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#1 Mar 11th, 2008, 10:28
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Hello,

I am travelling to India in May (I know its the hottest time to visit) I was wondering about Camel Treks in Jalsamer, what is the best way to book an overnight trek & how do I go about it? Will it be a waste of time in May because of the heat?
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Personally I'v e found June to be the hottest time of year . . . . . .

As for a came trek in Rajasthan during that time, never been there at that time but have been in Varanasi during monsoon (Feb through August) and found that it was uncomfortable, sometimes excruciatingly-so, but that in the end, I was glad I was there and did what I did.

I did my camel safari in Rajasthan from the village of Khuri, several hours by bus from Jaiselmer. Much more laid back place, much less pressure, and in the end the trip was exquisite.

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I was there in august and done camel treks in afternoon and morning.it was good, weather was hot but relative humidity was low.so we felt dryness.but you know there is a beauty to visit hottest place in hot summer.and at that time you can see GReat Indian Bustard in Desert National Park a rare and endenger spp now a days,which is quite rare in other time.so best of luck.but be aware of camelwalaas they charges much more once you ride in the camel otherwise they will not help you come back in your feet
you can book them from reputed hotels.regarding night safari It will be a good idea in the fullmoon days only.so plan accordingly.more over during march april the YHAI of jaisalmir arrange a byke trip in desert at night.you can contact them for information
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ani rich, where is the YHAI of Jaisalmer - to my knowledge there isn't one. There have been a couple of hotels pretending to be YHA.. if there is a real one can you let us know? Also, the bustards are here for most of the year not just a couple of months.
August is much better because of the effect of the monsoon - even if there is no rain here it has the effect of lowering our temps. by more than 10'c.
archiebaby - it is torrid here in May - I am out of it, at the latest I've been here is May 26 and I can tell you it is hard-going staying in your room most of the day with some cooling device. If you are coming here in May I suggest you book an air-conditioned room. As for the safari - you may be able to do a late afternoon just before the sun goes down, overnight camp, and come back early morning type of thing, but don't go for several days. You could end up with serious heat exhaustion.
Safaris can be booked through where you stay, or some agents in town - Gandhi Chowk / Gopa Chowk area.
There are also some other threads here re camel safaris in Jaisalmer so you could check those out too.
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Please read my reply carefully.I went there in july august.and I didn't tell about YOUth hostel building
i told about youth hostel association of jaisalmir district unit arrange a programme.so------------
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Originally Posted by ani rch View Post more over during march april the YHAI of jaisalmir arrange a byke trip in desert at night.you can contact them for information
best of luck
Hmm....from what you've said above its not clear that your referring to an association with no fixed abode (which makes it all the more curious since having a "hostel" is a fairly integral part of calling yourself the "youth hostel association"). A fair question to ask, therefore, where the YHA in Jaisalmer is - but thanks for clearing it up.
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Is the programme arranged through YHAI, Delhi, ani rich? If there is a branch here it would be useful to know. Thanks for explanation - I stayed at YHAI Delhi quite recently actually. They do run some great programmes but didn't spot that one, probably because now out-of-date.
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Hi,
are you a member of YHAI?
just now I can't remember the place.I will tell you later but you can ask to State branch of rajasthan,YHAI in jaipur they will tellyou the perfect location.I was therein jaisalmir in nov07for desert trek organised by YHAIas central programme.byt State unit and some time district unit alsoarrange some programme which you may not found in website.any way the camp leader/or asstt.directorwas RAtan singh Bhatti.he told me about the programme.I can =give you his ph no.but not inthis open forum.if you email ur addressthen i will send it to you.there is two other fellow from jaisalmirMR.n.D.prajapati and a fellow called Pokhraj I dont know his title.if you know any of them then--------
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Thanks ani rich - enough for me to go on. Yes, I am a member of YHAI, used to be a member back in Oz and NZ for years. Rejoined again earlier this year.

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