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The Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) is a charitable organisation, providing budget hostel accommodation in India. Being a member of the Hostelling International(HI) federation, YHAI is primarily an accommodation provider and supports this with the provision of food and drink, educational packages to support school groups using hostels since 1970’s.

As a part of increasing tourism and youth travelers,  YHAI organizes several budget Himalayan treks via the National Office at Delhi and through its state offices. The budget-friendly trekking events are as below:

YHAI Budget HIMALAYAN Treks:

YHAI budget himalayan expeditions includes the below:

  1. 1. Hampta Pass & Chandertal | National Himalayan trekking cum training expedition- (Manali-Himachal Pradesh)
  2. 2. Kashmir Great Lakes | National Himalayan Trekking Cum Training Expedition(J&K)
  3. 3. National Mountain Biking Cum Training Expedition Leh
  4. 4. Manali – Leh – Khardungla: | National Mountain Cycling Cum Training Expedition
  5. 5. National Family Adventure Cum Training Camp Leh
  6. 6. Motorbike Delhi – Leh – Delhi | National Himalayan Expedition
  7. 7. National Himalayan Trekking Cum Training Expedition- Roop Kund [The Mysterious Lake]

1. Hampta Pass & Chandertal | National Himalayan trekking cum training expedition – (Manali-Himachal Pradesh)

Hampta Pass Yhai Trekking Leh Manali

Hampta Pass Camp | Photo by Raja Selvaraj (CC BY 2.0)

Start Date: 15-Aug-2018
End Date: 05-Sep-2018
Duration: 9D/8N
Reporting Point: 15 Miles Base Camp Dist- Kullu (H.P.)
Fees: Rs.6825/- Per Participant(Inclusive of boarding, lodging (simple Veg Food), equipment, group insurance, forest entry, and trekking.)

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 01: Reporting & Orientation at 15 Miles Base Camp Dist- Kullu (H.P.)
  • Day 02: Acclimatization walk and guidance & briefing for packing bags for higher camps.
  • Day 03: Trek to Sethan (9184 feet). Night halt at Sethan (8 km, 4hrs)
  • Day 04: Sethan to Chikka (10824 feet) Night halt at Chikka (8 km, 4hrs)
  • Day 05: Chikka to Balu Ghera (11808 feet) Night halt at Balu Ghera (10 Kms, 5 to 6hrs)
  • Day 06: Balu Ghera to Hampta pass and Night halt at Siagoru (10824 feet) (13 Kms 8 hrs)
  • Day 07: Siagouru to Chattru (9512 feet) (9 km, 3 to 4 hours downhill walk to Chattru. Transfer from Chattru to Chandertal by Jeep.
  • Day 08: Chandertal to Kullu basecamp (transfer by bus/jeep via Rohtang Pass & overnight stay at Kullu basecamp).
  • Day 09: Checkout after breakfast

Booking & other details: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/yhai-trekking

*Note: program schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice

2. Kashmir Great Lakes | National Himalayan Trekking Cum Training Expedition(J&K)

Kashmir Great Lakes Yhai Trekking

Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek | Photo by Alosh Bennett (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Start Date: 10-Aug-2018
End Date: 25-Aug-2018
Duration: 9N/10D
Reporting Point: J&K
Fee: Rs.8400/- Per Participant( Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodging, Equipments, Group Insurance, Forest entry, Trekking)

Schedule of Programme:

  • Day 1: Reporting at Sonamarg Base Camp (8792 ft)
  • Day 2: Acclimatization walk
  • Day 3: Orientation
  • Day 4: Trek to Nichnai camp(11948 ft) (10 km)
  • Day 5: Trek to Vishnusar Camp (12152 ft) 9km. Via Nichnai Pass (13458 ft)
  • Day 6: Trek to Gadsar (10777 ft) 10 KM. Via Gadsar Pass (13763 ft)
  • Day 7: Trek to Satsar’(11860 ft) 12 km.
  • Day 8: Trek to Gangabal’(11482 ft) 10 km via Zach Pass (13428 ft)
  • Day 9: Trek to Naranag village (10km) transfer to Base Camp By bus.
  • Day 10: Check out after Breakfast

