MIZORAM TREKKING 2008 1st November to 25th November, 2008 YHAI

Youth Hostels Association of India is organising MIZORAM TREKKING & CAVING EXPEDITION 2008 in Mizoram 1st November to 25th November, 2008 and in seven sisters of North East region.

Mizoram a land of the blue mountain, lies in the southernmost outpost of the North Eastern States. Neighbors Manipur, Assam and Tripura bound this tranquil little state, but a part of it slips down between Myanmar and Bangladesh .

Journey to Mizoram, India’s most remote State is a strenuous but rewarding one. The infinite variety of its geographic setting, its topography, its varied flora and fauna and avian life, the history of its people and the variety of its ethnic communities and their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, its festivals and crafts make it a trekking wonderland that’s just begging to be discovered afresh.

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME
The purpose of the programme is to create in the minds of the youth a sense of love for the countryside, by way of offering them a new trekking route and thereby providing them an outdoor recreational activity, with the aim of promoting the National Integration and bringing them together from all parts of the country.

REPORTING DATES
You may choose to report on any date from 1st November to 25th November 2008.

AGE

Minimum age to participate in this expedition is 15 years and the age restriction will be strictly adhered to.

FEES

Rs. 3000/- per head, which will cover the stay at reporting camp Laungmaul Youth Hostel, Aizawl, tented accommodation at higher camps, simple nutritious vegetarian food, transportation from bus stand to Base Camp and back and last camp to Base Camp, guidance, equipment and insurance. You will, however, have to bear to and fro travel expenses from your hometown to reporting camp Aizawl .

PERSONAL ITEMS TO BE BROUGHT BY YOU FOR THE TREK

Rucksack (if you have one), cotton shirts, cotton pants, woolen jersey, woolen muffler or monkey cap, hunter shoes, torch with spare batteries, water bottle, lunch box, enameled or steel mug or tumbler, plate, spoon, water purifying tablets, pen knife, needle, thread, spare buttons, goggles, cold cream or Vaseline, soap, toilet paper, towel, medicines which you normally use at home, camera and film rolls (optional).

Day 1 : Reporting at Luangmual Youth Hostel, Aizawl.
Day 2 : Sight seeing at Aizawl.
Day 3 : Trek to Vaipuanpho (13 Kms.).

Day 4 : Trek to Ailawng. (10 Kms).
Day 5 : Trek to Dialdawk (15 Kms).
Day 6 : Trek to Nghalchawm (9 Kms).
Day 7 : Trek to Luangmual via Sihhmui (15 Kms).

Day 8 : Camp breaks after breakfast.

YOUR ATTENTION
Programme schedule and routes are subject to change without prior Notice.

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 anything left by trekkers on the way please carry the same with you for disposing at the Base Camp.

WARNING
Burning of wood during Camp Fire is strictly prohibited. IMPORT OF ANY BIO-NON DEGRADABLE MATERIAL IN MIZORAM IS AN

OFFENCE.
Smoking, use of alcohols and narcotics of any description are strictly prohibited during the course of 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
http://www.yhaindia.org/mizoram.htm

MIZORAM TREKKING AND CAVING EXPEDITION – 2008

REPORTING DATES:
You may choose to report on any date from 1st November to 25th November 2008.

AGE:
Minimum age to participate in this expedition is 15 years and the age restriction will be strictly adhered to.

FEES:
Rs. 3000/- per head, which will cover the stay at reporting camp Laungmaul Youth Hostel, Aizawl, tented accommodation at higher camps, simple nutritious vegetarian food, transportation from bus stand to Base Camp and back and last camp to Base Camp, guidance, equipment and insurance. You will, however, have to bear to and fro travel expenses from your hometown to reporting camp Aizawl .

SCHEDULE:
Day 1 : Reporting at Luangmual Youth Hostel, Aizawl.
Day 2 : Sight seeing at Aizawl.
Day 3 : Trek to Vaipuanpho (13 Kms.).
Day 4 : Trek to Ailawng. (10 Kms).
Day 5 : Trek to Dialdawk (15 Kms).
Day 6 : Trek to Nghalchawm (9 Kms).
Day 7 : Trek to Luangmual via Sihhmui (15 Kms).
Day 8 : Camp breaks after breakfast.

HOW TO REACH:
By Air- Aizawl is connected to Kolkata (1hr 45 min) by Air through Indian Airlines, Air Deccan flights.
By Rail – Nearest Railhead is Silchar in Assam (184 km away) which is connected to Guwahati by rail.
By Road – NH 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong (450km) and Guwahati (506km).

For further information:

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

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