpanjal Range is being activated with additional attractions.

Himachal has been referred to as the land of Gods and Goddesses, snow-clad mountains and perennial streams with crystal clean water. Its beautiful valleys present extensive forests and picturesque meadows dotted with a variety of flora and fauna which beckon the young adventure lovers to come and experience the serene and calm atmosphere of all pervading nature.

Himachal is the ultimate destination for adventure sports. Trekking through the Pirpanjal with beautiful trails passes the charm of all momentary actions.


SAURKUNDI PASS trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of Kullu Valley with. Segli, Maylee and Longa Thatch as its beauty spots. Base camp Babeli is famous for its cool and pleasant climate with tall pine trees. Doura Thatch can be literally called the little Siachin where one can experience the challenge of nature in full fury during spine chilling cold nights. The splendid views of snowy peaks offer an endless feast to the eyes. Longa Thatch. Fascinate the trekkers with sweet grasses, wild flowers and ferns and a variety of birds.
Come and join the Saurkundi Pass Trek and explore the beauty of unspoilt Parvati Valley.
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Purpose of the Programme
The purpose of the programme is to expose the YHAI members to a greater adventure and to rough out the rigors of plodding through snow with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting national integration.
Age
The minimum age for joining these expeditions is 15 years. This condition will be adhered to strictly.
Fee
Rs. 2,050 /- per head, which will cover stay in tented accommodation, simple nutritious vegetarian food, guidance, equipment and insurance. You will however, bear the to and fro travel expenses from your home town to the Base Camp and back.
How to Reach
Saurkundi Pass Trail: For Saurkundi Pass trail, our base camp is at Babeli which is on Kullu Manali Highway . It is 7 kms from Kullu Bus stand. Direct bus services are also available from ISBT Delhi ,Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab to Kullu-Manali . Sarkundi Pass
Trek Map
Schedule of Programme
You may choose to report at the base camp on any day from 25th Apr to 25th May, 2007.

The schedule will be as follows.
Day 1 Report at Base Camp (Youth Hostel Babeli) -ht. 4,000 ft.
Day 2 Acclimatization and Orientation.
Day 3 Rock Climbing
Day 4 Trek to Youth Hostel Segli - ht. 7,100 ft. (8 km) 5 hrs.
Day 5 Trek to Youth Hostel Hora Thatch - ht. 9,000 ft. (10 km) 7 hrs.
Day 6 Trek to Youth Hostel Maylee Thatch - ht. 10,500 ft. (6 km) 9 hrs.
Day 7 Trek to Youth Hostel Doura - ht. 11,300 ft. (10 km) 7 hrs.
Day 8 Trek to Youth HosteI Longa Thatch - ht.10,800 ft. (12km) 8hrs. via Saurkundi Pass(12,900 ft.).
Day 9 Trek to Youth Hostel Lekhni - ht. 8 ,100 ft. (10 km) 4 hrs.
Day 10 Trek up to Manali Town(Aalloo Ground) road head, transfer by bus to Babeli Base Camp, Valedictory function.
Day 11 Group breaks after breakfast
Things to bring along with you for the trek
Rucksack (if you have one), shirts, pants/jeans, (woollen/Cotton), woollen jersey, thick jacket, woollen muffler/balaclava, gloves, inner garments (woollen / Cotton), three to four pairs of thick woolen socks, light rain coat, goggles (other than blue color), torch with extra batteries, water bottle, lunch box, enameled or steel mug or tumbler, plate, spoon, face cold cream, soap, towel, toilet paper, adhesive plaster, talcum powder and first-aid kit including medicines you use normally. Directly Molded Sole (DMS)/Snow Shoes or trekking boots are a must for walking on snow.
Safety
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trek routes for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
Deviation from the set route of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the trek and checking out.
How to Apply
Members desirous of joining this program may apply on the Registration Form duly supported by Medical Certificate, which is available free of cost from units / state branches and National Office. Available forms on this site are:

Enrolment Form-For Non-Members
Registration Form
Medical Form

You can print these forms and send dully filled forms on the address given below in this page along with Demand Draft of Participation Fee drawn in favour of "National Secretary, Y.H.A. of India" and payable at Delhi.
To register online click here.
Certificates
Participants who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the programme, will be awarded certificates. Programme Schedule / Route Programme Schedule and Routes are subject to change without prior notice.
Cancellations
In case you are unable to join the trek after paying the participation fee, you will get Rs. 1,025/- as refund of participation fee provided your request is received directly in the National Office at least 7 days in advance from the date of your reporting. No refund will, however, be admissible if such notice falls short of 7 days
Adventure Scholarships for the Physically Challenged Youth
YHAI announces 50 Adventure Scholarships of Rs.1025/- each to the physically challenged youth including deaf and dumb for these expeditions. Deserving youth may apply to the National Office, on a plain paper, duly supported by relevant certificates.
Special Casual Leave
The Trekking Expeditions 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. 28016/89- Estt(A), dated 25th October, 1989. Participants working for Central Government, 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 a calendar year.
Photographic Competition
After the completion of each trekking expedition, photographic competition is held for which attractive cash prizes and certificates are awarded. You may also send your entries on the following subjects:
   Nature (Birds, Flowers, Wildlife, Scenic beauty),
   Camping,
   Trekking.
The size of the prints should be 8"x10". Please give brief details of the location of the subjects and also your name, address and group number on the reverse of the photograph. YHAI has the right to retain/use even the entries which are not selected for awards with due acknowledgement/compensation. Last date for submitting entries is 31st July, 2007.
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Your Attention
Please note that this is an environment friendly trek. Do not litter any wrappers or spoil the trail in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or any thing left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you for deposit at the base camp. We will be selecting and appointing two environ-leaders per group. If you have an inclination and an eye for environment protection, we will be glad to receive your particulars along with your registration form.
IMPORT OF ANY BIO NON DEGRADABLE MATERIAL IN HIMACHAL PRADESH IS AN OFFENCE
WARNING:
Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited.
Smoking, use of alcohols and narcotics of any description are strictly prohibited during the course of the programme.
(For further information please write with self-addressed stamped envelope to)

National Secretary, Youth Hostels Association of India
5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110 021

Tel.: 26110250  Fax: 011- 26113469
Email: trekking@yhaindia.org
Website : www.yhaindia.org
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