Booking & other details: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/yhai-trek

3. National Mountain Biking Cum Training Expedition Leh

Start Date: 01-Aug-2018
End Date: 05-Aug-2018
Duration: 8D/7N
Fees: Rs.7875/- Per Participant(Fooding, lodging, equipments and group insurance)
Reporting Point: G.H Road, Skara, Leh- Ladakh 194101(J&K)
Landmark: Kartse Gompa.

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day-01: Reporting At Leh (11,500 Ft.)
  • Day-02: Acclimatization & Orientation
  • Day-03: Transfer to Lamayuru (Trial Ride of Bike)
  • Day-04: Ride to Skurbuchan (43 Km, 9750 Ft,)
  • Day-05: Ride to Sakar-2 (38 Km, Via Sanjak , 10.550 Ft)
  • Day-06: Ride To Heniskot (25 km.Via.Khangral ,11.400 Ft)
  • Day-07: Ride to Lamaruyu (27 Km. Crossing Fotula Pass, 13450 Ft – Highest peak point between Srinagar & Leh) Transfer to Leh Camp.
  • Day-08: Camp breaks after Breakfast (09-00 a.m.)

Booking & more details: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/leh-expedition

* Note: Program schedule and route of the expedition are subject to change without prior notice.

4. National Mountain Biking Cum Training Expedition Leh

Valley of flowers Uttarakhand

Valley of flowers | Photo by Alosh Bennett (CC BY 2.0)

Start Date: 15-July-2018
End Date: 30-Aug-2018
Duration: 8N/9D
Fees: Rs.7088/- Per Participant( Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodgings, Trekking and Group Insurance)
Reporting Point:

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 1 – Report at Base Camp, Rishikesh.before 4: 00 pm
  • Day 2 – Rishikesh to Joshimath – 275kms by bus (full day)
  • Day 3 – Joshimath to Govindghat by bus and to Ghagaria by Trek 13 km
  • Day 4 – Ghagaria to Valley of Flowers and back (4 + 4 km) Trek
  • Day 5 – Ghagaria to Hemkunt Sahib and back (5 + 5 km ) Trek
  • Day 6 – Ghagaria to Govind Ghat 13 km Trek and to Badrinath by bus Journey of 25 km
  • Day 7 – Badrinath to Vasudhara and return to Badrinath Treck (8+8 km)
  • Day 8 – Badrinath to Rishikesh – 310 km full day bus journey
  • Day 9 – Check out after breakfast

Booking & Other Details: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/yhai-valley-of-flowers-trek

*Note: Program Schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice.

Read more: Valley Of Flowers: How to Reach, Trekking, Budget Stay and Place Details

5. Manali – Leh – Khardungla | National Mountain Cycling Cum Training Expedition

Khardung La

Khardung La, Leh | Photo by Ankit Kumar

Start Date: 07-July-2018
End Date: 09-Aug-2018
Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Fees: Rs. 24150/-(Inclusive of High-calorie Food at all camps, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance and forest entry)
Reporting Point: 15 Miles Base Camp Dist- Kullu (H.P.)

HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: The base camp is at 15 Miles, near the end of Span Resort. Get down at Ballu’s Cafe – Baba Deluxe Dhaba on the Delhi- Kullu Manali National Highway. Regular bus services are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab to Kullu Manali. Nearest railheads are Ambala and Chandigarh. Nearest Airport is Bhuntar.

