Saurkundi Pass - YHAI trek

#31 Feb 1st, 2013, 16:46
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Time Away from Campt

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I am planning to do the river rafting on the day of reporting to camp. Since I reach early morning from Delhi and understandably their is no activity for the entire day of reporting....was wondering if we will be allowed to leave the camp after reporting.

Ensures my luggage is safe at least as opposed to leaving them with the operators @ Pirdi!

Any recent experiences??
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YHAI does not permit rafting once a participant has checked in.

You may leave your luggage with the operators, after finishing your rafting ca reach the camp to report.
#33 Feb 1st, 2013, 20:37
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Leaving the Camp after reporting @ base

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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post YHAI does not permit rafting once a participant has checked in. You may leave your luggage with the operators, after finishing your rafting ca reach the camp to report.
Thanks Prakaant. Thought so too. However, one specific blog that I read of a participant in 2008, said he went to Kullu for shopping on Day1 & Day 2. Maybe one of case!!

Another query for you. Read in another/same blog that some stuff/equipment/supplies that people have forgotten to bring or realised the need of after reaching base camp, can be purchased at base camp. Are you aware of this?
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Yes, going out for marketing is permitted on the first day, but it is not permitted to raft on the day as it may risk life. All the participants happen to be insured as soon as check-in is done. Hence, this restriction.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Yes, going out for marketing is permitted on the first day, but it is not permitted to raft on the day as it may risk life. All the participants happen to be insured as soon as check-in is done. Hence, this restriction.
Thanks.
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Thank you. I have gradually increased the duration of the daily walk to 45 min.

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Originally Posted by pariwar View Post Hi Balaji,
If you have already booked for 8th May, then it establishes the identity of 7 of the 9 trekkers registered so far.....2 from your side + 5 from my side.

Coincidentally...I (Male, 46) will be accompanied by my son (17) & nieces (3 *19). Three pax from BLR and 2 pax from BOM.

I have been on a YHAI similar tenure & similar locality trek way back in 1991. Let me answer a few of your questions...
  1. The trek is moderately tough, people of age bracket 15 to 60 years participate and complete it. However it depends entirely on your current physical condition
  2. Re: Shoes - The favourite is Forclaz 500, followed by Action Campus Trekking, Hunter/Jungle Boots, Normal Running Shoes of NIKE/ADIDAS etc.
  3. Woollens are definitely required as you will encounter snow at least one day of the trek
  4. Please refer point 1 above...same applies to your wife
  5. Rucksack is provided by YHAI and can be obtained at Babeli Base Camp, to be returned to them when you come back from the trek. No need to buy

In case your reporting is on 8th May 2013, do provide me your contact details and we can collaborate.
Hi

Thanks for the information. It was very useful to me. However I would like to mention that I could plan for 8 May.
#37 Feb 7th, 2013, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post ..........
Wanted your advise. Some of the sites say, Jeans is not ideal wear for such treks (was actually planning to wear one on day one and carry a spare). I wonder why? Thought that since they are reasonably thick, it should provide good comfort for the colder segments. Your experience/thoughts?

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Originally Posted by vbalaji65 View Post Thanks for the information. It was very useful to me. However I would like to mention that I could plan for 8 May.
You are welcome. I thought you had already booked for 8 May.
#38 Feb 8th, 2013, 20:03
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Hi Pariwaar

I would be leaving mumbai on 8 May and join 10 May batch.

regarding Jeans, I was told that it is good for cold weather. However, if it gets wet ( because of rain which is quite unpredictable, so I hear ) it becomes too heavy and clumsy. I was suggested to wear track pants and if it gets cold then one could add thermals.
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In continuation. If at all you choose jeans, please wear a stretchable one as that would cause less rubbing on the thighs and so less abrasions on the skin.
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Originally Posted by yasserashfaq View Post Hello, Is anybody here who is planning for this year (2013) Saurkundi Pass - YHAI trek.....Please let me know, its good if anyone from mumbai or pune.
I am planning to book for the same but it will be best if i would know about any group company...so, that i will book accordingly....
Hey, even i m from mumbai and planning for 6th may to join base camp, so probably leaving by 4th may from mumbai. Let me know which dates you are planning.
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Question Reporting on 10 May SKP/16

Hi Friends,

I am leaving from Mumbai on 8 May by Paschim to join the SKP trek on 10 May with my wife and son. Is anyone joining on the same date from Mumbai ?

As practice, I climbed Mt Kalsubai ( 5400 ft ) which is the highest peak in Maharashtra. Could anyone compare this with our trek ?

I wore Power shoes ( not ankle height ) for trekking with rubber soles which has very good grip. The upper is not waterproof. For this trek, it proved to be very good. Will this be good for Saurkundi trek ?

I would also like to know if good ( eg Volvo ) buses are available from Kiratpur Sahib to Manali. In that case I would prefer going to Kiratpur Sahib from Delhi.

Please guide me

Thank you

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Balaji
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Originally Posted by vbalaji65 View Post As practice, I climbed Mt Kalsubai ( 5400 ft ) which is the highest peak in Maharashtra. Could anyone compare this with our trek ?
Just a few pointers regarding different locations and their heights (averages only)
Mumbai - 46 ft
Matheran - 2625 ft
Bangalore - 2953 ft
Bandroll Base Camp - 4000 ft
Mahabaleshwar - 4434 ft
Vaishnodevi - 5300 ft
Segli Camp (Day 1 of trek) - 7100 ft
Ooty - 8650 ft
Saurkundi Pass - 12900 ft

Note: Pls check the YHAI website, the base camp has been shifted to Bandroll from Babeli. Do visit the thread Saurkundi pass trek 2013 and post there. It is pertaining to 2013 treks.
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I have booked for sarkundi pass trek of YHAI reporting on 25 MAY,2013. from mumbai. Anyone on the same day from mumbai ?? I am returing from chandigarh to mumbai on 4 june,2013.
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YHAI Saurkundi Pass 2013

Hello Friends, anybody along with me on Saurkundi pass from 28 april.....
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Is there anyone from the 27th April batch. Me and my friend are coming down from mumbai to chandigarh. We land at the airport by 10 in the morning. Thinking of bus to kullu from there. Kindly reply.. We can team up in a cab which will be hasslefree and economical to travel together! and not to mention awesome too!

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