YHAI Winter trekking Dalhousie

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#1 Nov 21st, 2007, 21:58
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I am going on YHA winter trek from 21st Dec. anyone else reporting the same day ?

And i am buying a backpack BOL with 55 litres capacity, can anybody suggest if this is it too big for this trek.. ?
#2 Nov 23rd, 2007, 17:47
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Gr8. Keep the fever going. Dalhousie is a good place for nature & sightseeing. Im sure you will enjoy. All equipments like tents, sleeping bags & food will be arranged by YHAI during the route. YHAI will also give you their make of rucksacks to carry minimum clothes and baggage. The rest can be deposited in the base camp lockers. You just have to reach at the reporting point. If Im a correct the reporting place is YHAI Hostel Dalhousie .

You may not require so much of stuff to carry like 55lt or so. This is used for trekking to mountains and glaciers. However choice is yours and depending on your availibility of budget & eagerness to trek for a longer term, I suggest go for it. Boll bags are very good and reliable. By the way where are you buying the bag from??
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Thanks for the reply and encouragement.
I am planning to buy from AVIindustries, which i ofcourse found out from this forum.
I am planning to go on trek regularly. This is my first trek on himalayas and hopefully the 55lts Oracle BOL bag which i am planning to invest ..is useful for all my future treks.
I am from Chennai, so i thought it will be good to buy a good bag... for travelling and need to carry winter clothing also

Any idea if there will be snow during last week of Dec ?
#4 Nov 24th, 2007, 08:42
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This is gr88 that u r going to Dalhousie...its a xellent place to visit. As far I know there will be snow atthat time.I want to say 1thing...if u want to have a test of actual trekking thn the suitable time is sept-oct-nov or may-june (I think so).
Anyway...as this is ur 1st trek...so...just enjoy and YHA is really a good organization..so hope u wont be in any trouble...have a gr8888 trip and dont forget to let us know ur 1st trekking xperience !!
And dont forget to bring suitable shoe also..
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I am reporting on 26th December.. looking forward to this trek! Can anyone please suggest the right type of shoes to be worn for this trek? Are Hunter shoes good enough?
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Indigotrek - I agree with your decision to buy the sack from Avi. Also ensure you have a good winter glove. Avi has a good North Face brand gloves for winter which are waterproof and winterproof. It has a inner fleece lining inside to keep hands warm.

You will get snow at Kalatop for sure and sometimes at Chamba also.
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Thank you all for the advice and encouragement.
I am sure looking forward to the trek and posting my experience here !!
#8 Nov 24th, 2007, 23:48
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Question Rucksack/Shoes?

I'm reporting on 26 December too! I will be getting a rucksack and shoes soon. I think I'll get a rucksack from AVI. Where is this shop located? Can you please help me with the directions to the shop?
And, what shoes are recommended for the trek?

Thanks.
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I am buying bata weinbrenner shoes. i assume it would be good for this trek.

Can anybody tell me if there will be facility in YHA camps to charge camera battries or should i plan to carry spare battery.
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Indigotrek,
I think you can charge batteries only at the base camp at Dalhousie. For the rest of the trek we will be in tents .. so there's no chance of charging batteries then.

Are bata weinbrenner shoes also called as Hunter shoes?? I've read in some other forums that Hunter shoes (available at Bata showrooms) are recommended for the trek.
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Bata hunter shoes are different than bata weinbrenner shoes. Weinbrenner shoes are supposed to be for outdoor use like hiking/trekking.
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Will have a look at weinbrenner shoes as well.

Anyone who has already done this trek .. Please share your experience with us.
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Hi,

I'm Mangalore. I'm joining this Trek from 19th. Pretty excited and looking forward to it. Please ping on me @ uthamks@gmail.com if anyone is joining on the same day.
Moreover, Planning to trek to Har Ki Dun after this trek. Please share your experience on this trek. If anyone is interested, get back to me asap. For an introduction on the trekking site, pls visit chitrang.blogspot.com.
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Hi. Check the below link for Weinbrenner shoes. it will give you the look and feel of it. Pretty ergonomic design and works well on indian rocky terrains. You will find this only in upcountry Bata stores in metro / semi-metro cities. I myself have purchased this model for my treks during the beginning and tested it in all conditions. It worked. Do not forget to carry an extra pair of laces for emergency situations because when you walk for long hours the laces tend to ropeaway its connects.

http://www.bata.in/catdetail.php?&ca...e=83&tipslist=
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Make sure you buy shoes with ankle support.
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