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 1: Reporting at 15 Miles Base Camp.
  • Day 2: Equipment distribution.
  • Dar 3: Acclimatization and Test Ride.
  • Day 4: 15 Miles to Marhi (56km).
  • Day 5: Marhi- Sishu (3100 mt) (45 km) CROSS ROHTANG PASS (3978 mt).
  • Day 6: Sishu-Jispa (3142 mt.) (59km).
  • Day 7: Jispa-Zing Zing bar (4150 mt.) (38 Km).
  • Day 8: Zing Zing bar- Sarchu Plain (4253 mt.) (54 km) CROSS BARALACHA LA (4892 mt)
  • Day 9: Sarchu Plain-Whisky Nala (4700 mt.) (45 km)
  • Day 10: Whisky Nala- Pang (4240 mt.) (29 km) CROSS LACHULUNG LA (5019 mt)
  • Day 11: Pang – Debring (4572 mt.) (50 km) CROSS MORE PLAINS
  • Day 12: Debring- Rumtse (48 km) CROSS TANGLANG LA (5329 mt)
  • Day 13: Rumtse – Leh 76 K.M. (3500 mt.)
  • Day 14: Participants will go to Khardungla from Leh by bus and same day will be returned to Leh
  • Day 15: Check out after Breakfast

Booking and for more info: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/adventure-programme

*Note: Program Schedule and route is subject to change without prior notice. There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Leh- Ladakh region, only postpaid services are functional.

6. National Family Adventure Cum Training Camp Leh

ladakh-trekking
Ladakh Expedition

Start Date: 07-May-2018
End Date: 11-Oct-2018
Duration: 6D/5N
Fees: 9450/-(including Vegetarian food, accommodation, supervision)
Reporting Point: International Youth Hostel Leh
Skara, Near Zorawar Fort,
Next to Hotel Shambhala Resort,
G.H Road, Skara, Leh- Ladakh 194101(J&K)

Mobile: 7051079125,9742646256,8492861332

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 01: Reporting (Before 4.30 PM), Acclimatization and orientation Walk
  • Day 02: Visit to Srinagar Route ( Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Spituk Monastery, Hall of Fame, & Shanthi Stuba, Leh Palace, Leh Market)
  • Day 03: Visit to Pangong lake, Changla Pass
  • Day 04: Visit to Manali Route, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Shinduguard, Hemis,3 idiots School.
  • Day 05: Visit to Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass
  • Day 06: Recreation Activities & Checkout after breakfast

Booking and for more info: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/yhai-upcoming-treks

*Note: Sight-seeing places may change without prior notice (based on the weather condition). Participants will have to pay for transportation while visiting all Sightseeing places (Rs.2500-3500 /-Approx.)Per Person including inner Line permit.)

7. Motorbike Delhi – Leh – Delhi | National Himalayan Expedition

Delhi-Ladakh-bike-ride

Delhi-Leh Bike Tour

Start Date: 31-Aug-2018
End Date: 14-Sep-2018
Duration: 14D/15N
Fees: Rs.36488/-(including Fuel, Insurance, All Meals, Stay)
Reporting Point: International Youth Hostel, New Delhi
*For More details: Prashant Johar(Sr. Marketing Officer)
Mob: 9718822558
email: [email protected]

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 1: Reporting at International Youth Hostel, New Delhi
  • Day 2: Bike Checkup and Orientation
  • Day 3: Delhi to Panchkula (250 km)
  • Day 4: Panchkula to Manali (350 km)
  • Day 5: Manali to Tandi (113 km)
  • Day 6: Tandi to Sarchu (114 km)
  • Day 7: Sarchu to Leh(250 km)
  • Day 8: Leh to Khardungla to Nubra (160 km)
  • Day 9: Nubra to Pangong to Leh (360 km)
  • Day 10: Leh to Kargil (217 km)
  • Day 11: Kargil to Srinagar (202 km)
  • Day 12: Srinagar to Jammu (295 km)
  • Day 13: Jammu to Ludhiana (278 km)
  • Day 14: Ludhiana to Delhi (305 km)
  • Day 15: Checkout after Lunch

Booking and for more info: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/delhi-leh-bike-trip

* Note: There may be changes in the route and final programme due to any unforeseen circumstances.

8. National Himalayan Trekking Cum Training Expedition- Roop Kund [The Mysterious Lake]

on way to roopkund via Bedni Bugal

On the way to Roopkund via Bedni Bugal | Photo by Djds4rce (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Start Date: 12-Sep-2018
End Date: 121-Sep-2018
Duration: 9N/10D
Difficulty Level: moderate to tough
Fees: Rs. 6825/-(including sharing tented accommodation, Simple nutritious veg. Food, Equipments, Group Insurance, Forest entry and Trekking)
Reporting Point: Parashar Resort, Gwaldham
*For More details: Prashant Johar(Sr. Marketing Officer)
Mob: 9718822558
email: [email protected]

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME*:

  • Day 01: Reporting at Gwaldam Base Camp(6360feet). Full day Reporting & Rest Day. Trekkers will be accommodated in tent & will be issued the equipment.
  • Day 02: Acclimatization and Orientation. Trekker will move around the base camp to gain height for proper acclimatization followed by the opening address in which trekker will be briefed about YHAI. High altitude sickness, do’s and don’ts in mountains etc.
  • Day 03: Rock climbing and rappelling. Trekkers will enjoy the rock climbing and rappel by the guidance of our professional Instructors with different useful techniques.
  • Day 04: Trek to Didna village (9003feet) Via Kulling. On this day trekkers will be lifted from Base camp to Kulling by bus after traveling the distance of 55 kilometers, will be dropped at Kulling Village. Kulling is the point where trekkers will have to start trekking for a maximum of 4 hours to reach the Didna Camp.
  • Day 05: Trek to Bedini Bugyal(11004feet). Early Morning after breakfast trekkers will be provided packed lunch for the trek. This trek will take 07 to 08 hours to reach Bedini Bugyal via Ali Bugyal; Ali Bugyal is a lush green meadow resting at the top of the mountain, like a luxury penthouse of a skyscraper. Bedini Bugyal is a very fascinating plain meadow with greenery above the tree line. Bedini Bugyal is also the main source of the River Neel Ganga.
  • Day 06: Trek to Bhagua Basa(14354feet) via Patar Nachuni & Kalu Vinayak. On this day early morning after breakfast followed by the distribution of packed lunch, trekkers will have to trek for a maximum of 6 hours to reach Bhagua Basa. This is the highest campsite of this expedition, which is located at an altitude of 14354 feet & offers the fascinating scenario of many mountain peaks like Mount Chou khamba, Mount Neel Kanth, Mount Mrigho Dhani, Mount Bandar punch etc. Here you can see the Legendary Brahma Kamal & Phen Kamal flower.
  • Day 07: Trek to Roopkund (15893feet) & back to Patar Nachuni camp. (13002feet). This is the day when trekkers will move from Bhagua Basa to Roopkund. Early morning at 5 a.m. trek starts. After reaching this destination trekkers will be given the limited time for photography, Prayers etc. And will descent to Patar Nachuni for night stay. It will take a maximum of 4 hours to summit and 6 hours to descend to Patar Nachuni.
  • Day 08: Trek to Minfar Camp (10033feet). After the successful summit, the descending route will be diverted so that extra fascinating views can be covered during the trek. On this day trekkers will descend to the Minfar Camp which will take around 6 hours. On the way to Minfar Camp, one can enjoy the full view of the entire trek route.
  • Day 09: Descend to Wan Village & transfer by Bus to Basecamp. This is the final trekking day of this trekking expedition when trekkers will have to descend around 08 kilometers which can take maximum 05 hours to reach Wan Village where trekkers will be lifted by bus, after traveling 62 kilometers trekkers will be dropped at Gwaldam Base Camp. During this trek, trekkers can see many beautiful and famous birds like Monal (State bird of U.K.) etc.
  • Day10: Check out after breakfast.

Booking and for more info: https://links.kochi2ladakh.com/Himalayan-Trekking

* Note: There may be changes in the route and final programme due to any unforeseen circumstances.

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